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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept content written by other authors?
Yes, I do. Please note: most links in articles published March 1, 2014 or later will be nofollow. Posts published in the last 6 months will not be affected immediately. Ultimately, most links on the site will be changed to nofollow. I do not take this decision lightly, but rather in response to changes made in the Google search algorithm. Also, there have been many requests to remove links from articles already published.
What are your requirements?
Contributed posts should fit within the following guidelines:
- be roughly 400-600 words long
- be well written (grammatically, etc.)
- may include a short (1-3 sentences) bio with link back to the author’s site to be included either before or after the post
- topic should be appropriate to parenting in some way or the article should be addressed to parents
How do I submit an article?
Please email the post to amyl at earnestparenting dot com. You can send it in Word (.doc) format, but a .txt file is actually easier because of formatting differences between Microsoft Word and WordPress.
Can I include a photo with my post?
Yes, assuming you either own the photo or it’s licensed under Creative Commons for use. If it’s on Flickr, simply send me the link to the photo. Otherwise, please attach the photos in .jpg, .gif, or .png format and please make sure the file sizes are not huge. You can resize pics for free at drpic.com, for example.
Will you publish my post tomorrow?
Extremely unlikely, unless it’s a post you’re paying me to publish. I publish in the order posts are received and do my best to get 2 out each day. However, sometimes life gets in the way, and other times I am deluged with submissions and simply cannot publish fast enough. I don’t like to blast out a lot of articles at once, because then they don’t get much time at the top of the page. Each author deserves an appropriate amount of time in the spotlight, as it were. I do my best. I will try to send a link when your article is live.
Can I ask you about my publication date? Will you get mad at me?
Yup, and nope. I don’t mind being asked, assuming you’ve given me a reasonable amount of time to get it published on my own. It’s rare, but occasionally articles get lost in cyber-space or in the hundreds of messages I am trying to read, so some communication between us is a good thing.
Can I submit a post with an opinion that is different than yours?
Yes, I am willing to publish ideas with which I disagree as long as the content is not objectionable. I reserve the right to define ‘objectionable’. I may publish a dissenting post, but that just adds to the conversation.
Can I send you the link to an article I’ve written?
Certainly, but the most I will probably do is delete the email. Frequently life is very busy these days (I get at least a hundred messages daily even though I spend a good deal of time viciously unsubscribing from newsletter type emails). I do run a monthly blog carnival called Parenting Link Roundup. If your article fits the monthly theme, please submit here: Parenting Link Roundup. Alternatively, please consider submitting a post (see above requirements).
Would you like me to get your rankings higher on Google?
I appreciate all the SEO offers, but I am not looking for assistance on that at this time. I do not respond to emails on this particular topic.
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