Guidelines and Suggestions for Contributions
Thanks for your interest in writing for WiseWolf Talking. I would really welcome fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to Leadership, Management, Change and Career Development.
To help you with your writing, to increase the chances of our being able to use your post and to help us get your post ready for publishing, I’ve put together a few guidelines and suggestions for you below.
It will help if you can make sure your submission,
- Conveys an upbeat and positive approach
- Includes all the information needed, for example, links, images,etc.
- Infringes no copyright laws, either in terms of text or images
Anything likely to interest to leaders and managers, as well as those wishing to develop their careers and job seekers is welcome. The emphasis should be on developing skills and career development.
Some guest posters may worry about the voice or style to write in. Ultimately this is up to you. I would encourage you to bring your own voice to your item.
Formatting and markup
Feel free to submit your content in Word or plain text format.
It would be great if you could follow these points in preparing your post
- Please don’t use bold fonts over-frequently in your post’s prose.
- Links: if you want to use hypertext to include a link in your submission in Word by all means do so. Otherwise, include the URL (www.name.com) in brackets within the prose, immediately after the text you’d like to use as the link text.
Please do include everything you want to have included with your post in your submission clearly highlighted. Don’t assume we’ll know what information you want, and where: tell us clearly please.
A note on links to your own blog etc!
If it’s relevant to the topic you’re writing about, you’re welcome to link back to your blog or website within the post. Keep in mind that relevancy is very important. If I feel your post includes too many links back to your own blog, I may remove them, or reject the post. I don’t mind promoting you, but subtlety often works best. A high-quality, helpful post will get people checking out who you are more effectively than will lots of links back to your blog.
Images add personality, break up content and grab attention. Experience has shown that posts with at least one good image usually gain more attention than posts that lack images.
A few suggestions for images:
- Images can be of any size, but the maximum width is 540 pixels please.
- It’s up to you to ensure that the images you submit are able to be reused in terms of copyright.
Please submit images as separate files with your email, Please don’t submit images by pasting them into your text!
Your post should be as long as you need it to be in order to convey your message. If you are looking for a guide go for something between 300 to 500 words. But I am happy to publish posts that vary greatly in length.
All posts may be edited. Don’t be offended by this — I’m just trying to make every post we publish is as successful as possible. If I do feel I need to edit, I’ll send a post back to you with suggested additions, omissions, or changes.
If you work hard to give me great content, please let me help you. I want to highlight you, your blog, or any product or service that you have to offer. This will largely be done in your byline. Bylines should be a sentence or two explaining who you are and what you do. Feel free to include up to two links in it. And it is great if you can provide a photo of you to go with the byline.
Your byline will appear at the bottom of your post. But I’ll also write a short introductory sentence that will include your main link – this will appear at the top of the post.
If you would like to publish anonymously please contact me first before submitting!
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to contact me with your post, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for your interest in WiseWolf Talking. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.