Guest Blogging Guidelines
Interested in submitting an article to OTR? We’re always looking for quality posts and would be happy to consider yours. Check out the guidelines below and contact us if you have any questions.
«Guest Article Components»
Articles should be related to organizing, time management, productivity, hoarding, clutter, life hacks, shortcuts, and similar topics. However, some off-topic pitches will be considered. Contact us to find out if we’ll consider your idea. It’s also helpful if you submit links to your previous guest posts or other writing samples before sending in your submission.
Post Title, Content, & Word Count
Your content must be original and cannot shared with other sites, including your own. *See the Disclaimer section below. Articles must have a title and should be 500-600 words in length. If your article is more than 600 words, we may choose to shorten your article or create a series (i.e., multi-part post).
Please submit following information for the About The Author section:
1. Headshot *Please send your photo as an image URL or attachment (do not embed)
2. Brief bio, including your title (e.g., Professional Organizer, Engineer, Blogger, Photographer, Speaker, etc.)
3. Links (e.g., website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
4. Other contact info (e.g., e-mail address or phone number)
Articles are scheduled based on openings on the OTR editorial calendar. Dates are subject to change. When you are given a posting date, you must submit all content at least 1 week before that date, though 2 weeks is preferred.
Alternatively, you can send a post at any time and, if we decide to use it, we’ll let you know when it will be published. Note: we’ll tell you if we are unable to use your article.
What You Should Do
• You are encouraged to write an article on your own blog linking back to your OTR article. Be sure to only include snippets and not the entire article.
• You will receive a link to share on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and any other social media sites with which you have accounts.
• You may also include this link and your teaser article in your e-mail marketing campaigns (e.g., Constant Contact) and post on your website’s “articles,” “media,” or “in the news” section.
• You will need to reply to comments you receive about your article on OTR. Please subscribe to comments so that you’ll be automatically notified when you get feedback on your post.
What We Will Do
• OTR will publicize your article via Twitter and Facebook on the date it is published. It will also be publicized randomly throughout the year.
• The reach (or popularity) of the article will be monitored using bit.ly.
• Articles will not be published if they contain inappropriate language or if they are deemed to be harmful, unethical, plagiarized, a poor fit for the readers of the blog, or otherwise objectionable. Read more about mistakes to avoid.
• Articles will be edited for grammar and clarity, and we reserve the right to make changes to the content and title. That said, your message will be conveyed as you intend it. It is important to us that your voice comes through your post (and not that of the blog owner).
• Articles published on Organize to Revitalize! are the property of the blog and blog owner. Portions of articles may be reprinted only if credit is given to the blog and author. Entire articles may not be used.
• If you wish to regularly contribute relevant articles and commentary to OTR, tell us. If we decide to continue working with you, the guidelines will be the same as noted above, and your work will need to be added to the editorial calendar at least two weeks in advance. Note: Your guest article will serve as your writing sample.