I was thinking last night that it might be time for me to lay out my guest posting policy, or to come up with one at least, and then as if on command this email just arrived in my inbox:

Do you place the guest articles?

Good Day!

I’m the webmaster of [xxxx] online Jewelry store

We would like to post an article on your blog with 2 links to our site.

The article is completely unique ( not advertisement style). It’s about any subject and size specified by you.

Is it possible?

Sincerely,

Lol! Erm, in a word, no: no, I’m afraid it’s not possible.

It’s not the first time I’ve had an email like that, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I’ve had numerous requests in the past few months from previously unheard of organisations or agencies asking me to allow them to publish something on here that bears no resemblance whatsoever to feminism, or politics, or any of the other things I like to witter on about chez Too Much To Say For Myself. In other words from people who haven’t bothered to do any research, and who haven’t so much as glanced at the blog in question to find out what it’s all about: I’ve no doubt plenty of other bloggers have experienced the same. And if I could ever be bothered to reply to such requests, my answer would always be no.

However, don’t let that ‘no’ put you off. Regular readers of this blog are more than welcome to email me, as Linda, Polly and Julie B have already done. And as long as your work fits in with the general tone of the blog then I’m happy to publish it.

And that’s about it. That’s my guest posting policy in a nutshell.

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