For ten years writing has been my weapon of choice for delivering educational and inspiring content to the creative community. I still do it periodically as a contributing writer to other blogs and industry magazines like Professional Photographer.
But now, writing for Radio Film School takes up the majority of my copious writing time for this site. So that opens up a great opportunity for talented writers out there to fill the gap.
I accept insightful, inspirational, educational and/or provocative articles that would appeal to a creative crowd. Most of my readers are of the visual artist variety, i.e. filmmakers and photographers. But as any creative professional can tell you, many of the issues that creative professionals face transcend genre.
There are four great reasons to write for this blog.
- First, exposure. If you want thousands of professional creatives to know who you are, this is a great place to get seen. Maybe you have a product or seminar to sell. Maybe you want people to hire you. Maybe you’re lonely and want friends. Who knows.
- Second, you get the opportunity to give back to the creative community. I have found in life that the more you give, the better you feel and the better your perspective in life. Also, there’s a lot of good karma in giving. What goes around comes around.
- Third, boost your SEO. Who doesn’t what higher/more/better SEO? SEO is good.
- Fourth, establish yourself as an expert in the industry. Being seen as an expert means you can charge more for your services, get hired to speak at events, become an author, sit at the popular’s kid table when you go to seminars and expos, etc.
- It has to be a first-run article. That means it can’t have been posted online or in print anywhere else. If it’s a slightly tweaked or adjusted version of a prior work, that’s okay. But no cutting and pasting.
- It goes without saying it must be original. Cheaters never prosper, and as a creativity blog, it would be counter-productive to post articles you copied from someone else.
- Ideally it should be at least 300 words. That may seem like a lot, but you’d be surprised how quickly you can get through 300 words.
- I reserve the right to do minor edits for grammar or flow. But I’ll never significantly change or edit what you submit.
- I reserve the right to NOT post your article.
- For each blog post you’ll get a 50-word bio, one link to your site, and a photo of yourself (or of your pet if you’re shy).
- Any photos you submit for the article must have proper clearances (e.g. creative commons, taken by you, etc.)
- Lastly, make a point to reply to comments people post on your article. Readers love the interaction and it stirs great discussion.
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Fill out the form below to submit your blog post idea and give me more info about yourself.