What Content Do I Want?
- Topics within the Handful of Heather menu bar:
- EX) Organization, Well-Being, Intention, Relationships, & Free Time
What Should my Post Entail?
- At least 1,000 words
- Super detailed in your niche with lots of useful links for the reader
- Share tips & tricks not found elsewhere. You are the expert in your subject.
How to Submit a Post?
What to Include?
- A little history on how you got involved with the topic of your pitched guest post
- Your blog / channel AND/OR your company / position / URL
- A link to other guest posts you’ve done (if applicable)
- Your topic idea with a suggested title & summary of the post
- Answer the question: What is the value of this post to Handful of Heather’s readership?
If I Like Your Pitch, I’ll reply. My Criteria for Guest Posts:
- Write with your own voice; I want different perspectives & personalities to grow here.
- I won’t accept posts with spelling & grammar errors
- Try to be concise. In the blogging world, 2-3 sentence paragraphs is not unusual.
- The most successful posts tend to include:
- Lists (people like actionable tips, tools, examples, & practical advice)
- How-to guides
- Explanation posts (“Why x matters?” or “What is…”)
- Include a Meta Description: the post description that appears on the Handful of Heather website when it publishes. If this excerpt exceeds 20 words it will end with a “…”
Posts Must Be 100% Original to Handful of Heather
- Your guest post should not have appeared on another blog or website before submitting. Once I publish your guest post, it is owned by Handful of Heather. It may not be published on your site or to another blog / site as this will cause search engines to think one of the sites are spam. You can add the link of your guest post to your site and platforms (I encourage it), but it cannot be re-published to another site (including your own).
- Guest posts will be included in the Handful of Heather Newsletter following the publish date
Please ensure instructions are read thoroughly before submitting your pitch (as well as your post). If I am sent a draft that requires too much work to edit, I may reject it. We know when we are putting in our best work.
I’m excited to see what you guys create,