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Welcome to my blog!I’m delighted that you’re here and are considering writing a guest post for my blog.

I used to run a Guest Post Tuesday feature way back when this blog was hosted on Blogger. Thanks to terrible planning and a lack of vision, that feature slowly evaporated into the ether.

But come 2018, things have changed. I now have a Guest Post opportunity open on the blog on the last Monday of every month! Excited? I sure am.

So, here’s how it works.

Who can write a guest post?

Only other bloggers and writers can submit a guest post. This option is not available to brands or businesses looking to promote their products.


What topics can you write a guest post on?

If you write about anything related to parenting, blogging, social media strategy, gratitude, mindfulness and/or relationships, you’d be perfect for this space. Even if you don’t write about these things on your own blog but would like to explore that realm, the guest post option is ideal.


Is this paid?

No. A guest post, by definition, is not a paid arrangement. You voluntarily submit your content to be hosted on my site. What you get is a quality back link to your blog/website and an audience outside your own blog.


Where can I see guest posts written

by other bloggers on your site?

You can find all the guest posts at this link: Guest Posts by Other Writers & Bloggers


What do you get when you guest post?

  • You get an extremely engaged audience that I have built up over the last 5 years of blogging consistently. This includes WordPress followers, social media followers and a loyal e-mail subscription list.
  • Your post will be shared on Pinterest where I have access to over 100 group boards.
  • Your post will be featured (with a link to your blog) in my monthly newsletter that goes out to my subscribers. I have an open rate of 40% and over! Industry standards are 18% in my niche.
  • You get to present your point of view on a topic close to your heart with my readers.

What do you need to send me?

A link to your blog/s, first and foremost. This is so that I know who you are.

Send me a mail here: shailaja@shailajav.com

If we’re a good fit, then you can send me the rest as mentioned below.

Your guest post has to abide by the following guidelines:

  •  Word count- Please keep it between 800 and 1200 words.
  •  If you can, do add a featured image for the post (dimensions 800 X 600 px) and a vertical image for Pinterest. (If you don’t have images, don’t worry. I will add these myself).
  • Please include a short bio of yourself ( around 150 words), a picture of yourself (if you choose) and a link to all your social media handles.
  • Write as you would write on your own blog. Your readers love you and I am certain my readers would too.
  • Kindly send me the post in MS Word format. Any version will do.
  • Please send me the post at least a week before it is scheduled to go live on the blog. This is to allow time for me to review the post and get back to you with any queries I may have before I schedule the post.
  • Once the post is published, please reply to comments that will be left on the blog by readers as and when you find the time for the same.
  • I will be sharing your post via my social networks- Facebook/ Twitter/ Google plus and Pinterest. I would request that you do the same 🙂

So, interested? Drop me a line and I can fit you into my Guest Post calendar!

Send me a mail here: shailaja@shailajav.com


Keen to write a guest post on my blog? My blog covers topics related to parenting, positive parenting, blogging, social media strategy, mindfulness, relationships and gratitude, productivity. Check out details here and drop me a mail. #GuestPost #GuestBloggers #Opportunities #Writers #Bloggers

16 Comments

Mansi · January 27, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Sounds great
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Anamika Agnihotri · January 27, 2018 at 7:13 pm

I am open to new learnings. Dropped you a mail a while ago.

    Shailaja · January 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Super, Anamika 🙂 Can’t wait to host you on the blog!

Shilpa Gupte · January 28, 2018 at 4:56 pm

I would love to do that, Shailaja!

    Shailaja · January 28, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Sure, Shilpa. I will get back to you over e-mail 🙂

upasna · January 30, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Dropped an Email to you Shailaja. Looking forward to writing for your Blog.
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    Shailaja · January 30, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I’ll check and reply, Upasna 🙂

Surbhi Prapanna · February 15, 2018 at 1:42 am

it is really great, just dropped the mail, looking forward to hearing from you.

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