If your pitch has been accepted, please adhere to the following guidelines when drafting your post:
- Guest posts must be original to WUL. You’re welcome to republish it, with a link back to the original post on WUL, on your own blog or other property two weeks (that’s 14 calendar days) after it runs here.
- The preferred word count for guest posts is 500-800 words. But if you’re especially creative, don’t let that hold you back.
- I reserve the right to edit all submitted posts. I will not run your edited post by you unless it’s for verification purposes, but will let you know when it’s scheduled to run.
- When submitting a post, please include at least two, ideally three, outbound links, embedded in your content, to show some “link love” to the blogosphere. It should go without saying that they should be relevant and support the case you’re making. For example:
- Link to another post someone wrote on the subject, that inspired you
- Link to (reliable) media reports on the topic
- Link to a previously published and relevant on WUL
- If you’re trying to promote a product or service (e.g. ebook), it’s fine to link to your promo/splash page ONCE.
- When submitting a post, do not insist on any links. Insert them as part of your post, and if they pass my sniff test, they’ll stay in.
- This should go without saying, but you MUST be the author of the post. In other words, please don’t purchase a ghost-written piece and try to palm it off as your own writing.
When you submit your post, please ALSO:
- Submit a 75-word-ish bio that includes your blog/site link and contact information (e.g. your Twitter handle); you must include at least one social profile so that people can connect with you.
- Send in a 150×150 JPG head shot (please don’t send any other size, and don’t make us edit it).
- Send in at least one link to an image via Flickr or other similar site, that is Creative Commons-licensed for commercial use, and which you think best represents your post. If you want to use your own photo, even better!
Please do NOT:
- Submit any images to which you don’t hold the copyright
- Submit any files you don’t have permission to use or cite (e.g. documents or media to embed)
- Blur any ethical lines in the information you share/write about
- Break any laws
Submit your posts to Scott Kaminski, WUL’s resident Guest Editor; he will let you know whether/not your post is ok, what else (if anything) you need to do, and when your post will run.