Since the start of this blog, many posts have been written on a variety of subjects related to leadership. The readership has continuously expanded to where there is now quite a following. In an effort to make this blog more interactive with additional points of view, everyone is invited to do a guest post within the guidelines shown below.
Guest Post Guidelines
In order to maintain the integrity of Leadership Done Right, the following guidelines must be adhered to for guest posts:
When it comes to length, quality is far more important than quantity. However, it takes a minimum number of words to make a point. With that in mind, the guest post need to be between 300 and 800 words.
Please provide a brief biography of 150 words or less (not to be counted as part of the 300 to 800 word post limitation) explaining your background and experience on the topic you are writing about. Your bio will be published at the beginning of your guest post.
With your bio, you may also provide up to three byline links: one for your blog or website, one for your bio or about me page, and one for your twitter handle. This will help generate traffic to your blog. If you post the guest post on your site or another site as well, I request that you please include a backlink to the guest post on www.leadershipdoneright.com.
The posts should address one of the following topics:
- Current Leaders In The News
- Using Social Media In Leadership Or Business
The guest posts should be quality posts directed towards the target audience. Posts containing profanity or other vulger language will not be published. All posts must be clean and maintain the quality readers expect.
Where necessary, I will copyedit the guest post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If major changes are made to the post (highly unlikely), I will email it back to you for approval prior to posting. When posting the guest post, I may provide a short introduction at the beginning of the post or conclusion at the end of the post to give context as to the relevency of the post to the readers. When I make comments, I will be sure to identify which comments are mine and which are yours as the guest poster.
It takes a great amount of time and effort to write a guest post, so if you would like to post on Leadership Done Right but don’t know if your content is in line with the target audience, please feel free to email me with a brief explanation of what your intended post will cover. If the guest post is submitted, but is not up to the standards readers expect, the post may not be published. Only guest posts that add value to the readers will be posted.
If the guest post is for advertising purposes and it supports the needs of the target audience, it may be approved for posting with either an upfront compensation or affiliate marketing agreement. The agreement will be agreed upon prior to the post being published. Guest posts written for the sole purpose of advertising with no relation to the subject matter of Leadership Done Right will not be published since it won’t be providing value to the target audience.
7. Engagement With Readers
Guest post writers will need to engage with my readers in response to the posts they write. This is hugely important and non-negotiable because readers expect to get feedback and responses from their comments.
8. Unique Content
Each guest post must be a unique post and cannot be used for another site. I don’t have any problem with you posting a small note on another site directing people to the guest post on Leadership Done Right, but the entirety of the post must be unique to the guest post. The purpose is that when content is duplicated across multiple sites, Google treats the information as less valuable and it drops your search engine ranking.
I would love to post your guest post, so please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience! If you would like to guest post, but have questions related to some of the guidelines, please feel free to contact me with questions or requests. Thanks in advance for your support.