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Guest Blogging for Doggy Dream Team (DDT)

Thank you for your interest in the Doggy Dream Team! If this is your first visit, please take a look around our site, but for now here is a simple guide to help you understand us, our audience and our quality guidelines. Take your time, have a read and if you feel this may suit you, please get in touch with the contact form below.

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What were looking for

If you’re into dogs, the joy that they bring and love writing, this is the perfect platform for you. We want you to write about what you’re passionate about and what’s big in both your worlds. Dogs they bring us some much joy and ask so little. We want to help spread that joy with as many voices as possible. We just need yours.

A word about our audience:

Our audience are dog lovers and dog owners. It’s as simple as that. We stress dog lovers because some dog owners are NOT dog lovers. That is the difference. As dog breeds come in all shapes and sizes and suit different types of people and lifestyles so does our audience. If you are looking to write an article around a particular breed make sure you target the potential audience and present the problem and solution to suit the intended reader.

Quality Guidelines

We don’t like re-hashing the same concepts and ideas over and over again. We’re looking for new ideas and techniques our readers can use today. We are looking for posts that teach and give value to our readers. Everyone enjoys a good read and more so if you can take something from it that makes your life easier.

This is our mantra:

“A DDT post should make our readers want to stop what they are doing, bookmark and save the article so as they can come back to it and spend time understanding the value it can add to their life.” To put it succinctly: Your post should be practical, informative and inspiring!

We also know there are certain formats that work best for us, so try to shape your ideas around one or more of the following options:

  • List-based features (with surprising, provocative or compelling angles)
  • Experiences,interviews or in-depth features (we love original interviews with excited owners, trainers or people of significance within the world of dogs, whether new or legendary)
  • Reviews and opinion pieces (from products to a blog about a the latest canine related news)

Key Points

  • Word count on articles should be 1,000 – 1,500 words minimum.
  • Be able to write in a conversational tone.
  • Show personality– no one wants to read dry content. Remove fluff– no one wants to read fluff.
  • Pictures– each post should start off with an image.
  • People love research and data based quotes. If stating facts, link to sources that back up what you are referencing.
  • External links – posts with dozens of relevant external links tend to get shared more on the social web by the website owners you are linking to.
  • Short paragraphs– ideally, paragraphs should be no longer than 5 or 6 lines.
  • Formatting– if posts aren’t formatted well, people will have a hard time
    reading the content.
  • Subheadings– using them makes content easier to read and skim.
  • Italicising and bolding– doing these two things to certain words throughout a
    post makes it easier to read.
  • Media – pictures, audio, and video are powerful. Not everyone enjoys reading text.
  • Conclusion– wrapping up the post makes it easier for people to digest the
    information provided.

Guest Posting Rules

  • You can’t advertise your product, business or service within your guest post. This means do not mention your company, or link to it, or link to your company’s blog within the guest post. The point of guest posting is to show that you are a thought leader. Your only goal should be to educate our readers on a topic that helps them out.
  • You may not link to any of your online properties within the main body of your guest post. Our readers WILL pick this up as a subliminal advertisement and simply not like your post. They won’t share it.
  • You may include a bio/signature section at the end of your post.
  • Do not include screenshots that brand your own product or online properties. This is to avoid any sense of promotion.

What we Offer

Being one of the Doggy Dream Team team comes with a few select privileges:

  • Your work – and your name – will be seen by thousands of readers
  • You’ll have a profile on the Doggy Dream Team blog, with an optional link to your personal blog or website
  • You’ll get access to products first hand and attend social events.
  • We’ll share your work with thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • We’ll offer constructive feedback, helping you hone your work at every stage
  • We’ll offer payment for in-depth and specialist content

Interested? Come on, let’s build a community together.

Lastly, fill out the form below to contact the editor.

Your Name

Your Email Address

Dog Owner

Breed

Your Website or Blog

Profession or background

Previous Work

Interests

Article Ideas