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Single But Ready Guest Post Guidelines

Have something you want to say?

We are looking for writers for the guest blog portion of the site. Not just regular writers…we want quality writers who live the experience of the population we are looking to serve. We need those who are divorced with kids who still believe they are “single but ready.” We need the professional and busy person who is “single but ready.” We need those who have been abused and hurt yet still “single but ready.” We need you to speak to your audience about your pain and your experience. That way they learn from those who have “been there and done that.” Sure we have a licensed professional who will also provide post…but your story…your testimony is often more powerful, more tangible…more relatable.

We also are looking for those who not only can write but also have products of some sort that they could promote. Your product could be a book, a business a lifestyle system, a website…anything that your audience could benefit from having. Single but Ready wants to be your platform as well. You help us…we help you. Speaking of helping you…for those who qualify, we will be offering you a paid position as a monthly guest blogger. We can provide more details on that if you are interested in growing with us if you qualify.

 

Content

Here is what we would like to see in your blog:

  • Pain
  • Triumph
  • Honesty
  • No vulgarities
  • Readable content
  • Controversial content
  • Relatable content
  • Your story
  • Hope for the future
  • Why you are “single but ready”
  • Tips for others like you

Your post cannot just be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post.

 

Guidelines

1. Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.

2. You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. You may, however, post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.

3. You may provide up to three byline links: one for your blog or Web site, one for your bio or About page, and one for your Twitter username (optional).

4. Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 800 words.

 

Editing

I will likely edit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If I make substantive changes (unlikely), I will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.

I may provide a short introduction or conclusion to your post to provide context or the rationale as to why I think the post is important. I will make sure that my comments are set off from yours stylistically, so that my readers are clear that these are mine and not yours.

 

Disclaimer

I understand the work that it takes to write a blog post. However, the fact that you have written a post and submitted it to me does not obligate me to publish it. The only guest posts I will publish are those that in my sole judgment add value to my readers.Furthermore, if I do not approve your guest post, I will not explain why I did not approve it or provide any detail. Frankly, that would take more time than I have to offer at this time.

 

Submission

If your post meets the above guidelines:

Please email it to me for consideration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Due to the volume of submissions, it usually takes me 1–2 weeks to respond.  Please include a one to two-sentence byline that includes what you do, along with your blog address and your Twitter and/or Facebook address.

Please confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your post. This is hugely important and a non-negotiable. My readers have come to expect this.  Please include the post in the body of the e-mail. DO NOT include it as an attachment. Also, please do not include HTML coding.  Add a professional quality headshot.

If your post is not accepted, you are obviously free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere. Also, please put your post in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.

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