This is a page for writers. If you want to write for us, please follow these guidelines. If you want to know some good reasons to write for us please check out our write for Technology Bloggers page.
- We only accept high quality content, we must see evidence that significant effort has been put into producing an article for us to consider it – if you give us your time, we will give you ours
- Your content must be of a reasonable length – 300 to 1,500 words (exceptions may be made)
- All posts should conform to the blog’s general formatting standards. Fragmented posts, which don’t look like something an established writer would have written are unacceptable e.g. inappropriate use of: bright colours, large text, bold/italic type, bullet points, carriage returns etc.
- ‘Advert‘ articles will not be accepted. Your content must add value to the blog, and be useful to someone – just a simple plug for your own site or product will not be accepted, we must feel that your post contains genuine intention
Originality and Reposting
- Your content must be original, don’t go stealing it from elsewhere, and don’t repost stuff from your own blog or website! Quoting is accepted (and encouraged) in moderation. Please note we do extensive checks on all content
- You can repost an article on your own site 96 hours after it has been published on Technology Bloggers, as long as it has a dofollow link to the original article
Spelling and Grammar
- All posts must be written in good English, we are a ‘universal’ (world wide) blog but we would prefer it if you could write in UK English, although other variations will be tolerated
- Feel free to include relevant images, however don’t feel pressured to do so – if you can’t find a relevant one, an editor will
- Articles must relate to technology, blogging, social networking, business, SEO, media, science or another topic which can be found on our sidebar
Impartiality and Offence
- Writers should aim to write impartial posts. For example in a product review post, the products strengths and weaknesses should be stated, regardless of the authors stance, to enable readers to make their own (well informed) opinion
- Writers can however (and are encouraged to) express their opinion and draw conclusions like: ‘overall I don’t really like the product, because despite it’s functionality, it is a novelty good, priced too highly’
- Don’t use and bad language, even ‘soft’ swearwords are not acceptable
- No content that could offend anyone will be published!
- In order to make sure that the content you publish is factual and reliable, please make sure you check the reliability of your sources. To judge a source to be reliable, you should ensure that the information it quotes can be found on three other websites, one of which is a reputable/authoritative site. Reputable sites include government websites and major news sites, like the BBC
- To write outstanding articles, make sure that your articles also meet our author guidelines – this should get them live quicker too
Apart from that, happy writing!
A Note About Your Bio
On your profile page in the WordPress dashboard, you will see a box labelled ‘Biographical Info‘. In this box you should put a brief summary about yourself. What do you do, what do you write about, what are your hobbies, what role do you play/hope to play in the blog, etc.
You can include HTML in your bio, and up to three external URL’s. Try to make sure that your bio is somewhere between 20 and 60 words, although we probably won’t mind if it’s 18 or 62
Your bio box is an area to show of who you are. Your profile will appear on your profile page and at the bottom of every article you write. The admin team will also give you a profile on the our writers page.
You might want to check out some of our current writers profiles to for some inspiration – visit the page and click on one of the links to a profile
Please note: Do not add a bio to the end of your articles, add it instead via your profile page.
We encourage all writers to claim authorship of their posts, by linking to their Google+ profile. You can do this by adding your Google+ name and URL to your WordPress profile, just login and head over to the ‘Your Profile’ page, there you will find all the instructions you need. All you need to do then is link back to Technology Bloggers from your Google+ profile to complete the authorship link.
We are a community blog and therefore strongly encourage writers to reply to comments (they feel would be improved by a reply) on their articles. Replying to comments helps to widen a writers and the blogs reader base, and also encourages the development of a strong community, both on the blog and across the web.
Please note: The admin team reserve the right to edit/modify your content before publishing, and once content goes live the admin team hold the rights to the content.