In the email include a few topics you are interested in me writing about, your blog/website address, and any other information you think might be important (length, potential deadline, etc.).
Recently I decided to accept guest posts on my blog for several reasons:
- It will allow input from others.
- It will give others the opportunity to see if they enjoy writing a blog.
- It will allow additional content to my blog.
- It will give others access to a community they might not have immediate access to.
If you are interested in writing a guest post, here are some items you should know:
(A huge thank you to Michael Hyatt for pulling together the below information)
Your post needs to be beneficial to my readers and typically should be on one of four topics:
- Personal or Professional Development
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.
- For more information and helpful hints on guest posting 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)
I will likely copyedit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If I make substantive changes, which is 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 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.
If your post meets the above guidelines:
- Please email it to me for consideration and include a one to two-sentence byline that includes what you do, along with your blog address and/or your Twitter and/or Facebook address.
- If I chose not to use your post, you are obviously free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere.
- Even in case of rejection you should get an email answer from me.
- Also, please put your post in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.