I love guest posts and I am hoping to have more of them featured on the blog. Here are guest post submission guidelines.
I’m looking specifically for posts on:
- Dating and relationships
To increase you chances of acceptance:
- Make your post between 600-900 words
- Include at least one anecdote–people really like real-life stories
- Use conversational tone – simple language. It’s a blog post not an academic paper 🙂
- Talk about a tackling a specific problem, not something generic. For instance, “things to adjust in your first year of marriage”, is better than “how marriage changes your life”. The more specific, the better!
- Break up your text with headings and/or points to make it easy to read
- The post should have a Christian worldview. I don’t have bible verses in my posts but my writing is informed by the fact that I am a Christian. Your post not go against Christianity.
What I will NOT accept:
- I don’t publish guest posts with text links for businesses (i.e. a link to web design services, or car rental site). If you’re an author and you’ve written a book, and you write a post about the same subject and link to your book, that’s alright. But links to specific businesses are not guest posts, they’re sponsored posts. For those, I charge a fee. For that, drop me an email at email@example.com and we’ll discuss rates.
- I’m not looking for a generic post that looks like it could be on Yahoo.com e.g. 5 Ways to Boost Your Energy! And the 5 ways are all things we already know: drink more, get lots of sleep, exercise, etc. What I am looking for is something interesting, and that relates to Christian marriage in some way.
If you submit a guest post and I publish it, I’ll link to your blog (if you have one), which will increase your Google ranking. I’ll link to your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or wherever else you’d like to point people to. And I’ll link to your book, if you have one.
Do I need to provide a photo?
No, I usually will do that myself. If you’re really good at graphics, you can certainly submit one, though.
When will I hear?
I’ll usually get back to you within a week and tell you if we’re going to run it or not.
Will I get paid?
At this time I don’t offer payment for submissions.
So, go ahead and submit your guest post to firstname.lastname@example.org