Consider writing a guest post for R.C. Thornton- Intelligent Personal Development!

R.C. Thornton-Intelligent Personal Development is all about community: it’s about bringing together some of the best thinkers and writers to constantly deliver high-quality personal development content to readers.  I have worked tirelessly to develop this site’s brand and reputation as a provider of high-quality, unique, no-nonsense content that makes a real and tangible difference in the lives of readers.

And I’d like to invite you to become part of that effort.

Why you should consider writing a guest post: 

  • Have your writing grouped with a website that prides itself on high-quality and deeply analytic content.  Being included here implies that your writing is also at that level.
  • Great chance to increase name recognition in the blogging world.
  • The opportunity to interact with a broad base of commenters, readers, and other writers.
  • You want to help others improve their lives through your writing.

What constitutes a good guest post:

This site’s number one concern is delivering high-quality content to users.  Of course, that includes the article being interesting, well-written, free of grammatical errors, etc.  Aside from the obvious things, high-quality content can be defined rather easily, as 1 of 2 things (or both of these):

  • A new or unique idea
  • An old idea with a new story or perspective that makes it easier for readers to relate to.
In other words, a good article on personal development is 1.) a new or unique idea or perspective that most readers have never thought of before, (like the main idea of this blog) or 2.) something that people already have thought of, except that you wrote about it in a way that makes it easier for readers to understand (like the article I wrote for The Change Blog about developing self-confidence.  The ideas themselves were not unique, but my story about hosting my radio show was a unique story)  .

Read my article on how to write good blog posts to understand exactly what I mean by this.

What this means, then, is that these symptoms are indicative of non-high-quality articles:
  • Repeating oft-said “tips”
  • Contains no unique or interesting analysis: in other words, something I could read anywhere else.
  • Draws overly-obvious conclusions
  • States overly-obvious conclusions as if they were unique.

What you should do before you write:

  • Send me a message to inquire about guest posts, and include your idea for the post.  I would recommend against writing your post before first discussing your topic with me!  
  • We’ll bounce some e-mails around and see if your post topic will work.
  • Write your article, and send it over!
  • I’ll schedule it for publication.
I’m happy to work with you to create a great post!


What happens to my post when I publish it on R.C. Thornton- Intelligent Personal Development?

Though the post will remain your property (of course), you do agree to the following, which will become final upon your piece becoming published:

  1. R.C. Thornton- Intelligent Personal Development may use your publication indefinitely and for whatever purpose we deem necessary.
  2. Your post has not already been published anywhere else.
  3. You will not republish the post anywhere else for a period of 90 days after it is published here.

All of this sound good?

Great!  Let’s get in touch.

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