Contributing a Guest Post

  • Village 14 has about 25 contributors who can post items totally at their own discretion on whatever topic they choose.

In addition, we encourage anyone to contribute a Guest Post on a topic of your choosing.  To do so, just send it via email to Jerry Reilly at JerRe[email protected].  He’ll review it, may or may not give you feedback, and may or may not post it. The decision to post will be by Jerry, sometimes in consultation with others who post here. In the unlikely event that he has any concerns about posting it, Jerry will contact you and communicate those concerns. Your Guest Post will typically be posted under your name, but if there are valid reasons for you to remain anonymous, Jerry may post it under his name, noting that it’s from someone he knows who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Note this Guest Post initiative is an experiment that will only succeed if it doesn’t become a personal time sink for us.  So please keep any email back-and-forths to a minimum.

What to send:

  • Your name as you want it to appear in the byline
  • A title for the post
  • The text. 
  • A graphic to go along with it (optional)

Guidelines:

  • It must be a Newton related topic 
  • The post should be the taking off point for a conversation by others if possible
  • If you are posting on a topic that there are already other posts, don’t write it as a response to what someone else has written (that’s for the comments).  Present your perspective and information as something that stands on its own.
  • Your post can certainly take a clear position on a topic but all things being equal I think the best posts are not about communicating a specific viewpoint but introducing not-yet-discussed ideas for others to comment on.  Save your strongest personal thoughts for the comments that follow.
  • Personally  I love whimsy, oddball topics, things I’ve never heard of before, fresh takes, new topics, the further afield the better so long as its Newton related.
  • Leave your anger behind.  No vitriol or anger in the post.  You can never start a good conversation by yelling at someone.

 

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