|This is how I look when I get ridiculous emails.|
What gives me this clue?
Well, it starts when I read the email and it's full of bad punctuation or misspellings. Sometimes there are weird capital letters in the middle of words or the sentence structure is just not good.
Can you say spam boys and girls?
Rule of thumb, people: check your email for the above things before sending in your request. If you really want to be a writer, you should be able to write a paragraph in an email that makes sense!
Secondly, some of them want the chance to write a blog piece that solely promotes a company or business. Now, I have nothing against self promotion. Heck, I do it all the time, but our readers are interested in things related to writing! Not your car dealership or your cosmetic company. Hence the title of the blog: All Things Writing.
However, that doesn't mean that if you want to blog for us that you can't promote yourself if you are a writer. I encourage you to send in book cover pics, bio information, or links to your latest work. That's the kind of promotion that is of interest to us.
So, if you have a great topic on writing, a fabulous interview idea, or a review of something phenomenal that you've just read---email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just check your email before hitting the send button and be sure to put Guest Blogger in the subject bar.