Learning Mind is a source for deep thinkers, lifelong learners and truth seekers.
It’s a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about knowledge, awareness and self-improvement.
Every day, we publish thought-provoking and informative content to give you inspiration, food for thought and new ideas on how to uncover your inner potential. Our purpose is to help you expand your knowledge and consciousness, discover yourself and become a better person.
If you want to share your insights that could help other people learn, think and grow, you are welcome to contribute to Learning Mind.
Below you will find certain guidelines and tips you need to consider before contributing to our website.
1. The topic of your article should fit our website
Because our site is called “Learning Mind,” many people think it’s an education-related source for students. We regularly receive emails from writers who want to contribute articles about essay writing and scholarships. Please visit our website and take a look at the content that we post! Most of our readers are above the college age and probably won’t be interested in learning how to write a good essay and get high grades. If you still insist that your article should be related to education, consider writing a more general piece on self-education and lifelong learning that would offer valuable information to the people of any age. After all, your writings will receive more attention if our readers resonate with the topic of your article.
2. Self-promotion and link placement
We are glad to help our guest contributors promote their writing and work. Still, there are certain rules regarding self-promotion and link placement.
Feel free to include the URL of your blog’s homepage or social media profiles in your author bio. However, we do not accept guest posts written for SEO purposes only, with the marketing-driven links in the article body. Such kind of link placement is acceptable only for sponsored content, which is the option you need to choose in case you want to promote an online store or a corporate website. Remember that that free guest posts are intended only for bloggers who seek to get more exposure for their website.
Also, avoid an obvious promotion of any specific services or products – since all our content is for informational purposes only and we don’t want our readers to feel like we are trying to sell something.
3. Make sure your content is original
We publish only original posts written exclusively for Learning Mind. If your article has already been published elsewhere, it is not a good idea to send us a request to repost it. Make sure your text uniqueness is high too (we recommend text uniqueness above 85%).
4. Your article should be well-written and mistake-free
Before submitting your text for our review, please make sure to check spelling and grammar. You can use grammar check software for this purpose – we recommend using the service called Grammarly. However, it seems that typos and grammar mistakes are not the most common problem among guest contributors, especially if English is their second language.
Try to avoid the following:
- Using the same words and phrases multiple times throughout the text – consider synonyms instead
- Incorrect word order and confused sentence structure, which make the text sound awkward to native English speakers
- Missing articles
If English is not your first language, make sure to carefully review your article before sending it to us.
5. Your story should be thought-provoking, informative, and/or inspiring
Posts featured on Learning Mind aim to make people learn new things, think on different theories and issues and evolve mentally and spiritually. We also accept inspirational posts, such as personal stories or articles about art and amazing people. If your piece is none of the above, it is probably not for us.
6. Provide credible and valid information and make sure to include all the related links
If you write about science or related topics and refer to studies, books or names in your article, make sure to include the related links. It is particularly important in the case you cite someone’s words. When you include links to credible sources, such as .edu or .gov websites, you make our readers know that the information you present is valid and based on actual facts.
You may also want to consider linking to informational websites, such as Wikipedia, in order to make it easier for the reader to capture the meaning of some words and terms mentioned in the article.
7. Try to give clear instructions and actionable tips
Many readers come to Learning Mind to find information on how to boost one’s brain power, practice spirituality and solve personal issues. If you write about spirituality or self-improvement and your article is meant to give the reader a piece of advice, make sure to provide clear and actionable tips that have a practical implementation.
Please avoid vague recommendations, cliché and stating the obvious, such as “be positive” or “motivate yourself.”
8. Write an introduction and a conclusion
These two parts are extremely important for the reader. The introduction is meant to give the reader a general idea about your article and help them decide whether they want to continue reading it. Ask yourself the following question: Does the first sentence/paragraph of my article make it clear what I’m going to write about?
The conclusion is a no less important part and is aimed to further provoke the readers to think or call them to action. For example, you can use this section to ask the readers to share their personal experiences related to the topic of the article or their opinion on the issue you wrote about.
9. Think up a good title
Did you know that a good title is the key to a post’s success? The title helps your story attract the reader’s attention and make them want to open and read it. When you are trying to think up a good title, ask yourself the following questions: What issue/question does my article describe/answer? How will reading this article affect the reader’s views? In which ways will my article help the reader?
10. Word count
A minimum word count for guest articles is 850 words. It would be great if your article is above 1000 words, especially if you write about self-improvement and any kind of speculative topics that require much elaboration to fully cover the chosen subject.