Guest Writing at the Bipolar Burble Blog
I’ve been getting a lot of requests to guest write at the Bipolar Burble. Well, it’s nice to know I’m so popular! I’m really happy to hear from you but there are guidelines if you want to be published here. These aren’t meant to scare anyone off, these are just to let you know what I’m expecting.
Here are some guidelines for posting on the Bipolar Burble.
What I’m Looking for on the Bipolar Burble
I really want to hear other people’s opinions and experiences so I would like to see:
- Other people’s experiences in mental health. This might be as a person with a mental illness or as a loved one of a person with a mental illness. (No, it doesn’t have to be regarding bipolar disorder.)
- Opinion pieces on mental health subjects. You don’t have to agree with me and if you make a convincing argument, I might just post it.
Other Types of Bipolar Burble Articles
If you wish to do something outside of an opinion or personal experience piece please keep in mind:
- All articles must meet a very high standard of scientific accuracy
- You must provide credible references for assertions you make
- I must feel the subject offers value in a way that I haven’t done before
This is a high bar, trust me.
Requirements for Bipolar Burble Articles
If you wish to write an article for the Bipolar Burble, here is what you need:
- An article that is edited and proofread
- An article that is mindful of keywords and uses subheadings
- An article that is around 500-700 words
- An article that is original (not published online elsewhere)
- A short bio on you (optional)
- A copyright-free image to include with the post
- A banner image to put at the top of the post, if you want one, that is 280 pixels (or less) by 640 pixels
- Yes, you can have a link back to your site in your bio (not in the body of the text)
- Yes, you can be anonymous if you choose
- Once posted, all rights to your work belong to me (sorry)
And yes, there are exceptions to every rule. If you think that is you, you can contact me.
Bipolar Burble Article Recommendations
If you want to write an article for the Bipolar Burble I recommend you:
- Stick to opinion and experience pieces
- Run the topic and outline by me first just to make sure you don’t put work into an article I can’t use
- Don’t attack anyone or any group in your article – thoughtful critiques only
OK, so have at it. Contact me with your great ideas. I look forward to hearing from you.
About Natasha Tracy
Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 18 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject.