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Submission Guidelines:

DataDigger’s Blog is a place for community, where people come together to share the daily market updates related to various categories. Thanks for your interest in writing on the DataDiggers Blog! We’re looking for fresh perspectives from the sharpest minds in market news and updates.

  • Read our blog. Develop a sense of what we publish. Subscribe to our newsletter to get our most recent posts.
  • Write for content marketers. Address their needs, fears, challenges, burning questions, pain points.
  • Have, and hone, a main message. Edit your intro so that the point of your post is ridiculously clear. (Your teachers weren’t kidding about the value of a thesis sentence.)
  • Be prescriptive. Don’t just tell readers to do something. Explain how.
  • Tell a story – like a journalist. Cover who, what, when, where, how, and why. Make it personal. Share things you’ve done and seen, lessons you’ve learned, money you’ve saved (or earned), audiences you’ve grown, problems you’ve solved, etc.
  • Make it concrete. Give examples, details, metrics. Tell and show. Make it real. Deliver aha moments for readers who may be scratching their heads.
  • Make it long enough to engage and enrich readers (and no longer):  We don’t have a word-count goal.
  • Self-disclosure. Please disclose any relationships / partnerships you have when providing examples, technologies, etc. (e.g. if an example comes from a client or your company, indicate this in the post).
  • Avoid or explain buzzwords. Some of our readers feel turned off by geekspeak. If you’re talking tech, help people understand – in a nonscary way – what’s possible and why they should care.
  • Be thoughtful when including links. Posts with too many links back to your domain will look spammy and will be rejected.
  • Self-promotion. Avoid promoting your tool or company in your post. Your author bio is a good place to do that.
  • Use a friendly voice. Say Iweyou. Use contractions as you would normally (you’ll). Write as if talking with a friend.
  • Include high res images (PNG or JPGs) and/or video or infographic embed codes.
  • Incorporate utility content. Share templates, checklists, step-by-step instructions.
  • Give credit. Check your facts and quotations. Cite your sources.
  • Let your heart show. Where appropriate, share your feelings!
  • Read through this entire page before pitching. There’s nothing more annoying than getting a pitch that doesn’t follow our guidelines.
  • We only respond to pitches we accept. If we like your idea, you’ll know in about a week. We’re a busy team and follow-up emails will be ignored.
  • Make sure we haven’t already covered your topic before. If you can’t do that much research, then we don’t trust you can write a good post.
  • We do not accept educational how-to posts from guest authors. We want a lot of screenshots and step-by-step instruction, too. If your post doesn’t fit this description, we won’t publish it.
  • If your post was written before you pitched us, we will not publish it. We want fresh stuff, written just for our audience. No canned posts.
  • If we accept your idea and you blow your deadline, your post won’t be published. If you need an extension, let us know at least a day or two ahead of time. We’ll work something out.

Got it? Either way, we’ll touch on these things again later. Let’s move on.