Are you interested in being featured on Candidly Christian?
We love hosting other Christian women on our website, however we do have a few guidelines we ask our guests to follow. But first, we think it’s important for you to know why we write.
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news.
Who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’”
~ Isaiah 52:7
Why We Write
We want you, Christian woman, to know that you are not alone. You belong with us. Even if you feel like an impostor, you’re not. If Jesus has made His home in your heart, He has made a place for you in ours. We all struggle, but (as Laura wrote) Jesus is the answer. It is our hope that every post on our website is written from a point of open honesty about life as a Christian woman living in today’s world.
In addition to our weekly Christian link-up, we also welcome guest bloggers on our website. Find out more below.
Guest Post Guidelines
Write for Our Target Audience
Our target audience isn’t so much one person, as a group of friends. We want to reach Suzy the homeschool mom with eight children, her best friend Tabitha who enrolled her only child in public school, and her niece, Lexi who just got engaged. We want to reach the woman who works from 9-5, the stay-at-home mom, and waitress working the night shift. Why? Because it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, if you are a Christian, we are your sisters.
The women in our target audience are the ones who feel like they don’t always measure up. They love Jesus, but they don’t always feel like they are the perfect representation of the Proverbs 31 woman. And we want them to know that they are not alone. They belong with us, you belong with us, even if you feel like an impostor, you’re not. If Jesus has made His home in your heart, He has made a place for you in ours.
Relate, Don’t Teach
It is very important to us that when women come to our site, they leave encouraged. We aren’t here to lecture our readers or tell them how to live their life. We want to come along side other women and walk through life together. We all have our own struggles, but together, in Christ, we are united.
We ask that each post includes a personal struggle and some type of encouragement. You can share 3 keys to living on purpose, as long as you open with a struggle you have had, or how God has grown you in this area. This is huge, I reject, or request rewrites, on posts that are not personal / relational in nature, or that are more preachy than encouraging.
Content Must Be Original & Exclusive
We ask that posts are roughly 500 – 1,000 words and original content that is published exclusively on Candidly Christian for at least 90 days. It will remain on Candidly Christian for the life of the site, but after 90 days you can share your content elsewhere if you so desire. Just know that Google will ding sites for duplicate content, so you may want to change your post title, opening paragraph, and make some other minor changes. We would also appreciate it if you would link back to us and note that it was originally published on our site.
Engage and Share
If accepted, all guest bloggers are required to share their post on Candidly Christian with their following and check in to respond to comments. Comments usually come in pretty steady over the first week. If you could check in once or twice during the first couple of days and then again after a week, it would be appreciated. Also be willing to share the post with your following. It would be greatly appreciated if you could post, tweet, and share about it as well as retweet and share another post or two from our website.
Submit Your Application
Fill out the form below to be featured on Candidly Christian. If you have a specific date you want your post to be published, please indicate that in the comments section of the form. Please know that our blog schedule fills up quickly. If you are looking for a specific date, please try to request in 2-3 months in advance.
Please note, not all submissions are accepted. Acceptance is based on availability and proposed content.
After you submit pitch, you should hear back from us in 1-3 business days. We will let you know at that time if your idea is accepted. After we receive your finished post, we will let you know the date it will be posted as well as if any changes need to be made.
*Note: If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor to Candidly Christian, and have already contributed a guest post, click here.