Tips for Guest Posts

We are always looking for people to feature on the blog, so if you have a business to promote; want to share an inspirational story; have a great work-life balance tip; or just want to have a go at blogging, please get in touch on 0800 043 2440 or email cmathers@opsw.co.uk

Here are a few tips to get you started.  Your post can be on any subject – it could be your work-life balance story, a parenting tip, an interview or feature with a business or group that you have used, whatever you like.

Your blog post should be written in everyday language and be easy to read.  Write it in the first person: it’s your story, your opinions, and/or your business.

To encourage people to interact and comment on your post, you might want to add a call to action at the end of the post (for example: “has this post motivated you?”, “what do you think of….?”, find out more about …. on their facebook page).

Please send us some photos to brighten up the blog – if you have a business it could be some of your products, of it might be a photo of yourself and your kids, whatever you feel is relevant.

Tell us a bit about yourself.  This might be included within the post, or as a seperate “bio”, for example “Phillipa is 43 and lives in Taunton with her husband and six children.  After seventeen years of working in retail she has now decided to open her own shop.”

If you don’t know where to start, we can send you some questions for an interview style post, or just to use as inspiration.

When you’ve written your post, read it through and edit it to make it short and sweet and check for any spelling errors.  Is this something you would want to read?  There’s no set length for a blog post, and your can make it as long or short as you like, but we suggest aiming for around 400 words.

If you want us to publish your post at a certain time (for example to tie in with the launch of your website or a special offer) please let us know.

Lastly, remember that this is going to be posted and shared online.  So if you or anyone mentioned in your post wants to remain anonymous – don’t tell us who they are!

We look forward to hearing what you have got to say!

 

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