Guest Posts

It has been some time since I extended the offer to host guest posts on here, so here it comes again.

If you are someone who follows this blog, or someone I follow, perhaps you would appreciate a guest post slot on beetleypete? I have over 3,000 followers, according to WordPress, and all posts are also shared on Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+. Even if you don’t currently follow me, or are a brand new blogger, you might like to get a wider audience for one of your posts, or write something especially for the occasion.

Maybe you have a new book to promote, or a story you would like to be read by a new audience? You might just have something to get off your chest, or want to tell others about something good or bad in your life. Perhaps you would like to review a film or book, tell us about your favourite TV show, or a live gig you attended? The subject matter is not important, as I am happy to include all sorts of categories here. But there are a few rules of course.

1) No longer than 2000 words. (Under 1500 preferred)
2) Any images or photos to be scaled down into small files.
3) No bad language, swearing, or overt sexual references.
4) Absolutely no blatant selling or endorsement of products.
5) No links to anything sales or marketing related.

If you are interested, please send it as an attachment to petejohnson50@yahoo.com
Also send any images separately, and individually, to the same email address.

If I decide to publish it, I will not make any alterations. In the case of a book promotion, please send cover art and sales links by email, and I will decide what to include on the post. If I don’t decide to publish it, I will email you back, and let you know why.

This is a genuine and totally free offer, and you will receive 100% of the credit, as well as an ‘Author Bio’, if you want to send me one of those too.

Best wishes to you all, and happy blogging! Pete.

38 thoughts on “Guest Posts

  1. A very kind offer, Pete. I’ll have to think about it but I’ll bookmark it in case I come up with something suitable and interesting. And I’ll share. All the best and many thanks!

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  2. Great post ๐Ÿ™‚ I really do not have a story to share, but I had a suggestion for a future post under your remake section. You should do one on the 1978 BBC version of Pennies from Heaven vs. the American 1981 version. That would be a really interesting post considering that you are a huge fan of Dennis Potter as I am. Anyway, keep up the great work as always ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. 3) No bad language, swearing, or overt sexual references.

    That kind of fits into the category of: “Do as I say, not as I do.” I’m thinking in particular of your street life serial, but I recall other instances where your family-oriented blog dabbled in linguistic and sexual taboos. So I’m guessing you want to keep that sort of thing to a minimum, and only allow it when it can be justified in the context of a story. Personally, I like it when a story gets a bit edgy, as long as it’s appropriate. You’ll recall that in my novel, I dropped the F-bomb…but only twice, and in circumstances that begged for it to be used.

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    1. I am just trying to avoid entries with F**k as every other word, or blatant descriptions of sex acts, David. Otherwise, I would have to give my blog a non-family rating. ๐Ÿ™‚ In my serial, I did allude to sex acts, but only lightly described one, without much detail. And I eschewed all swearing, even though it would have made the story far more realistic. In retrospect, I could have just added a disclaimer at the start of every post, and made it explicit. But if you have read some really explicit blogs, (as I have) that stuff becomes tedious after a while.
      You guessed right though, it is do as I say, not as I do, and I do want to keep anything like that to a minimum. I have had many guest posts published on other blogs, and would never send them anything sexually explicit or verbally coarse for consideration.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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