Submit Original Posts: Posts must be unique and original to Blunt Therapy. Posts must not have been published or submitted elsewhere online. This includes your personal blog and venues such as Medium and Tumblr. Articles will become the property of Blunt-therapy once submitted.
Share Your Expertise and Passion: Blunt Therapy focuses on mental and behavioral health. You can add value to our work by bringing your own unique voice and views, infused with your own passion and personality. Please write from your heart, based on personal experience and/or professional expertise, and please write as if you’re talking to a friend. The more down-to-earth the better. The best articles are the ones that seem like the author is talking to you, not at you.
Choose a Great Title: When choosing a title, think about the reader. What are they looking to learn? What problem do they want to solve? Write your title keeping those things in mind.
Use a “Hook” in your Opening Statement: The first few sentences will determine if your reader actually reads or moves onto the next article. Please be engaging, tell the reader exactly what they are about to experience, and make them want to keep reading.
Logical & Succinct: In the body of your article…
- Word Count – Please submit articles of at least 1,000 words. 1500-2000 is preferred.
- Sub-Headings – Please split up your content with relevant subheadings to make it easier for readers to follow the logical flow of ideas.
- Short Paragraphs – So readers can easily digest your awesome article, please keep paragraphs short and succinct (2-3 sentences each).
At Least One Call to Action: Articles should do one of the following:
- Prompt the reader to consider the topic in relation to their own situation and/or
- Give practical tips that the reader can easily start applying in their life.
Inspiring Quote/s: We encourage you to include to provide at least one authoritative quote within your article that relates to the topic.
Videos Inside Your Article: You are welcome to insert a Youtube video into your article if it is directly relevant to the article topic and the content of that video is positive and appropriate. If you wish to include a video, please ensure you put brackets around the Youtube video URL in the exact place in your article that you wish it to appear.
Quote Sources: If your article references data, facts, statistics or research studies, please be sure to include a link to a credible source. Put the link in brackets in the appropriate place in your article (please don’t hyperlink the text). Feel free to include 1-2 links to your own website inside the body of your article. You will also have the option to create an account and have your own author bio as well, with links to your site and/or social media outlets.
Infographics: If you have produced an infographic, we’re happy to publish it along with your article. Please make sure to include all the relevant links. If the infographic is not yours, please provide the proper citations so we can give credit.
Check Before Submitting: Please spellcheck your work. Read it out loud before you submit and make sure all errors have been corrected.
We ask that you avoid doing the following…
Don’t send articles that have been, or will be, published elsewhere: We publish original, unique content. If your article is published on Blunt Therapy, please do not publish it elsewhere.
NOTE: You may republish articles on your own blog, provided Blunt Therapy is given credit with a backlink at the end of the article, as well as a canonical link.
Don’t send superficial articles: We provide high-quality content that has real substance based on personal experience and/or professional expertise. We are not about spinning content, or about linking just to increase traffic. Please bring your A-Game.
Don’t send SEO-boosted or promotional articles: We won’t accept articles that are designed to boost SEO, to plug a brand name, or to promote yourself, or any product or service. Instead, provide articles that educate, provide guidance, and/or solve problems.
Don’t send anything that’s not related to mental health: Please don’t send articles or bio references that promote a business, service or product that has nothing to do with the focus of our blog.
Don’t send topic ideas: Please submit completed articles only.