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Guest Posting Guidelines

Marsha Ingrao in front of Woodlake Valley Cultural Museum

A retired teacher, I’ve been blogging and writing since 2012. I’d like to help you get started, too.

Why Write a Guest Post?

Hi, I’m Marsha Ingrao, Editor-in-Chief of Always Write, a blog for hobby bloggers like myself who want to connect. Are you a new blogger and want to start with a guest post? I’d like to hear from you. Are you an experienced blogger looking to branch into professional blogging. Get started here.

Infographics – easy to make, organize your post


To save you some time, I do not currently charge or pay for submissions. I offer you a potential place to get published. As a teacher, I can give you writing tips, if you ask for them. Right now, my advice is free.

Potential Topics

Congratulations, you have decided to write a guest post for Always Write, helping hobby bloggers navigate the blogosphere. 

  • Your hobby or mine
  • Blogging obstacles and tips 
  • Photography/video obstacles and tips 
  • Podcasting obstacles and tips 
  • Writing tips (any genre but tell what genre it is)
  • Book reviews
picture of Bitmoji Marsha reading a book
Bitmoji Marsha created using Canva

General Guidelines

  • Write useful content. You can write about your hobby but ask: “How can other bloggers, writers or photographers benefit from this?”
  • Include links to two Always Write posts.
  • Zero errors – grammar, spelling, typing
  • Zero political statements, rants, complaining
  • Zero product pitches, affiliate links
  • Include original or legitimate pictures. Canva and other sites offer the use of free photos and are a great tool for creating infographics
  • Quotes – include links in your content area.
  • Within the copy, you may link to a post on your blog or one of yours that has been published on another blog.
  • Use personal examples and anecdotes to clarify your points.
  • Offer content that has not been published before.
  • Protect yourself with a post that does not violate any copyright laws.
  • Your post should include at least a 50 to 100-word biography at the end with a picture.
  • Include your social media and blog URLs.
  • If your post does not follow the guidelines, you will not receive a response from me.

Initial Contact

Please send an email to Marsha Ingrao alwayswrite01@gmail.com, Subject line – GUEST POST.

Briefly, introduce yourself. 

Include a list of potential titles. For help, use the headline analyzer.

Be specific if you say you’ve looked at Always Write

Build your reputation as a blogger.

Publication Process

  • After I’ve accepted your post proposal, create your edited post as a Google Doc. If you’ve never used Google Docs click for easy instructions. Don’t forget to give Always Write editing power.
  • If your post includes images, send them to me as attachments, indicating where in the text they should be located. (1 picture/100 words recommended.)
  • Email to  alwayswrite01@gmail.com
  • I may recommend or make changes to your post. 
  • I may reject your post. 
  • I will let you know when the post will be published.

After Publication

  • Be ready to respond to comments on Always Write.
  • Publish the post link on your social media.
  • Always Write retains the copyright of all material published on Always Write. You may not republish the post elsewhere. 
  • You may publish a link to the article published on Always Write on your blog or in other articles you write.

Thanks again for your interest in guest posting. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Marsha Ingrao in front of Woodlake Valley Cultural Museum
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4 responses to “Guest Posting Guidelines”

  1. Bawse🖤 Avatar

    It would be great if you could check out my blog http://www.stangelspeaks.wordpress.com 🖤

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Very interesting poetry, Lady V. Submit me your ides for a post, though. Just the poetry would not be enough. You could include background behind a poem, talk about the style, the history of the style, different styles of poetry with samples of each, just as a few suggestions.


      1. Bawse🖤 Avatar

        But won’t it go a lil too theoretical. But yes, thank you so much for your support and your reply. I sure will add a background of the poem and the style too from my next post. Thank you so much❤️ please do follow and please do specify what type of post you would like for the promotion

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Take a look at the guidelines and sent me some suggestions.


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