Ever read something here at Marketing Pilgrim and said “I could write something like that. In fact, I could write it better!” Ok, so you are like a vast majority of our readers :-).
To help more people have a voice and place to put these great ideas, we are rolling up the doors on the Marketing Pilgrim Writer’s Garage. Since the tech space is full of stories about how businesses got started in a garage we figured why not let aspiring (or established) bloggers have the same opportunity.
What is the Marketing Pilgrim Writers’ Garage exactly?
It’s a place where anyone can submit a post to us here at MP. We have a ‘garage’ set up where we will house these posts (after we have approved them for content etc) and when one catches our fancy we may move it over to the main Marketing Pilgrim site. It’s that simple.
Why are we opening the Garage?
We look for guest posts often but even more often we are pitched with the ‘next great post’ idea. We respect that kind of passion but we can’t just let everyone have a crack at posting on Marketing Pilgrim for many reasons, not the least of which is time and resources.
We have also found that even when we set up a post it can be a much longer process to get it done and posted. With the Writers’ Garage we eliminate the ‘guess work’ and have a place where people can post at their leisure. If something catches our eye we can put it on the main blog. In the end, the reason the post happens is because of a writer’s effort and ingenuity.
What are the rules?
They are pretty simple. The post has to be about the marketing world. We specialize in Internet marketing but we are not restricting posts to just that area because we believe that online and offline marketing worlds should work together so why not let our content reflect that?
Posts must be at least 250 words to be considered for the main site and a good rule of thumb would be that there are no more than 2 links per post. We reserve the right to edit, remove or add a nofollow to any links we deem excessive so this will not be a place for SEO’s to beef up their efforts.
Other than that we are just looking for a way to let our writing hopefuls exercise their blogging muscles in a place that may get some more exposure for them.
Does the content have to be original?
We accept only original content.
Who owns the content?
Once you put your content on the garage site it becomes Marketing Pilgrim content. If you have simply copy and pasted another post it will not reside on MP. We accept only original material that appears in the Garage and nowhere else.
Any other rules or information?
We are anticipating at least a 7 day period between when submissions hit the Garage and when our staff can look them over before posting. We guarantee no time for this process to happen and the volume of posts will determine whether that process goes quickly or not.
So welcome to the Marketing Pilgrim Writer’s Garage! It’s open to all who are interested and we look forward to a different experience for aspiring bloggers.If you have any other questions please send an email to ( garage AT marketingpilgrim DOT com ). We look forward to meeting you!