I know that the reason you come to my blog time and time again is for the great content that is published all the time. I take great pride in the quality of every single post that I put out. I put a lot of time and effort into making sure the blog posts that go live are well-researched, interesting for my readers and written to the highest quality. Truly good content is hard to come by and there is a lot of rubbish on the internet, that’s why I want to make sure that everything that gets published gets scrutinised by me, including work I do myself. I’m probably harsher on my own posts than anyone else’s as I am my own biggest critic.
I spend a lot of time working on my blog, but it’s no secret that I’m a busy man with my fingers in many pies. As well as my restaurant where I am executive chef and owner, developing menus and hiring staff etc, I’m also constantly working on new cookbooks to bring out to make me a bit of money on the side (and of course to take a stab at becoming a rich and famous chef!). I rely on guest bloggers to broaden the scope of my content and to create various topics for people who visit to read and enjoy.
That’s where you guys come in. I see you there, reading my blogs and wondering where the one is on the topic that you really really need to read. Maybe you could be the one to write it! Guest blogging can benefit both parties, I gain valuable content that my readers love and the contributor can raise their profile. Everyone wins!
Content I’m Looking For
As you’ve probably seen by now, this is a food and cooking blog! I write about tools in the kitchen, recipes, what to eat, where to eat and pretty much anything and everything to do with food. Interpret that as you will and get creative when you’re thinking of topics for content to submit, I’m looking for original work that really makes me want to read it. You have to have a flair for imaginative writing to be able to write something really great for me.
These are some general topics which frequently appear on my blog, but don’t let these inhibit you, I’m looking for true creativity that can create a post that will generate traffic, clicks and engagement for my blog.
- Meaty Treats
- Kitchen Equipment
- How to cook
- Cooking techniques
- Cooking for family
- Interesting food
- Food from around the world
- The restaurant business
Treat these as a starting point to inspire you if you really want to submit a guest post but don’t really know where to begin. After that, make sure your title is interesting and engaging. Examples of titles submitted in the past include:
- The Ultimate Guide to Street Food in Vietnam
- 5 of The Best Cooking Gadgets You Can Buy on Amazon
- Everything You Need to Know About Attending a Dinner Party
- You’re Holding Your Knife All Wrong – Here’s The Right Way to Do It
Don’t get too hung up on the technical specifications. I find that having too many rules and regulations only inhibits people’s creativity so I don’t lay down too many of them. I’m pretty chill about what I accept, as long as the quality is there and the passion is obvious. With that being said, there are a few things that I do need the article you submit to include.
- 500 words or more – I want all my pages to be indexed by Google for SEO purposes and research has shown that the longer the piece of writing on a page, the more likely it is to tank in search engines and help my page appear sooner.
- A catchy title – no one is going to click on a blog post if the title looks boring, don’t make it too clickbait-ey, but make it intrigue visitors so they want to read the full piece.
- MUST be unique – I don’t accept copied content or content that has been posted somewhere else too, I will be checking, so don’t try it!
That’s all for the technical specifications like I said, I don’t want to control your creativity too much!
How to Submit Your Post
Submitting a post to Left Over Chef couldn’t be easier and I invite writers of all ages and abilities to get in touch with me to inquire about guest posting on the site. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below to speak to me and see what it is that we can do for each other.