Guest posts are a chance to not only increase readership on your website, but expose your website to a completely new set of readers. The 11,000+ unique readers a month of Chris in South Korea are primarily based in South Korea, the USA, Canada, and several other English-speaking countries. If interested in guest posting, please send your idea to chrisinsouthkorea AT gmail DOT com. A proposal doesn’t need to be fancy – just a few sentences about yourself and your post idea is great. Sending a proposal or the entire article guarantees a reply from me.
Some guidelines to keep in mind:
- Posts should be informative and insightful. If describing a place, giving good directions is essential.
- Write from your unique perspective and original point of view – if you haven’t experienced it or been there first-hand, don’t write the story.
- Posts should not have been previously published – but you’re welcome to publish them on your blog / website after it goes live here.
- Posts and links should not be about selling a product or service. No affiliate links or SEO tricks are allowed.
- All guest posts are subject to revision before publicly posting. While I’ll reserve the right to fix spelling and grammar, I’ll trust you’re familiar enough with the English language to submit an article without those issues. Ideally, posts will weigh in at 500-1,000 words and at least a couple pictures.
- Guest posts should focus on traveling Korea, life in Korea, question from a reader (regarding Korea), Korean food / restaurants, or social commentary related to Korea. Other topics related to Korea are also possible – e-mail with your idea.
- Any pictures should be taken by you or used with permission (indicate the photo credit in a link if it’s not your photo). Since this blog would be classified as a commercial project, please ensure the photographer allows commercial usage (Hint: Creative Commons is a wonderful resource – search tens of millions of photos at http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons), Please ensure your photos are sized at 800 pixels on the longest side.
- English articles only, please. A story using Korean is fine, provided it comes with a transliterated version and translated into English. For example, 삼겹살 (samgyeopsal, or pork belly) would be perfect.
- Guest posts should be written with the expat in Korea in mind. They comprise the majority of readers, and are usually the most likely to follow your blog or website.
- Ready to go? Use the contact form to send an e-mail.
Last updated April 24, 2013