fitness

Is your New Year’s resolution to write a guest post for our blog?

Music for I am resolved. Photo by Kiy Turk on Unsplash.

Here’s what to do!

INSTRUCTIONS (AUGUST 2019 UPDATE)

Thanks for your willingness to join our community of guest posters at Fit is a Feminist Issue.

Posts usually range between 500 and 1000 words. If your post is really long it might make sense to do it in several parts.

First and foremost we’re a feminist blog and we expect guests to share that perspective. We also usually incorporate a personal perspective in our writing, even if that’s the history of what made us think about the thing we’re writing about.

We also are a body positive blog and we try to keep the diet talk down to a minimum. Lots of us are critical of diets, the long term odds of success, and the beauty standards beneath lots of fitness ideals. We’re more about doing things we love and sharing athletic, rather than aesthetic goals. That said, we don’t all agree about all of these things and “big tent feminism” is part of the charm of the blog.

We try to use accessible language and write with a sense of humour, where appropriate. We especially try to avoid ableist language. For example, we don’t say “crazy” or “lame.” Here’s a link to alternatives, http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/alternatives-to-oppressive-language/

Where it makes sense include links to further resources.

You must include a short bio at the end.

The way it works is that you after you receive and accept our invitation to the blog (through WordPress), submit the post for review and we edit it lightly (mostly for grammar and spelling and adequate paragraph breaks). We schedule it. We also add photos. You can email pictures to samanthajbrennan@gmail.com (or if you’re working with another blogger to their email address). Contributor status means that you can’t add photos. After a few posts, we switch you to author status and authors can add their own photos and schedule their own posts. If you would rather not work directly in WordPress, email us your word docx and we will import it into WordPress.

Note: If you are adding your own photos and video, pls be sure to provide image and video descriptions for the visually impaired. All non-text content should have a text alternative that provides an equivalent meaning as the image. Read past posts for some descriptions of the images in the posts. Best practise is for the image description to go in the alt-text field which you can see when you edit the photo. You can put the image description in the caption as well if you have space. Captions are also useful for photo credits Finally, giving your photo a descriptive title makes it easier for search engines to find.

Please share your guest post widely to let your friends and social media followers know about the blog. We’ve got some excellent regular commentators and if you could check in on your post and reply to them that would be great.

Yay! And thanks for contributing!

Cheers,

Sam and the Fit is a Feminist Issue team

5 thoughts on “Is your New Year’s resolution to write a guest post for our blog?

  1. I think I have three (maybe four) posts in me about my experiences as an older athlete and the community of friends I have made in each place (ballet, horseback riding, my swim club, and year-round outdoor swimming in Ontario). There might even be a fifth about the wonderful and inclusive world of bellydancing.

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  2. Currently blogging my personal journey of becoming a gravel cyclist at mid-life. I call myself a “mid-century modest” cyclist. I could write about gravel cycling, CrossFit (my current strength training), beginning to run, and being a woman who has never identified as an athlete becoming one. I started responding to Nia Shanks’ 100 Day Reclaim, but now I’m going beyond that. I’d be interested in contributing to your blog, as it inspired me to start my own. https://deccah.wixsite.com/heatherridesbikes

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