Guidelines for Creating Blog Posts on MSrelief.com

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Guest Blogger Bio

  • Create your bio for signature that will appear after each post  (up to 60-80 words)
  • Include a head shot 150 x 150. If you need help re-sizing, click here for tutorial
  • Include links to your website, book or other products/services and all your social media sites
  • Also your email address that you would like your .msrelief.com address forwarded to
  • I will post your bio on your profile page, you won’t see it but it will appear on the bottom of each of your posts

General Guidelines

  • If you need help posting, click here to watch tutorial.
  • Article length of about 300-600 words; 150 words for resources
  • Please include anchor text links in your posts
  • Make the link to a URL a sentence or descriptive statement but not the URL itself…i.e. “Read more here.” is not descriptive of where the link is leading to. “Read Larry’s story here”.
  • Avoid italics because they’re difficult to read for some people

Images

  • Every post must have at least one image
  • For images, go to Google Images, copy and paste the title of the post into Google Images to find images Google thinks are relevant to topic
  • Long posts should include an image every 3 paragraphs or so
  • All images have to have descriptive text in the “alt tags” field for accessibility and SEO
  • Be sure to avoid images that you find for sale on stock image sites
  • At the end of your post, add a copy of your MyLiveSignature

Categories & Tags

  • Checkmark 2 or 3 categories
  • If you can’t see a category you think should be included, send an email to Linda@msrelief.com and she will add it
  • Enter 2-4 appropriate tags or keywords reflecting the subject(s) of the blog

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Details

  • Scroll below your post and add the SEO Details
  • Copy the title and paste in the Custom Title Tag (You can further your on-page SEO by adding additional keywords)
  • Meta Description (150 words or less) This is the message of the post that will surface when a search Google appears when word comes up with this post.
  • Meta Keywords chose relevant keywords (including the ones you wrote in the Tags section on the right sidebar) and also some of these in every post: multiple sclerosis what is, what multiple sclerosis, what is a multiple sclerosis, about multiple sclerosis, multiple sclerosis with, is multiple sclerosis, for multiple sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and, multiple sclerosis multiple sclerosis, sclerosis multiple, what is multiple sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple sclerosis ms, ms multiple sclerosis, symptoms of multiple, symptoms of sclerosis, sclerosis symptoms, multiple sclerosis, symptoms for multiple sclerosis, what is multiple sclerosis symptoms, multiple sclerosis symptoms of, multiple sclerosis and symptoms, multiple sclerosis symptoms, multiple sclerosis symptoms, symptoms of multiple sclerosis

Share Your Guest Post

  • Once your post is published, go to that page on MSrelief.com
  • At the bottom of your post, above your bio box and pic you’ll see our social media share buttons
  • We’ve included: Delicious, Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Twitter & our RSS feed
  • Click on the ones that you currently use and share your recent post with all your followers
  • If you have other communities that you participate in, share your post there as well
  • You may also want to share the url of your post with your email list & networks

Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise with us! We all know your efforts will have a great impact on our MS community!

Have fun Blogging and inspiring others,

Linda & Trish - first names in scipt

Linda

About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created MSrelief.com. She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.

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