The people who write for this Blog are the future pillars of the genealogy community. If you operate your own online business, or you’re an ambitious digital publisher, you have your own blog, you’re what we’re looking for.
In other words, we’re looking for contributors who are constantly seeking out new ways to market their business online, but also happen to love teaching like-minded folks.
What our Blog is About
We like to keep things simple. That’s why we limit our content to these topic areas:
In addition to your tips and advice, we encourage you to share your personal anecdotes, experiences, and stories. We are looking for fresh content that engages and relates to the genealogy community.
We’re Well Written
Our desired content level is anywhere from Beginner to Intermediate. Perhaps the best word is “approachable.” Focus on keeping your content entertaining, informative, and succinct.
We encourage you to break down complex ideas, give step-by-step instructions, and tell stories that help illustrate your ideas. Be interesting.
We Are Quality
Our target word count is exactly how many words it takes to get your point across in a blog post — no more, no less. We are looking for posts that give value to our readers. Share what you know, cover new ground, tell readers what you have discovered… and please run spell check.
When it comes to your writing style, remember to keep it conversational. Break down your ideas into jargon-free, easy-to-read sentences that any beginner level reader can engage with. Remember that this is a blog, so the readers will appreciate your content more, if they can understand what you are trying to convey.
What’s in it for YOU?
The blog is a great place to build your personal brand. In fact, it’s all about you — each day, we’re telling the story of this community, which both our readers and contributors are a part of.
As a contributor, we want to help you tell your story. We’ll provide you with an opportunity to link back to your site in each article and our social team will make you feel like a online marketing celebrity.
However, we do require helpful, informative content… not sales copy. We want to sell YOU, the genealogist and family historian… not your products and services, but your links can be pointed towards them.
Submit written copy by e-mail in Word or RTF format.
Copy should be single-spaced and left justified.
Do not indent the first line of paragraphs.
There should be one line space between paragraphs and only one word space after periods.
Diagrams, charts, and graphs must be .jpg or .gif files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Legal Ownership and Copyright
Articles written by contributors and published by Family-Genealogy become joint property of the two parties and are copyrighted by us for print, electronic, web and other publication media.
Guest Blogger Submission Flow
All content will get one last check through by our managing editor to check for grammar, punctuation, etc. If there are any issues that need to be resolved, we’ll contact you via email. Think you have the chops to become a guest contributor?
Email us directly: support[at]family-genealogy[dot]com