Chile Chapters

Write a Guest Post for Our Chile Chapters Blog

Posted in Announcements by Josh Winn | November 7th, 2016

Guest Post - Hot Sauce Blog

We are interested in accepting some guest posts for this blog, about topics that would be valuable to our readers. Here are some guidelines for the type of articles we're looking for:

Article content must be unique and well-written

We're only accepting unique content. So, the same article should not be posted anywhere else on the web (including your own blog). Having a duplicate article does not help you or us, because search engines will devalue this and treat it like spam.

We're looking for posts that are at least 400 words in length. Around 750 to 1000 words is better. Including imagery within the post is helpful as well. We need at least one main preview image for the post, that should be 1154px by 650px. You must have the rights to use the image provided.

The post should be "well-written", meaning:

  • It should not contain grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.
  • It Is detailed, readable and not spammy. It is a valuable look at the subject that someone would be interested in reading.
  • Longer content should be broken up into secondary headings, bulleted lists, images, etc. This is because most people scan text on the web rather than reading all of it. It's important to break up large walls of text into visual chunks. See this article on writing for the web for some tips.
  • We're looking for authors that have written before, and have previous work that they can link to.
  • Please do not be offended if we suggest changes.

The subject matter should be related to hot sauce and spicy foods

The subject of the post needs to belong on our website. We're interested in posts about:

  • Hot sauce
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot peppers
  • Growing hot peppers
  • Spicy recipes (must include some step-by-step imagery)
  • Behind the scenes and/or process of creating a hot sauce: e.g. bottling, cooking
  • Festival and events coverage (imagery needed)
  • Spicy BBQ
  • Cultural, historical, or regional subjects
  • Do you have some other idea that you're not sure about? Check with us first to see if it will work.

No posts that are just geared towards link-building

Links within the article should be editorial in nature (not linked only to keyword phrases). We reserve the right to remove any links or mark links as nofollow. No links to spammy websites are allowed. Please do not "keyword stuff"—use natural language. Search engines do not like this anymore.

We would like to include information about the author and link to their Google Plus profile, so please include that information when contacting us.

Interested in writing a guest post?

If this sounds like something you're interested in, send us an email using our contact form (subject: "Guest Post...") and we'll see if your article is a good fit. In your email include:

  1. Your name (and company, if applicable)
  2. The subject / title of the post you'd like to write and a quick explanation of what it is about
  3. A link to something that you've written

This is a bit of an experiment for us, and we'll see how it goes.

Image used for this blog: 'writer' by Andy Roberts, CC Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0), (slightly cropped)