Guest Post Guidelines – Submit your Guest Post to Coffee Blog


Want to submit a guest post to coffeeblog? Cool! Instructions/guidelines below, please read these before submitting – submission instructions are at the end. 

By the way – there is no fee for a guest post, it’s completely free – the only price is a well written, coffee related post which is of interest and value to coffeeblog readers, and which meets the guidelines below.

Please note, I don’t publish “best of” type guest posts. I will publish review posts but only well written genuine in-depth user reviews, not “The best 10 coffee machine” type posts.

Topic.

Guests posts need to be legitimately related to coffee in some way.

In other words, please don’t submit a post which would be a completely alien topic for coffeeblog and try to shoe-horn in some link to coffee.

Just ask yourself, “would coffeeblog readers be interested in this post?”, if the answer is “Yes, definitely”, then great, submit it 🙂 – if the answer is, “hmm, probably not”, then please try to find a more suitable blog to submit your guest post.

Original Concepts.

Please don’t send the run of the mill ideas that will have been covered many times. Instead, create something different, something unique, that will make the readers eyes light up, rather than roll ;-).

An example of this, is the number of ideas that I’m contacted with along the lines of “how to make better coffee” – “How to up your coffee game”, been there and done that – but then someone recently submitted a post written specifically for students, on how they can up their coffee game on a budget, that was more like it.

Written for the UK.

The majority of coffeeblog readers live in the UK, so the content needs to be relevant to the UK market. This means UK spelling and grammar, and also UK specific topics.

Different countries have a different relationship with coffee. For instance – an article about the benefit of switching from the standard electric filter machine & cans of pre-ground coffee to brewing with freshly roasted coffee, would be a relevant article for the US coffee market but not for the UK. 

So please ensure that your article is written in UK English, and is relevant for the UK. 

100% Unique – No Spinning. 

In short, I wasn’t born yesterday ;-), I know when an article has been spun, and all guest post submissions are copyscape checked. All content must be well written and 100% unique. 

Reflect the tone of coffeeblog.

You’ll notice that coffeeblog posts are written very much from the layman’s perspective, because that’s what I am, I love coffee, and OK I’m a qualified Barista now ;-), but I’m no expert Barista champion, I’m just a coffee lover who also loves blogging about all things coffee related, and the tone of my posts is relaxed, casual, jovial & personable. Please don’t write in a corporate or particularly authoritative manner, as this wouldn’t fit in with the general tone of coffeeblog.

One link in author bio.

Please include an author bio, with one link to your website. Please note that author bio is not optional, I won’t publish a guest post without an other bio.

Links in the post.

There is no maximum number of links within the guest post, as long as these links are to well written and informative content, which are beneficial to the reader in terms of further illustrating or explaining the points or claims made within the post.  

Please do not submit articles with multiple links to the same website, or to thin content websites or “spammy” websites – all links within guest post content must be to high-quality websites containing information about the specific subject of the post. 

Please check previous posts.

Please have a look through previous posts and ensure that there isn’t already a post covering the exact same theme, or very similar. 

How to Submit Your Guest Post

Please email kev [at] coffeeblog.co.uk with:

  • Your post as a word document or a HTML file, along with a short bio including one link to your website.
  • Image files along with attribution, in a separate folder. 

If your post meets the above, it will be published. 

The terms and conditions of submitting a guest post to coffee blog.

Guest posts cannot be republished anywhere else, including your own blog, medium, Linkedin and so on. Do share your post on coffeeblog.co.uk to your heart’s content on social media, but please don’t re-publish it elsewhere. 

Guests posts may be updated in the future, which mainly involves switching out broken links, where content the author linked to is no longer available.