Want to get your guest posts published on popular blogs? Through our Guest Blogging Spotlight, we spill the details on how to get your pitches accepted on blogs where you’d love to see your byline.
The Blog: Write to Done
Editors: Mary Jaksch, Chief Editor and Vinita, Guest Post Editor
Contact Info: [email protected]
Topic: Insanely useful articles on writing to help other writers gain confidence.
Target audience: Writers (both fiction and nonfiction) who want to improve their writing.
Compensation: There is no compensation, but you are allowed a few links to your own best posts and other content.
Other perks: Write to Done has over 150,000 unique monthly readers, “so guest posters usually get quite a surge of new subscribers,” says Mary.
What kind of posts they like: “We look for posts that are truly useful for writers,” says editor Mary. “When considering what to kind of guest post to pitch to us, ask yourself, ‘How can readers benefit from this?’.”
Examples of three posts that have done well:
1. How to Write Better: 7 Instant Fixes
2. 31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing
3. How to Journal: 5 Tips for Capturing Your Best Ideas
What you can do to help the editor say YES: One of the key things Write to Done recommends is that guest bloggers thoroughly read the guidelines, and avoid the five most common guest blogging mistakes.
Lead time: Depends on how many are in the queue of blog posts. Editor Mary says they usually aim to have a guest post up within four weeks.
Google Page Rank: 6
What’s Google Page rank? In basic terms, it’s Google’s assessment of your site, from 1-10, with 10 being best. You want to guest post for sites with high page ranks because when that site links back to your blog, it boosts your SEO.
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