Volunteer managers and other interested individuals are invited to submit a guest post to the Volunteer Maine blog. Posts will be reviewed and selected for publication by the blog’s editorial board. Posts may be edited for grammar. Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions for Guest Bloggers
What is a blog?
The word “blog” is derived from “web log,” but blogs are more than simple diaries. As blogger Darren Rowse writes, “Blogs are usually (but not always) written by one person and are updated pretty regularly. Blogs are often (but not always) written on a particular topic – there are blogs on virtually any topic you can think of. Whole blog communities have sprung up around some of these topics putting people into contact with each other in relationships where they can learn, share ideas, make friends with and even do business with people with similar interests from around the world.” Comments have become an important feature of blogs. Comments from readers allow blogs to open up conversation and dialogue.
Why is Volunteer Maine doing a blog?
Volunteer Maine and the Maine Commission for Community Service are committed to advancing the field of volunteer management and to providing resources that help volunteer managers further develop their knowledge, skills and abilities. The Volunteer Maine Blog will provide an online community where volunteer managers can share resources and learn and support one another in their work.
Why Should I Be a Guest Blogger?
If you want to distinguish yourself as a leader in the field of volunteer management and are interested in helping to shape a dialogue with other volunteer managers about the issues that impact your work, we want to hear what you have to say.
What Do Guest Bloggers Do?
Guest bloggers should submit posts about any topic related to volunteer management. Also, since being a blogger means being part of a conversation, we ask that guest bloggers respond to comments on their posts.
Note: Comments will be monitored by the blog administrator, and inappropriate comments will be removed. You will not have to respond to inappropriate comments.
How Do I Become a Guest Blogger?
Email submissions to: email@example.com
How Long Should It Be?
Your post doesn’t need to be lengthy, in fact, it probably shouldn’t be. Here are some tips for writing effective blog posts:
20 Types of Blog Posts
Should You Only Blog If You Have Something Original to Say?
12 Ways to Be a More Interactive and Accessible Blogger
7 Steps to Better Blogging
9 Questions to Ask Before Posting
How to Build Community On Your Blog
Where Can I Find Some Examples of Blogs?
These blogs will give you a sense of what good blogging looks like:
Perspectives from the Pipeline, a blog about the nonprofit sector
White Courtesy Telephone, a blog about nonprofit management and philanthropy
Orangette, a food blog
Escape From Cubicle Nation, a blog for people interested in starting their own businesses
Brazen Careerist, a blog about careers and generations in the workplace