How to write a guest post at Synechism

Introduction

One of the many reasons I redesigned and renamed this blog was to allow for guest posts. I want to allow for guest posts in order to expose my readers to other voices, to encourage those without a blog to start blogging themselves, and create synergies with more experienced bloggers.

I’m not going to be overly-draconian, but readers of this blog are used to reading about the following here:

  • Education
  • Technology
  • Productivity
  • Digital/New Literacies
  • Leadership
  • Design

Sticking, however loosely, to one of these topics is more likely to get your guest post accepted. I’m not interested in ‘sponsored posts’ (at the moment) but thanks for your interest.

Guidelines

  1. The post should not appear anywhere else (a brief ‘teaser’ on your blog is fine)
  2. Keep it reasonably short. No one reads epic blog posts.
  3. 9 Ways Become an Exceptional Guest Poster by Darren Rowse has some good advice.

Editing

  • There’s a large probability I’ll change a few words around and alter punctuation to keep it in line with house style. I’ll get in touch if any big changes are needed.
  • I’ll add a short introduction or conclusion to your post to introduce you and provide context. It will be obvious to readers that these are mine and not yours.

Disclaimer

It’s great that you want to guest post here. I appreciate the time it takes to write such things, however short. However, I must stress that the fact that you have written and submitted a post it to me does not obligate me to publish it.

If I decide against publishing your post I’ll explain why. I tend to be brief by email, so don’t think I’m being curt! 🙂

Submissions

If your post meets the above guidelines:

  • Please email it to me for consideration. I will respond with a “yes” or “no” ASAP.
  • Please include your name (obviously!), your blog URL if you have one, Twitter username, etc.

Please put your post in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.

(adapted from Michael Hyatt’s guest post policy)

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