Boca News is not your typical news site. We are not interested in sensationalized content designed online to draw web clicks and social media traffic. The goal of Boca News is to provide the highest quality resources content and resources that can grow the community of Boca Raton.
Boca is becoming one of the most sought after cities to live and remains one of the fastest growing economies in the country. There is a lot to talk about. We want to feature other amazing people, events and stories.
Featuring other people’s writing, ideas, art and stories a big part of what I plan to do.
If you want to become an official author of Boca News, you can do that! We would love to feature your writing.
How Do I Get Started?
- The first step is to contact me. Email me at email@example.com or you can fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. I would like to at least have a brief dialogue with you so that I know you are serious.
- You need to set up an avatar. An avatar is simply a profile picture that is connected to your email address. We do this so that in your author bio (which will be at the bottom of all the articles you write) there will be a picture of you.
- Go to gravatar.com. Click the blue button that says “create a gravatar.”
- Your gravatar MUST BE a head shot.
- Next email me the email you used to create the gravatar as well as a 2-3 sentence bio of who you are, what you love to do and any links to websites you would like featured in your bio.
- I will set you up with an author profile. Once your profile is set up, you can simply log into your own designated profile and start writing at your own pace.
What Are The Guidelines?
- This is not a paid position. We designate authorship for people that want to add value to the Boca News community, as well as people who may be interested in growing their own brand through guest blogging.
- Articles must be AT THE VERY LEAST 800 words.
- You can not insert pictures into your article. However, if you would like to add your own pictures please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to get it inserted properly.
- Boca News reserves the right to send an article back or not publish it if I feel that it is not in line with our community tone or if it is overly self-promoting.
Am I allowed to Insert Links?
Yes. I have no problem allowing links to other websites. However, if it looks to be manipulative to Google’s algorithms or if the links are not providing resources or value to the audience and to the article then I will not publish your article or I will remove the links before I publish it.
Am I Allowed to Mention My Own Company or Blog?
It is preferred that you use the author bio of your profile to mention any personal ambitions you are working on. With that being said, you can link back to your own sites if the link is providing context to the information within the article.
Be tasteful. Add value and don’t try to pull one over on me and everything will be all good!
That’s It – But One More Thing
If you are intending of using this guest writing position to promote an event, a business or a company, you are better off paying the small fee to publish a sponsored post. If you submit an article that reads more like a press release than a promotional story, then your article may be treated as a sponsored story and your story will not be published until the invoice is paid.
I can’t wait to read your work!