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Contributing Writers Guidelines
Standard Disclaimer:Any project which requires the use of tools carries the potential for injury. Use caution and your safety gear, this site won't be liable!
Yes, I accept guest articles at all my sites (the links to the other sites are in my signature below). The writers guidelines are fairly standard:
- Only unique, never published before content.
- Wordcount of 500 to 1000 words (a bit longer if the topic demands it for comprehensive treatment). Articles longer than that should be broken up into 2 pieces.
- Up to 2 text links (no longer than 3 anchor words in length each) in the body of the article. You may link to your own sites or sites you are writing for but no affiliate ads.
- A short author bio is optional but encouraged. I need at least a full name for the byline though.
- A relevant photo which you have the publishing rights to is also optional but encouraged. Always provide owner or photographer credits as I put this in the alt tag. We do not plagiarize.
- No fluff pieces or content that has been overdone on the web. We are always looking for interesting approaches that engage the reader and provide real value.
- References are important. If you are an expert, thats fine, list your credentials in your bio, but if you researched facts like statistics, say, According to blah.gov, 5% of widgets are defective., or something along those lines. Please do not reference Wikipedia!
- DIY projects are inherently dangerous due to ladders, power tools, flying detritus, poorly-aimed hammers, etc. All how-to articles should promote safety, first and foremost.
Note that I do edit each article carefully as I format it. Specifically, I correct grammar, change details for site consistency (like adding the Oxford comma where needed), and sometimes add more detail to give the article more substance (for Google Juice). But, I dont change the concept/slant/opinion of the piece.
Before submitting, check the site to be sure you are not duplicating another article. Again, thanks for your interest; I am looking forward to seeing your content!