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If you have any questions, suggestions for new posts or any kind of feedback, feel free to give us a shout out.
Write for us
We’re always looking for great posts! If you’re a knowledge entrepreneur, thought leader, or you simply have a passion for online courses and learning technologies and want to share your ideas with the world, come and write for the INDIE Blog!
Want to learn more? Please read the guide below. We look forward to your contribution!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I write for the INDIE Blog?
We’re a young blog, of just over one year, but we’ve climbed in the first 25% of all e-learning blogs, according to this mighty list that is constantly updated by Elearning Feeds.
What should I write about?
Anything and everything related to online courses, from prototyping and design and all the way to marketing and making sales. The content must be original and useful for our audience of knowledge entrepreneurs. Practical ideas, how-to guides, or clear steps on how entrepreneurs and online course creators can make people learn better and be better, with the help of online learning technologies.
Do you expect a full article or is a list of topics enough?
Both can work. You can send a full article for consideration or, if you’re not 100% certain that what you want to write about is a perfect fit for the INDIE Blog, you can send just a title or list of topics. We’ll work things out from then on.
How long should my article be?
It should have at least 700 words and preferably under 1500. The sweet spot is around 800-1200.
Can I include links?
We actually encourage you to! But please only include links that provide extra information, are relevant to the context, and come from a reputable source. The more helpful they are to the reader the better. You can link to academic papers, official reports, appropriate posts on your blog or on any other site, even websites of useful tools or systems; please avoid linking to our competitors. And when you link to other posts on the INDIE Blog, that makes us happy. No affiliate or paid links please.
What about images?
We take copyright issues seriously, so if you want a particular picture to go with the article, please mention your right to use it or its source if it only needs attribution. Please note that we have a library of pictures for the blog, so you can choose not to worry about this aspect.
Are there any style guidelines I should keep in mind?
- Where possible, include subheading, lists or quotes.
- Try to avoid long phrases or long paragraphs.
- Use casual, everyday words rather than academic or formal language.
- Avoid overly promotional language.
- When applicable, include expert advice.
- We aim to be consistent with using “e-learning” even though other forms for this term exist and are not wrong.
- We allow the use of “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun.
- Because we’re based in the U.S., we use American spellings (for example, “color” instead of “colour”).
Will you edit my post?
Yes. Mostly we’ll edit for content and clarity or for SEO purposes. We promise these tweaks won’t change your unique voice.
What about my author bio?
Please send a short description of about 30 words. Feel free to include links here that promote your activity. Also include a picture of you — a headshot or an avatar — of at least 100 x 100px. When you’ll have at least five articles published on the INIDE Blog you’ll also get an author page.
Can I republish my submission on my blog or site?
Of course you can! We only ask to add the canonical tag to the original link and a mention within the text on your blog, so that both readers and search engines know where that content first appeared. We don’t want duplicate content issues on our blog and neither do you. Also, please wait at least a month before you republish.
Do you pay for submissions?
We do not.
Do you accept payment to accept my article?
No. Only content of great value will get your article published. No sponsored posts, please.
Where can I send my article or ideas to?
You can use the contact form just under this FAQ section or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just sent a post. Now what?
We’ll be in touch within the next one or two weeks if it feels like a good fit for the blog at this time. If you don’t hear from us, feel free to try again with a different article. We deeply value your stories and insights, and we’re thrilled that you’d like to share them on the INDIE Blog!
What should I do after my article is published?
We’d love for you to share it on social media. We promise we’ll do the same.