Submit an Article
We welcome guest articles, and we invite YOU to submit yours. Really!
We’re always looking for personal self-improvement stories or original thoughts on any self-improvement topic.
We do not accept anything pornographic, racist, homophobic, derogatory or just downright mean! We’re not really interested in product pitches or MLMs. We will, occasionally, post a paid -promotional article. While we don’t have a problem with self-promotion, keep the links in line with the content and don’t be spammy about it.
We love guest articles that are well written, contain correct spelling and grammar, and are prepared for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). You work hard on the article, and you have things to say that help others, so make it the most readable article you can. If you are a grammar drop-out or if English is not your first language, I recommend that you get a program such as Grammarly to help you polish your article and submit something that readers enjoy. And, if you do not use Grammarly, please at least use Spellcheck. You can click the box to the right to give Grammarly a try for free.
(Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I am an affiliate of Grammarly, and I will receive a portion of sales made on this blog. But know two things: 1) I’ve tried almost every grammar/spelling program available, and Grammarly excels, and 2) I cannot continue spending hours editing articles that are poorly written and do not rate for SEO without charging for my time. I want to be able to continue posting guest articles.)
To write a great blog post
- Think before you write! Think hard about the message of your text.
- Write down the structure of your blog post.
- Keep the majority of your sentences at 20 words or less.
- Use paragraphs that contain no more than 300 words.
- Write in active voice as much as possible and limit the use of passive voice.
- Choose headings and subheadings that clarify the content.
- Use keywords that present the content clearly.
- Let other people read your post before you submit it.
- Link to previous content on the same subject.
- Substantiate your data with appropriate links.
For more detail, please read this article by Yoast
If you want an article people will read, read this.
Here’s an article about 5 SEO copywriting mistakes you should avoid.
Proofreading your work: Quick Proofreading Ideas
Before you send it, you might read this article from The Write Life
If English is not your first language
If you and I are to rank in the search engines, you need to write as if English is your first language, and I am well aware that that is not an easy task. English is the only language I know and I have trouble with it now at then. I understand. Click here for an article that may help you.
Use This Format for Submission
- Title of article (MUST contain the keywords)
- Subtitle if you have one
- Keywords or Long-tail keywords
- Body of article
- Author’s bio (with links to your own site)
*The keywords should be placed in the title, first paragraph, 2–3 times in the body of the article and in the meta-data).
Metadata is the description of your article that appears on the search engines. You can use up to 320 characters. Be sure it contains your keywords.
Length of the article can be between 500–1500 words.
Use H2 and H3 headings for major thought blocks
Link to any supporting documentation.
- mind development
- positive thinking
- health and well-being
- body image
- Self-improvement tools
- anger management
- stress management
- goal setting
- dealing with grief and loss
- coping mechanisms
- love and relationships
- and more
Submit copy for publication on this site, if and only if:
- It is on subject. Others will be considered spam and will be deleted with no reply.
- It is well written, correctly spelled and punctuated. (Grammarly check recommended.)
- It promotes an idea NOT a product.
- Has no links to commercial websites. (A good article with commercial links will be considered —for an advertising fee). If you want to advertise your product or your business/practice, be up-front about it..
- Include your bio, with links to your own site.