Thank you for your interest in being featured as a guest author on Motherhood Truth. Please note the requirements before submitting your request. If you have any questions, please email Nicole after you read through the page.
Motherhood Truth Guest Post Requirements
If you're solely wanting to share your story, please ensure you proofread for spelling and grammatical errors. Personal stories are requested to be over 800 words long.
Use a conversational tone, as if we are sitting together
Share a story about finding your faith, healing your body, healing your mind, discovering natural wellness, managing your home, or welcoming a new family member. If you have a different story to share, please feel welcome to submit a request (must be Christian-friendly).
If you're requesting to submit a blog post, I do appreciate having a set list of standards to help detail your post, have a greater chance of being found on search engines, and provide more value to our readers.
Minimum word count for guest posts: 2,500 quality words… no fluff (some pre-approved exceptions may apply for a lower word count)
Your primary keyword must remain within the healthy lifestyle niche and be aligned with Christian values. This could include: nontoxic cleaning, herbalism, natural wellness, home management, food info or recipes, non-alcoholic drink recipes or info, welcoming a new family member, supporting moms, homeschooling, parenting, strengthening your marriage, gardening, homesteading…etc.
Edited for Grammar and written in English (I highly recommend Grammarly's Premium services)
Human-written and completely original, exclusive content not previously shared anywhere else. (We do scan to detect AI and plagerism)
Motherhood Truth Guest Author FAQs
Do you charge for guest posts?
I do not charge for guest posts.
HOWEVER, **Any post written on behalf of a corporation or that links to a corporate website or blog will be considered a “sponsored post” and does not qualify as a guest post. Sponsored posts will require a sponsorship fee and appropriate signed agreement.
Do you pay for guest posts?
No, Motherhood Truth does not pay for guest posts.
Do you allow multiple guest posts from the same author?
Absolutely! We LOVE to establish long-term relationships with other writers.
If you have multiple stories to tell and/or multiple messages to share, Motherhood Truth welcomes you to submit as many guest articles as you feel called to write.
If you're a blogger, publishing several times to the same website will also help your SEO. I regularly post (quarterly) on other websites as a multi-time contributor and have seen remarkable benefits from it.
Do you provide editing?
I do scan each and every article through my SEO tools (TFIDF and TEXTOPTIMIZER) and Grammarly Premium. Every post is lightly edited as needed for search engine optimization, content flow, grammar, readability, and spelling.
My editors and I try our best to leave your voice in your post and not alter the meaning behind your story while maximizing the reader experience.
All other links will be marked no-follow until a solid working relationship has been established.
Keep in mind, I do regular scans on Motherhood Truth, looking for broken links. All broken links will be removed and/or replaced without notice.
Do I need to provide a photo?
If you would like a photo you personally took to appear on your post, you may submit it along with a written photo release agreement.
I am perfectly happy providing the photo for the post and do make a customized blog header and Pinterest graphic for each post.
How long does it take for a post to be published?
The publishing timeline depends on how many posts we have in the queue, and whether your post requires editing. Usually, we can have a submitted post published within a week. Other times I may need a couple of weeks.
** If you have some news or current event-related content you'd like to be considered for our MSN partnership program, please mention that in your email.
Do you provide author biographies?
Yes, each post will contain the author's biography at the end, with optional links to your social media pages and website homepage (if you have them or want them included).
Links to your social media or website is not required.
If you have Gravatar, please let me know your Gravatar email. Using your Gravatar email will pull your Gravatar image. Nicole and the Motherhood Truth readers LOVE seeing your beautiful face in your biography.
** If your biography or links change, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request an update.
How long will my guest post be published?
Personal mom and faith stories will remain published for as long as this site is active.
Guest articles provided to us from other bloggers or freelance writers will be active as is for at least 12 months, then reassessed for performance. Any article not gaining views from search engines or other sources could either be deleted, repurposed, or updated for SEO and relevancy. Any editing will be done without notice.
Who maintains the Copyright for my guest post?
As soon as a guest post is submitted, Motherhood Truth will hold and maintain the copyright to the content.
If you're writing on Motherhood Truth to share your story, you still own your story. Motherhood Truth will own the copyright to the way it is presented. This means we appreciate not duplicating the content as it is published on other sites without written consent. Any article shared on another site that is a direct copy will require a proper canonical tag. Please contact email@example.com for more info.
Am I allowed to share my guest post on my website or on my social media channels?
You're absolutely welcome to share the link to your Motherhood Truth on your social media channels.
You may republish a syndicated copy of your post published on Motherhood Truth to your own website, as long as it is not altered in any way (this includes the requirement to keep all links in place other than obvious affiliate links, like Amazon). You're also required to add the proper canonical tag to the post before publishing and end the article with “This post was previously published on Motherhood Truth” and a link to the original post.
For questions or help learning how to set up the proper canonical tag, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The benefits of syndicating your guest post to your website: – You're better able to improve your internal linking scheme without Google seeing it as a link-for-link situation, You're able to share your post to your social media with it coming back to you boosting your own site stats, You set yourself up for potentially earning ad income (if you run ads) or other affiliate income.
Are there downsides to syndicating your guest posts? Not that I have personally seen in 10 years of blogging (when done right). I'm networked with a brilliant group of bloggers (many on AdThrive) who have seen massive benefits through creating syndication partnerships.
Can I choose which topic to write about?
If you're writing to share a personal story, absolutely.
If you're submitting a guest blog post, your topic must be pre-approved and honor the Christian-friendly lifestyle (faith, family, parenting, mom-life, natural wellness, recipes, homeschooling, parenting, home-management, gardening/homesteading…etc). We appreciate focusing on primary keywords with more than 8,000 monthly searches (higher keyword difficulty scores are ok).
Where will my guest post be shared?
Your guest post will be shared on the Motherhood Truth website, with the possibility of being shared on MSN, our Gracefully Abundant digital magazine, our Motherhood Truth email newsletter, and our social sharing network with over 300 participants.
We also encourage you to share the Motherhood Truth link to your article with your social audience and email newsletters. As mentioned earlier, you're also welcome to properly syndicate your article to your own website too.
Please connect with Nicole about your topic. Guest articles are preferred to be written in a Google Document, Proton Document, or Skiff Document, and then send the link to Nicole: nicole @ motherhoodtruth.com (removing the spaces on either side the @)
***REQUIRED*** When you email Nicole, let her know that you've read this page with the subject line “MT GPR” followed by your topic.
For example, Subject: MT GPR: my story defeating postpartum anxiety
Nicole deletes email requests almost daily from freelancers who often pitch horribly written posts. Keeping “MT GPR” in your subject line will catch her attention.
Please keep your email short and to the point. If you found out about our guest posting opportunity from a Facebook group or blog post, please include that in your initial email. Also include your website (if you have one), the topic you're proposing (including Keyword Difficulty and Search Volume, if you're submitting a guest post… disregard if you're submitting a personal story).
Once your post request is submitted, please give Nicole 5 business days to review it and respond via email.