Rejected! 8 Things To Do With Your Submission If It Gets Turned Down

In Tips & Tricks by Susan Maccarelli | |

Anyone who has been submitting writing for any length of time has most likely gotten a rejection (or just never heard back) from a site they submitted to.  I’ve had plenty!  Don’t get frustrated, the universe is just telling you it belongs somewhere else (or so I tell myself).  Be sure to keep track of where you have submitted things to help you manage what to do with it if you get a rejection or no response. Here are some options for your rejected posts that may end up being even better than your original submission intent! 1.  Publish On Your Own … Read More

Susan’s Recipe For BlogHer Syndication

In Tips & Tricks, Writing Inspiration by Susan Maccarelli | |

Susan's Recipe For BlogHer Syndication - I am going to share the first recipe I have ever shared online. Nope, I'm not a food blogger (lucky for you). I'm sharing my personal recipe for how to get syndicated on BlogHer. Yep, that's when they pay you!

**NOTE – since this post was published, SheKnows Media acquired BlogHer, and the BlogHer platform discussed in this post has now been become the SheKnows Community. Get started with the SheKnows Community HERE, or learn more about how it works HERE.** Let me introduce myself.  If you don’t know me, I run Beyond Your Blog, and although I often say ‘We’ in social media and blog pages, it’s really just little old me running things here at BYB central.  Technically, I feel I can say ‘we’ because after enough whining, begging and tears (if need be), my tech-savvy, yet blog-weary husband … Read More

How BlogHer Took My Fizzled Out Post To 21,000+ Views

In Tips & Tricks, Writing Inspiration by Susan Maccarelli | |

How BlogHer Took My Fizzled Out Post To 21000 Views - As I am writing this, my post is the most popular on BlogHer.com. This is a post that had barely ignited, and then fizzled on my own site, but was featured by BlogHer and took on a life of its own. This is definitely a testament to the power of BlogHer.

**NOTE – since this post was published, SheKnows Media acquired BlogHer, and the BlogHer platform discussed in this post has now been become the SheKnows Community. Get started with the SheKnows Community HERE, or learn more about how it works HERE.** As I am writing this, my post is the most popular on BlogHer.com.  This is a post that had barely ignited, and then fizzled on my own site, but was featured by BlogHer and took on a life of its own.  This is definitely a testament to the power of BlogHer. It drives me nuts when people share stories about … Read More

Guest Posting: Tips FOR Newbies FROM A Newbie

In Tips & Tricks by Tina Marie Ernspiker | |

Guest Posting Tips For Newbies From A Newbie - Guest Post From Tina Marie Ernspiker

Tina Marie Ernspiker is a self-proclaimed blogging newbie, who has been blogging since October 2013, and who just recently got serious about promoting her blog, Los Gringos Locos.  Tina proactively found a blog that accepted her first guest post, and is sharing her story via 4 tips that are helping to build her future guest posting strategy. TIP #1  Write an honest post and give it everything you’ve got! Put your heart on the line. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I submitted my first guest post to Nanahood, six weeks ago and was really happy with how it was … Read More

5 Tips For Writing A Traffic-Inducing Teaser Post

In Tips & Tricks by Susan Maccarelli | |

5 Tips For Writing A Traffic-Inducing Teaser Post - A teaser post is a post on your blog, that redirects the reader to another site. The idea is that when you have your work featured on another site, you can write a short post on your own blog to send readers to the place where your work has been featured.

What is a teaser post and why would I want to write one? A teaser post is a post on your blog, that redirects the reader to another site.  The idea is that when you have your work featured on another site, you can write a short post on your own blog to send readers to the place where your work has been featured. It’s a great idea for a couple of reasons.  It gives you a little bit of new content for your site as well as a way to announce to your readers that you have been featured (mild … Read More

Anthology and Submission Tips With Stephanie Sprenger of Mommy, For Real

In Writing Inspiration by Susan Maccarelli | |

Today we’re talking to Stephanie Sprenger, who blogs at Mommy, For Real.  Stephanie is a writer, and mother of two, blogging about the highs and lows as she navigates the great identity crisis of motherhood.  Stephanie is also a music therapist who works music into her blog through her ParentZ Bop parody series, the co-founder (along with Jessica Smock) of The HerStories Project, and a Listen To Your Mother alum.  You can find Stephanie’s writing on such coveted sites as The Huffington Post, Mamapedia, BlogHer, and Mamalode.  She shares how she has taken her writing beyond her blog. Some of the resource links listed are products sold … Read More

Why Should I Submit My Writing To Other Websites? – 20 Benefits You May Not Have Thought Of

In Tips & Tricks by Susan Maccarelli | |

Why Submit Writing To Other Websites - When I first started submitting my writing to other websites to be featured, my goal was mainly just feeding my own ego and gaining bragging rights. While I still contend that these are perfectly good reasons to do it, I learned along the way that there are a lot of other benefits to submitting writing for publication on other websites.

When I first started submitting my writing to other websites to be featured, my goal was mainly just feeding my own ego and gaining bragging rights.  While I still contend that these are perfectly good reasons to do it, I learned along the way that there are a lot of other benefits to submitting writing for publication on other websites. While not all benefits apply to all submissions, if you submit often enough, you will start to experience most of these and can start selecting your sites based on which ones provide the benefits that are most important to you. Feed Your Ego … Read More

Interview With Mary Widdicks of Outmanned

In Writing Inspiration by Susan Maccarelli | |

Published on Great Sites, Anthology Acceptances, & Freshly Pressed 3 Times - Interview With Mary Widdicks of Outmanned

Beyond Your Blog’s blogger interviews focus on contributors who have had their work published on the sites you aspire to be on yourself. Today we’re talking to Mary Widdicks, who blogs at Outmanned, and who has been published in a ton of awesome sites in just a short time since she started her blog.  Mary’s work is being featured in two upcoming anthologies, she has been featured on Scary Mommy, Mamapedia, Blunt Moms, In The Powder Room and many more sites, has won a BlogHer VOTY, AND has social media followings in the thousands — all in less than a year since she … Read More

Interview with Bonbon Break Contributor Amanda Rueter (Dirt & Boogers)

In Writing Inspiration by Susan Maccarelli | |

We are kicking off our series by talking to Amanda Rueter who blogs at Dirt & Boogers, and who has had both existing and original work published on Bonbon Break, an ‘online magazine for the modern mom‘.

Amanda Rueter blogs at Dirt & Boogers, and has had both existing and original work published on Bonbon Break, an ‘online magazine for the modern mom‘. Beyond Your Blog:  Can you give us the elevator pitch for your blog, for those who may not be familiar with Dirt & Boogers? Amanda Rueter: It’s mainly a blog about parenting, and embracing the good and bad of parenthood.  I also talks a lot about parenting tips with some play activities thrown in as well. BYB:  How long have you been blogging? AR:  I’ve been blogging for two and a half years, and have … Read More

Do You Follow These 7 Rules of Etiquette When Submitting Your Writing?

In Tips & Tricks by Susan Maccarelli | |

Do You Follow These 7 Rules Of Etiquette When Submitting Your Writing

Submitting your writing for consideration on websites is not usually a high interaction activity, however, it still calls for a certain etiquette.  While not always necessary in getting your writing accepted, blog submission etiquette goes a long way with editors, and could definitely earn you some brownie points with certain publications! I have found that following these 7 simple rules has helped me keep my elbows off the table when submitting my work and even earned me a gold star a few times. #1 Leave Your Mark You should be visiting the site(s) you are most interested in frequently.  This helps … Read More