Guest Blogging on The Reasoner



I cannot remember a time when someone besides me wrote anything on this site, other than Stephanie writing about me getting stabbed. I would officially like to invite you to guest blog on The Reasoner.

Anyone can guest blog on this site, including people who do not have any blogs themselves. Let us hope you have some good topics to talk about, as I would not want to get stabbed again simply to give you a topic to write about. :)

Brief summary of Guest Blogging

Guest blogging, at its simplest, allows a blogger to have a guest write some posts on a certain topic. The guest blogger, in turn, assumes a writing position and writes on someone else’s blog. The blogger benefits by having someone else write posts in a different perspective, and by having more posts on a blog. The guest blogger benefits by having more people appreciate his or her writing, and by having more people find out about the guest blogger’s blog or writing. I think it is a win-win situation when done correctly.

What kind of writing is allowed on The Reasoner?

If you are interested in guest blogging here, please contact me directly or leave a comment below. As of right now, I would like to invite guest bloggers to write any kind of post that at least has a reason or a message in the post. Such a post should avoid philosophical lessons which are impractical; instead, the post should use philosophical reasons or lessons that can be applied in real life right now, this very instant. Results can come later, but they should come somehow. Also, the thoughts in such a post can be converted into action right away. If you have time, please read my About page to find out more about the kind of writing on this site. Consider the following advertisement-type summary I wrote for this site recently. It was written on a whim, so I expect a lot of things to sound really confusing:

About The Reasoner

Is it analysis? It is reasoning? Is it humor? Is it sarcasm? Is it a lecture? Is it a discussion? Maybe it is a combination of all these and more. One thing is for sure: it sure is a lot of thinking! Run, mixed and written by Bes Zain, The Reasoner is an analysis of the world culture and the consumer culture by an individual living in the United States, by writing about it in blog style. The main focus for this site is to share analysis and reasons behind different business, social, cultural and personal trends that affect individuals and communities, and communication between these elements. Topics of interest, among many others, include blogging, communicating with others, relationships of all kinds, business, cultural, personal and other trends that both consciously and unconsciously affect us all in some way.

Allowing guest blogging is a way for me to work with you and define the future for this site. This site is headed in a very specific direction, though it needs some clarification on many levels. Comparing guest blogger’s posts and my posts will hopefully allow me to target in on the exact direction that I have been trying to take for the past 6 years or so.

The Reasoner Guest Blogging Guidelines

Following are some guidelines I had in mind for guest bloggers. Please let me know what you think. I am more than willing to change any rule, remove rules or add rules if you let me know.

  1. You can have rules for me to remember.

    You should have rules for me to remember. This may sound strange, but I want you to know that guest blogging means working with the blogger, and not under the blogger. Feel free to let me know any rules you may have, as I am telling you about some rules I would like for you to keep in mind when writing at this site.

  2. What you write should only be written on and for The Reasoner.

    That means your writing should not be previously published anywhere, and that also means you should not publish it later on your site or anywhere else. There is a reason the title for this post is called “Guest Blogging on The Reasoner“, and not “Promoting your article on several blogs and on The Reasoner.:)

  3. I will introduce you as a guest blogger in a separate post.

    You can also write a summary of who you are in your own guest post. Please feel free to link to any articles on your site. I want everyone to know who is writing the post, so that you can get full credit. Why? Because I would sometimes like to get full credit myself when I guest blog for others.

  4. You can write on any topic.

    If you have been reading my site for a while, you can see the different kinds of things I pursue in my posts. You can write on almost anything as long as it follows what was said above.

That is pretty much it. As time passes, I will update this post with more detailed information. Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions, or if you would like to guest blog about any topic on this site.

3 Steps to get started as a Guest Blogger on The Reasoner

The steps to start guest blogging on The Reasoner are very simple, by the way. To start guest blogging, we only need to perform 3 steps:

  1. Contact me with your ideas and I will create a guest blogging account for you, or convert your current The Reasoner account into a guest blogging account.
  2. You will write something in The Reasoner writing control panel in your guest blogging account and when you are ready, I will publish it.
  3. I make fun of your posts if people do not like them, and if people prefer them to my own posts, I avoid talking to you for a few days.

That sounds easy, right? Please let me know what you think. I will update this post for clarity as time passes, by the way. :) Thank you.

PS: I will not make fun of your posts if people do not like them, by the way, and I will definitely not avoid talking to you if your posts are more interesting than mine, hopefully. =P