Guest Post Guidelines

I occasionally run guest posts; if you want to write one, here’s the rules.

My readers have been clear that they come here for quality content (not quantity), long-form writing (not 600 words of trivial bullet points), for entrepreneurial perspective (not product pitches), and for my taste in topics, especially “behind the scenes” admissions of agony, humiliation, and mortifying unease.

You’ve got a good one? Here’s how to get published.

Submitting a guest post

  1. Check out previous posts like this one and this one. They have to be that good.
  2. Have the post fully written before you contact me. That means associated pictures (with optional caption), text styling (e.g. bold or bullet points), and appropriate length and grammar. If it sounds like I’m shoving all the labor on you to make it trivial for me to post it, that’s because I’m shoving all the labor on you to make it trivial for me to post it.
  3. In your email, attach a plain-Jane HTML file and separate images. No Word® or PDF™ or iWork® Pages®.
  4. Most submissions are not be accepted. I don’t need the mental anguish of telling kind folks things like “Your writing isn’t good enough.” Don’t take it to actually mean you’re not good enough, just assume your post simply not a good fit for this blog.
  5. If your submission isn’t accepted, try elsewhere! This blog is my voice with occasional interludes, but there are loads of blogs driven completely by guest posts. Try one of those!

 

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  • http://prairiegarden-liane.blogspot.com/ Liane

    Great idea and can’t wait to “tune in”!
    .-= Liane’s latest blog post: Seed Starting =-.

  • http://www.ecodiamond.com Jason Barbaria

    What about articles from start up folks outside of technology & software fields? Would these still be potential candidates for publication? Thanks!

    • http://blog.asmartbear.com Jason

      Yes! In fact I’m especially interested in that because it’s outside my own sweet spot, and I know a lot of folks reading this blog are not technophiles.

  • http://twitter.com/jprichardson JP

    Awesome! Maybe some day I’ll be able to be a guest writer! =) Thanks for your contributions to us budding entrepreneurs.

    Take care.

    -JP
    .-= JP’s latest blog post: jprichardson: @secos hehe… I just need to find a new project to use it with! What are you using it with? =-.

  • http://www.blackbeltguide.com Marc Winitz

    Wow, I actually have a shot at getting turned down now…gotta make this good.
    .-= Marc Winitz’s latest blog post: Tsunami of Change – Make a Breakthrough =-.

  • http://www.sunworldgroup.com/ Sunworld Group

    Hmm… I am interested in sharing some personal experiences, frustrations, and morbid humor. I’ll have to get back to you with my responses!
    .-= Sunworld Group’s latest blog post: Property Management: A Tough Nut to Crack =-.