Guest Post Invitation & Rules

Wanna write a guest post?

Added II Most of this post pertains to text generation. Text not your thing? A single photo would be awesome.

As I mention below, my only requirement is a photo of something vaguely horse-shaped: sign, statue [Driftwood], live horse, horse farm [Hipico Del Mar], whatever.

Bonus points for a panorama shot of the location. [Horses of NYC 2015] Many, most, almost all of my travel posts are guest posts and a majority of those are photos. [Vicarious Travel]

Want to write something as well/instead? Terrific, keep reading.
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Recently, I have asked a few people if they would be interested in expounding a particular subject into a guest post. I hereby open the invite. Below is the result of my emails on the subject.

Added Horses not your thing?: How about a local equestrian statue [Hudson Valley Horses]. Or horses on signs [Horses in Boston]. Or, that one time you rode at a fair and why you will never ride again. Or why you think riding is a waste of time; respectful discussion invited on all topics, but expect pushback in the comments if you go controversial. Or the equestrian look in mainstream fashion. Or horses in movies, music, books. Or … we’ll think of something.

Content
Probably best if the subject is horses, or at least equine-adjacent. This is a wide umbrella and I’m comfortable shoving a lot of things under it.

Let’s agree on a subject before you start. If it’s something I can’t wedge in, I don’t want to waste your time.

Deadline
Up to you. I tend to run guest posts on Mondays. I read somewhere that was a high traffic day. Otherwise, whenever you get to it. The blog is daily & I have no plans on stopping any time soon.

Update: Haven’t noticed any spike in stats for Mondays. Guest posts now run on whatever day is relevant to the content. Deadline still whenever.

Length
Also up to you. One on showing a model horse was over 1600 words [All Hail Augustus Invictus, A Guest Post]. One on book plates was about 1000 [Guest Post: Amy Kilkenny on Equine Bookplates].

We can always split it over several days. Short is okay too. It’s all about mixing in new ideas and different voices. (And yes, not having to do the typing myself.) If you’d like more examples, search “guest post” on the sidebar.

Important details
… hmm … can’t think of any. It’s not a huge blog, so I can’t promise huge exposure, but I do have some nice people who read it. Similarly, I don’t pay, so it would have to be for giggles.

Style
Up to you. Formal essay. Avant garde stream of consciousness. Whatever. If you want to send me a draft, we can bounce it back and forth a few times, or you can send me the text and tell me No Word Shall Be Touched.

I’m not big on profanity, unless it’s done well. Usually it’s just laziness. I’m not big on negativity either. Back when I did book reviews, if I hated a book, I would pass over it rather than pan it. That said, there are many, many ways to get one’s point across without being mean.

I bet that’s no help at all.

Images
Your own or with photographer’s permission.

People
If you mention other people, get their okay first. People can be weird.

For Authors
Very interested in helping promote your book, particularly if you would care to share a behind the scenes look at the writing thereof [Amber Heintzberger, co-author of Modern Eventing, on Babies & Books].

Right of Refusal
You will have total control over the text. I won’t make any changes without discussion. OTOH, I reserve the right to nix the whole idea if – for whatever bizarre reason – we can’t come to an agreement. As do you. Standard practice.

Whatcha got?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Blogging, Horses, Writing

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