– Want to write for Lili’s travel plans? –
Awesome! Let’s do this! I am now accepting guest posts, but of course not just any kind. Here’s a little bit more information about the type of guest posts I’m looking for.
Please note that I only accept guest posts from personal blogs. If you wish to publish a sponsored post on my blog, with a link to your company’s website, please check out my work with me page for more information.
I’m accepting guides about countries that I’ve visited. These can either be general country guides, or guides to a specific city, national park, etc. Only places that I haven’t written about myself will be considered, so please check out my destination pages before submitting your idea.
Please no boring ‘10 best things to do in Bangkok’ lists. Be original! I obviously want you to write about the things to do but most of all I want to know what you felt while you were visiting. Describe your emotions throughout the post or provide a well-written introduction explaining why you loved the place, what it means to you, etc. Check out these examples to understand what I’m talking about.
- My ABC of the coolest things to do on a road trip in Montenegro – Officially, it’s a list. But one with a twist. Not just 26 randoms things to do in Montenegro, but an extra challenge to fit them into an ABC. It’s also not just about sights, but there’s plenty of little personal anecdotes to spice it up. Check out [o], for example!
- It’s up to you New York, New York – How to spend 4,5 days in the Big Apple – An actual guide, but with a personal introduction about what New York means to me.
FYI, both these articles are in my all-time traffic top 3 with an average time on page of respectively more than 4 and 6 minutes.
Aaaaah these are my favorites. Stories can be about anything that has to do with people, culture shock, what you’ve learned while visiting a place or how it changed you, things that go wrong, etc. Generally I only accept stories about countries I’ve visited myself, but I’m also accepting guest posts for my not so glamourous moments on the road series, and these can be about any country you want.
I only accept posts with a positive look on things, and only posts that reflect your emotions while visiting. Either make me laugh or make me cry, anything else won’t be accepted. There’s plenty of examples on this blog, but here’s a few of my personal favorites!
- In the footsteps of the sulphur miners – Visiting the sulphur mine of Kawah Ijen, Indonesia
- Drinking mojito’s and dancing salsa until your feet hurt – Lessons learned in Trinidad, Cuba
- Surviving culture shock in China
- The slow boat to Cambodia – How the Mekong broke my heart
Guest posts must have a minimum of 1000 words, just like 99% of my own posts. They should be well-written and I reserve the right to refuse any article that doesn’t correspond to my standards, even if we’ve previously agreed on the topic.
You must provide at least 4 well-edited, high quality photos. These images must obviously be your own. Either horizontal pictures, min 1000px wide, or vertical pictures 750 x 1250px. I need at least 1 vertical image for Pinterest (also 750 x 1250px), but the more the better. I will only use these images for the article and promotion of it on social media, they will not be used for any other purpose.
Please provide a short bio about yourself as well.
What do you get in return?
I offer 1 do-follow link to your blog (homepage or an article of your choice). My current DA is 29, I get over 18k monthly page views and have more than 32k followers on social media (July 2017). Each guest post begins with something along the lines of ‘This is a guest post by *your name and link*’.
I’m in, what should I do?
If you’re interested in submitting a guest post for my website, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Guest post for Lili’s travel plans’ in the subject line. Mention the subject you would like to write about, a short summary, and at least 2 links to similar / relevant content on your own website. Please also send me at least 1 of the pictures you plan to use for the article.
I look forward to hearing from you!