Guest Post Guidelines

Interested in Guest Posting on Cornerstone Confessions?

I’m always interested in receiving well-written, unique posts that may be of interest and/or inspiration to my readers, especially those written by fellow organization, home, mommy, and/or homeschool bloggers who would like the opportunity to expand their reach.  Before you read any further, let me ask the following questions to save both you and me time in preparing for your next guest post opportunity:

  1. Are you a fellow homemaking or homeschooling blogger?
  2. Do you have a personal interest in writing about homeschooling, homemaking, motherhood, organization, or self-improvement from a Christian perspective?
  3. Are you a follower of Cornerstone Confessions in some way, shape or form?
  4. Are you a Christian (one who believes in Jesus as your Savior and Lord)?

If you answered no to any of the above questions then guest posting on Cornerstone Confessions is not for you.  However, if you answered yes to all the above questions, keep reading.  I’d love to read what you have to share!

Before submitting your post for consideration, please note the following guidelines:

  • To get an idea of posts of interest to my readers, please read more about the usual topics covered on Cornerstone Confessions.
  • Submissions which appear to be strictly PR- or SEO-related will not be accepted.  This includes guest post submissions from freelance content writers which often includes non-relevant links to companies in which they were hired.  Thus, let me be plain–if you are a freelance writer, please do not submit a post.  You will be wasting your time and mine.  Thanks.
  • Posts must be high-quality, original content (i.e. not published anywhere else online).
  • Please limit your post to 1000 words or less. If you are unsure of your word count check your post via the Word Count Tool before submission.
  • Please include at least one image.  All images should be cited. If you need more information on using images online please read the following posts: Copyright Fair Use by the Social Media Examiner or How to Find Free Images on Blogging with Amy.
  • Try to make your post scannable, if possible by using section headers and bullet points.  For more information, see ProBlogger’s post Make it Scannable.
  • Please do not email your submission in HTML format or in a Word or text document. Simply type your post in your email and attach relevant images to the email (if applicable).  If you have a specific place in your post where you would like the images positioned please just write {image 1} or {image 2} in the location you would like the image placed.  All submissions received with a Word/text attachment will automatically be rejected.
  • Please make a concerted effort to use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. Due to time constraints, submissions which require excessive editing will not be accepted.
  • Make sure any links in your post are relevant and valid. Links deemed to be irrelevant to the main idea of your post will be removed without notice. Likewise, any non-working links will be removed without notice.
  • Please refrain from the use of any advertising or affiliate links.  This includes your bi-line.  If you are providing a guest post as a means to link to a commercial company’s site, then I would guide you to check out the advertising options as your link will be deemed an advertising link and automatically rejected.
  • Include a short bio (50 words or less) at the end of your post. Feel free to include a link to your personal blog (not a company site) in this section.
  • Cornerstone Confessions does not offer monetary compensation for guest posts at this time.

Submission of your guest post does not guarantee publication.  However, if you adhere to the above guidelines it is likely to be accepted.  Once received I do my best to notify you within 2 weeks to let you know the status of your submission.  If your guest post IS accepted, it usually takes one to two months for your guest post to be published.

If you would like to submit your guest post for review, please email it with “Guest Post Submission” in the subject line.

To:  kathy (at) cornerstoneconfessions (dot) com

Please include the following:
  1. Your full name.
  2. Your blog’s URL (if applicable).
  3. Your post title.
  4. The body of your post.
  5. Attach any images you’d like to include (not required).
  6. A short bio.

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