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In the interest of building a community and gaining engagement rather than just posting what I want to talk about, I have decided to change the way this site operates.
While I will still be posting as normal, I have created the option for user submitted posts.
I have some requirements which you can find below, but basically to use the form below you just have to be a registered and logged in user.
If this becomes popular, I am open to the idea of rewarding authors in some way. Feel free to use the Contact Dave page if you have any ideas.
Please submit to the closest relevant category. if your post relates to more than one category, I will notice and place in multiple spots.
You will also need to upload at least one image. The image should be at least 200×200 pixels in size and you should have the rights to post it.
As I say in my guidelines below, I love ideas and am very open to just about any DIY, Self Sufficiency, Prepper, or self defense related article. If you like this site then you should have an idea about what fits on it. I would particularly love if you added a relevant video – its simple to do that, just copy and past the URL from a site like YouTube or Daily Motion and the site will automatically add it.
Thanks for reading this and I welcome you to consider submitting a Guest Post with your ideas, knowledge, and projects here. Together we can really make this a better source of community preparedness information.
Submit a Post Here, But Read the Guide Below
I want your participation, but I do have guidelines:
- I love ideas, my ADHD brain is swimming in ideas, but talk is cheap, please post things you have DONE rather than THOUGHT about. I would rather have post about a failed experiment than a submission from the good idea fairy… If it failed at least we can learn from the mistake and either fix it, or stay away from it thus saving resources.
- Submission of your guest post does not guarantee publication. Your submission will be reviewed and if it will benefit prepping community, it is likely to be published.
- Use of bullets, lists and short paragraphs is highly encouraged as it makes reading much easier.
- Please make a concerted effort to use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. I am not a grammar Nazi (I have been criticized for my colloquial writing style myself), but please no text speak. I want the post 2b readable 2ne1…
- Make sure any links in your post are relevant and valid.
- I love resources, and links to your blog or site are great if they are relevant… Make sure they are relevant.
- If you’re doing a gear or book review that’s great, but if you’re paid disclose that. Do not submit an ad disguised as a review.
I hate to be a jerk, but if you email me and tell me you love my website and read it all the time, please don’t then ask if I accept guest posts and wonder what my preference is… If you are a avid reader then you should have found this “Write for Dave’s Homestead” page.
I don’t mind if you haven’t ever seen this blog before, stumbled on it, and want to post something. Please don’t act like you read it if you haven’t. Lying is disrespectful. If you will lie about something so simple then I how can I trust anything you say. In prepping, credibility is vital.
Do not send a Query email, submit the post directly.
If you have something to say, and it meets the guidelines above, no need to ask, just submit it. I most likely will publish it. A paragraph or two that reads like an advertisement, or worse yet, reads like a computer wrote it for a search engine is not useful to either my readers or myself and won’t be published.
I have been receiving a rash of guest post query emails for things that obviously don’t fit the site. I am very open to new things, but the way the emails are written I feel that it may be robotic – (either computer or human).
I will read it and contact you if there are problems or in the event I feel it is advertising and not a true guest post.
In the SEO world of today, most guest posts I receive have negative consequences on my search engine optimization. Worse, they tend toward fluff pieces that are next to useless for my readers.