I am happy to consider guest posts.
The first step, after you’ve read this page, is for you to get in touch and pitch your idea.
As you might expect, there are a few guidelines.
Here they are:
- Write for people, not search engines
- Your guest post must be original and not published online anywhere else
- Your guest post must contain at least 450 words (no maximum)
- You can include one self-serving link in the body of your guest post and one in the author bio
- To your post I sometimes add links to internal pages on this site
- Links to online resources such as Wikipedia, government sites or other blogs are okay if relevant
- Please, no affiliate links
- Keep self-promotion for the author bio
- Using images is fine, as long as you have permission to use them
You know what the site is about so I am happy to consider any related topics, especially case studies, solutions and opinions.
Lists are great too.
The author bio is an opportunity to promote yourself and tell readers about the services you offer. Keep it shortish, 3-4 sentences is good, and punchy. One self-serving link is allowed in the bio.
You can use images in your guest post as long as you have permission to do so. Images found in a Google search are typically copyrighted so don’t use them.
What is acceptable?
- Images purchased from stock photo sites
- Images published with a Creative Commons license that allows commercial use
- Pictures you have taken
- Royalty free images
The maximum width for an image is 580 pixels. Images for left or right alignment should be no wider than 320 pixels.
Life Cycle of Your Post
It’s a fact of life that everything comes to an end. And so it goes for blog posts (guest or not). Guests posts are live for at least six months, after that time, if no-one is reading them, I may remove the post or apply a NOINDEX tag.
I don’t like doing this, but it is part of my blog housekeeping process – I do it to my own posts too.
Submitting Your Guest Post
The best way to submit your post is by text file. Write your post in WordPress and apply all the usual formatting, then switch to HTML view and copy and paste it into a text file (Notepad is good for this) and email it to me.
A Word document is okay if you don’t know HTML.
Attach any images you want to use to your email and note their location in the text file.
Please use h2 tags for headers.
I try not to edit guest posts, but I sometimes have to. It’s usually a minor edit such as a change of title or a grammatical error.
Guest Post Promotion
Once your article is published I promote it through my social media channels and I urge you to do the same.
I Think That’s It
If you are happy with the guidelines the next step is to get in touch and pitch your idea.
I look forward to hearing from you.