I’ve heard that guest posting is a great way to cross-pollinate your blog across the internet. I’ve had one experience guest posting myself, which was largely positive, and I’d like to do it again. I’d also love to have other bloggers guest post on my blog.
So, I’m extending the invitation for anyone to send me a post. Here are some guidelines.
Currently, I do not plan to publish more than one guest post per week. These will likely appear on Friday but that’s subject to change.
Your post should be on one of the following topics:
Your post cannot be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post.
- Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.
- You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. You may, however, post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.
- You may provide up to three byline links: one for your blog or Web site, one for your bio or About page, and one for your Twitter username (optional).
- Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 800 words.
- You should also read:
- “Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post” by Michael Hyatt
- “9 Ways Become an Exceptional Guest Poster” by Darren Rowse
- “Seven Steps to Writing a Successful Guest Post” by Jeff Goins
- “7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Radically Successful Guest Post“ by Blog Tyrant (via CopyBlogger)
These all contain some very helpful tips to maximize your post.
- I will likely copyedit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If I make substantive changes (unlikely), I will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.
- I may provide a short introduction or conclusion to your post to provide context or the rationale as to why I think the post is important. I will make sure that my comments are set off from yours stylistically, so that my readers are clear that these are mine and not yours.
I understand the work that it takes to write a blog post. However, the fact that you have written a post and submitted it to me does not obligate me to publish it. The only guest posts I will publish are those that in my sole judgment add value to my readers.
Furthermore, if I do not approve your guest post, I will not explain why I did not approve it or provide any detail. Frankly, that would take more time than I can afford.
If your post meets the above guidelines:
- Please email it to me for consideration, I will strive to reply to your submission within 3-5 business days.
- Please include a one to two-sentence byline that includes what you do, along with your blog address and your Twitter and/or Facebook address.
- Please confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your post. This is hugely important and a non-negotiable. My readers have come to expect this.
- Please include the post in the body of the e-mail. DO NOT include it as an attachment. Also, please do not include HTML coding.
If I reject your post, you are obviously free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere.
4 thoughts on “You are cordially invited …”
This is very helpful. I’ve been wondering what the big deal was about doing guest posts. Now I know! Thank you!
Glad to be of assistance. 🙂
Thank you! I haven’t gotten into guest blogging because it seemed so “mysterious.” Thanks for the tips and the resources!
Glad to help! Good luck! 🙂