Guest Post Guidelines
Thanks for your interest in guest posting at Makedrums.com! This site enjoys a loyal readership, and we are honored to bring the readers high-quality, conversational content involving but not limited to drum building, drum teching, and professional drumming.
Before you send us a guest post, please read all this information. Following the guidelines spelled out on this page will give your post a much higher chance of being published.
Process for Submitting a Guest Post
- Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Guest post submission” in the subject line (the list is below). This email should include a short paragraph that explains your idea for your guest post, including a possible title. You should also explain why you think it would interest our readers. Please read the Content Guidelines below to make sure your potential post fits these parameters.
- If we think your post is a good fit for our readers, we will write back in a reasonable time frame and let you know, along with any details we may have for you.
- Once you have the go-ahead, you can send the text for your post in Google Doc, Word, or text form. We will format and prepare it for publication. Send any photos you?d like to use as an email attachment. Don’t forget to include your submitted post title.
- Once you submit your post, please allow two weeks for your post to be reviewed. Once your post has been reviewed, you will receive an email stating whether or not your post has been approved for publication.
- Due to the fluid nature of blogging, we may not be able to tell you the exact date your post will be published once your post has been accepted. However, you will be notified before your post is live.
- Please know your topic well.
- You may write about all things drums: Drum Building, Drum Playing, Drum Lessons, Drum Building Tools, Drum Tuning Tips, Drum Product Reviews, Drum Books, Drum Theory, Drum Videos…etc.. Really anything that other drummers would want to read/learn about is fit for Makedrums.com
- Posts must include a photo. The photo must be credited with an appropriate source, and must be legal to use. Be sure you include the hyperlink to the photo source so we know where to credit it. Multiple photos are great if your article is longer. The Creative Commons area of Flickr is a good place to search for photos.
- Post length should be approximately 250 – 800 words. The maximum word count is 900.
- Links back to your own blog or site should be modest and fit the content of your post. If you include too many links, chances are low it will be published.
- We reserve the right to edit your submission for brevity, grammar, readability, and sometimes for meaning. If too much editing is required to make the post useful, chances are pretty low that it will be published.
- You retain the copyright to your writing, but once it’s submitted to Makedrums.com, we reserve the right to use and refer to it.
Thanks again for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!