One of the fun and interesting things about the internet is all the great people you can meet there, each with different perspectives and stories. Maybe you have a new or different perspective to bring to the table. That’s where guest posting comes in. I’d love to have you post here on my blog. I’ll be featuring approximately 4 guest posts a month, and would love to include you, if the following is agreeable.
This blog is centered around helping people find belonging, redemption and growth, knowing that they are God’s artwork made for a good purpose, and giving them tools to live that life with their whole heart, soul, strength and mind.
Topics might include spiritual practices, helpful exposition of scripture that helps people understand their identity better, suggestions for intentional living activities, and personal stories that motivate and inspire. Browse through my archives for examples of the kind of topics I post on.
Guest Posting Guidelines
- Length: 500 -1000 words.
- Originality: Your post must by your own material and not previously published in print or on the web.
- Sales: No affiliate links, please. If you have personal information products like books, eBooks, or programs, you can mention them so long as they serve the larger topic of your post. I will not generally accept posts that seem to be sales or advertisements. I will accept posts that support your book, if the post is helpful to my audience, and written in a way that doesn’t come across as a sales pitch.
- Cross posting: If you guest post here, you are agreeing not to publish the identical post anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. Please do post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.
- Compensation: I’m only able to compensate you in gratitude, and a pile of social media support pointing to your blog, your book, or other effort. I can also post on your blog in return, if that’s something you want or find helpful.
- Openness to Editing: I care deeply about the quality of material that gets posted here. I very likely will copy edit your submission for spelling, grammar, and such. If I want to make larger changes, that’s something we’ll discuss.
- Images: I use 1-2 attention-grabbing images in each post. You can provide these, or I will. If you provide them, they must be properly sourced and credited.
Social Media Support
- My Support: If you guest post, I will promote your post via all my social media outlets leading up to your post’s publication. I will also link to your blog.
- Your Support: When guest posting, you are agreeing to support your post by inviting the readers of your blog, as well as other social media followers here to see your post. It would also be great if you would be present in the comments section on publication day, following up with any questions or comments.
How to Submit
I know how much work a good blog post is, and how much you’ve invested yourself in it. So, I don’t want you to spend hours crafting a post only to have me decide it’s not a good fit. So, please don’t email me completed posts. Here’s what you can do:
- Email your concept. If you’re interested in posting, email me here with a short paragraph explaining your concept. Include a link to your blog, if you have one. If you don’t have a blog, include a link to at least 2 samples of your writing somewhere online. I’ll get back to you within a week as to whether I’d like to proceed. If so, we’ll schedule a publication date that works for both of us.
- Email your Post. Once you’re scheduled, email your post to me at least 3 days before our agreed publication date. Include a short byline and bio (up to 250 words) in the 3rd person, including three links: one for your blog or website, one for your bio or About page, and one for your Twitter profile or Facebook page.
Want to write better posts?
If you’re wanting to improve in your blog post writing (and you should!) here are some great resources to get you started. Posting on a blog is a bit different from writing for other media, and there are a few tips and hints that will help you improve quickly. Check these out:
- Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post” by Michael Hyatt. (One of the best starting places.)
- Seven Steps to Writing a Successful Guest Post by Jeff Goins.
- 7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Radically Successful Guest Post by Blog Tyrant hosted on CopyBlogger.
- 9 Ways Become an Exceptional Guest Poster by Darren Rowse
Guest Posts on this Blog
Here’s guest posts that I’ve accepted for this blog. They will give you a good example of what you’re shooting for.
- Are you hiding your shame with contempt? – Sharon Mavis writes about how we use contempt as a cover-up.
- The real purpose for reading the Bible. – Keith Ferrin writes about how you can enjoy reading the Bible.
- Find your Core Values to Focus – Tammy Helfrich writes about finding focus in the new year.
- 4 Sure-fire Ways to Make the New Year Great – Dayna Bickham suggests we start by looking backwards.