Guest posting guidelines

Guest posts are a chance to not only increase readership on your website, but expose your website to a completely new set of readers. The readers of One Weird Globe are primarily based in Thailand, South Korea, the USA, Canada, and several other English-speaking countries. If interested in guest posting, please send your idea via the contact form. A proposal doesn’t need to be fancy – just a few sentences about yourself, your blog / website, and your idea is great.

Some guidelines to keep in mind:

  • If someone’s paying you to add a link to your proposed article, do not e-mail me.
  • Looking to write a ‘Life as a Nomad’ post? Awesome! Those guidelines are over here.
  • Posts should be informative, specific, and insightful. Generic stories and basic list posts belong elsewhere. If describing a place, giving good directions is essential – how do you get there from
  • Write from your unique perspective and original point of view – if you haven’t experienced it or been there first-hand, don’t write the story.
  • Links should be relevant to the article, and should not be about selling a product or service. If you’re a blogger, consider linking to a more extensive article on your website. All links will be no-follow. No affiliate links or SEO tricks are allowed, and links will be removed from the article if they are. Links to your personal or professional projects or profiles are perfectly acceptable in the bio.
  • All guest posts are subject to revision before publicly posting. While I’ll reserve the right to fix spelling and grammar, I’ll trust you’re familiar enough with the English language to submit an article without those issues. Ideally, posts will weigh in at 500-1,000 words and at least a couple pictures.
  • Guest posts should focus on the sort of topics you see on OWG. I’ll be especially interested if you’ve documented a weird place or event I’ve never heard about.
  • Photos should be taken by you or used with permission (indicate the photo credit in a link if it’s not your photo). Since this blog would be classified as a commercial project, please ensure the photographer allows commercial usage (Hint: Creative Commons is a wonderful resource – search tens of millions of Attribution-only photos at http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons). Another excellent place to search is morguefile.comPlease ensure your photos are sized at 800 pixels on the longest side. 
  • Please send on a bio written in the third person to go with your article. This can mention your blog, website, or current project(s), and should be no longer than a paragraph.
  • English articles only. A story using words in a foreign language is fine, provided it comes with a transliterated version and translated into English.
  • Guest posts should be written with expats and/or travelers in mind. They comprise the majority of readers, and are usually the most likely to follow your blog or website.
  • Ready to go? Use the contact form to send an e-mail:


Last updated August 26, 2014.