Do you believe in our mission? Do you have personal experiences that you want to share with the world? Are you an aspiring or established writer looking to hone your skills? If so, please read on….
How it works
I’m Dennis, and I’ve been blogging and freelance writing for over four years now. It started as something I did for fun on the side, and eventually led to a full-time job at Automattic, the company that brings us WordPress. I love writing, but at heart, I’m still a teacher. It’s what I did for eight years, after all. And even now, my job at WordPress.com is to teach people how to blog.
If you have great stories, but aren’t the most experienced writer, I’d be happy to teach you all about the craft. On the flip side, if you’re a great writer, but are short on story ideas, then I can help you, too. If you’re a great writer and you have great stories… well, you may already be a professional. But hey, I’m always looking for guest contributors! Plus, your writings can serve as awesome examples to everyone else, right?
What to write about
If you are wondering what we’d like you to write about, the answer is… anything you want! Musings has only two rules:
1. Every article should have some sort of life lesson — some sort of message that our audience can take with them.
2. No insults or blanket bashing of a gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or any other type of group. Our goal is to promote understanding and insight, not bigotry.
What’s in it for you
Musings is almost four years old now, and we continue to grow steadily. In 2013 alone, we had over 800,000 unique visitors from nearly 200 different countries!
We’re not a commercial site, so I can’t offer financial compensation for your submissions (you’ll never see ads plastered across the site, and the few we do have pay for site maintenance). Instead, what I can offer you is 1) personalized feedback and one-on-one coaching to help you develop your skills, 2) a place to showcase your writing, and 3) a growing and loyal fan base who will eagerly read it!
So, I feel like it’s a win-win situation for both of us, yeah? I help you learn how to write, you get exposure for your work, I feel like I’ve done my job as a teacher, and your writing helps me keep the blog active.
And since you retain ownership of everything you write on the site, you are, of course, welcome to sell your articles to a commercial publication should the opportunity arise.
The submission process