Thank you so much for your interest in guest posting on The Stay Sane Mom! I love hearing from different moms because everyone's crazy, ridiculous journey is so unique.
In order to make sure my readers get the quality and consistency they deserve, I have a few quick rules (guidelines, really) for guest posters. We'll make this quick, I promise.
I can't accept 100% of the submissions I get on this site, but I will read and respond to everything that gets submitted within 48 hours.
Once a submission is approved, I'll work with the individual author on a publishing timeline. It could happen almost immediately or it could take a few weeks to get the kinks ironed out. Ultimately, it won't go up until it's "ready". If we're having trouble with your post I'll do everything I can to work with you to get it "ready", but I won't post anything that doesn't pass muster, so to speak.
As a self-admitted grammar nut, I reserve the right to edit grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and use of keywords/SEO stuff, as well as approving any links included in the article.
As a guest poster, you should be ready and willing to promote your post on your blog/social media/email list/carrier pigeon tribe/etc.
Link sharing is a must! A do-follow link to your site will be included as part of your short "author bio", and it's a best practice to include a do-follow list to your published guest post on your blog. (Usually this happens on a "My Guest Appearances" or "As Seen On" page.)
Guest posts are different than sponsored posts. If you want me to do a product or service review, please email me at liz@theStaySaneMom.com.
Once you get the go ahead on your idea, here are the basic specifics for a guest post.
Post should have one topic and stick with it. (i.e. If you're writing about tricking kids into eating their vegetables, don't start to wander off and start talking about house cleaning.)
Posts can't have been published anywhere before. Similarly, you can always link to your published post, but the same content can't be reused anywhere else without my written consent.
Posts should include specific keyword(s). Please include long- or short-tailed keywords with your post.
Posts shouldn't be shorter than 750 words.
Format your post using headers, bullets, etc. Don't go crazy with the bold, italics, underlining, and capitalization. A little is okay, too much is distracting.
No affiliate links in guest posts, please. You can post links to your site in your article where they're appropriate, but I reserve the final judgement call for links in general and specifically on no-follow versus do-follow links. You always get the do-follow link to your site in your author bio. You can also include any social media links you want in your author bio.
Thank you again for your interest in guest posting! Fill out the submission form below and I'll get back to you about your idea in 48(ish) hours.