Hello! I am so glad that you are interested in guest posting on my blog, Finding Joy. Below are some conditions and specific details that are necessary for you to follow in order for your post to go live on the agreed upon date. In the case that you have any questions or something is unclear, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email (email@example.com).
At Finding Joy we write across six categories: faith, motherhood & parenting, healthy living, health & beauty, cooking & food, and DIY & crafts. All potential post topics must fit into one or more of these categories and be approved by Finding Joy’s editor. Posts should be at least 700 words in length.
All posts must include one featured image that is worthy to be posted on social media. This image must be at least 600 pixels in width and 400 pixels in height. One square image that will be posted to Instagram is also required, though it does not have to be included within the post. You are strongly encouraged to use as many photos as you’d like in your post.
All posts written for Finding Joy must be original content. They cannot be posted elsewhere, not even on your own blog (though a preview or header may be permissible). Double posting makes the SEO folks of the internet very unhappy and it will actually hurt both of our blogs.
Please include a short bio and a picture as text (not coded into the post) that will be edited on. Any social media links you would like to include must be worked into the post. SEO bots can tell when blog posts are guest posts because there are a ton of links at the bottom. Again, we do not want to hurt our blogs.
Your post should not start with “Hello” or the like. This is not a letter, it’s an evergreen blog post. Please send the HTML of your post to us via email no later than 7 days before your post date, which should be previously agreed upon. This gives me a chance to review your post and make sure it will go live, as we want it to.
Every post should include at least three social media promotional statements, crafted for each of the major social media outlets (facebook, instagram, twitter and pinterest). When posting on your own social media outlets you should also tag Finding Joy.
Thanks again for wanting to join me! Please let me know if you have any questions!