Guest Blogger Info

Guest Blogger Instructions

We are pleased to have you guest blog for DC Wine Week. Stemmed from a passion for good wine and great conversation, founders Lisa Byrne and Vanessa French mind-stormed the concept on a cocktail napkin—over wine, naturally. This week long celebration will be dedicated to enjoying wine, wine education and an opportunity to help support the area’s growing local wineries, wine shops, wine bars, restaurants and merchants.

Below are our guidelines—you are welcome to submit blog posts that you have on your sites, but we ask that you amend slightly to fit the tone and feel of DC Wine Week. We are especially keen on video reviews of your favorite wines, wine bars, restaurants and suggestions.


Copy
  • Posts need to be 300-350 words
  • Provide links in [brackets] directly in your copy, using "raw" links. ex: This is my link [http://www.dcwineweek.com/] to my website
  • Do not provide a formatted hyperlink
Titles
  • Titles cannot be longer than 5-7 words (around 30 characters)
  • Do not provide titles in ALL CAPS ex: THIS IS NOT A GREAT TITLE
  • Set your titles in "Title Case" ex: This is a Great Title

  • Images
    • 600px w x 250-500px h
    • Provide a credit for your photo source
    • Provide a link for the photo credit as well
    • Provide a jpg via email or a link to the image
    • If it is your own image (from your camera), please provide credit regardless

    Video
    • We love video!
    • Provide a hosted link, preferably from YouTube or Vimeo
    • No longer than 1-2 minutes

    Credit/Bio
    • Provide all information you wish to include about yourself, but please keep it brief

    (EXAMPLE)
    Guest post by Tara Newman
    During the day, Tara Newman works for Leading Authorities, one of the nations largest speaker bureaus. But after hours Tara spends her time trying to realize her dream of breaking into the wine business, she particularly loves "researching" new wines. You can find Tara on twitter @TaraNewman or meet her at one of the @YoungWinosofDC events.
    Due Dates & Posting

    After submitting a post, please allow 2-3 days for it to be published. This allows us to review and ask you to edit (if needed). Once posted, we ask that you tweet it using @DCWineWeek and share on your Facebook page tagging DC Wine Week http://www.facebook.com/dcwineweek.


    Web Badges

    Download or copy and paste to your blog:


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    DC Wine Week Oct 12th-19th, 2013 <a href="http://www.dcwineweek.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.dcwineweek.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DCWW13-WebBadges-Blogging.png" border="0" alt="DC Wine Week Oct 12th-19th, 2013" /></a>
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