An Invitation To Guest Post

May 31, 2013 — 48 Comments
An Invitation To Guest Post | Joseph Lalonde

As I’ve grown my platform at JMLalonde.com, I’ve had many bloggers ask if they could guest post on the site. It’s always an honor to be able to share my platform with others. In fact, I think it’s my responsibility to help others expand their reach. This is why I’m giving an invitation to guest post on the blog.

My posting schedule will continue to be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Guest posts will be in addition to these standard days and, for the most part, appear on Saturdays. This will allow me to continue sharing my knowledge and give you the opportunity to share yours with my community.

However, with that, I will have some guidelines. They are as follows:

Content

My blog is about leadership and everything that relates to it. Thus the content of guest posts must relate to some aspect of leadership. Here are the areas I’m looking for.

  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Relationships
  • New media

While these are the main type of posts I’m looking for, I may be open to others as well. It never hurts to shoot me a message to see if I may be interested.

Guest posts cannot be advertisements or a sponsored post. If you’re interested in advertising or hosting a sponsored post, please contact me via my Contact Page.

Guidelines

  • Your guest post must be original and not previously published.
  • You agree not to publish the post anywhere else on the web or in print once it’s been published on JMLalonde.com. You can, however, publish a snippet on your blog to let your readers know you’re guest posting at my site.
  • You accept the responsibility to help promote the post through social media and your blog.
  • Please provide a brief bio to be included with the guest post. Your bio can be 3-4 lines and include up to three links to where readers may find you. These include links to Twitter, your blog, Facebook, etc.
  • Posts should be 300-700 words in length.
  • You agree to interact with my readers once your blog post has been published. This includes responding to comments.
  • If I reject your post, you are free to do with it as you please.

Editing

  • There may be slight editing of your guest post to correct grammar, spelling, and other corrections. If I have to make substantial changes, I will contact you to get your approval before publishing.
  • I reserve the right to add my own comments to the blog post. It may be for clarification purposes or to call some important piece of information out. If this happens, I will be sure readers know it is from me and not you.

Disclaimer

I know it takes a lot of work to write a quality blog post. However, I may reject your submission for any reason. While I may provide a reason, I am under no obligation to do so.

Submit Your Post

If you’d like to submit a guest post:

  • Send an email to me. I will give my response within 2 weeks of receiving the submission.
  • Include a short bio that includes who you are, what you do, and links to where readers can find you.
  • Submit your post in the body of the email. No HTML formatting is needed. If for some reason you cannot do this, please send me a message and I’ll do my best to work with you.

I hope you’ll consider stepping onto my platform and sharing you message with my audience. They’re a great bunch and are looking to expand their leadership abilities.

Question: What has been your experience with guest posting? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • http://josuemolina.com/ Josue Molina

    Hopefully as I build my platform more and it grows, I can guest post. Very cool. Can’t to wait to see some stuff on Personal Growth. My favorite topic.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Josue, I’d recommend starting to guest post as soon as you feel comfortable. It’s a great way to build your platform and get people interested in what you’re doing.

      • http://josuemolina.com/ Josue Molina

        Lets get to it
        Then!

  • http://sparkvoice.wordpress.com/ DS

    Joe it’s nice to see clearly defined expectations regarding guest posts, as well as your attitude about sharing your platform with others.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      David, thanks. I hope to see you submit a post one of these days!

      • http://sparkvoice.wordpress.com/ DS

        All in good time! Thanks for the encouragement Joe :)

        • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

          Alright. Looking forward to seeing a guest post from you one of these days.

  • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

    Guest posting has provided some great opportunities to share my thoughts on other platforms (like your platform), and it has also provided great opportunities to share the stories and ideas that other have about stretching. Guest posting has definitely increased the quality (and quantity) of my blogging community.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Jon, terrific! That’s the whole point of guest posting. It gets you exposure, share with audiences you might never have had the chance to share with before, and more!

    • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

      I seem to remember a certain guest post by you that remains the 2nd most popular post of all time on my blog :)

      • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

        That’s pretty humbling to hear. You have such a great blog, and you’ve written so many great posts. It’s hard to believe that I could even crack your top 100.

      • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

        That’s terrific one of Jon’s post is a super popular one on your site!

  • http://www.workyouenjoy.com/ Adam Rico

    Guest posting is great Joe. I would have to say the best part about guest posting is the ability to connect with and develop relationships with new readers you otherwise wouldn’t know. Last year when I posted on your blog I was able to connect with some very cool people and discover their blogs as well (i.e. Alana Mokma). I highly recommend it to anyone looking to interact with like minded people.

    • http://www.alanamokma.com/ Alana Mokma

      YEAH!! Adam, I’m glad you wrote for Joe, because otherwise I may not have “met” you. I’ve really enjoyed your blog content because it is very timely for where I am in my journey.

    • http://www.workyouenjoy.com/ Adam Rico

      Not to mention being able to connect further with you Joe!

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      So glad that your guest post on this site helped you create new connections Adam. It’s awesome being able to reach out and see all the ways we can get to know other bloggers.

  • http://www.alanamokma.com/ Alana Mokma

    Ooooh oooh! I’m interested! :)

    I have not personally guest posted for another blog, but I have had many guest posters to mine… and it has been amazing! The stories/perspectives the guests have shared connect with a whole new audience that I would not have connected with myself – simply because their story and journey has different aspects than mine, and some of them brought along their own tribe/audience to view the new post.

    Each time a guest shares on my blog, I am inspired by both their story and the conversations that come of it.

    I would love to guest post for you. I will connect with you on this.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Just hit me up for a spot Alana. I’ll gladly host your first guest post.

  • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

    I enjoy guest posting and having people guest post for me. Some of my all time most frequented posts are from guest bloggers.

    Plus, it’s a great way to meet new people!

    Thanks for this opportunity…look forward to meeting new people here.
    God bless and have a wonderful weekend.
    Eph 3:20

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      I’m looking forward to seeing a guest post come through from you TC.

      I’m with you on meeting new people through guest posting. It allows you to reach out to an audience that you may never have touched before.

  • Allen P.

    Thank you for sharing your expectations or guidelines for Guest Bloggers. I may have to write a post about mine- though I have a page especially listing them. I receive quite a few requests which have nothing to do with my blog focus. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      You’re welcome Allen. I figured having a post about the guest posting opportunity would be a great way to introduce and invite those in my community to do so. Give it a shot. You’ll be amazed at the response you get.

  • http://www.leadtoimpact.com/ Bernard Haynes

    I want to do more guest posting to expose myself to more and different audiences. I would love the opportunity to guest post on your blog. I need to meet new people and expand my reach.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      If you want to guest post Bernard, just shoot me a message. I’d be glad to have you.

  • http://lukeroland.com/ Luke Roland

    Hi Joe…sounds really cool! I will be working on something to send to you!

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Awesome Luke! I look forward to seeing a post from you soon.

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  • http://www.alexbarker.org/ Alex Barker

    You will be receiving one about how to gain trust from me super soon!

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      I’m looking forward to seeing it Alex!

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  • http://jasonpockrandt.com/ Jason Pockrandt

    Can you tell me how to make the subscribe box that you have at the end of each post?

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      For sure Jason. I use a plugin called Magic Action Box. It allows you to easily create boxes like the subscription box in the sidebar and after posts.

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  • http://www.kennylange.com Kenny

    Are you still accepting guest posts? If so, I’d love to send you one!

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com/ Joseph Lalonde

      Still accepting them! Send one my way.

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  • http://www.healthforlifesystem.com Shawn Nikah

    Hey Joseph! Sent you an email with a potential article. Did you happen to receive it?