So you want to contribute content here at bibledude.net, eh?
That’s great! The .net in our website address means network. Part of our vision for this website is that it would be a true Christian network or community where people have the opportunity to be a part of the conversation and not simply observe the conversation. That means that this site is nothing without you!
What We Write About
- READ. (Mark Lafler, Editor)
Everything we do is built upon the world view of Biblical Christianity. That means we believe that understanding the Word of God is absolutely crucial to understanding the world and our place in it.
- PRAY. (Sandra Heska King, Editor)
We serve a personal God, and we believe that we are able to connect with Him. These connections can come through prayer, worship, and reflection. It is in this place of spiritual practice that we believe we experience a great deal of personal growth.
- SERVE. (Crystal Rowe, Editor)
James teaches us that “faith without works is dead.” We serve not out of obligation or to earn our salvation, but in response to the Love that’s been poured out for us. We believe that through serving others we can reach a lost and dying world.
- Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.
- You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. You may, however, post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.
- You should subscribe to the comments by email so that you receive notification of new comments on your post and can offer a prompt response to each comment.
- You should also read:
- Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post by Michael Hyatt
- 9 Ways Become an Exceptional Guest Poster by Darren Rowse
- Seven Steps to Writing a Successful Guest Post by Jeff Goins
- 7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Radically Successful Guest Post by Blog Tyrant (via CopyBlogger)
- 25 Blogging Tips for Newbies and Veterans by Jeff Goins
- The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar by Cyriaque Lamar (at io9.com)
- How to Write a Book Review by Dan King
These all contain some very helpful tips to maximize your post.
- We will likely copyedit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If we make substantive changes (unlikely), we will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.
- We reserve the right to provide a short introduction or conclusion to your post to offer context or the rationale as to why we think the post is important. We’ll make sure that our comments are set off from yours stylistically, so that readers are clear that these are those of the editorial team and not yours.
While we understand the work it takes to send a guest blog post, we reserve the right to not publish it. If we decide to not publish it, then we will let you know by email. However we reserve the right to not give a detailed explanation. At that point, you are free to use that post in any other way that you wish.
If we do run your post, then we also reserve the right to reuse the post in other media delivery formats (including e-book, print book, or other formats). In the case that the post is included in one of these other media formats, compensation will be in the form of full credit with your bio and links to your blog, website, and/or other social media profiles.
Our main goal is to keep things flexible so that you have plenty of room to let creativity reign. However, there are still some rules-of-thumb that you should consider anytime you are contributing to bibledude.net:
- Our readers are people who are active in their faith, and want to live out an authentic Christianity. Many seem to be somewhat active in ministry, whether it is a part-time volunteer or full-time staff. Regardless of level of service, most at least recognize God’s call on their life to serve in some way.
- While opinions on this will vary, it seems that the best blog posts are typically between 400-600 words. We’ve seen some longer and some shorter be ‘successful’ here, so this is not a hard guideline… only a target starting point.
- While we respect the fact that people may not share our opinions on things, we do expect that contributions remain respectful. It is okay to challenge people, but it is important to avoid personal attacks and judgemental statements. Submissions that do not keep up a respectful tone will not be considered for publication.
- Register as a writer.
- Complete your profile bio.
- Email Dan King at dan[at]bibledude[dot]net with your article idea(s).
Once we receive your request we’ll work with you to get your articles online, or to make sure that your contributions make the right fit for the site.