So, you’d like to contribute a guest post to ManipalBlog.com. Fantastic! You won’t get rich, but it’s possible that you’ll get (a little) famous and snag some new readers for your own blog. Plus, you’ll join the ranks of esteemed writers like Sudhir Kekre , Ramit Singal and many others. Here’s how to get started:
- Email us your idea for a post and include “Guest Post: [Insert Your Proposed Title]“ in the subject line. Your proposed title should sum up your idea and incorporate a few keywords. Most of our readers are college/university students in India and we’d like posts that they can relate to.
- If and when we greenlight your post, keep it between 250 and 750 words (or thereabouts) and focus your post on some aspect of student/college life and similar stuff. Bonus points if you send us your post with basic HTML included (ordered lists, bolded subheads, that sort of thing). We prefer to receive the post in the body of an email, not as a Word document.
- Include a 1-2 sentence bio with links to your blog, website, LinkedIn profile, etc. Also note that if you don’t have a blog yet, that’s fine, too. This is your chance to test the waters. You’re welcome to include a headshot, but please indicate if I need to include a photo credit.
- Since the guest post is for exposure only, We’re willing to post something that will appear elsewhere in the future provided you own the rights and don’t publish it yourself on the same day (how disappointing for people who click on your blog only to find the exact same thing?). We’ll tweak the title so it’s slightly different.
- We want this to be an enjoyable experience for all of us, so we don’t set deadlines for guest posts. Send it to us when you have time and we’ll get back to you with an anticipated publish date (usually guest posts air on a Sunday). We will generally send you the link that morning, and we’d love it if you decide to tweet your guest post, post it on Facebook and your own blog, or otherwise help us promote it.
- Please take the time to answer questions from those who comment on your post. We will email you those questions as they come in so you don’t have to keep checking your post, but it’s disappointing to us and the commenter when a guest poster goes MIA.
That’s it! We look forward to hearing from you.