Thank you for your interest in writing for To Work With My Hands. Articles that are accepted for guest posting will meet the following guidelines:
Article: Length should be between 500 and 1,000 words, with a voice of inspiration on any of the following topics:
- Projects from Thrift Store Finds
Your post should be original, and never before published on the internet, or published afterwards on any other site. Please make yourself familiar with To Work With My Hands’ content and style before submitting an article.
Stay mindful of the blog’s tagline: DIY for the Time-Crunched Creative. If your project can’t be completed in a short amount of time, be sure to explain how it can be accomplished over several sessions.
Photos: Photos must by your original images (no stock or purchased images). Feature photo is to be 700 pixels wide, supporting photos are 600. Feature images will be framed and labeled with post title, and all images will contain To Work With My Hands’ watermark in addition to your own, if you choose to include it.
Links: Please include links where appropriate to other posts on your blog, To Work With My Hands’ posts, or external posts. I reserve the right to add relevant links as well, or to remove irrelevant links. You may use a total of 3 links to your blog, including one in your byline at the end of the post. Any affiliate links will be retained by To Work With My Hands.
Byline: Include a brief (less than 75 words) biography at the end of your article with a link to your blog. You may also include one (100 x 100) profile image.
Formatting: Submit your article in HTML in the body of an email. Use H3 tags for subheadings and H4 for the call to action. Please keep your paragraphs short (3-4 sentence maximum). Bullets or numbered sections are encouraged where appropriate.
Editing: I reserve the right to further edit articles for minor grammar corrections or clarity if needed (please make these edits yourself before submitting). Any major edits will be discussed before publishing, and articles with excessive need for editing will be rejected.
What you get: At this time, no compensation is made for guest posts. Published articles are the property of To Work With My Hands, and will receive the same promotion as those written by me. You can expect your article to be shared on (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and the newsletter. Articles are shared on an ongoing and rotating basis. Sharing may also include links directly promoting any of your blog’s articles when they are also relevant to the topics at To Work With My Hands.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me: