Guest Post Guidelines
Because Champion of My Heart is primarily a real-time memoir, we don’t just post topics to post them. We prefer posts relate in some way to our real (somewhat rural) life and lifestyle in the Colorado Rocky Mountains … or to the lives or experiences of other people with other fearful dogs … or those facing serious illnesses in with their dogs.
We place our readers in the 20% if not top 2% of dog owners in the U.S., meaning they already know a LOT about:
- Dog care
- Dog health
- Dog training and behavior
That means most general dog care topics are likely too remedial. For example, unless there is some new holiday product that poses a NEW danger to dogs or your just got back from the latest national / international veterinary conference with NEW research, something like “Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season” or “Important Health Tips for Dogs” is too generic for our needs.
Far too many offers we get come from dubious or entirely unrelated sites. Far too many offers we get don’t use our names or our blog name and CLEARLY are mass produced. (Emails that begin “Dear,” without a name inserted are a HUGE tip off.) Far too many offers we get don’t pitch actual topics with details at all, but they DO ask for links back to said dubious or unrelated sites.
In fact, if you actually say in your guest post offer that the links you want to include are “nothing shady or unethical” that’s pretty much a big red flag that you don’t give a rat’s ass about our blog or our readers and ONLY want to build links for whatever site you’re currently shilling.
We’re on the verge of making a blanket policy against guest posts, except on rare occasions. So, pitch if you want to, but we haven’t accepted much in a long time because most ideas / offers we get don’t meet our needs … at all.
You can get a sense of the kinds of guest posts we like by looking at these examples. You’ll see that I have no problem helping promote someone’s site or book, as long as the content is relevant and original and done well.