Update: I am currently not accepting guest posts. The following information will be relevant in the future, if and when I am able to give more time and attention to adding new content to this website.
Would you like to contribute an article to Reasons for God?
I would love to work with you to make that happen!
Every Friday I feature the best content I have found online (the great posts of the week series). A guest post is just a more prominent way for me to feature the excellent work that others are doing. This website is built on my passion to resolve people’s doubts, guide them to find a meaningful purpose in life, and encourage them to serve their neighbors.
If you are aligned with this vision, then I’m interested in giving your website, blog, book, or product more visibility. This website isn’t about me, it is about strengthening people’s lives and serving others. From my perspective, a guest post can turn out to be a win-win-win-win: my audience learns something new and interesting, you get further exposure, this website hosts more great content, and the world is a better place. If God has given you a gift to encourage and challenge others through your writing, it would be an honor to partner with you through a guest post.
To save you time and energy, here are the basic expectations I have in mind for a successful guest post: the post is relevant, useful to the readers here, and usable at the website.
The Post Is Relevant.
- It resolves a doubt (you could connect with someone who wants to know God or graciously critique atheism),
- Guides someone to determine their God-given purpose in life (perhaps through the integration of faith and work),
- Encourages the reader to serve their neighbor, or
- Reviews a book related to one of those three goals.
The Post Is Useful to the Reader.
- A delight to read
- Insightful, creative, and interesting
- Each point is accompanied by a great example (To get an idea of what I’ve already published, you could read Sarah Abbey’s guest post on ‘Deception is Reality’).
- Scannable (written with subheadings, bullet lists, etc.)
- Obviously edited
- Ends powerfully (discussion question, call to action, etc.)
The Post is Usable.
- Acknowledge that the work is original to you,
- Let me know that Reasons for God has the exclusive right to publish the article (we can discuss syndication options as well),
- Make sure all links are properly formatted and work,
- Aim for a word count in the range of 1,000-3,000 words, and
- Provide a byline that that tells the reader who you are and what you do. This is a natural place to promote your website or book.
My goal is to respond to guest post submissions within a week. Hopefully your post will be so good that I can’t wait to publish it. But if in my sole judgment it doesn’t meet the above criteria, I will do my best to let you gently know this within seven business days. If I have the time, I will try to explain why I made that decision. If the post needs a few minor edits, I will send those back to you and we will work together to find a mutually agreeable final format for your post.
I know guest blogging takes hard work, time, and energy, so I’m committed to strongly promoting your guest post in every way I can: through my mailing list, the Reasons for God Facebook group, on Twitter, and in other appropriate channels.
Hey, thank you for reading this!
I am really looking forward to reading your guest post ideas. Why? Because I’m eager to see how your contribution will provide a real service to my readers and make their lives better. If we do that together, I’m sure that you will benefit too.