The Catnip Times – Guest Blog Requirements
The Catnip Times welcomes guest bloggers from around the world. Successful guest blog articles are comprehensive, action-oriented, how-to style posts that educate our readers about our favorite subject – cats.
Post topics may include (but are not limited to) cat: training, behavior issues, health, diet, and insights.
Guest Blogging Requirements for The Catnip Times Blog:
- Well-written and high-quality original article (we all know how Google hates duplicate content) related to cats.
- Article that reflects the writing style/tone of The Catnip Times blog.
- Short, 1-2 sentence author bio including a maximum of 1 anchor text link to the author’s own website. Send a picture to make the author bio more interesting and increase the likelihood that visitor will visit your site.
- Maximum of 2 additional anchor text links to the author’s own website within the body of the article.
- Give proper attribution of data, quotations, and other third-party content referenced in the article. The following are a few examples of how to provide proper attribution.
How to cite a quote:
While it might not be as easy as training a dog . . .
“. . . Cat training should not be a secret tool of cat behaviorists. In fact, cat training can be learned and practiced at home, given enough motivation for both you and the cat.” Franny Syufy, Cat Training – How, Why, and When to Train a Cat
How to cite data:
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) estimates that from 1970 to 2010, the number of dogs and cats in homes has increased from 67 million to an estimated 164 million.
- No length requirements: posts should be as long as they need to be to be high quality, comprehensive and not overly detailed. For those that like guidelines, 300-500 words is generally a minimum length for a blog post.
- Post submitted in HTML or in a Word document with any image files (including attribution) attached separately.
- Submissions must meet The Catnip Times quality standards in order to get published.
- Please avoid being self-promotional in the body of your article. Save that for your author bio.
- We cannot allow you to republish your guest post to your own blog afterward (it’s that whole duplicate content thing again), but you’re more than welcome to link to it and share it like crazy.
- The Catnip Times reserves the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit.
How to Submit:
Please email your completed article to blogging