Attention parenting niche bloggers and writers! If you find honest talk about parenting refreshing, and have your own tips or story to tell that might help other parents, Lies About Parenting is a site you need to check out. Known for debunking popular parenting advice that doesn’t actually work, Ashley Trexler’s site has recently started accepting (and paying for) submissions. My podcast with Ashley will tell you exactly the type of posts she is looking for (it is specific!), and how to successfully pitch in order to land one of the select weekly spots on Lies About Parenting.
The interview includes
- Why Ashley started Lies About Parenting and what made her start taking submissions
- The qualities that should make your submission fit the unique parenting post format Lies About Parenting looks for
- Why Ashley refers to herself as a bitch when it comes to editing
- Why Lies About Parenting wants your submission to omit the word ‘I’
- The 3 styles of posts you can pitch to Lies About Parenting
- How heavy the reporting component for your submission should be
- An example of a great outline/pitch Ashley recently received
- Response time, rejection, and submission volume
- Payment details!
- The type of promotion you can expect from Lies About Parenting
- What’s next for Lies About Parenting
If you enjoyed this interview, you may want to check out this podcast:
How To Be A Good Parent Through Dedicated “Lazy Parenting” – By Ashley Trexler (on A Fine Parent)
I’m A Lazy Mom And I’m Not Apologizing – By Ashley Trexler (on Scary Mommy)
How We Do It: Live With Less To Reach For More – By Bethany Rosselit
8 Ways To Raise Kids Who Can Cope (even if you can’t) – By Blair Armstrong
8 Ways You Might Be Raising A Bully – By Ashley Trexler
6 Surprising Reasons Your Toddler’s Acting Like An A$$ (and what to do about it) – By Ashley Trexler
What Three-Year Olds Can Teach You About Teamwork (If You Let Them) – By Marisa Donnelly
New York Times Motherlode (UPDATE: The team from the former NYT Motherlode moved to the Well Family section of the New York Times in 2016.)
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