Guest Post Submission

Are you a local mom with something to say? Thank you for taking the time to contribute your thoughts, experience, and inspiration to the Rochester Mom readers!  Before you begin typing away, please read the following guidelines, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

  • Think LOCAL: We love to keep all of our content relevant to the Rochester, MN area…or at least within driving distance for day trips and outings.  Blog posts can feature places to go and things to do, more general topics can be given a local twist, or even sharing your unique perspective or interesting story. Our readers are interested in reading what you have to say: simply because is it written by a local mom – YOU!
  • Think MOMS: It may sound obvious, but Rochester Mom’s target audience is made up of moms, so it only makes sense that our content should remain under the broad category of parenting writing, within which you have a ton of subtopics to choose from – the experience of being a mom, stages and phases of development, tips and tricks, stories, perspectives, and more specific to moms, and of course, all the locally-focused ideas mentioned earlier. If you have an idea that interests you and your friends, then our readers would probably love to read about it too!
  • Think CONNECTIONS: We encourage you to think critically about ways to engage your audience.  Try to include clever and catchy post titles that draw people in or spark curiosity, and give your readers a reason to comment by asking questions – ‘So tell me, what is the most awful potty training experience you have ever encountered?’
  • Most Importantly: Write what you love, and love what you write!

Also, please take care with these important guidelines…

  • By submitting your post below, you agree that your post is completely original and has not posted anywhere else on the Internet. Additionally, you agree not to publish the post anywhere else {your own blog or as a guest post on other websites} in the future. You can certainly link back to it with up to five sentences – for instance, ‘Today I am over at Rochester Mom sharing about XYZ.’ … but the full content should remain exclusive to RochesterMom.com.
  • Content should be free from the following – profanity, sexual language, political endorsement of a party or candidate, political commentary, op-ed commentary on controversial social and/or political issues, and derogatory or inflammatory language.
  • Please submit at least one photo with your post, keeping copyright guidelines in mind when doing so. If you submit photos that do not belong to you must also include the written permission to use them or the stock photo source from which you received it.
  • Also, it is VERY important that you confirm your submission has gone through before closing out of this page.  Once you click ‘SUBMIT’, the page will refresh and you will get a confirmation notice if all information has been entered properly.
  • And last, but certainly not least – after your post is live, we would love for you to share it with your social channels and all your networks.  We’re happy to have your voice and we hope you’re proud to share your work.

To be considered for a guest post, please fill out the following form:

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
  • We know that everyone doesn't have professional headshots, so we welcome any self portraits to accompany your bio - ie, a cropped family picture, or any other picture you might have.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
  • By checking this box, you agree to our guidelines and that you have read our guest blogger policies, including our content exclusivity.