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
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
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
We’ve come up with a quick submission checklist for those of you out there hesitating about submitting your writing to those big scary sites (that really are not so scary at all), because you are not sure how it works or what to do. It’s easy, I promise. Once you have a site in mind to submit to and a piece to submit, start checking off these to-do’s and let us know when you get accepted (or rinse and repeat if it doesn’t go your way).