Guest Blogging Guidelines

From time to time, I do allow guest blog posts on my blog. For consideration, please review the following guidelines. 

Content:

Your posts must be on one of these topics:

  • Personal talents and strengths
  • Personal brand and personal branding
  • Leadership
  • Business success
  • Professional development

Guidelines:

Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 social media platform of choice.
  3. Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 1,000 words.

Review and editing:

I will likely copyedit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If I make substantive changes (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 will make sure that my comments are set off from yours stylistically, so that my readers are clear that these are mine and not yours.

Disclaimer:

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 you have an idea for a blog posts, I would prefer that you run your topic/idea by me first so that I may tentatively pre-approve before you spend time writing. Again, writing a blog post does not obligate me to publish it.

Submissions:

If your post meets the above guidelines, please use this form to submit your blog post for consideration.

Name *
Name
Paste blog post for consideration here.
Please provide a one or two-sentence byline that includes what you do, along with your web or blog address and up to two social media channels.
Please describe your blog audience profile, as well as the readership size (or social media followers size):
Please confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your post. This is a non-negotiable. *
By digitally signing this form, you agree that the blog post submitted is your own original work. It does not guarantee that your post will be published on my blog. If I reject your post, you are obviously free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere. You understand that I will respond back to you via email as soon as possible with questions, an approval, or rejection. You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site (unless it is rejected and not published by me). 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 social media platform of choice. Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 1,000 words.

If you have any questions or want to run a blog post idea by me first, please contact me.