For those of you interested in guest posting here on this blog this is the contact form you need to use.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS HERE BEFORE SENDING A PROPOSAL.
Sorry for the caps but you wouldn’t believe how many people skip past the instructions and send me generic guest and paid post proposals each week. It irritates me to no end!
I decided to make this separate contact form specifically for guest posting for two reasons:
1) To encourage guest posting on this blog.
I don’t often have guest posts on this blog and I think one of the reasons for it is I haven’t been making the offer clear enough to everyone. I really welcome and encourage your guest post proposals – as long as it’s written well and conforms to my guidelines (see below) then I’m very happy to consider it.
2) To make it extra clear to companies who want to sell me posts and writers who represent ‘clients’ that I’m not interested in hearing from them.
It astounds me how many companies are unable to read simple instructions before hitting the send button. If you’re looking for link love or to sell me a generic post then don’t waste your time. It’s never going to happen.
Simple guidelines for guest posting
You don’t have to be a big name blogger to guest post here but these are the general rules for guest posting:
1. 1500 – 2500 word limit. If it’s super awesome or contains video content however then I’ll consider it if it’s less or more than that.
2. Must be written by an individual not writing on behalf of someone else or a faceless company.
3. You should have language learning experience to share with others to encourage, inspire or help them.
This can be anything such as stories about your own experience, lessons you’ve learned, resources you’ve used and want to recommend, specific language learning advice, travel advice to certain places as it relates to your language learning experience, and so on. It should preferably be about YOU and your experience. I don’t want boring academic-toned writing – just keep it real and write as you speak. 🙂
4. It should contain a few good headings, be well-formatted so it’s easy to read (small paragraphs and appropriate use of bold/italic text to make your points stand out) and contain only very relevant links (you can link to your own content without going overboard but no affiliate links). I reserve the right to edit your post as required and to insert my own affiliate links where appropriate.
5. Your post must be accompanied by a photo of yourself – preferably in a relevant, cultural setting or something really relevant to the post topic as you see on every post of mine.
6. Clear evidence that you’re a regular reader of this blog by engaging with or referencing its content (not always essential but preferred if you do).
I suggest you take a glance over my content including guest posts I’ve had in the past to see what’s expected.
Once again – I really encourage you to guest post here! You’d be amazed at how much your own experience can motivate and encourage other learners.
Just send a very quick message here with ‘Guest Post’ in the subject line, introduce yourself and give me a quick rundown on what you plan to write about. Keep it brief.