Which Site Should I Submit My Writing To? 7 Tips To Help You Decide

7 Suggestions To Help Determine Which Sites To Submit Your Writing To

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The question of “Which site(s) should I submit my writing to?” can be especially tricky when you first start submitting writing.  Even veteran bloggers can sometimes use help in this department.  Here are  a few things you can try when you’re stuck. 1.  Sites You Like This might be pretty obvious, but think about the sites you like.  What sites to you visit daily?  What sites do you love to spend time on?  Where are you sharing and pinning posts from?  In a lot of cases, these might be sites that contain content on topics similar to what you blog about. … Read More

Bloggers Share The Sites They Want To Be Published On - Here from bloggers about the sites they most aspire to be on

Most Wanted: Bloggers Share The Sites They Most Want To Be Featured On

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Do you ever wonder if the sites at the top of your list to be published on are the same as other bloggers?  Do you wonder if there are sites you don’t even know about that SHOULD be at the top of your list?  Are you just curious if other bloggers aim to be published on the sites you have been featured on? I recently posted asked several groups of bloggers what sites they most wanted to be featured on, and got some great responses! Alexandra blogs at Good Day Regular People, a blog is made up of posts from Alexandra; … Read More

5 Sites That Pay For Posts - Websites and Publications That Pay Writers For Accepted Submissions

5 Sites That Pay For Posts

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Although there are lots of great non-monetary benefits that come from having your writing featured on your favorite sites, very few of us would turn down cash as compensation for providing a stellar written piece. Luckily, there are quite a few sites who feel the same (and still more who are working toward being able to pay contributors soon!).   For an extensive list of paid writing opportunities, visit our DIRECTORY. 1.  Mamalode A parenting magazine that focuses on a different theme each month.  Mamalode is “filled with stories, poems, playlists, slideshows, reviews and great people.“ PAYMENT – Mamalode tracks unique views for … Read More

21 Writing Submission Tips From 21 Beyond Your Blog Posts

21 Writing Submission Tips from 21 Beyond Your Blog Posts

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We are hitting the 21 post mark this week at Beyond Your Blog.  In honor of making it this far (baby steps), I’m sharing 21 tips for submitting your writing in case you missed some of our posts, or are joining us already in progress.  I looked back at all of my posts and pulled out some of my favorite tips. 1.  Make sure your content is a GOOD FIT in tone, style and subject matter, for the specific site you are submitting to.  Don’t force it, no matter how much you want to.  It won’t end well. 2.  DON’T SUBMIT COLD.  … Read More

Beyond Your Bloggers NEW Facebook Group

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Like many bloggers, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. When it comes to getting updates from the pages I want to see, I use notifications, interest lists, and lots of scrolling through my newsfeed, but I still miss things. Personally, I’ve found that I interact and get the most useful information from Facebook through the groups I’m a part of. I turn on notifications and get an email every time a new thread is posted to the group, and can be sure I’m not missing anything.  Since Beyond Your Blog posts lots of opportunities on social media for bloggers … Read More

8 Practical Tips For Getting Huffpost To Give You The Time Of Day

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If you read How I Got On Huffington Post: 5 Bloggers Tell All, you learned first hand how some HuffPost bloggers got their start on the often difficult-to-penetrate site.  Some of those methods involved a little bit of luck, so we’re sharing 8 practical tips to help you devise a strategy, if The Huffington Post is a blogging goal for you. 1.  The Blog Pitch Form The most typical way to pitch HuffPost is to use their form.  Although many bloggers claim that it’s a black hole, many people have also used the form, and had a very quick response/acceptance.  It doesn’t … Read More

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

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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 - 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!

Susan’s Recipe For BlogHer Syndication

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**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 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.

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

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**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 - Guest Post From Tina Marie Ernspiker

Guest Posting: Tips FOR Newbies FROM A Newbie

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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