We like to keep this blog as up-to-date and relevant to you, our readers, as possible. With that in mind, we’ve always strived to keep our list of guest bloggers fresh and varied, as well as give people a chance to share their opinions and knowledge.
Well, now we’d like you to share yours!
Whether you’re a seasoned blogging pro, a complete novice, or just want some more exposure for your own blog, we’re welcoming submissions from anyone for the chance to be featured here as a guest blogger. Plenty of people have already written for us and (we hope) they’ve all enjoyed the experience.
What’s in it for me?
There are lots of reasons why blogging for a big publisher like Oxford University Press is great for your personal and professional development.
- The opportunity to reach out to a huge audience of teachers and language professionals around the world – our blog is read over 1,000 times a day; every article is shared with our Twitter audience of over 6,500 ELT professionals and our Facebook audience of over 24,000 teachers worldwide; and our ELT website receives approximately 1 million views per month.* How’s that for exposure and networking opportunities?!
- It’s great publicity for both you as a professional and your website or blog. It could help you attract new readers to your own blog and connect with like-minded individuals around the world.
- It’s valuable experience for your personal and professional development. Teachers and language professionals who take an active role in online professional development feel far more supported and enthused to take what they’ve learned into the classroom.
- It’s not every day you get the chance to work with one of the world’s leading educational and academic publishers!
*Audience numbers accurate as of 29/05/12.
How can I get involved?
If you’ve written an article that you think might be suitable, or you have examples of previous work that you’d like to show us, or even if you just have an idea for an article, you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Guest blogging’ in the subject line and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Are there any rules I must stick to?
There are no rules, as such, but here are a few guidelines as to what we’re looking for and what we think works best on an ELT blog:
- Articles must be related to English language teaching or learning, education in general, technology in education, etc. If in doubt, take a look at our Categories page to see if your idea fits in with our themes.
- Articles should be helpful and provide something of value to the readers. We won’t publish anything that is promotional or commercial in nature.
- Posts should be about 300-600 words and have an interesting title.
- If you want to include images in your post, please make sure that you either own the images, or you have permission to use them. Creative Commons search is a great website where you can find images that are licensed for commercial use.
- Please check your spelling and grammar. Of course, we’ll work with you to improve anything that isn’t quite right, but the more accurate your post is to start with, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to use it.
- If your article is chosen to be published on the blog, we’ll ask you to provide a short biography and a photo for our Guest Bloggers page.
- Send your article to email@example.com with ‘Guest blogging’ in the subject line to help us find and respond to your message as quickly as possible.
And that’s it! We can’t wait to hear all your fantastic suggestions and read your great blog articles.
Oxford University Press ELT
Global Blog Team