**Submissions are now open! Please read this page in full before sending your article**

Pinch of Attitude is a place where people come together to share what they’ve been through and what they’ve learned.

With thousands of readers daily, Pinch of Attitude reaches a large audience of motivated people who are actively seeking tips and techniques to heal, grow, and enhance their lives.

You don’t have to be an author, an expert or a blogger to share your knowledge and approach in dealing with life challenges. This site welcomes anyone, of any age, from any location can submit an original article (not previously published anywhere else, including your own site), with a bio, for inclusion on the blog.

This is a blog for real people who are willing to share themselves honestly and vulnerably so that we can learn from each other to live a happier and healthier life.

What makes a strong blog article?

  • Deeply personal and dig beneath the surface.
  • Very direct and authors don’t dance around the topics.
  • Pull readers in emotionally with clear and concise relatable life experiences.
  • Realistic, insightful, thought-provoking and enable readers to understand themselves without oversimplifying the painful issues.
  • Practical, actionable and applicable. The topic must be clear with action steps that readers can take away and use to better their lives.

Why contribute to Pinch of Attitude?

  • Receive exposure to 20,000 plus subscribers.
  • By helping others, you help yourself. Thus creating a rewarding experience all around.
  • Every article includes a bio with links back to your site. Thus driving traffic and subscribers to their blog.
  • As a Pinch of Attitude contributor, you can update your bio at any time to promote products you may be launching.

Writing guidelines

Include a quote at the top of your article. Please avoid song lyrics and quotes from pop culture.

Aim for a word count between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Share a specific story from your life, with intimate detail. Show us what you went through. Tell us what happened? Who was there? What do you think caused this to happen? How did you feel when it happened? And after it? It’s important to share your lessons and insights, but the article will be far more powerful if you also share how you came to learn them.

Offer insights and practical tips to help readers overcome similar challenges. It doesn’t need to be a numbered list, but the story needs to build to a clear message/lesson for readers, something that might evoke an “A ha” moment for them.

Choose a topic related to personal growth that isn’t gender-specific, and not related to parenting, religion, the law of attraction, productivity, blogging/running an online business, writing/publishing a book, coaching, being or becoming a psychiatrist or therapist, working as a motivational speaker, or money/entrepreneurship.

Avoid referencing your blog, coaching practice, book, or speaking career in the body of the article. You may work in the personal development or mental health fields, but your article should be more about your shared humanity.

Provide original, personal, and honest work. Original means your article has never before been published anywhere, including your own blog, and does not include any sections taken from a previously published article.

Keep paragraphs to three sentences or fewer. Include a bio, sixty words or fewer, at the bottom of the article. You can include as many links as you’d like.

Reserve self-promotion to your bio (as opposed to marketing a business, course, workshop, or service directly in the article). Please note that links in the body of the article may be removed.

How to submit

Send your article in plain text, not HTML, in Microsoft Word to kolyanne /at\ pinchofattidue /dot\ com, with the title in the subject line. Please only send one submission per email.

Upload a photo of yourself at gravatar.com (if you’d like a photo to show next to your bio). Also, please include in your email the email address you linked to your gravatar account.

Please only submit articles that you have written—not an article from a staff writer at your website or a client that has hired you for PR.

A few more things to keep in mind

If your article feels like a good fit for the blog at this time, you will receive a response within two weeks. If you don’t receive a response, please feel free to try again with a different article.

You may be asked to revise to make your article stronger or clearer, and your proposed title may be changed before the article goes live.

Your article may be edited for clarity, grammar, and overall style. If there are any major changes made, you will be asked to review and approve it first.

Thank you very much for being so brave to share your personal experience with Pinch of Attitude website. The best way to live a happy life is to help others.