Are you a fellow language learner? Would you like to share your experience learning foreign languages here on Lingholic?
We more than welcome people to guest post on the site, given that Lingholic’s purpose is to serve as a hub for language learners to share their experiences with the rest of the world, impart their wisdom, and help others with the challenges they face learning a foreign language.
If you think you might have some relevant and quality work to share with the rest of the world, please do not hesitate to contact the Lingholic team using the form located at the bottom of this page, or alternatively send us an email at: guestpost [at] lingholic.com.
Please take consideration of the following:
- Lingholic will not accept posts that are commercial in nature or that are aimed at advertising any site that is commercial in nature. Please see this page for advertising-related questions.
- For consideration, send an outline of what your post is going to be about. A tentative title as well as a brief outline of what you plan on writing about is always helpful and appreciated.
- Showcase your best materials, NOT the leftover crumbs you wouldn’t even consider posting on your own site. Lingholic puts a high premium on quality writing backed by substantive, relevant experience and/or research, as the readers of this site do.
- Ideally, please keep your post between 1000 and 2000 words and make sure it is clearly divided and easy to read. Make use of paragraphs and sub-headings.
- Include a minimum of 3 to 4 pictures with your guest post. The top (main) picture is the most important and should be carefully chosen so as to pique the reader’s curiosity and give a good representation, whenever possible, of what the post is about. When people share your article on social media, the top picture in your post is likely to be the one that others will see — often this decides whether they choose to click on the link or not, so choose wisely!
- Only original content will be featured on the blog (duplicate posts may be considered in some exceptional cases).
Promoting Your Guest Post
Make sure to promote your guest post once it’s published on Lingholic (many pro bloggers emphasize that a larger amount of time and effort should be expanded in the promotion of articles than in their writing), and don’t forget to respond to readers’ comments!
Part of what is so great about blogging is that you get to interact with your readers, share ideas, and hear about their stories too. If you write on Lingholic and do not bother to respond to any of the comments people took time to write, it might send the wrong message.
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Google+, Stumble Upon, etc.) is a great way to promote your efforts and to attract new viewers.