Why Should I Write a Guest Blog Post for TME?
One of the cool things about the internet is the ability to share stories. Well, here at The Menopause Effect (TME), we love being able to share your voice and your story.
Our blog is not only a platform for supporting women it’s also a platform where we can take your experience, strength and hope and share it with all of womenkind…
From the menopause trenches and beyond, we’re looking for writers from the community (aka the world) to contribute to TME Blog.
If you’d like to take part, please review our guest post guidelines below to learn more about how you can share your story with women everywhere.
What should I write about?
Consider anything special, a weird symptom or experience you’ve had or are currently experiencing, that would make for an informative/funny/alarming read. You don’t need to be a professional, you only need to have an experience of menopause.
Our main goal is to inform, engage, and inspire women everywhere and to help them feel heard and a part of instead of ‘apart from’.
So will your topic pass the test? Does it:
- Teach or help the reader by sharing something that’s useful?
- Provide interesting, relevant menopause information?
- Inform on a current issue or resource that women may be unaware of, but should be?
- Offer a “how to” guide for navigating a situation? e.g. 5 easy steps on how to not scream at work.
The Nitty Gritty of Guest Posting or said another way: “Are you going to edit my post?“
We’d rather not BUT even the best writers need edits. We’ll probably just clean it up, format it, convert to English (Australian) and maybe move your links around a bit. Nothing major.
OK cool, I know what I want to write about. Now what?
- Your post must be about menopause.
- Unfortunately, we’re unable to pay for guest posts.
- Republishing stuff that’s been published elsewhere is not our jam.
- We like to be casual, friendly and helpful and we usually stay away from buzzwords and jargon. After all, menopausal women can get a bit cranky ?
- We ?references and outside sources! So that means your posts should include in-text citations. We’ve been known to get a bit excited about the proper attribution of other people’s research and data, quotations, and outside content referenced in the article.
- High word count doesn’t guarantee that a post is of high-quality writing.
- We request that all guest posts are between 700-1500 words.
- The work must be original, be written by you and be unpublished.
- You must submit as a Word document (.doc or .docx) or a Google Doc.
- The Menopause Effect reserves the right to make amendments for the sake of grammar and spelling where appropriate.
- Your article should inspire women in the community to share their reactions and experience.
- You may include 2-3 high-resolution images that are relevant to your post. Please send original pics and references. Copied or watermarked images will be removed.
- Please include a short bio (less than 50 words) so that you can be credited on The Menopause Effect.
- We love links to your world so feel free to include a link to your blog or website (if applicable).
What We Won’t Accept
There are some things we simply cannot and will not accept:
- Anything that may be construed as a link-building exercise for your business.
- Anything that’s promotional for your company or your organisation.
- Anything that’s offensive or inaccurate.
- This isn’t the place to air your resentments, grievances or things that that p*ss you off. So please, please, please don’t send anything that’s critical of individual people, companies, government etc.
Get in touch. Send us an email. Good luck!
Write to us here:
social [at] themenopauseeffect [dot] com
Make sure the Subject Line says the following or we might miss it!
TME Guest Blog Post Submission: [Your Title]
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