Some friends have asked whether I will accept guest posts. The answer is yes, so I thought I should spell out the details.
Guest post policy

Photo courtesy of photos.com – Vicki Reid

CONTENT
The most basic rule is that any post has to fit within the theme of this blog, i.e. the topic needs to be about either
1. An experience in Cappadocia
2. A background story of a Turk

This fits one of my central goals for this blog, namely to help visitors have a more fulfilling time in Cappadocia connecting with Turks. I do not have to be the person writing the posts. In fact, I have no doubt that other people are more capable than I at putting their experiences into words. I would love to include their work here.

In order to make the process go smoothly I have decided on a few guidelines. I stole these from Michael Hyatt who was inspired by dailyblogtips.com. So, here goes:

GUIDELINES
* You have to personally write your post, and you cannot post or publish it anywhere else.
* You can publish a blurb on your blog pointing to your post on captivatingcappadocia.com
* Your post cannot simply be an advertisement for your blog or product. You may include one link to your blog/website and one link to your Twitter account and/or Facebook page.
* Your post should not be longer than 1000 words.
* Check out these helpful posts on guest blogging:
“9 Ways Become an Exceptional Guest Poster” by Darren Rowse
“Seven Steps to Writing a Successful Guest” Post by Jeff Goins

EDITING
I will likely proofread your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If it needs significant changes, I will send it back to you with instructions.
I will include an introduction for my readers. This will be clearly different stylistically from your post to keep from confusing the readers. The goal of the introduction will be to help the readers understand why I think your post is important for them to read.

DISCLAIMER
I appreciate your hard work and interest in writing something for my blog. However, just because you send me something does not mean I will necessarily post it. If I judge that it will benefit my readers, and it fits within the overall theme of the website, then I will post it (most likely on a Friday). If not, then I will not.

Either way I will send you a “yes” or “no” reply within a few days after receiving your post. I will most likely not include an explanation as I only have so much time. Of course, if I do reject your submission, you are free to publish it wherever you like.

SUBMISSIONS
If you are not scared off by the above guidelines, please email it to me for consideration at dukedillard@captivatingcappadocia.com
Please include it in the body of the e-mail rather than as an attachment. I will set the font and style but you should have it ready to publish otherwise.

Another part of guest posting on this blog is connecting with the readers. If your post is published, you will be expected to respond to each comment.

I know that many of you have stories to tell that will benefit visitors to Cappadocia. Please send them my way.