For those of you interested in guest posting here on this blog this is the contact form you need to use.
MAKE SURE TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS HERE BEFORE SENDING A PROPOSAL.
I really welcome and encourage your guest post proposals – as long as it’s written well and conforms to my guidelines (see below). The Mezzofanti Guild is one of the most heavily-trafficked and well-established language blogs with a very engaged readership.
If you have something quality to offer my readers then it’ll be a great way for you to get some exposure for your own blog or product.
NOTE: I ignore emails that don’t follow simple instructions.
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 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. Nobody wants 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 picture – preferably in a relevant, cultural setting or something else that’s relevant to the post topic as you see on every post of mine.
6. Preferred: Clear evidence that you’re a regular reader of this blog by engaging with or referencing its content.
7. Absolutely under no circumstances can the content be posted anywhere else including on your own blog. I do not post duplicate articles.
I suggest you take a glance over my content including guest posts I’ve had in the past to see what’s expected.
Generic emails from professional writers or unrelated niches are deleted immediately. If you landed here from a search engine looking for guest posting opportunities, I don’t want your spam.
To all passionate language learners – I really encourage you to guest post here! You’d be amazed at how much your own experience can motivate and encourage other learners.
UPDATE: Extra points if you can provide the post draft in Markdown, rather than a .doc file. Not essential but highly preferred as it saves me a lot of time.
NEW UPDATE: These days I’m extremely wary of accepting guest posts from language bloggers I’ve never heard of (bad recent experiences with unethical people). Reach out with an email and earn my trust before we discuss guest posting.
Put ‘Guest Post’ in the subject line, introduce yourself and give me a quick summary of what you plan to write about.