Looking For Guest Posters for Joyful Mothering

Hey everyone! I'm looking for some guest posters for Joyful Mothering for a short season {2-4 weeks}. I am going to be taking a small blogging sabbatical. I am looking for 6 guest posters. If you're interested email me at christin at joyfulmothering dot net. laptop typing by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

In your email, include the link to your blog. I will be choosing 6 people and announce them on Monday. Below you will see the guidelines for guest posting so you can judge whether or not you would be a good fit. Please look over it carefully before submitting your inquiry. When submitting your inquiry, please share the topic you would like to write about. Thank you!

Guidelines for Guest Posting on Joyful Mothering


Topics include:

  • Mothering/raising godly children
  • Marriage
  • Homemaking
  • Life giving/Encouragement
  • Walking with God/Living for Him
  • Inspirational

No advertising, please.


  1. Posts must be 500-700 words.
  2. Break paragraphs up (3-5 sentences per paragraph)
  3. Use bold type to draw out important points
  4. Use bullet points and numbered lists where necessary
  5. Posts may not be published elsewhere. It must be a new post.
  6. Include 1 photo in your post. Check out Pixosphere for free photos. Be sure to read their policy. {Very simple!} Also, you can check out A Complete Guide to Finding and Using Incredible Flickr Images.
  7. Other Resources I highly recommend: > Anatomy Of An Effective Blog Post by Michael Hyatt >9 Ways to Become An Exceptional Guest Poster by ProBlogger
  8. Please share a small excerpt of your post the day it goes live, on your blog, with a link to your post on Joyful Mothering.


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