Want to write an article for the greatest martial arts community online?
Then you came to the right place.
Why we accept guest posts
My vision for Martial Arts Nerd is to become the greatest martial arts community. In order to achieve this, we need the help of everyone in the community to contribute their martial arts wisdom.
This creates discussions, new ideas and most importantly we learn from one another.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Why write for us?
- Exposure - One of the greatests ways you can get recognition, is simply by collaborating with other people within your niche.
- Bring Awareness - Something bothering you within the community. What better way to rise awareness than to get your voice heard by those that care.
- Feedback - See what other martial artists think about your style, technique, opinion.
- Giving back - There's nothing more satisfying than that of helping out your community. While encouraging new generations of martial artists from around the world.
How to become a Martial Arts Nerd contributor
At Martial Arts Nerd we firmly believe that Quality is key to success. Unfortunately we will not be able to publish every article the community sends us. Therefore I wrote some guidelines to help you guys get your articles published.
Provide a short bio about yourself
Nothing to fancy, in about 150 word describe yourself. Tell us what martial art style's you've practiced, your facebook or twitter account, your blog. We would also like you to attach a photo of yourself, so that we can properly credit you for your work.
Check out some of our blog posts to get an idea on how you should structure your article.
Topics we love
We don't accept every type of article here. Make sure the article you submit is related to martial arts or it will be disregarded instantly. Here are some topic ideas that we love to publish on Martial Arts Nerd.
- History, techniques, syllabuses, philosophies, pros, cons of multiple martial art styles.
- Forgotten or unpopular martial arts.
- Tips on how to tackle common issues faced by martial artists.
- Deconstructing basic and advanced techniques.
- Discussing the pros and cons of 2 seperate martial art styles pitched against each other.
- Examining the advantage and disadvantages of a particular body physic correlated with the martial art style.
- Product reviews that you used.
- Tips on how to start and promote a successful dojo.
- Debunking unrealistic techniques.
- Discussing relevant issues within our community.
Topics we already covered
At Martial Arts Nerd we already covered a lot of martial arts related content. However if you think you can cover a topic better than we already have, go for it. Though be warned, it will be much harder to get your article accepted.
We will only be accepting articles that are in depth and cover the topic in full. Articles that do not add any value or fulfill the searchers intent will be disregarded. Generally an article needs to be at least 800 words long, though this really depends on what the article is about. There is no maximum amount of words as long as it's all adding value to the subject.
The articles you submit to us must be unique and your own, by this we mean:
- You can't submit to us work that does not belong to you.
- You can't submit work we accepted from you on your website or any other website.
It is our belief that links add a lot of value. As a matter of fact, we fully encourage you to add links that provide value to the topic being discussed. If an article on your website happens to be the best resource to expand on that subject, feel free to link to it. Though this should not be seen as an 'easy seo link' we have the right to change any links as we see fit. If you are going to be placing a link to your own website make sure to maintain and update that source so that it stays the best.
You can also place a no-follow link in your bio description.
Images and videos
Much like links, images and videos add a significant amount of value to an article. Due to copyright issues we would like you to send us a link to the image/video instead of the image/video itself.
Comment and engage
If I notice that you frequently engage in our comments section, you will have a higher chance of getting your submission approved. As this will show me that you are interested in seeing this community grow and I know that you will reply to questions asked on your submissions.
If you are collaborating for the sole purpose of getting recognition, commenting is one of the best ways to get noticed by the community.
How to send us an article