Guest Blog Contributions

We have recently decided that we will not accept contributions for guest posts as this does not reflect the collaborative curation of the posts chosen. 

These are an early draft of guidelines – planning doc has more context


  • You can either write it directly into this blog or tag it with #blogcalendar or an easy way to find it.
  • 1000 words maximum, over 1500 will be edited.
  • Photos and other media can be included (links to videos can be added into the print format) We will investigate talking calendar formats.


WordPress roles:

Editor –  can view, edit, publish, and delete anyposts/pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage tags, manage links and upload files/images.

Author – can edit, publish and delete theirposts, as well as upload files/images.

Contributor – can edit their posts but cannot publish them. When a contributor creates a post, it will need to be submitted to an administrator for review. Once a contributor’s post is approved by an administrator and published, however, it may no longer be edited by the contributor.A contributor does not have the ability to upload files/images.

Learn WordPress

Finding  – some ideas for curating and evaluating content (thanks to John Mak)

Permissions & Licensing

Some sample wording for a request to feature the content of a blogpost, to adapt as needed:

We have created a calendar blog which will  go live on 1st January 2012 and feature 365 blog posts from around education and mooc worlds. It will also be published as a shared artifact of everyone’s experiences in print and digital calendar format at the end of the year. We would love to include your post with your kind permission. The calendar blog is using the licence. Would this cause any conflicts with your current publishing permissions?

with thanks to Axione on friendfeed

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