Thanks for your interest in contributing to Raw Politics! We are humbled that you chose this blog, and are eager to share your knowledge with the readers. Below is the standard style and submission guidelines. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Content & Style:
Raw Politics, as the name suggest is political blog, anything politics goes. However, it mainly covers comprehensive articles and analysis of the political happenings in Kenya. You don’t have to be politically correct, simply be factual. The readers expect the blog content to be thought-provoking, problem solving and easy to understand. So, please try to provide answers or alternatives in your posts.
The target audience of our blog consists of politicians, news makers,college graduates, social media enthusiasts and everyone looking for unedited analysis of what’s going on in Kenya’s political landscape. Please write appropriately for this sophisticated audience.
Search Engine Optimization:
Search engine optimization is not required of submissions, but it is definitely encouraged. Feel free to do keyword sculpting; just do not write for the search engines instead of humans.
Posts cannot be obviously promotional. Links to your website or blog should be included in the bio at the end of the post. Links pointing to relevant content on a blog from the body of the post may be acceptable as long as they are not promotional in nature.
All content must be exclusive to the Raw Politics, original and authored by you.
Note: You are free to research widely as long as the content itself is new. You may also post a snippet on your blog that directs people to the post and links back to Raw Kenyan Politics blog.
Article length: 800+ words
Post titles: initial caps, no more than 70 characters in length
Subheads: use of subheads (H2, H1, etc.), bulleted lists and unordered lists are encouraged for a positive user experience and readability.
Raw Politics blog is very accommodating on the number of links in a post, but exercise discretion i.e. Be reasonable. Maximum of 2 links is ok (one will be given dofollow backlink)
Images & Graphics:
Format: .jpg or .png
Size: no larger than 600 pixels wide
Sourcing: Source images as caption and include links for attribution where necessary.
Provide a brief biography (roughly 50 words) describing your skill. You may include links to your blog or social media profiles.
Posts can be submitted as HTML via .txt or standard text via Word doc.
Author bio (can include links)
Optional: Bio picture (no more than 100 x 100)
Optional: Additional images (charts, graphs, logos, etc.)
Promotion & Reader Interaction:
Raw Politics promotes all posts via Google+, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Reddit. It is also highly likely that your post will be linked by other blogs. You are also urged to spread your post throughout social media.
Please check the blog post from time to time to respond to any comments.
Guest blog posts should be original content and not repurposed in its entirety on your website or other blog. Discussing the post on your blog while linking to it is acceptable.
Send Raw Politics your article (with images), and author bio using the Contact Form.
Publication dates will be based on Raw Politics Blog’s editorial calendar. If your blog is approved, I will try my best to contact you before publication so you may promote accordingly.
Raw Kenyan Politics blog reserves the right to edit posts for clarity, grammar, voice and relevance. Posts that require significant editing will be rejected.
Thanks again for your interest in contributing to Raw Politics!
Samson Ogola – Founder Raw Politics
Lasted updated on 1st August, 2015.