Guest Post for Us

Are you interested in writing for The SITS Girls?

Each week, we receive tons of requests to guest post, which we are now happily publishing!

Let us make you queen for a day.

guest post on The SITS Girls

Here’s How It Works

We’re interested in your blog tips, ranging from anything on Blogger vs. WordPress to how to edit photos to how to make a blog button.

The world is your oyster!

Here are a few guest posts we’ve published previously to help get you started brainstorming:

How To Posts

Unfortunately, we are not able to utilize every post that is submitted. We may decline to use your post because of its quality (be sure to bring your A game!), because we have more posts than we can use, because it’s similar to something we’ve recently published, or because of conflicts in our editorial calendar.

Posting Guidelines and Requirements

Here are a few guidelines and suggestions to give your post the best chance of being selected.

Exclusivity and Originality

We ask that the posts you submit to us are written exclusively for use by SITS. While you’re more than welcome to write on the same topic elsewhere, our hope is that posts that appear on The SITS Girls don’t appear in the same form elsewhere. That makes us sad. :(

Relevant, Fresh Topics

Keep in mind that other bloggers love solid tips and takeaways. Generous use of screenshots and step-by-step tutorials make for a post with impact.

We’ll solicit posts on particular topics periodically throughout the year. Remember that seasonally-relevant posts always do well with our readers.

Images

Our site requires that every post have an image. But more importantly, images can make a good post into a GREAT one.

Once we have an understanding of your topic, we will work with our graphic designer to create a feature image for your post. If you are adding screenshots or additional images, our post area width is 750 pixels. Please plan to use this space in full.

We also request that you submit a 150×150 thumbnail image of you (headshot) for use in your author bio.

Formatting

Feel free to submit your content in Word or plain text format. It’d be great if you could also follow these points in preparing your post for us.

  • When you submit, make sure that the post is in final format. We schedule posts for publishing one week in advance and we try to avoid re-editing posts multiple times.
  • Subheadings: if you’re familiar with HTML, please wrap any subheadings in your post in <h2> and <h3> tags.
  • Note that we are happy to include links to your blog, other posts you’ve written on your topic, or other helpful resources. We do not accept keyword links back to third-party businesses unless relevant to your topic. If we feel that there are too many links in a post, we may edit some out at our discretion.
  • We ask that you don’t “pimp” out giveaways, products or events.

Length Of Your Post

Your post should be a minimum of 350 words. Keep in mind that like you, our readers are busy people! Work on conveying your message as succinctly as possible. Use headings to break up a lengthier post. If your post is longer than 1000 words, consider breaking the post up into a series and pitch that idea to us – we love series!

Editing

We will edit your post (gasp). Normally, it’s not anything major, but we will correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. We may change the title of your post, edit introductions or conclusions, add headings for easier reading, and tweak it in other ways to make it more readable. Please know that our edits are not a judgment on your writing! We want to make sure that every post gets the best possible exposure, and we make our edits with that goal in mind.

Sometimes, we might like the overall concept of a post, but not in the format or style in which it was submitted. In these cases, we might send a post back to you for rework or rewrite. The good news here is that we want to work with you and hope that you’ll be willing to tweak the post so it’s a win-win for everyone!

Author Bio

Your bio is an important part of the guest post! If you’ve written a great post for us, chances are that our readers will take the time to read your bio and hopefully, you’ll get a few new readers or Twitter followers for your hard work!

Your bio should be 3 to 4 sentences about who you are and what your blog is about. We recommend including a link to your blog as well as your Twitter handle. Author bios appear at the bottom of the post along with a 150×150 thumbnail image, so be sure to submit a nice photo of yourself for use in the bio.

Promotion

Please help us promote your post! We’d love for you to direct your blog readers to the post on the day it runs and tweet it and/or post it on Facebook. We’ll do the same!

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