REASONTOUSE is not Forbes (yet) and I am not Stephen King (yet) either, but this does not mean that we should settle for less and not stretch ourselves.
Writing deep, useful and interesting is what I aim for.
I want to become a better writer myself and I expect nothing less for you too.
I welcome you to write for this platform.
It will give you a chance to express and share your passion with others. If you feel about something, write about it and share it with others. You never know who is on the other end reading your lines.
It will help you to take another step to become a better writer. You will feel that you have learnt a few extra things after getting published here. REASONTOUSE aims to achieve high standards and you become a part of this standard.
It will give you more exposure. It is a chance for you to get exposed to more people and broaden your circle further.
You must have a passion and a strong feeling about the topic you want to write about.
This platform is all about personal experience, analysis and feedback sharing.
If you haven’t got a passion and belief about a topic, it is difficult to get published here. You must demonstrate why you want to write about a specific topic and what link has it got with your personal life. How deeply you feel about it and why you want to share it with others.
Remember it is your story, your experience and your views that you are sharing with us.
Don’t just report the features, facts and numbers.
I am after your personal opinion and viewpoint to help the readers. Write in first person and talk to your reader. There are oodles of blog posts that get buried in the ocean of mediocrity. I don’t want you to follow the trend. If there is something you believe you can showcase with your own views and opinion, come up and share it with us.
The best writing comes when it is written from the heart.
Go deep rather than wide.
Blogosphere is full of superficial and thin content, don’t add to the pile.
I used to write many low-quality and superficial blog posts. I have stopped doing it. I am not there yet but I strive for deep and useful content now.
Don’t use fillers and repeated information to stretch your article to 1000 or 1500 words. Instead aim for a 2500 or 3000 words target and then refine and fine-tune it to get it to 2000.
These numbers are only to give you an idea.
You got the gist.
REASONTOUSE platform is strictly designed around its readers and followers.
You need to be aware of its structure, style and target audience. I strongly urge you to read this article where I have shared my ideal blog personas in each key category. These are the people I write for.
Don’t suggest something which is out of the blue. Technology is a big world, this blog does not cover every single topic within this industry.
Make sure you know the audience and coverage here before pitching your idea.
There will be a process to follow.
It makes both mine and your life easier. The better you follow the below steps, more chances you will have to get published.1Drop me an email on ahmadimran «at» reasontouse.com if you are up for the challenge and tell me why you want to write on REASONTOUSE and how do you know me or this platform. 2Tell me what do you want to write about and what connection/association do you have with the topic you are suggesting. If you don’t do this, the chances are you will either not get a response or get refused. Sorry, but demonstrating your passion and feeling about the topic is paramount. 3If the topic is mutually agreed, we discuss a working headline (not final headline as it will need refining) and you send me a skeleton of your article. The headings and sub-headings. To give me a flavour of what you want to cover in your article. 4If we agree the heading and the sub-headings, you then start writing the main article at this stage and submit back to me when ready. Be prepared for mutual and collaborative work on the article once you submit your post. I don’t want to dilute your message or unnecessarily tweak it but in order to fit in the overall theme of this platform, there will be changes required. Editing is an important part and may need a few rounds between me and you to get to the final article. 5We will mutually agree the pictures, video or links which can go into your article. You can use links of your choice which are relevant and are authoritative. 6You will be added to the WordPress setup as a contributor and sent with your username and password. Your picture and bio will go at the top of the article. I will ask for a short but punchy bio in text format from your side. For your image, you will need to have a Gravatar image set up already. 7We will both review the article for the final time and agree that it is good to get published. When published, the article will become the property of REASONTOUSE (me). I will not tweak it unnecessarily, however, depending on the requirements and overall format, changes may be required in the future. I will aim to contact you in that case but can not guarantee this engagement. 8Finally, if there are any comments or questions from the readers, I expect you to be available to respond for at least 4 weeks. Longer the better as it is all about building trust and relationship with the readers. I will also expect you to share it with your followers via social media etc. if possible. 9I welcome and encourage changes and alterations from your side in the blog post as and when required. Feel free to get in touch, explain why a change is required and I will be more than happy to incorporate those changes. The articles on REASONTOUSE frequently go through updates and refinements. It doesn’t matter if it is a few weeks or months or years since you got published here, if there is anything you want to tweak, please do. It only makes your writing even better. 10Don’t think short term. Aim for a long term relationship. I am looking for good friends and deep trust. Share ideas with me and tell me how can we both help each other and benefit from it. I believe in win-win for both of us.