Building Self is opening its doors to new inspiring, motivating, and deeply-personal life stories.
As a community dedicated to help the confused, the frustrated, the sad, the miserable, the stuck, and the trapped, we welcome contributions from you.
If you have something to share, a story worth-telling that coincide with what we’re working for (our advocacy), please feel free to send your posts and get published!
Anyone, of any age, location, or gender, can contribute. Make sure your article qualifies with the following:
- An original post, not published elsewhere
- Deeply personal, touches the readers’ hearts
- Advice isn’t common or too obvious, it should be unique, out of the ordinary, or unorthodox
- Advice, although with a touch of fun, should be practical and simple to follow (before it becomes a habit)
You don’t have to tell yourself, “I’m no expert in this.” Anyone doesn’t have to be well-equipped with Master’s Degree, Ph.D. to share tips to others. A real life journey with the problem is much more motivating than reading theories from professionals. That’s my belief.
Building Self has a clear goal to help other people. That also means, we encourage contributors to share awesome stories to people on the web. Given, we do the following in return:
- Exposure of the post and your site to the audience through social media for at least a month.
- Sharing your most painful experience with others is fulfilling and most rewarding.
- Promotion of your site as well as your products is welcome through your contributor profile.
- Start with a striking question in second person of view. For example, “Have you experienced …”
- Make the post personal.
- There should be no outbound links included in the post (from your blogs and other sites).
- Occasional reference to expert is acceptable, but not too much.
- Word count should be in between 1,000 to 2,500 words.
- When writing a personal experience, don’t tell us. Show us. Tell us what exactly had happened? How you overcame those struggles? Who or what helped you to survive the pain of the situation? See Jerry Jenkins’s example.
- At the end of the post, make sure you include insightful, unorthodox, fun, but practical tips for the readers to do as your CTA (call to action).
- It should be a personal, original, and unpublished work.
- Topics should be related to personal growth i.e. building self, boosting self-esteem, relationships, etc. Avoid racism, sexist, and other negative discriminating topics.
- Keep your paragraphs around 3-5 sentences.
- Place your promotions (links of your blog, your product i..e. eBook, course, etc.) in your contributor profile.
- Create a short summary of yourself. This serves as your profile at the bottom of your post. Include links of your products and site.
- Submit ONLY from a word processor (MS Word, WPS Writer) or in plain text (.TXT) and NOT in HTML at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit article that you personally wrote, not by someone else.
- Submit once per email. If you have another article, have a separate email for that.
- We respond to your emails as fast we could. Wait for our response after we reviewed your submitted posts whether we accepted your work or not. If not, try again. Don’t stop submitting just because you failed once.
- We might edit your work to coincide with our format. That also includes to the images and media we think is more appropriate.
- Once the post is published, we’ll inform you with the link and start sharing it.
Thank you for your awesome and overwhelming support to help fellow people who needs you the most.
Holding the life’s torch,