Guest Blogging

Starting today, I am accepting proposals for guest posts. I am establishing these guidelines to prevent any misunderstandings, and hope that they will lead to mutually beneficial relationships. Currently, I plan to publish no more than one post per week. These will most likely appear on Fridays. I reserve the right to not publish any post that I do not think will provide value to my readers.

Benefits

  • Exposure to a new and growing community
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Links to your blog
  • Increase your subscribers
  • Increase your online presence
  • Build your Brand

General Guidelines

  • Your post must be original and must not have been published either in print or on the Internet.
  • You must agree to not publish the post anywhere else including your own blog.
  • You may provide up to three byline links: one for your blog, one for your About page, and one for your Twitter account.
  • You may include a maximum of 2 additional related anchor text links to your own website within the body of the article.
  • You must provide proper attribution of data, quotations, and other third-party content referenced in the article.

Content

  • Posts should be related to Blogging, Branding, Social Media, Leadership, Personal Development, or Personal Productivity.
  • Posts should run between 500 and 800 words.
  • Posts should not include any affiliate links.
  • Posts should not be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post.
  • Posts should include bold, underlines, and paragraphs wherever required to give your text more clarity. Bullets and numbered lists also help to provide better posts.
  • Posts should include an image as it helps to get a better reader response. You can find some images on Flickr.com with a Creative Commons license which allows them to be legally shared.

How to Submit Guest Article

  • Send your post by email to me here.
  • Please format your post as an HTML document so that I can copy and paste it into WordPress. Please use H2 or H4 tags for sub-headings.
  • Attach images to a separate email. Check that the max size is 500px wide, and confirm the source of image for Creative Commons license and photo credits.
  • Make sure to include a formatted author byline that includes a one or two-sentences that explain what you do with the links to your website and twitter account.

Editing

  • I reserve the right to edit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. I will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.

After Article is Published

  • Please answer reader comments to help clarify issues and improve discussion. Having the guest author answer comments creates a better reader response.
  • I will promote the post on my social media network. It will be mutually beneficial if you do the same on your network.