"Baby Polar Bear Cubs in Den" by beingmyself
My latest DeHaan Services article is based on an infographic offered by LearnStuff.

"What is Climate Change Doing to the Earth, per LearnStuff" begins with me answering some preliminary questions, and then turns the metaphorical microphone to LearnStuff's well-researched infographic.

It finishes with another bit of research by yours truly, along with the note that polar bears are endangered by global warming, which is the most frequently cited example of climate change.

One Earth-Friendly Writing Tip

I'd featured their infographics in a couple previous articles. I was surprised that one of the online magazines didn't want me to use them, since they had published others already. When they offered me another, I wasn't sure where I could use it.

Then I decided that it was such good content that I'd add "Public Service Announcement" to my DeHaan Services categories, with "Does Toronto Stand Alone in Banning Plastic Bags?".

This earth-friendly writing tip is that collaborating can be a good way to extend your writing repertoire.

Just be sure that you can endorse and espouse what you publish on your site. I do include a disclaimer, since the infographic is indeed LearnStuff's opinion and "voice". But readers would still notice that I gave them a voice on my blog, so inevitably my article would be seen as an endorsement.

One bonus thought: be sure to add some research or personal viewpoint. Your reader is right to expect you to do more than simply use other people's content, even with their permission. Be sure to add something of value to your readers. Do you think I did so, in my DeHaan Services article about climate change?

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