Write For – Travel Blog Guest Posting

I try to feature a few guest posts on Get In the Hot Spot each year. The aim is to:

  • Give Get In the Hot Spot readers a fresh perspective on any aspect of travel, midlife health or positive ageing.
  • Introduce readers to other talented writers.
  • Allow other bloggers the chance to connect with the lovely Get In the Hot Spot readers.

I only consider guest posts from other bloggers. If you have a company or brand to promote travel blog advertising is the best option.

I only take guest posts from genuine friends or readers who’ve supported me, for example by buying my blogging book or  commenting on this blog regularly. You’ll understand why if you invest in Jon Morrow’s guest blogging course. It’s not cheap but it’s worth it.

If we decide to go ahead you can use these guest post submission guidelines.

Guest Post Guidelines for Get In the Hot Spot

1. Content – All content must be original, written by you and never used before anywhere else on the Internet. Please make sure the post is useful. Try to include tips that the readers can use and benefit from immediately.

2. Readability – Make your post scannable: include headers, sub-headers, use bold text for emphasis or use numbered or bullet pointed lists.

3. Double check – Please edit and proofread your post carefully.

4. Originality – All content must be original and between 800 and 1400 words long.

5. Credits – Add a two sentence credit at the end of the post which begins with your name and can include up to two links. Note I no longer add a credit at the beginning of the post as it may discourage readers from reading something by a writer they aren’t familiar with.

6. Formatting – Write the post as a draft post on your blog, then copy and paste the HTML and email it as a .txt attachment. Make sure there aren’t any  <span> tags specifying fonts.

7. Images – Attach two or three suitable images. If the image is a creative commons licence mention the credits and link. Try using Flickr – do an Advanced Search and check the box that says only search within Creative Commons. Or add links to suggested Royalty Free images.

8. Photo credits – Please place them right at the end of your post (after your byline) like this: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/”>Photo by XXXXXXX.</a>

9. Image format – Maximum 230 pixels wide.

10. No affiliate links.

After your guest post goes live you should:

1. Promote your blog post to your readers and followers on your blog and other social media accounts.

2. Check, read and reply to comments on your blog post.

Not ready to guest post yet? I  invest in Jon Morrow’s guest blogging course now.

I look forward to getting to know you and hope to share one of your posts here when you’re ready.

Author: Annabel Candy