Guest posts are welcome from Unitarian Universalist leaders. If we haven’t met, please connect with me via UU PLANET on Facebook and Twitter, participate in the UU Growth Lab (I’m founder and community manager), and/or introduce yourself via email.
CORPORATE social media marketers, no guest posts for you!
If you have ideas, stories, resources, and/or show and tell congregational photos and video related to Unitarian Universalist growth, outreach, media, social media, small groups, innovation, and other future thinking topics, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to check in before you take time to write a post to see if it is a match for this site.
Guest Post Basics
The following is a general guide for guest posts on this site including a general template you may follow, reminders of the details I need to appropriately credit you, and answers to frequently asked questions.
1 — ONE LINE BIO
Share a one line intro of who you are for me to share including link to any affiliated websites you’d like to highlight.
2 — YOUR PHOTO
If available, provide a profile image style photo of you (attach or link to it). Not huge file but a cropped head shot. If you don’t have one, send best you have and I can crop and resize.
3 — IMAGE(S) RELATED TO POST
If available, a graphic or photo representing the topic of your post. A themed photo greatly increases sharing via Facebook and other social networking sites.
Show And Tell: If you are sharing “show and tell” content from your UU congregation, feel free to include multiple photos and/or video URLS.
4 — THE POST
I recommend the following structure. Note that I’ll introduce you so jump right to the situation.
What is the situation congregations or Unitarian Universalism at large is facing? Tell people your understanding / experience of it.
What did you do to address this or do you propose be done?
What was the response? What do you think the impact of proposed action would be?
Prompt readers take some action. Spell out some action. Too often we aren’t clear about how to move forward. Give people a specific assignment.
- Next year on [annual event] try this…
- At your next [type of meeting] discuss this question
- To go deeper, read [link to content] with [identify committee/team]
5 — LINKS/ATTACHMENTS
If you have a resource or file to share, make sure to share the link with me or send the attachment. Sent attachments will be uploaded to the site and linked to from within post.
6— Cross Posting
Have you’re own blog? It is fine to submit posts to be cross posted. This can be a great way to get exposure for a newer site. If your post is already written and on your site, email me the URL and let me know you’re interested in cross posting. On the guest post we can include a “Cross posted” notice with a link to your original blog post.