What is Syndication on BlogHer?
Why does BlogHer syndicate the work of women who blog?
BlogHer's mission is to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue education, community, exposure and economic empowerment. Finding great writing and paying for that great work serves those last two prongs of our mission.
What is syndication on BlogHer.com?
BlogHer is always seeking to bring exposure and economic empowerment to female bloggers. We do our best to keep tabs on the blogosphere and highlight the most compelling posts we can find on BlogHer.com. If we syndicate your post, you’ll cross-post it to BlogHer.com and we will put it on our homepage, promote it via our social media channels and pay you $50 for allowing us the honor of running your work. We’ll also provide you with a badge so you can tell the world your work was syndicated on BlogHer.com.
How do I send you my posts?
We cannot adequately review entire blogs, so only submissions of individual posts, with URLs provided, will be considered for syndication. Please enter your individual post URLs here:
Please review the guidelines before submitting.
Where do you find the posts BlogHer syndicates?
We have a variety of methods for finding syndicatable posts. They include:
- Feed readers of BlogHer employees –- any time you contact email@example.com expressing interest in syndication, you go into our readers. We don’t have the ability to read every blogger every week, but we cycle through to hit everyone every few months.
- Post URLs emailed to us by the blogger herself or a reader of that blogger.
- Twitter – when you tweet your URLs, we do peek!
- The BlogHer Publishing Network –- if you’re part of the BlogHer Publishing Network, someone is reading your posts every week –- and they tell us which they think are right for syndication.
- Posts on BlogHer.com –- we often will syndicate posts that members have published organically on BlogHer.com – we see every post that goes on the site.
How long will it take before I know if the post I emailed will be syndicated?
We look at every link sent to us, but, due to the volume of submissions, we do not respond individually to every submission with a yes/no response. We do, however, commit that we’ll review your links within two weeks from when you sent them. If – based on what has already been published on BlogHer.com in the past six months, what has already been scheduled in our current and upcoming editorial calendars, and the subject matter, style and content of the specific submitted posts – we decide to syndicate one of the submitted posts, we will email you directly with further instructions within that two-week period. If you haven’t heard from us in two weeks, please do try again with different individual posts. We have syndicated many posts from writers after multiple submissions that were *not* published.
Can I send old posts?
We prefer the posts to be no more than three months old.
Should I email you to see if you saw my email?
Again, we do not have the resources to reply to every individual email, including emails checking on emails. Instead, we do encourage you to simply try again with new posts. As per above, we’ve syndicated work from writers on their third or fourth try because that was the pitch that worked with our editorial calendar. Please don’t be discouraged if your first or sixteenth pitch doesn’t get syndicated. There are so many factors that go into those decisions. Just keep trying.
Can I get syndicated more than once?
Absolutely, though we do try to spread the love around.
What happens to a syndicated post after it leaves the BlogHer.com homepage?
It gets archived with our contributing editor posts on the category tab to which it belongs. Food posts go on the food tab, for instance.
Will you tweet and facebook my syndicated post?
We try to promote every syndicated post from the BlogHer accounts.
When will I get paid?
We pay net 45 from the end of the month in which you were syndicated. If you were syndicated in January, for example, you are paid March 15. We need a W-9 for U.S. residents and a full name and address for international bloggers.
Do I have to live in the United States to get syndicated?
No. We’ve syndicated bloggers from Afghanistan, Egypt, Argentina, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka so far.
What if I change my mind after my post is syndicated?
Since we promote our syndicated posts with BlogHer's social media accounts and other marketing venues, we don't unpublish or pull down syndicated posts after their scheduled publication date.