Guest Blogging Guidelines & Registration

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We are always looking for new guest authors and we welcome individual bloggers to contribute high-quality guest posts to VITAE.co.za

If you are qualified and/or have experience in an applicable field such as grief counselling & support, psychology, ministry, funeral services, drawing up wills & estate planning etc. and you would like to contribute to VITAE Memorial’s blog, we invite you to register and submit your blog posts.

Please read through our guidelines below carefully and click on the Registration button to register.

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Original/Unpublished Article

We only publish original articles (not previously published anywhere else, including on your own site).

Content Quality

Content should be of high quality, fluent English, with no spelling or grammatical errors.

Topics We Cover

We accept content in the topic categories which you will see in our submission form. If you would like to write about another topic, please send us a topic suggestion.

Recommended Length

1200 – 2500 words.

Formatting

Provide a clear takeaway or learning for readers. Use headings, subheadings and numbered lists/bullets to structure your writing.  We may edit the formatting to improve/enhance user experience and implement website best practices.

Short Paragraphs

Use short paragraphs, no more than 3-4 sentences per paragraph, and short sentences.

First Person

Write in the first person as much as possible i.e. use I, me, you etc.

Linking Out

Include facts, research, sources or personal anecdotes to substantiate your insights, information and arguments with external links.

Internal Linking

Where appropriate, link to other pages and articles on VITAE.co.za – we reserve the right to add internal links to text during editing.

Unique Angle & Inspirational Tone

Your article should be original and distinct from articles already posted on VITAE.co.za  With this blog we strive to support, educate, share experiences and inspire our readers so your tone should be personal and where needed, factual & practical.

Images/Videos

We encourage authors to include images/videos as part of the submission. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use images/videos and/or any other material from outside sources. If you include images or videos within the article, they must be high quality and come with source citations, only use images/videos for which you have permission or which are in the public domain (and be sure to credit your source).  Please keep file sizes to a minium.  We may compress/resize them during the editing process.

Article Edits

We reserve the right to edit content you submit but this will primarily be done to correct errors or make the content more readable and suitable for our readers.

What We Don’t Want

Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches.  Product reviews, advertorials, etc. type of content will not be published. Content should be useful and compelling to the reader – not self serving.

Author Bio and Photo

All registrations should be accompanied by an author bio and photo (size: 150×150 px). The author bio should be 40 to 50 words long and may include 1 link to your website’s homepage with a brand name anchor text.

Examples of Accepted Guest Posts

Below are just a few examples of the kind of articles we feel our readers will be interested in.

  • 10 Beautiful and creative celebration of life ideas.
  • How to support a friend in time of death.
  • The 5 most important things a funeral policy must cover.
  • What process does the executor of a will follow?
  • My family members hate each other, how do we handle a death of a family member?
  • It’s Cancer, how do I prepare my children?
  • Should children attend funerals?
  • Why do we send and use flowers at a memorial service and funeral.
Terms Of Use

By submitting an article, you agree that we may use it on our website (with any amendments we deem suitable) and you will not claim for payment or copyright infringement now or in the future.

When the article is published on our website, it is then owned by us and you are not permitted to re-publish the article without our prior written approval.

How To Submit

First register as a Guest Blogger by clicking on the button below.  Once we’ve approved your registration, you will be able to log in and submit your article by clicking on the Submit Blog Article link under the Blog link in the top menu.  Please email info@vitae.co.za if you have any questions. Our editor will respond to your enquiry and submission as quickly as she humanly can.