Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post or becoming a guest family law blogger for FamilyBlawg. This year, FamilyBlawg is changing its approach to publishing legal content – we are accepting only the best contributions. Please contact us here to find out how you can get published with us today.
If you want to share high quality family law intelligence, including useful family law and divorce knowledge and news, to wide audiences, here are some of the key things you should consider before submitting your post(s) for review by our moderators.
Why Blog Here?
There are many reasons why you would want to publish a guest blog on FamilyBlawg or indeed become one of our regular contributors!:-
- Reach over 15,000 of our followers on Twitter – including a wide range of family lawyers, divorce consultants and potential clients looking for your services as a family lawyer or family law professional – we also regularly share our top family legal blog posts to LinkedIn (including our Family Law Blogs LinkedIn group), Facebook and Google+ group.
- Get your family law content noticed by a wide audience on an established family law and divorce news blogging website.
- Share useful family law intelligence and news to a large and varied legal, business and consumer-based community – most of our contributors are based in the UK and the United States although we have contributors and readers from across the world and we aim to make all information shared here as accessible as possible across the world.
- Get full credit when your Family Blawg post is published.
Editorial Guidelines for FamilyBlawg Submissions
- Blawg posts should provide useful family law intelligence (including legal and practical knowledge or news on a range of family law subjects, such as divorce, cohabitation, prenuptial agreements, mediation, ADR, domestic violence, family court proceedings or any other relevant information that you think our readers will find useful and will want to share) Our editors include a former family lawyer and we can tell useful posts from the not-so-useful ones.
- Specify the governing law of your article where appropriate e.g. it may apply under family laws in Scotland, England & Wales, the United States, Australia, Canada or any other applicable law. It can also be helpful if you note the jurisdiction from which you are posting.
- Blog posts can be of any length but should ideally be over 500 words. There is no maximum limit to the number of posts or number of words you can publish here.
- Original posts are preferred although we are also open to republishing content already published elsewhere if of value to our readership – we appreciate there’s a breadth of niche family law blogs on the web now and we aim to keep the posts we share of the highest quality of legal writing.
- Use subheadings where appropriate using the H1, H2 and H3 tagging functions. Try to include relevant family law keywords in your subheadings so that people can find your content easily through search engines and when browsing quickly through articles.
- Blog posts are welcome from law students who have taken family law subjects, family law solicitors and lawyers, family barristers, family law firms and also non-lawyers, particularly those looking to ask legal questions, for instance about the impact of divorce on their children in their specific circumstances.
- Respect the copyright in the work of others – please don’t copy the writing or media of others without giving due credit.
- Include video and images where relevant if you have the rights to use them. YouTube videos, for instance, can easily be embedded in posts to help improve your posts. There are lots of great family law videos on YouTube and other great video networks and we’re happy to share these if it makes life easier for our readers.
- Include links to authoritative sources to support your material. Wikipedia and other family law sites, Bailii, CaseCheck and other legal information sites are usually the best ones to cite.
- Keep self-promotion out of posts or to an absolute bare minimum- our aim is to educate our readers.
- If posting affiliate links, please make readers aware that they are such.
- Include a short professional bio at the end of your posts. You can do this via the user editor within the WordPress admin panel.
- Share your submission with your contacts through your social networks. Please use the #familylaw and #divorce hashtags on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, including any others that may be of relevance to your post. We’re on Twitter at @FamilyBlawg and we’re on all the other big social networks too!
What we do not publish
- We do not publish generic articles unrelated to law and of no value to our readers. If it’s not about family law, please consider publishing on one of our other blawgs (we’ve listed them below)
- We do not publish articles already published elsewhere unless of value to our readers.
Other Guest Law Blogging Policy Information
- We reserve the right to reject any blog submitted on reasonable grounds e.g. the post was not on a relevant area of law.
- We reserve the right to make changes – Please do not be offended if we suggest amendments to your post. We will notify your of any major changes.
- We may add internal links where helpful for readers.
- Authors are permitted to republish their guest law blog posts elsewhere – if so a link to the original post is preferred.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact FamilyBlawg via the contact us form on this website.
We look forward to hearing from you and to sharing your posts.