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I Posted My Guest Post Policy. Again.

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I receive multiple inquiries each week about my guest post policy. So I wanted to create a page and list that policy clearly.

It might surprise you to know that I receive several queries each week about the guest post policy here at Patrick’s Place.

It used to surprise me every time. This silly little blog, after all, is not a top 1,000 blog on any list you could come up with. The ad revenue that this blog generates does not even pay for hosting.

No one’s going to run a guest post on this site and get worldwide attention.

Guest post queries almost always have one thing in common.

I’d say at least 90% of the queries I receive about guest posting here have the same line at the bottom of the email. It states that the message was sent through my contact form. The message even includes a link to my website, as if I don’t remember how to find it.

I suppose that would clear up the question of, “How did they get my contact information?”

It might just do that for some.

But my contact page is a little different. Years ago — seriously, it was years ago — I put some “gentle reminders” on my contact page. Maybe gentle isn’t the right word.

Subtle wouldn’t be right, either.

The fact is, I spelled out a few warnings one must scroll by before they reach the actual contact form.

I set them in large type.

I figured that would get people’s attention.

Either the people who email me about guest posts are all bots — and I doubt they are — or they hope I’ll think that if they ignore all that, they must have something really special for me to post.

So I created a page that clearly states my site’s Guest Post Policy.

I hope this makes my thoughts on the issue even more clear. It won’t, of course. But I at least have a quick link to use in response to the queries.

Have you ever posted a guest post policy on your website? Are you noticing more such spam these days?

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.