So something I’ve decided I need to do a much better job at is actually networking with all of you lovely bloggers out there. Because I read your blogs, I love what you do, but then I do a horrible job of helping to create community. And the blogging community is one of the reasons that I got where I am today with my website only a year after starting it!
To help fix that, I’ve decided to open Life as a Dare up to guest posters as a more regular addition. I want to be posting good, quality content more often for all of you lovely people, and this is a great way to do just that while also creating a better community among millennial bloggers.
So if you have something to say and are a blogger, or want to swap blog posts, e-mail me at becca(at)lifeasadare(d0t)com or just leave a comment and I’ll reach out to you! I’m so looking forward to having more of you featured on this blog, and getting to know you better as the months go on!
Here are the terms/how-tos of guest posting for LAAD:
1. The content must be clean, not offensive, and in line with Christian values
I’m a Christian blogger, so if you’re talking about something that isn’t in line with Christianity, even if it’s not offensive or anything, I will edit it or choose not to publish the blog post.
2. You must be a fellow blogger
I do not accept blog posts from companies.
3. No internal links to anything other than your personal blog
No affiliate links, and, again, no links for companies to boost their SEO. (If you’re citing an article, or have a resource that’s important, then go for it–it’s just that I have so many people guest posting because they’re being paid to boost the SEO of a company that I get wary about this. But if you check out this guest post there are tons of links to mental health resources, and it worked great.)
Ok, so now that the rules are down, here is how to actually submit!
4. Email a full post to me
I don’t have time to go through with you and think of some ideas for blog posts, unfortunately. I get a ton of people asking to post, and I simply don’t have the time to do an in-depth discussion with every single one. So look through my blog posts, think of a topic you think would be a good fit, and write the full post and send it to me! If I don’t think it will work on my blog, you’re free to take it to other blogs or publish it on your own. Email it to me at becca (at) lifeasadare (dot)com.
5. Send me a quick bio (your blog/twitter bio should do), a link to your blog, and a headshot
This is so that if I publish your post, I can send people back to you so you get more traffic!
6. Understand I may not post it immediately
Some of you send me guest posts in July that would be GREAT in January. So I’m not going to post it until January. It doesn’t help either of us for me to publish your post if it’s not going to get any traffic and make my blog seem behind the times. So if I accept your post, I WILL publish it, but maybe not for a little bit.
That’s all! I’m looking forward to working with you! :)