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Contact/FAQ

Looking to find me elsewhere online?  Do you have a question for me? You’re in the right place! Contact information is directly below.  Also, please take a look at the FAQ section below, and if your question isn’t answered there, send it to me via the contact form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept content written by other authors?

Yes, I do, however please note: most links in articles published March 1, 2014 or later will be nofollow. Ultimately, most links on the site will be changed to nofollow. I do not make 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.

Will you review my product?

You are welcome to send a contact message and we can discuss this possibility. I will write a review for an item I have had the opportunity to try out for myself. I have discontinued the practice of writing about items that I haven’t tried. In the past, I would do this and add the disclaimer at the bottom but it just never felt right.

Can I send you a press release and expect you to write a post?

No, I’m sorry, but I cannot do that. Having children who are busy with school and sports, as well as trying to keep up my other entrepreneurial efforts means that I have to be as wise as possible with my time. If you want to submit a post of your own, see below.

Will you write a post about my charity/outreach?

I’ll publish a post you write, yes. There are occasions when I may write something myself, but cannot promise I’ll always have time to write something. You are more likely to get your information published if you submit it in the form of a guest post.

What are your requirements?

Contributed posts should fit within the following guidelines:

  • be roughly 400-600 words long
  • be well written (grammatically, etc.) and either conversational or informative
  • may include a short (1-3 sentences) bio with nofollowmlink 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).

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.

Still haven’t answered your question?  No problem.  :)  Just fill out the contact form below and I’ll do my best to respond as quickly as I can.