Guest post guidelines

If you’re an excellent writer and have a story about your experience of Portugal you’d like to share, I’m open to guest post proposals.

I just want to make sure you’re on the right page so before we go any further, I’ve got a few questions for you:

1. Have you actually been to Portugal? Your post needs to be based on your personal experience, not a rehash of information from the internet.

2. Are you trying to promote a profit-making company? If so, you should read the guidelines for sponsored posts.

3. Would you rather be interviewed about your experience of Portugal?

What to write

I’m happy to work with fellow bloggers by publishing well-written, informative posts that my readers will enjoy and appreciate. Your story should add value to their experience of Portugal and this blog so it needs to be properly fact-checked and up to date.

You could spotlight a particular destination, attraction, activity, cultural event or tradition. My readers are interested in the less common aspects of Portugal rather than bog standard tourist traps. Portuguese food and drink is also a popular topic.

Requirements

As a guide, you should aim for around 500 words, although I’ll consider anything from 300 to 1000 words if it’s relevant and interesting.

Try to include at least two images, especially for longer articles, and make sure they are properly attributed and not breaching copyright. You can attach them to your email and I’ll adjust them for the post.

Guest posts must be original material and not have been published anywhere else before they appear on Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal.

Editing

If minor editing is necessary, I will do this before publishing the post but if it needs major work, I’ll let you know and it will be up to you to make the changes. I reserve the right to reject posts if I consider them to be inappropriate for Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal.

Promotion

You can include an author bio of  2-4 sentences with a link back to your blog and your twitter handle / Facebook page at the end of your post.

When your post is published on this blog, you should link to it from your own blog and use your social media network to promote the post. I will push it through my own Facebook, Google +, Twitter and LinkedIn connections.

Pitching ideas

If you have a story you think would work well on this blog, send an email with an outline of your idea to julie@juliedawnfox.com

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