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Call for Contributors: Join Our Creative Team!

I’m excited to announce a call for contributors to Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®. We’re putting together a small creative team of 4-6 regular monthly or bi-monthly contributors to join our Creative Team for 2015! We want you to share your great recipes, crafts, DIY projects and other home ideas with our readers. Please review this post to determine whether our Creative Team will be a great fit for you and your blog. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30, 2015.

UPDATE: Read the announcement about who made the 2015 Creative Team.

Call for Contributors: Join Our Creative Team!

How We Will Promote You

It’s our hope that being part of the Creative Team will be a win/win experience for everyone – our readers get your great ideas and content and you get a great opportunity to call attention to your own blog. Here are some of the ways we’ll help promote YOU as part of the Creative Team:

  • Blog post intros. At the beginning of each blog post you share on Kenarry, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and include a link to your blog.
  • Your bio and social media links in every blog post. At the end of every blog post, you’ll include a 200 px square photo of yourself and a brief 3-4 sentence bio. The bio will also include a link to your blog and links to all of your social media where people can follow you to see more of your great ideas.
  • Links back to your own related content. At the end of the blog post, you’re encouraged to include links and smaller photos to 2-3 related ideas on your own blog.
  • Shout outs on social media. When we publish your blog post on Kenarry, we will specifically mention your name and blog name in our initial promotions across all of our social media.
  • Extra promotion of your own content. Each time you publish a story on Kenarry, we’ll promote 3-4 other posts from your blog across our social media that you think will be of interest to our Kenarry readers.
  • A page all about you. Members of the Creative Team have special author pages on Kenarry with their bios and links to their social media. See this one for a great example.
  • Sidebar advertising. Your picture, your first name, your blog name and a link to your author page will be in the sidebar of every page on Kenarry.
  • An announcement. When the Creative Team is launched in June, we will publicly announce you in a blog post and in a new “Creative Team” page under the About Us section of our blog.

Creative Team Commitment

We’re looking for Creative Team members who are:

  • Innovative. Creative Team members must have fun or useful ideas people can implement in their homes. Kenarry readers especially enjoy delicious recipes, beautiful crafts and home decor, easy to understand DIY projects and helpful home tips.
  • Original. Creative Team members must submit original posts, never published elsewhere, when you first share it on Kenarry. You will have two options for sharing the content on your own blog:
    1. You can share a highly edited version of it on your own blog 4-6 weeks after it’s been published on Kenarry.
    2. On the day your post is published on Kenarry, you can share one photo, a brief description and a link to Kenarry on your own blog for your readers. See this one for a great example.
  • Articulate. Creative Team members must submit posts that are professionally written and easy to understand with at least 300 words.
  • Visual. Posts must include big, bright, beautiful photos or graphics appropriately sized for the web. At least one of the graphics must be a 736 x 736 px square title graphic at the beginning of the story. We believe in blogging with integrity and will only accept photos or graphics you’ve created yourself.
  • Available. Creative Team members will submit 3-7 monthly or bi-monthly blog posts between June 2015 and January 2016. Your publication dates will be determined at the beginning of the commitment.
  • Punctual. Creative Team members must meet your deadlines. Your deadline is one week before your publication date, though you’re always welcome to submit content early!
  • Technical. Creative Team members should be familiar with WordPress. You’ll be responsible for uploading your own optimized images and content directly into Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.

Do you have fun or useful ideas for the home, a knack for writing and want to grow your blog? Join the Creative Team at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.

How to Apply

If you think you’d be a great fit for the Creative Team at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®, we invite you to apply now through April 30, 2015. Applicants will be notified by mid-May whether they’ve been selected for the Creative Team.

2015 Creative Team Application

If you have questions prior to applying, please contact Carrie at carrie {at} kenarry {dot} com. We’d love to help you discern whether this would be a good fit for you and your blog.

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