My New Website Launching August 4th!
Since I started blogging regularly about 6 months ago, I have submitted my writing to quite a few sites to be featured or published, and been accepted quite a few times (rejected a few times too!). I’ve found that when this happens, there are benefits that go beyond just feeding my attention seeking behavior (although that’s a great perk). I get to take advantage of established audiences to read my writing, gain new followers, send traffic back to my site, build my blogging resume, and sometimes even get a paycheck to name a few.I’m glad you are visiting! I am a blogger at Pecked To Death By Chickens with rampant ASB (Attention Seeking Behavior). It has become a big part of my blogging strategy to get my writing onto other sites beyond my own blog. I’ve gotten lots of questions from other bloggers about it, and seen lots of threads about it in various groups I am a part of. I even did an interview recently with Blogging Betties about my experience with BlogHer in particular. I didn’t have any guidelines myself, and it took a lot of spying on other bloggers sidebars, digging through websites for submission guidelines, and general nosiness on my part to figure out what I should even aspire to.
All of these steps have brought me to my latest project. Beyond Your Blog is my new site launching August 4th, that will give you the inside scoop on submitting your writing for publication on websites, online magazines and well as anthologies. We have a great line up of editors who will be sharing their tips (via podcast interview) for submitting writing that gets accepted. They will share the benefits to being featured on their sites, what gets them excited when they read submitted writing from bloggers, and what drives them nuts when reviewing submissions. Bloggers will also be joining us to talk about their successes being published on other sites and the benefits they have seen from it. We will offer tips, tricks and resources to help you take the first steps in getting your writing featured on other sites and we will tell you where the submission opportunities are. We’ll focus on opportunities both small and large, in order to address the needs of both newer as well as more experienced bloggers.
If you are wondering where the readers are, or you know where you need to go to get in front of them, but you need help to get your work published there, Beyond Your Blog will help you GET READ.
If you’d like to receive updates from Beyond Your Blog on our launch, editor interviews, blogger success stories, submission opportunities, tips, tricks and more, please visit our launch page and leave your email address! You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Oh, and I have to mention that my husband was pushing me to name the new site Beyond Your OWN Blog just so the acronym could be BYOB. He lost, but I may regret it.
If you need a fix of submission tips and tricks ASAP, check out this post from Julie Deneen at Fabulous Blogging. I collaborated with her on parts of it and it has a lot of useful info! Pitch Yourself – Submitting Your Blog Posts To Other Sites.
The Fate of Pecked To Death By Chickens
If you are wondering what this means for the fate of Pecked To Death By Chickens, it’s not going anywhere. It might get ignored by me more than usual as I am getting BYB up and running, and my posts will be cut back, but my plan is to still publish 3-4 posts a month including a monthly Craigslist Chuckles.
Call For Feedback
If you are a blogger or aspiring blogger or writer looking to get your writing published/featured online or in an anthology, I invite you to get involved!
- If you have questions about getting featured that you would like to see covered on Beyond Your Blog,
- If you have requests for specific sites you want to get published on that you would like us to address,
- If you know bloggers (maybe you?) that have had success with a specific site(s) that may be a good interview candidate for us,
- Or If you are an editor for a site accepting submissions (big or small),
We’d love to hear from you! I am also looking for a guest poster to write on the topic of duplicate content in August.