Guest Post Guidelines

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I accept guest posts for publication on John is Fit. Properly targeted guest posts are a great way for me to get some additional points of view for my readers and for the author of the guest post to get a little exposure for their website, product or service. I do, however, have some guidelines and suggestions for guest posts.

Topic - Guest posts should be related to health and fitness, primarily directed toward weight loss or fitness. While I will consider health topics such as “How to Properly Exfoliate” or “Viagra. What is it Good For?” for the most part I will be sticking to weight loss or fitness guest posts.

Exclusivity - Your guest post should be unique content and not an article you have or will repost elsewhere, including your own blog. You are writing for my readers.

Byline - My readers will want to know more about the person who wrote the post. This is done in the byline at the end of the post. Use the byline to describe who you are, what you do, what products you sell, whatever. It would be great if you could include a picture of yourself, but it is not necessary.

Links - You may include up to two links in the body or byline of your article. They must link to good quality, relevant sites. Note that I reserve the right to remove the links after one year. If you would like the links to be permanent, please contact me for more info.

Other Stuff - I reserve the right to make minor edits. If major edits are required I will send back to you for completing another draft. If you would like an image included please include the link - I will download and host on my server. Posts should be as long as what is needed to get your point across.

Follow-up - I ask that as a guest poster that you respond to questions or comments left on your guest post, if a response is warranted. Subscribe to the post so you know when comments are left. Please also bookmark or in other ways publicize your guest post via whatever social media sites you find successful such as Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Facebook, etc.

Sounds great, how do I submit a post?
Simply use the contact form below to submit your guest post. I suggest you write the post in another text editor and just paste into here. Don’t forget to include a suggested title and your byline! Don’t worry about formatting, I will handle that.

I will acknowledge your entry and let you know what I think. If I do agree to use it I will work to getting it published within one week of submission. Once it is published I will notify you and ask that you check for comments and respond to them in kind. This helps tie you and your topic to my readers. The easiest way to do this is to leave a comment on the guest post and then check the “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” checkbox.

You may also use this contact form if you have any questions about guest posting on John is Fit.

Thank you for your interest!

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