I am happy to accept guest posts. Please submit your detailed proposal before sending an actual post. Please tell me a little about yourself, and why you’re interested in guest posting. I need to know your specific expertise with divorce.
Guest posts generally fall into two categories: your own personal story about your life post-divorce or a specific topic relevant to divorce and life after divorce. These can cover a broad range including aspects of the legal process, parenting, healing, financial, living singly or dating, for example. Your proposal should state specifically the topic you would like to cover including a working title and a brief content description.
In deciding your topic, please do look at what has been recently posted. This doesn’t mean that you can’t write about the same topic. You just need to approach it from a difference angle. While the majority of my readers are based in the U.S, I have readers from all over the world so I’m looking for topics that have broad appeal.
You can give me several suggested topics and ask me to select but please do not ask me for suggestions.
My readers are used to getting in-depth content that goes beyond scratching the surface. For that reason, I’m looking for posts that are 1000-1500 words. Please keep jargon to a minimum. Technical terms vary widely so try to use generic terms where possible, and otherwise give definitions.
I don’t usually do much editing on guest posts – I expect them to be submitted having been fully proofed for repetition, accuracy, grammar and syntax. I will proof and correct minor errors. If there’s something with which I’m uncomfortable, I will let you know together with suggested edits. I have higher expectations if you are submitting your article as a subject-matter expert than as a personal story.
I’m looking for content that has not been previously published and that will not be republished elsewhere for at least 30 days following publication on my blog. When you do submit the material for publication elsewhere, please be sure to advise the publisher that it has been previously published.
Please do include a title that is something someone would use while searching for your topic. Clever titles are entertaining but they often don’t work for SEO. I’ve been using a free Headline Analyzer from CoSchedule. Please check your title before submission. It needs to score above 70.
For SEO purposes, the bulk of the words used in your title should also appear within the first two or three sentences of your article.
Byline and Bio
Guest posts are published with a byline along the lines of, “Today’s guest post is by Jane Doe.” Your bio will appear at the end of the article and this is where to include a link back to your site. Please submit your bio with your article and your bio should be two or three sentences, max. around 125 words. Do include your Twitter and Facebook handles as I’ll use those in promoting the post.
If you hold the copyright to an image or have a copyright-free image to use with your post, great! Otherwise, I’ll find one that’s appropriate.
In publishing your article, I will look for appropriate links to other posts previously published on my site. You may include links to other reference sites. Please do not include links to other businesses, products or services as I’m likely to consider these sponsored posts and I charge for publication of sponsored posts.
This is the short description that shows up on Google when you search for something. Please include your suggested wording with your article. It needs to be a maximum of 160 characters including spaces.
I really like proposals where you are able to offer a link back to my blog, such as listing my blog as a resource on your site. I also like writers who are able to help promote the post on social media. So when you submit your proposal, please also provide your social media platforms and the support you’re offering.
Once we have agreed a topic, I will also give you a tentative publication date and a due by date. This means I’ve added your post to my editorial calendar and I am depending on you. I understand that life happens so if you are not going to meet your due date, please give me as much notice as possible and we can reschedule. I will also let you know if anything has changed with my calendar that means a different publication date for your post.
I will notify you when your post goes live.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.