Announcing Guest Posts
For those of you long time followers, you may have noticed that Sam and I have almost exclusively written all of the posts that you find here. Today we’d like to invite you to help change that.
Having regular guest posts on Build Internet! has been a dream of ours for some time now. We love nothing more than showcasing as many talented web designers/developers as possible.
Responses in our recent reader survey showed that many of you would be interested in potentially writing a guest post for this blog. A few days ago we launched out first guest tutorial by Dixon Crews, where he showed how to set up a development sandbox for PHP. It’s been performing very well, and the next one could have your name on it!
The Compensation So Far
Build Internet has seen some absolutely phenomenal growth over the past five months. However since the blog is so young we’re still not at the point where a budget exists for paid posts. What we can offer for now is exposure. Here’s what that means exactly:
- Author box at bottom of post with links to website(s) and bio. Promote your own blog, get readers.
- Links will be set to “follow”, so you’ll receive some PR4 link love from us.
- Exposure to a constantly growing traffic of about
We realize that this might not appeal to everyone, but for now it’s unfortunately the best we can do. We’re looking forward to the day where advertising supports more than server costs just as much as you are. The moment it becomes possible, you guys will be the first to know.
What We’re Looking For
If submitting a guest post still sounds like something you’d like to pursue, we’d love to hear from you. We like it when people write well, but also so that humans can read it. Conversation without the lecture hall. As far as posts go, we’re particularly fond of the following:
- Tutorials. The type that take you from start to finish, and don’t have ambiguous gaps or cliffhangers.
- Showcases with substance. The type that have a solid overview to accompany the link roundup.
- Articles that discuss topics relevant to a knowledgeable web niche.
- Motivation. Success stories, cool offices, etc. Inspiration comes from strange places sometimes.
In addition to this list of the basics, we’re open to any reasonable suggestions. Feel free to pitch your thoughts, and we’ll see if we can work something out.
Share Your Brain
If you’ve got the knowledge and the time, we’ve got the audience. Go ahead and get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Have any questions? Leave them in the comments and we’ll sort things out for you.
Please note that we try our best to answer all email within 3-5 days of receiving it.