Welcome to Beyond Your Blog!
I created this site in 2014 to help bloggers get published on sites beyond their own blogs. It has since evolved as a stop for writers of all kinds with publication goals in addition to their personal blogs.
As a blogger myself, I found that publishing my writing beyond my blog was the key to helping me reach outside of the small audience I had cultivated on my own. I have some major Attention Seeking Behavior (ASB) going on, and I craved the attention of more readers. I found myself squatting on Google Analytics getting excited about a single visitor, only to realize the person on my site was me, because I had failed to close my other browser window. Oops!
Once I finally got some followers that were not blood relatives, I wanted to expand but didn’t feel like social media was getting me much traction. That’s when I decided to go where the readers were instead of waiting for them to come to me.
Readers were already visiting the established sites that I was hanging out on, in fact, I was one of them! Instead of spending loads of time trying to build my own audience, I thought about the benefits of taking advantage of the audiences these sites had already built and started submitting my writing. Once I started to get published on some of my coveted sites, I started seeing some traffic from those posts coming back to my own site. I got direct requests from editors for original content, and experienced the perks of being part of a contributor community for specific sites. I was able to build my blogging resume and media kit as well as a brag-worthy sidebar (and who doesn’t want to give good sidebar). I realized that my favorite bloggers had a similar strategy as I saw them popping all over the blogosphere.
Beyond Your Blog offers resources for those who have dipped their toes in the submitting waters and want more, as well as those who are new to submitting their writing for publication. Bloggers can be hush-hush about submission opportunities both for websites and anthologies, so I have made BYB a place where you can get the info you need regardless of your connections.
Beyond Your Blog shares submission opportunities (both paid and unpaid), provides tips and tricks to help you get your writing accepted, and interviews bloggers and editors who give us the inside scoop on submitting to specific sites.
Want to learn more? Visit our Start Here page to get a tour of the site and find the resources that will help you the most!
Submission Savvy is Susan’s course is for bloggers who want to learn how to successfully get published beyond their personal blogs.
Learn more about the practical information you’ll get in the course and the bonuses currently available HERE.