Thanks for your interest in writing for TestEquipmentGuide.com!
Test Equipment Guide seeks practical, actionable guides on technology, tech, gadgets, science and other related technology guides — pieces that will help other tech enthusiasts shorten their own learning curve.
But before you submit a title, below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about submitting a blog post for consideration to Test Equipment Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I write about?
To get a sense for the type of work we publish, read our site! As you can see, our posts cover all areas of technology, including: gadgets, drones, software, devices, TVs and much other stuff related to technology.
Here are some topics we’d love to publish more about:
- Drones – what are the next waves forward in technology
- Advanced tips for setting up equipment
- News related to up and coming technology
- List posts a la 9 Gadgets You want to own right now
- Tips and tricks for popular technology
- and more…
If it’s about technology, we’d like to hear from you!
Should I pitch you my idea before writing the post?
Definetely! Pitch your idea by emailing our managing editor Jordan Adams at email@example.com. (Note that we don’t guarantee publication though until we review a completed submission. We’re happy to evaluate your pitch though before you get to writing!)
It’s is very important that you write content around specific long-tail keywords. We want your post to rank, otherwise it’s useless for you and it’s useless for us.
We also consider fully-drafted pieces.
When will I hear back from you after I send my pitch?
Please allow up to two weeks for our managing editor to respond to your pitch.
Have any tips for ensuring my piece is a fit for The Write Life?
- Please write in the “you” voice as much as possible, then support your advice with personal experience or stories.
- Posts should be written in blog style, with short paragraphs, numbered lists, bullets and lots of white space.
- Including a few sub-headings is necessary (we love to use H2!)
- Only one space between sentences, please!
- Include plenty of imagery, at least one image every 200 words. Videos and other rich media should also be included often.
How should I submit my post?
Please submit your post as a Google document or as a fully-edited and marked up HTML file (the latter makes our life somewhat easier)
We use Google Docs because it allows us to easily collaborate with you without passing around new versions of a Word Doc.
How long should my posts be?
Aim for a minimum of 1,200 words. Longer articles are also welcome.
What’s in it for me?
First-time contributors to Test Equipment Guide are provided a link to their website or portfolio in lieu of payment.
Should I include links within the piece?
Yes. Please include links that will be helpful and relevant for the reader, particularly from authority sites – they can be to an appropriate post on your site or on any other news site or blog. We ask that you include at least two links within your post to other posts on Test Equipment Guide.
Insert links in your copy via anchor text or keywords, for example, like this if you’re writing about networking.
Links for money pages or sites which are clearly for SEO purposes will be required to pay a nominal fee (link juice is precious!).
Should I write a headline?
That’d be great! We reserve the right to tweak it for SEO, style or just to make it more attention-grabbing.
Will you edit my post?
Yes, we’ll edit for content and clarity, doing our best to preserve your voice. You’ll be able to see our changes in your Google Doc and we’ll often work with you a few weeks ahead of your publishing date on edits.
Do you guarantee to publish my post?
No. Posts of low-quality, will be refused and deleted, possibly without feedback. We don’t like time-wasters, and we absolutely hate posting low quality articles.
We reserve the right to not publish your post if we decide it’s not a strong fit for Test Equipment Guide. You are then free to publish it elsewhere.
Can I repost my submission on my blog?
No. If we run your post on Test Equipment Guide, we retain the rights to that content. We don’t allow republishing on your own blog or any other website. (Reposting content can hurt SEO traffic results for everyone involved? We try to keep it tidy around here.)
Should I include a photo?
Yes please, imagery and photos are a must. Break your copy, keep it readable and flowing.
What about my headshot?
Our system uses your email to grab your headshot from Gravatar, so make sure your photo is uploaded there.
What should I do after I submit my post?
When it runs, we hope you’ll be active in the comments, responding to readers’ questions or thoughts. We also hope you’ll share your post on social media!
We look forward to your contribution!
Ready to pitch your idea or submit your post?
Jordan Adams, Editor
Before you submit, please run through this checklist. Did you…
- Add your name, email, website, and Twitter handle to the top of your post?
- Include your one-sentence bio at the top of your post?
- Add at least two links within your post to other posts on Test Equipment Guide? (Use relevant keyword anchors like this.)
- Turn your post into an editable Google Doc? (Because Google can be finicky, that means creating your post as a Google Doc — cutting and pasting if you’ve written it in Word — rather than uploading a Word Doc to Drive.)
If so, you’re ready to submit!
Please share your Google Doc or send your pitch to our managing editor Jordan Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.