The How-To Geek accepts guest articles from bloggers and technology writers that would like to have their work showcased in front of a larger audience. This page explains the guidelines for guest articles.
What to Write About
Anything related to technology, especially how-to articles, are fair game. It's best to write something that people will find interesting.
What Not to Write
Since we like to keep things clean and professional, we don't allow any of the following in our articles:
- Anything illegal or even questionable - Such as ripping dvds, using torrents, cracks, hacks, etc. It's simply a matter of keeping things clean, and not a judgement either way.
- Personal opinion pieces - We try to avoid opinion pieces in general, but when we do feature them they need to be the official opinion of How-To Geek.
General Style Guidelines
The most important guideline is that every article must be friendly, since that's our primary goal. Here's some other guidelines:
- Images - All images should be in PNG format, no more than 640 pixels wide or they will be cut off by the sidebar. Try to use the highest quality images you can, since that's what How-To Geek subscribers are used to.
- Image Thumbnails - Thumbnail images should not be used unless absolutely necessary, and then discretion should be used when linking to a full sized image. Nobody wants to have to click through to a full-sized image on every single step.
- Linking - We're not here to help your SEO, so any unnecessary links will be removed... don't even bother.
How To Submit
You can submit an article in any one of the following formats:
- Google Docs - This is one of the more simple ways to submit an article and share it with my email address (from the about page).
- Microsoft Word - If you are used to writing in Word, you are welcome to send that over. Just make sure the screenshots aren't resized in Word because they seem to come through all blurry.
- Windows Live Writer - If you use Windows Live Writer you can just do Save draft and then find the .wpost file and send that.
- Zipped HTML + Images - Some people prefer this, no problems if you do.
Send the completed article over to my email address from the about page.
We usually put something like this at the top of each guest post:
This is a guest article by SomeGuy from SomeSite.com, a technology website covering Futurama's effect on society.
We would include a link back to your site in that signature line.