Guest Blog Posting – Submission and Guidelines
Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post for 2createablog.com
We get pitched a lot of guest posts, and we’re not able to use everything that’s submitted. We may decline to use your post because of its quality, the relevance of your topic, because we have more posts than we can use, or because we’ve published a number of posts on the topic recently. We may also decline to use your post if it covers information we’ve already covered on the site. We’re really looking for guest posts that present new ideas, fresh perspectives, and innovative approaches. We like to present readers with ideas that we haven’t seen elsewhere online. Please note that it can take up to 10 days for us to review your submission. Please do not send us “reminder” emails within this time—they won’t help us get to your submission any faster. To help you with your writing, to increase the chances of our being able to use your post, and to help us get your post ready for publishing on 2createablog.com, we’ve put together a few guidelines and suggestions for you below.
In short, before you send us your submission, please make sure it:
- Conveys Quality, Practical advice presented with 2createablog.com readers in mind Is able to be used exclusively at 2createablog.com.
- Includes all the information—links, link text, etc.—you want the published version of your post to include Infringes no copyright laws
- Includes a headline, body text, and your byline.
Unless previously negotiated, we ask that the posts you submit to us are written exclusively for use by 2createablog.com. While you’re more than welcome to write on the same topic elsewhere, our hope is that posts that appear on 2createablog.com don’t appear in the same form elsewhere.
Posts work best on 2createablog.com that are relevant to my overall topic—making money from blogging. Of course there’s a lot of room to move in this overall topic. Anything that helps a blogger improve their blogging will be helpful for readers.
2createablog.com readers love practical tips and how-tos. Give my readers information that they can apply to their blogs immediately, and you’ll be popular here. Even more theoretical posts that have something in them that readers can “do” rather than just “know” are good.
Topics in which we’re particularly interested right now include (but aren’t limited to):
- Blog SEO
- Blog design
- Using social media to promote your blog
- Monetization tactics and case studies
- WordPress Tips and Tricks.
- Blogger Tips and Tricks
- Life Style
- Travel and Tourism
Some guest posters worry about what voice or style to write in. Ultimately this is up to you. We encourage you to bring your own voice to your post.
Formatting and Markup
Feel free to submit your content in Word or plain text format. It’d be great if you could also follow these points in preparing your post for us.
Font: please do not use bold font in your post’s prose.
Subheadings: wrap any subheadings in your post in <h2> tags, or simply bold them so they stand out.
Links: if you want to mark up a link and link text using HTML, by all means do so. Otherwise, include the URL in brackets within the prose, immediately after the text you’d like to use as the link text. We don’t publish affiliate links in guest posts; please do not include them.
Images: make sure you own the copyright to any images you submit with your posts. We can’t use images that are wider than 500px. We do not publish author headshots, so please
don’t send them to us.
Please do include everything you want to have published with your post in your submission. If you want to include links, paste them in the spot where you want them to go. If you want to use particular link text, tell us. Don’t assume we’ll know what information you want, and where: tell us clearly.
A note on links to your own blog…
If it’s relevant to the topic you’re writing about, you’re welcome to link back to your blog within the post. Keep in mind that this relevancy is very important.
Please do not include a call to action to visit your blog or check out a product or service you’re offering within your post. We can’t accept posts that contain calls to action.
If we feel your post includes too many links back to your own blog, we may remove them, or reject the post. A high-quality, helpful post will get people checking out who you are more effectively than will lots of links back to your blog.
Your post should be as long as you need it to be in order to convey your message.
We publish posts that vary greatly in length. Anything goes—length isn’t a factor, but quality is. Stick with your own style and voice, and choose a length that sits well with you.
All posts that appear on 2createablog.com are edited. We rarely edit them heavily, but we will change titles, rework openings or conclusions, or correct grammar and spelling.
Don’t be offended by this—we’re just trying to make every post we publish as successful as possible. We also know what generally works well with the 2createablog.com audience.
Occasionally, we’ll send a post back to you with suggested additions, omissions, or changes. This generally suggests we feel the post could be further enhanced in ways that go beyond some basic editing.
Our hope is that we get a post that hits the mark with the readership—that’s good for you as the author, good for 2createablog.com readership, and good for the blog as a whole.
You’ve worked to give us great content, so let us help you promote you. We want to highlight you, your blog, or any product or service that you have to offer. This is largely done in your byline.
byline should be a sentence or two explaining who you are and what you do. Feel free to include up to two links in it. Some guests include a link to an RSS feed here, which can convert well. Your byline will
appear at the bottom of your post, but we’ll also write a short introductory sentence that will include your main link, and will appear at the top of the post.
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to contact us with your post, Thanks for your involvement with 2createablog.com
If you’re interested then post your g-mail id below in the comment box.
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