Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You're Invited! Do You Want to Write a Guest Post?

Update: I have taken down the submission form as I had more than 50 submissions in 13 hours. My apologies if you were not able to get your submission in. Those of you who put your submissions in will hear from me in the next 24 hours. 

At some point in each of the last three years I've opened up some time for guest bloggers to contribute to Free Technology for Teachers. Last year that time was in April. The two previous years that time was in February. This year I'm going to open up some days around President's Day (U.S. Holiday) for guest bloggers. February 20 (Monday) through 24 (Friday) will be "guest blogger week." (Yes, I realize it's not quite a week). My goal is to feature three guest bloggers each day of the week while Morrison (my dog in the picture) and I are on an ice fishing vacation.

If you would like to be a guest blogger on Free Technology for Teachers during the week of February 20-24 here are the details on what I'm looking for.

1. I'm looking for people who have not written guest posts for me before. I want to give new people a chance to have their voices heard. 
2. I'm looking for people who are willing to share examples of how they have used technology in their schools as a teacher, teacher-librarian, media specialist, or administrator. 
3. I'm not looking for list style posts like this one, I've got that covered. 
4. If you're a paid representative of a company, thank you for your interest, but this is not an opportunity for you to promote your product or service. Click here if advertising is what you're after. 
5. People who can heed this advice from Darren Rowse about guest blogging. 

What you can get out of this:
1. Exposure to an audience of more than 43,000 subscribers. Past guest bloggers have reported seeing significant upturns in visits to their blogs and or Twitter profiles after guest posting here. Even if you're just starting to blog or be active in social media, please don't let that discourage you.
2. My undying gratitude. 
3. If we meet up at a conference like EdCamp Boston or ISTE, I'll buy you the beverage of your choice. 

If you've read all of the above information and are interested in guest posting, please complete the form below. I will close this form once I have filled all of the guest posting slots. If the form is up, I'm still accepting submissions.

Update: I have taken the form down as I had more than 50 submissions in 13 hours. My apologies if you were not able to get your submission in. Those of you who put your submissions in will hear from me in the next 24 hours.