Guest Post Policy

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Since the focus of my blog is on helping readers find the best way to use their valuable reading time and/or spend their money and to promote authors whose books I’ve enjoyed, the guest post must be a benefit to authors and/or readers and not a promotion of an individual author’s books (I reserve the right to remove self-promotional content and links). The guest post must also bring something unique to the table. Something which I’ve not written about — at the moment, that leaves a lot of leeway, *grin*. That said, tell me:

  1. Title of your post: why do you believe this post will be useful for my readers?
  2. The hook: What makes your post different from other articles or blogs on the same topic?
  3. The audience: Who do you see as the audience for this post? How does this tie in to my blog?
  4. Value: How does this help my readers (the readers and writers)? What new idea or insight does this provide?
  5. Relevance: How do you see this post tying into my blog?

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Requirements of a Guest Post

Ideally, your guest post would be original and exclusive to KD Did It Takes on Books. That said, I am aware that I don’t have a huge audience — yet!

  1. I will not accept guest posts that appear on more than four other blogs.
  2. I run Copyscape on all posts to verify that it’s your original work.
  3. I try very hard to give credit where due, and I expect the same of authors submitting a guest post, so please include proper citations for any ideas, text, or data that is not original.
  4. I don’t restrict myself to X-number of words when writing a book review, so I won’t be restricting guest posts unless the information is repetitive.
  5. I will perform a light edit on your post to catch those bits and pieces that may have escaped notice. If the post requires more editing, it will be rejected until it receives a more professional edit.
  6. Images help liven up and break up the text. If you choose to include images, videos, or infographics, you must have permission to use them. Creative Bloq has a great post on finding free images. Do please fill out all ALT tags.
  7. I would love to include an author bio of up to 300 words. You may use your Twitter handle as part of your byline.

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Google Restrictions

Since I don’t want to run afoul of Google and its rules, I also require:

  1. Any links in the post must use “nofollow”, i.e., <a href=”yourLink” rel=”nofollow” title=”what this link is about or for”>

If I reject a post for whatever reason, I will delete it from my computer as well.

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