Adapted from Michael Hyatt.com
Your post must be on one of four topics:
Your post cannot be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post. (If you are interested in advertising, please see my advertising page.)
Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.
You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. You may, however, post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.
You may provide up to three byline links: one for your blog or Web site, one for your bio or About page, and one for your Twitter username (optional).
Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 800 words.
You should also read:
“Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post” by Michael Hyatt
“9 Ways Become an Exceptional Guest Poster” by Darren Rowse
“Seven Steps to Writing a Successful Guest” Post by Jeff Goins.
7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Radically Successful Guest Post by Blog Tyrant (via CopyBlogger).
These all contain some very helpful tips to maximize your post.
I will likely copy/edit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If I make substantive changes (unlikely), I will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.
Please be aware that ThadThoughts is a family-friendly blog, so profanity of any type will not get past the editing prowess of Mrs. TT (who proofs with a sharp eye).
I understand the work that it takes to write a blog post. However, the fact that you have written a post and submitted it to me does not obligate me to publish it. The only guest posts I will publish are those that in my sole judgment add value to my readers.
Furthermore, if I do not approve your guest post, I will not explain why I did not approve it or provide any detail.
If your post meets the above guidelines:
Please email it to me for consideration. Please include the size of your readership: number of blog readers, Facebook friends or fans, and Twitter followers. This isn’t a showstopper if you are just getting started. I certainly want to assist people to grow their blogs. This just gives me a sense of the size of your audience.
Please confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your post.
Please include the post in the body of the e-mail. DO NOT include it as an attachment. Also, please do not include HTML coding.
If I reject your post, I will notify you. If I do so, you are obviously free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere. Also, please put your post in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.