January 18, 2016

WTM Blogging Guidelines

WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING BLOGGERS WHO:

  • Have a clear & confident point of view
  • Post only original content (no syndicated posts or press releases)
  • Devote 50% or more to original (non-sponsored and non-brand-related) content
  • Post regularly: approximately once/week
  • Receive a minimum of 15,000 Monthly Impressions
  • Show evidence of readership engagement (comments, active Twitter and Facebook accounts, etc.)
  • Have been blogging for at least one year
  • Have both a Twitter and Facebook account through which they can amplify blog posts
  • Have good, clean design. This means blogs:
    • Are easy to read, both in layout and color scheme
    • Load quickly
    • Have a standard-sized header
    • Are uncluttered
    • Host a minimum number of animated badges
    • Have good design aesthetics

IN ADDITION, BLOGS MUST:

  • Not display egregious typos or grammatical errors
  • Have 50% or more of the page design devoted to content, versus ads or badges
  • Use text and visuals
  • Have comments enabled on most content-driven posts

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

  • Businesses/Company blogs
  • Contest-only blogs
  • Blogs hosted at WordPress.com

WE MAY NOT ACCEPT:

  • Blogs running ads that preclude the use of sponsored content on your main blog
  • Blogs that focus primarily on reviews, discounts, coupons, or contests
  • We Seek Members Who Are Influential Online In General

NOTE:  You do NOT have to have a blog to become a member of Women’s Travel Media, but a majority of our current opportunities are blogger-based.