Guest Posting

AN INVITATION TO GUEST POST FOR

MY BLOG

I have been writing content in many forms for several years.  In creating a lot of my own content I have not had a practice of accepting guest posts in my newsletters or blogs.  But as I continue to study effective blogging myself, I’ve decided to explore periodic guest posts.  Also, swaying my thinking is the fact that I’ve had so many invitations to write content in other places – and that has helped increase my marketing exposure dramatically.  I don’t want any part of my business to be one-sided.  Thus, if I have benefited from exposure in other places it makes sense for me to give the same opportunity to others here. 

So yes, I will be accepting guest posts.  I plan to use one per week – probably on Thursday.

Below you will find all the details about the process.

 

CONTENT

Anything that is useful for my readers will be considered for a guest post here. It can be related to personal development, finding your passion, or creating work you love.  Or it can be more directly related to running a business – marketing, blogging, podcasting, or dealing with the challenges of growth.

With the quantity of submissions we receive I do give preferential consideration to those who are active members of our 48Days.net community.  If you are not involved it is highly unlikely your submission will be selected.

 

GUIDELINES

Most guest posts require that it has never been published anywhere before on the Web or in print and furthermore that you will never, ever use the content anywhere else.  My personal feeling is that writers are then forced to choose between:

  • Holding your best material back from your own audience
  • Submitting second-class content and hoping it’s good enough

I don’t want either of those to be true.  So I want your very best material.  If you wrote a blog that got great response from your audience chances are strong my audience will like it as well.  And it’s an opportunity for you to submit your very best material – here and other places.  The internet world is too large to think one presentation in cyberspace is going to saturate the potential readers who could benefit.

Providing a tease in your own blog when it is going to appear here would be great.

You may provide up to three links in your bio back to your own material.  Here’s an example:  This is a guest post I did on Michael Hyatt’s blog – Forget the Royalties – Just Give Your Book Away

This is a guest post by Dan Miller. He is the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love. You can read his blog and explore his community at 48Days.net. You can also follow him on Twitter. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

 

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.

“Blogging Your Passion” by Jonathan Milligan

EDITING

I will likely copyedit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.  I will not make substantive changes to make it usable but will simply not use it if I feel it is not ready to go.

I may provide a short introduction to my readers, explaining why I think your post is relevant and important.

 

DISCLAIMER

I understand the work that it takes to write a blog post.  And I trust your judgment in publishing it anywhere you wish.  But to be published here I will have to view it as having unique value to my readers.  Please don’t be offended if I choose to pass.  And don’t expect any kind of explanation of my not using it or a critique of how you could make it acceptable.

 

SUBMISSIONS

If your post meets the above guidelines:

  • Please email it to me for consideration. I will respond with a “yes” or “no” within 48 hours.
  • You can put your post in the body of the email or include it as an attachment.
  • Please include the size of your readership: number of blog readers, podcast listeners, and Facebook friends or fans.