These posting guidelines are intended to make sure that entries are similar enough that the blog is coherent as a whole. They also deal with some minor legal matters like libel and so on — so please make sure you read them before you post an entry! Your articles are more likely to be approved quickly if they adhere to this small list of requests.
The Guidelines Themselves
First, do no harm.
Please don’t say anything libellous, personally insulting, etc. If you’re going to use people’s names, be sure that they’re happy with that. If you have photos of someone skiving off work and eating a Belle & Herbs breakfast, then it might not be the best choice!
This is not a customer care line.
Since we’re nothing to do with Belle and Herbs, this really isn’t an extension of their customer service, you know? If you have a grievance, bring it up with them first. It’s only fair, after all.
Include a picture!
This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but the posts tend to look better when there’s a picture included. If you don’t have one, that’s fine, but if you can possibly take one, please do. We post our photos to Flickr and then cross-post them here, but if you have no space to upload your photos, then get in touch and we can help you out.
Title == dish name.
Since we’re trying to document the entire menu (since it’s 4 sides of A3, excl drinks, we think this’ll take a while!) it’s important that you have the title of the blog post as the dish name. If you can’t remember exactly what it was, just do your best — so long as it’s fairly descriptive, we should be able to work it out when we come to match to the menu.
One meal per post please!
This is of course related to the guideline above — please just describe one dish per post. If you want to talk about the drink you had along with your meal, that’s fine, but if you have dessert, write another post
Stick to the point.
Write about the food!