An Invitation to Write for My Blog

Note: I am currently not accepting guest post submissions, other than from Platform University faculty (not students) and Master Class Instructors. I have left this post up for archival purposes.

I am often asked to consider posting an article from someone else on my blog. Until this point, I have always said “no.” However, Daniel Scocco’s practice at DailyBlogTips, convinced me to give it a try. He has produced a nice set of Guest Post Guidelines that inspired me to write my own.

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So, yes, effective immediately, I will accept guest posts. Currently, I do not plan to publish more than one post per week. These will likely appear on Friday.


Your post must be on one of four topics:

  • Personal Growth
  • Leadership
  • Productivity
  • Social Media

Your post cannot be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post. (However, I do have an advertising category for that if you are interested.)


  1. Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.
  2. You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. You may, however, post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.
  3. You may provide up to three byline links: one for your blog or Web site, one for your bio or About page, and one for your Twitter username (optional).
  4. Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 800 words.
  5. You should also read:


  • I will likely copyedit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If I make substantive changes (unlikely), I will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.
  • I may provide a short introduction or conclusion to your post to provide context or the rationale as to why I think the post is important. I will make sure that my comments are set off from yours stylistically, so that my readers are clear that these are mine and not yours.


I understand the work that it takes to write a blog post. However, the fact that you have written a post and submitted it to me does not obligate me to publish it. The only guest posts I will publish are those that in my sole judgment add value to my readers.

Furthermore, if I do not approve your guest post, I will not explain why I did not approve it or provide any detail. Frankly, that would take more time than I can afford.


If your post meets the above guidelines:

  • Please email it to me for consideration. Due to the volume of submissions, it usually takes me 2–3 weeks to respond.
  • Please include a one to two-sentence byline that includes what you do, along with your blog address and your Twitter and/or Facebook address.
  • Please include the size of your readership: number of blog readers, Facebook friends or fans, and Twitter followers.
  • Please confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your post. This is hugely important and a non-negotiable. My readers have come to expect this.
  • Please include the post in the body of the e-mail. DO NOT include it as an attachment. Also, please do not include HTML coding.

If I reject your post, you are obviously free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere. Also, please put your post in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.

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Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are snarky, offensive, or off-topic. If in doubt, read My Comments Policy.

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  • Jason


    I will be accepting a lot of guest posts on a new project I am working on. And I am curious how to handle images? I want to accept photos and images, but I want to make sure the guest poster has permission to use the pictures. How should I do this?

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  • Thomas McMahon

    Hi Michael – I just wanted to check to see if you’re still accepting/reviewing submissions. Just looking at the age of the post and the newest comments and grew concerned that you may not be anymore. If you are, expect me to throw my ring into the hat soon :)

    • Michael Hyatt

      No, I’m afraid not. Thanks.

      • Thomas McMahon

        Okay, I thought that might be so. Thanks for taking the time to reply and let me know, I appreciate it.

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  • chamroeunchelsea

    Agen Bola : Leandro Damino di Lirik Spurs

    Setelah awal musim lalu diberitakan melirik Leandro
    Damiao, kali ini Tottenham Hotspurs dilaporkan kembali berminat pada penyerang
    Brasil itu. Sebenarnya Spurs sempat hampir berhasil menggaetnya Januari lalu,
    namun gagal di menit-menit akhir penutupan bursa transfer.

    Jika sebuah klub menginginkan pemain, mereka harus bicara
    kepada presiden klub yang menjadi pemilik pemain bersangkutan,” ujar
    presiden Internacional, Giovanni Luigi kepada Indo Eleven.

    Saat ini kami sedang bernegosiasi dengan Tottenham,
    Leandro sangat ingin bermain di Inggris musim depan. Tapi kami juga tidak bisa
    menyisihkan Napoli dari persaingan.” tambahnya. Leandro Damiao menjadi
    incaran klub Eropa dalam beberapa tahun terakhir. Pemain 23 tahun itu juga
    sudah sering masuk ke skuad Timnas Selecao.

  • Cierra Seay

    Do you recommend that someone who hasn’t launched their own platform/blog attempt to write guest posts for someone else’s blog?

    • ConnieBennett

      Yes, Michael suggests writing guest posts in his book, Platform. He calls it “a great way to expand your reach.” See pages 144 to 146. I urge you to get his fabulous book — it’s a must-read for anyone seeking to build a platform.

  • Ananya Das

    This is great ! Are you still inviting guest posts ? Do tell me and do visit my blog :

    Will be so happy to get your feedback

    • Michael Hyatt

      No, I’m afraid not. I do run them occasionally but only from my business associates.

      • Ananya Das

        Ok. I wish … Anyways , I will be glad if you can look at my blog and give me some feedback … Thanks in advance ….

  • Cameron E. Brooks

    Thank you for this fantastic example of guest post guidelines. May we borrow this as a starter template for our own websites?

    I’ve borrowed a few of your other templates (e.g. affiliate link disclaimers) where you mentioned that readers may do so. Since you didn’t mention that here, I just wanted to ask. Thanks for your consideration.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Yes, feel free. Thanks.

      • Cameron E. Brooks

        Many thanks!

  • Takis Athanassiou

    Dear Michael, can I use your suggestions for building my own Guest posting page in my blog? Thank you very much for sharing these guidelines.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Yes, absolutely.

      • Takis Athanassiou

        Thank you very much Michael.

  • Eko Dinda

    Moyes Minta Vidic Teken Kontrak Baru

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Pelatih Manchester United David Moyes menginginkan Nemanja Vidic meneken kontrak baru diklub yang menilainya sebagai bek terbaik saat ini.
    Kontrak Vidic saat ini berakhir di ujung musim 2013-2014. Sejumlah klub luar Inggris tertarik menggaet pemain asal Serbia itu dengan status free transfer di musim panas mendatang.
    Moyes terkesan kepada Vidic sejak mengambil alih kursi pelatih di Old Trafford dan berharap klub segera memastikan masa depannya.
    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpopuler – “Saya tak tahu tentang kontrak Vidic. Saya belum melihatnya. Saya yakin CEO dan klub akan melakukan apa yang saya minta. Vidic belum tua. Dia benar-benar bek tengah yang andal. Dialah bek terbaik yang pernah bekerja dengan saya, itu pasti,” tegas Moyes.

    Sumber :

  • Eko Dinda

    Allegri memuji Kaka

    Berita terbaru dan
    terkini bola Soccer dari
    Agen Bola Indo11
    - Pelatih AC Milan, Massimiliano
    Allegri memberikan pujian khusus untuk Ricardo Kaka yang tampil gemilang dalam
    hasil imbang 1-1 melawan Barcelona dinihari WIB tadi.

    Agen Bola Indo11
    Terpercaya – Duel di San Siro
    merupakan kembalinya Kaka bersama AC Milan di ajang Liga Champions setelah
    diboyong pulang dari Real Madrid, dan pemain Brasil itu menandai momen tersebut
    dengan kinerja ciamik di atas lapangan.

    “Kaka menampilkan permainan luar biasa dan dia membuktikan bahwa dia
    adalah seorang juara. Saya tidak hanya berbicara soal teknis, karena kita semua
    tahu kemampuannya di sisi itu, tapi dia bekerja sangat hebat. Kaka sekali lagi
    membuktikan untuk menjadi juara tidaklah cukup hanya memiliki kaki hebat, tapi
    juga harus bekerja keras dan mengerahkan usaha.” puji Allegri.


  • Rima Mar

    Allegri tidak ingin dukungan dari para

    Berita terbaru dan
    terkini bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Massimiliano Allegri akan menjadi
    orang paling tertekan di AC Milan saat ini. Dalam 11 laga yang sudah dijalani
    oleh Il Rossoneri di Serie A, tim hanya mampu meraih 12 poin. Ditambah lagi AC
    Milan sudah kalah di lima pertandingan, membuat Scudetto hanya sekedar mimpi
    untuk mereka.

    “Apakah para pemain masih mendukung saya? Mereka tidak seharusnya
    melakukan itu, mereka harus mendukung sesama rekan tim dan bekerja sebagai tim.
    Sudah menjadi pekerjaan saya untuk mengarahkan mereka ke hal-hal yang positif,”
    jelas Allegri.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – AC Milan
    selanjutnya harus menghadapi laga berat melawan Barcelona di ajang Liga Champions
    pekan ini. Kini tim memulai persiapan lebih awal untuk menghindari hasil
    negatif lagi.


  • chamroeunmanu

    QPR want to sign West Ham striker Carlton Cole

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, Harry Redknapp, a manager of QPR, has confirmed club’s interest in signing West Ham striker Carlton Cole.

    Carlton Cole, 30, who rejoined West Ham in October on a short-term deal after he was released by West Ham at the end of last season, his contract will expire this month and Harry Redknapp hopes to sign him.

    “It’s difficult as he belongs to West Ham still. Sam Allardyce has his own problems with injuries and everything there,” the QPR’s manager said.

    He continued, “Carlton is a good player and I like him. He is one of many players we are looking at but if West Ham decide to keep him it can’t happen.” as reported by Agen Judi terpercaya

    The 30-year-old has scored three goals in 10 appearances for West Ham since returning to the club.


  • chamroeunterry

    Tom Cairney signed as permanent player with Blackburn Rovers

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, Tom Cairney has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Blackburn Rovers from Premier League outfit Hull City, the club announced.

    The 22-year-old, who signed at Ewood Park, has scored twice in 24 appearances for Blackburn Rovers when he was on loan.

    He is very happy to be a permanent player at the club.

    “I’m very pleased to sign permanently – that was a goal of mine when I came on loan in August,” the 22-year-old said. as reported by Agen Judi terpercaya
    “First and foremost, I wanted to try and get games under my belt. I knew it was a big club, with a lot of good players here and I really wanted to try and do my best and help the team push on.”

    “I feel like I’ve played well this season, but I still think there’s more to come and I’m looking forward to the future with Blackburn Rovers,” he added.


  • chamroeunoscar

    ‘I’ll wage war to keep Casillas’ – Ancelotti

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported – Carlo Ancelotti has said he will “wage war” to keep hold of Iker Casillas and hopes that the Real Madrid captain retires at the Santiago Bernabeu.
    The Spain international has been out of the Blancos’ first team for a year now, having picked up a hand injury in January 2012 and failing to usurp Diego Lopez as No.1 under Jose Mourinho and subsequently Ancelotti.
    “It was not an easy decision, I have two goalkeepers of high quality, the best two in the world,” as reported by City Holiday.
    “I started with Diego as my No.1, but then did not consider that Casillas would not play. Rotating goalkeepers is not the most desirable thing, it is not easy, but they have understood.
    “I’ll fight the same way I did for Xabi. This team have key players representing the club and I will wage war for Casillas to finish his career here, in Madrid.”
    source :

  • Som Bol

    Erick Thohir berbicara soal proyek masa depan Inter Milan

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Presiden Internazionale, Erick Thohir menegaskan kembali keyakinannya dalam proyek Inter. Bahwa klub harus menjual sebelum melakukan pembelian pemain pada bursa transfer Januari ini.
    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Di bawah kepemimpinan pemilik dan presiden beru, I Nerazzurri akan melakukan sebuah langkah yang memberikan dua hasil sekaligus di bursa transfer pertamanya. Thohir menjelaskan bahwa transfer kedatangan terkait untuk mentransfer penjualan.
    “Bursa transfer Januari terdiri dari serangkaian perluang di pasar transfer. Fans tidak boleh berharap kami akan melakukan sebuah ledakan, tetapi jika kita memiliki peluang, kami akan melakukan sesuatu yang menarik. Dalam kasus apapun , kita harus menjual sebelum melakukan pembelian apapun. Proyek kami jelas, tidak ada keraguan tentang hal ini. Kami ingin membangun sebuah klub yang sehat, kompetitif dalam industri, sehingga tahun ini kami akan melalui masa transisi,” jelas Erick.

  • bon tong

    Kemungkinan Matri akan hijrah ke Fiorentina

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Wakil Presiden AC Milan, Adriano Galliani, dan Direktur Olahraga Fiorentina, Daniele Prade, kabarnya akan segera bertemu untuk membahas sebuah langkah pinjaman untuk Alessandro Matri ke La Viola.
    Striker Milan itu semakin dikaitkan tentang kepergiannya dari San Siro pada bursa transfer Januari ini. Dan, Fiorentina dilaporkan telah berada di antrian paling depan untuk mendapatkan tanda tangan pemain 29 tahun itu.
    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Seperti diketahui Fiorentina telah mengalami krisi striker. Di mana Giuseppe Rossi cedera lutut dan dengan Mario Gomez yang masih terus berjuang untuk kembali merumput.

  • loy man

    Villa : It’s Atleti’s duty to win

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported – Atletico Madrid striker David Villa has claimed that his side are duty-bound to win every match after their 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo.

    The former Barcelona star fired Diego Simone’s men to top spot in La Liga with two second-half goals in Galicia as the capital club made the most of the Blaugrana’s slip up against Valladolid.

    And the Spain international has urged his team-mates to keep getting positive results as they go in search of an unlikely title win.

    “We have to follow up these three points,” As reported by City Holiday.

    “Every point is important and we have to go from week to week, but everything will go down until the end and it’s our duty to win them all.

    “We took our chances. I’m glad to help the team by scoring and keeping working.”

    Atletico Madrid will looking to follow up their win over Celta by booking a quarter-final berth in the Champions League against AC Milan on Tuesday, having already beaten the Rossoneri 1-0 in the first leg.


  • chanheng mey

    Oezil Tahu Bakal Alami Masa Sulit di Arsenal

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Stuttgart – Mesut Oezil tidak terkejut melihat dirinya masuk ke dalam masa-masa sulit di Arsenal. Sejak tiba di London Utara, Oezil tahu perjalanannya tak akan mulus-mulus saja.

    Oezil jadi pemain termahal Arsenal ketika dia digaet dari Real Madrid dengan nilai transfer 42,5 juta poundsterling, musim panas lalu. Awalnya, performa playmaker asal Jerman ini terlihat sangat menjanjikan. Pujian pun mengalir kepadanya.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Tapi, situasi berubah dalam beberapa waktu terakhir. Meski selalu jadi starter, Oezil dinilai tak memberikan kontribusi signifikan kepada Arsenal. Yang paling mencolok adalah ketika dia gagal mengeksekusi penalti pada laga melawan Bayern Munich di Liga Champions.

    Oezil mengatakan, dirinya harus melalui masa-masa sulit karena tak mengikuti persiapan pramusim Arsenal. Dia baru bergabung dengan The Gunners pada hari penutupan bursa transfer musim panas lalu.

    “Hampir setiap pemain yang masih baru di Premier League membutuhkan waktu untuk menyesuaikan diri,” ujar Oezil.


  • thon mey

    Pemain Madrid Saling Berbagi Tanggung Jawab

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Madrid – Tanpa Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid tetap mampu meraih kemenangan. Carlo Ancelotti pun puas melihat kolektivitas timnya, meski tanpa Ronaldo di lapangan.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Ronaldo mendapatkan kartu merah kala Madrid menghadapi Athletic Bilbao pada 3 Februari silam. Ronaldo, yang dalam rekaman kamera tampak berselisih dan seperti menampar wajah Carlos Gurpegui, akhirnya mendapatkan ganjaran kartu merah dari wasit hingga harus mengakhiri laga lebih awal.

    Imbasnya, dia pun dihukum tidak boleh main selama tiga pertandingan. Sampai saat ini, Ancelotti masih enggan menerima keputusan itu, meskipun dia tidak memprotes lebih jauh.

    “Tidak ada yang senang dengan keputusan itu,” ujar Ancelotti di situs resmi klub.


  • worlda john

    Sering Dicaci Suporter, Cleverley Tutup Akun Twitter

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Manchester – MidfielderManchester United Tom Cleverley memutuskan untuk menutup akun media sosial Twitter pribadinya. Caci maki atas minimnya kontribusi Cleverley untuk MU menjadi penyebab utamanya.

    Di bawah arahan David Moyes musim ini, The Red Devils boleh dibilang tampil cukup mengecewakan. Tertahan di posisi tujuh klasemen dengan raihan 41 poin, MU juga sudah tersingkir di ajang Piala FA serta Piala Liga Inggris.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Satu-satunya kans MU untuk meraih trofi musim ini tinggal di Liga Champions. Masih bertahan di babak 16 besar kompetisi kasta tertinggi kompetisi antarklub Eropa, peluang ‘Setan Merah’ menjadi juara boleh dibilang cukup tipis.

    Cleverley sendiri sudah bermain sebanyak 26 kali bersama MU di semua kompetisi musim ini. Tapi, dia cuma memberikan kontribusi satu gol dan satuassist.


  • darany

    Bruce praises Jelavic and Long for their great performance

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, Steve Bruce, a manager of Hull City, has praised Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long after great performance since arrival the club.
    Striker Nikica Jelavic, 28, has scored 3 goals while Shane Long, 27, has also scored 3 goals for Hull City. The duo was signed in January transfer, as reported by Agen judi terpercaya
    Since their arrival the club, they have played as the important roles and always give chances for the club to get victories, as reported by Agen sbobet terpercaya
    Steve Bruce is very happy with the impact of both strikers and he believes that they will provide more chances for the club to get victories.
    “The two strikers, in my opinion, we gave the whole club a lift by bringing them in.They’ve both made a difference to us because we didn’t play well (against West Brom),” Steve Bruce said.

  • chamroeun terry

    Clarence Seedorf happy with Milan’s draw

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported, Clarence Seedorf, a coach of Milan, has claimed that his side are in the good progression after their Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Lazio.
    A draw with Lazio is not what Milan’s side wanted to get but at least it was still a good result for them because they cannot keep in good step.
    Before meeting with Lazio, Milan have lost in their last four in all competitions, as reported by Agen judi terpercaya
    Milan are in the poor run in this season as they have failed to win many games.
    However, Clarence Seedorf has claimed that his side are now in the positive step and believes that the club will step by step head to what they wish, as reported by Agen sbobet terpercaya
    “They showed that they are a compact group who want to go forward. They helped each other out throughout the game and it’s a shame we didn’t get all three points, but it was a balanced game,” the manager said.

  • Raith Game

    Cahill Kecewa Dengan Gol Ketiga PSG

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola -Pada pertandingan di Parc des Princes, Kamis (3/4/2014) dinihari WIB, Chelsea menelan kekalahan 1-3.

    Agen bolacity holiday Terpercaya – Bagi Cahill, kalah 1-2 di leg pertama masih oke karena artinya Chelsea hanya tinggal mengejar satu gol di leg kedua. Namun, dengan skor 1-3, semuanya menjadi berbeda.

    “Benar-benar saat yang tidak tepat untuk kebobolan dan itu adalah gol yang tercipta akibat kecerobohan,” ujar Cahill di BBC.

    “Betul-betul mengecewakan. Ketinggalan 1-2 mungkin oke, tapi ini betul-betul mengecewakan.”

    Kendati demikian, Cahill yakin Chelsea bisa membalikkan keadaan pada leg II di Stamford Bridge tengah pekan depan.


  • Eko Dinda

    ‘Si Merah’ Tatap West Ham

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola -Usai membantai Tottenham 4-0 di Anfield akhir pekan kemarin, Liverpool kian diunggulkan jadi juara Premier League.

    Agen bolacity holiday Terpercaya – Anak asuh Brendan Rodgers kini memuncaki klasemen dengan nilai 71, mengungguli Chelsea (69) dan Manchester City (67–punya dua laga di tangan).

    Tapi tim asal Merseyside itu justru memilih melupakan dua hal ini demi fokus sepenuhnya ke laga tandang kontra West Ham United, Minggu (6/4/2014) malam WIB.

    “Laga berikutnya adalah West Ham dan segera setelah kemenangan atas Tottenham kami berbicara soal laga Minggu nanti. Tidak ada gunanya melihat melampaui itu,” lanjutnya.

    West Ham sendiri sudah dua laga terakhir selalu menang, masing-masing atas Hull City dan Sunderland. Penghuni peringkat 11 sementara itu jelas tak akan membuat laga berjalan mudah untuk Liverpool.


  • Rima mar

    Conte : Kekalahan Akan Pacu Semangat Juventus

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola -Antonio Conte menilai kekalahan yang diderita Juventus kontra Napoli pada akhir pekan lalu justru akan memacu semangat timnya untuk semakin giat mengejar gelar domestik dan Eropa.

    Agen bola city holiday Terpercaya – Hal ini diungkapkan bos Bianconeri itu menjelang laga leg pertama perempat final Liga Europa melawan Olympique Lyon, (4/4) di Stade de Gerland.

    Conte pun mengharapkan reaksi tepat dari Gianluigi Buffon dkk. usai takluk 2-0 dari pasukan Rafa Benitez itu.

    “Apakah Juventus terhalang oleh gunung yang tinggi? Kami harus membuat hal tersebut bisa diatasi. Saya harap kekalahan dari Napoli akan memberi kekuatan penuh menjelang berakhirnya musim. Saya mengharapkan pertandingan yang menarik di laga ini,” tutur Conte.

    “Lyon adalah tim yang memperoleh kesuksesan dalam beberapa tahun terakhir dan memiliki pemain hebat. Kami sudah mempelajari kekuatan dan kelemahan mereka. Kami bangga mendapat respek dari tim seperti Lyon, tim yang beberapa tahun lalu berada di atas kami,” imbuhnya.