Numerous times in the past, I was often asked to consider posting an article from someone else on my blog. Until this point, I have always said “no.” But now, I have been convinced to give it a try, this is why i have finally added this ‘write for us’ column
So, yes, effective immediately, I will accept guest posts. Currently, I do not plan to publish more than three posts per week. These will likely appear once they are considered valuable.
However, here are some guest post guidelines that interested persons should consider.
Your post must be on one of five topics:
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.
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.
Please email it to me for consideration. Due to the volume of submissions, it usually takes me 0-2 days to respond.
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.
Also, please put your post in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.