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Guest Post Submission

Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute your thoughts, experience, and inspiration to the Sarasota Moms Blog readers!  Before you begin typing away, please read the following guidelines, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

  • Think LOCAL :: We love to keep all of our content relevant to the Sarasota area…or at least within driving distance for day trips and outings.  Blog posts can feature places to go and things to do while more general topics {feeding, potty training, DIY…} can be given a local twist simply because they are written by a local mom – YOU!
  • Think MOMS :: It may sound obvious, but SMB’s target audience is made up of moms, so it only makes sense that our content should remain under the broad category of parenting, within which you have a ton of subtopics to choose from – the experience of being a mom, stages and phases of development, tips and tricks, home management strategies specific to moms, and of course, all the locally-focused ideas mentioned earlier.  At the end of the day though, we are all moms just trying to make our lives a little bit more enjoyable.  If you have an idea that interests you and your friends, then our readers would probably love to read about it too!
  • Think CONNECTIONS :: We encourage you to think critically about ways to engage your audience.  Try to include clever and catchy post titles that draw people in or spark curiosity, and give your readers a reason to comment by asking questions – ‘So tell me, what is the most awful potty training experience you have ever encountered?’
  • Most Importantly :: Write what you love, and love what you write!

Also, please take care with these important guidelines…

  • By submitting your post below, you agree that your post is completely original and has not been published anywhere else on the Internet. Additionally, if we decide to publish your post on our website, then you agree not to publish the post anywhere else {your own blog or as a guest post on other websites}. You can certainly link back to it – for instance, ‘Today I am over at SMB posting about XYZ.’ … but the full content should remain exclusive to
  • Kinda obvious, but we have to say it… Content should be free from the following – profanity, sexual language, political endorsement of a party or candidate, political commentary, op-ed commentary on controversial social and/or political issues, and derogatory or inflammatory language.
  • Please submit at least one photo with your post, keeping copyright guidelines in mind when doing so.
  • Also, it is VERY important that you confirm your submission has gone through before closing out of this page.  Once you click ‘SUBMIT,’ the page will refresh and you will get a confirmation notice if all information has been entered properly.
  • And last, but certainly not least – after your post is live, we would love for you to share it via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, carrier pigeon, and everywhere else you can think of!

{Note: We do NOT accept “guest post” marketing pitches from copywriters looking to exchange content for links, from writers affiliated with other sites or businesses, or from non-Sarasota-area writers. Due to a large increase in these kind of guest post pitches, we are unable to respond to your pitch unless you follow the guidelines below exactly.}

To be considered for a guest post, please fill out the following form:

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Please upload images to be included with your post.
    Drop files here or
  • We know that everyone doesn't have professional headshots, so we welcome any self portraits to accompany your bio - ie, a cropped family picture, or any other picture you might have.
    By checking this box, you agree to our guidelines and that you have read our guest blogger policies, including our content exclusivity.

PLEASE NOTE: Sarasota Moms Blog works on an editorial calendar where posts must be submitted within 2-3 months of when they’re published. For example, if your post topic is “Making Valentine’s Day special when you don’t have a sitter” that post would need to be submitted in December so that it can be reviewed, edited, formatted, scheduled and published by February. Evergreen content unrelated to a particular month or season can be sometimes be scheduled sooner, but typically no sooner than 30 days from submission.

Due to the number of guest post submissions received, we are unable to respond to each submission individually. You will be contacted by our editorial team when and if your post has been scheduled.

Sarasota Moms Blog reserves the right to edit your submission for length, content, spelling, grammar, and clarity so that it fits within the City Moms Blog Network guidelines.

* If you are a local business owner and want to reach our audience, we’d love to talk to you about advertising options. We ask that guest bloggers refrain from writing about businesses with which they have a financial affiliation.

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