I would love for you to write a guest post.
What does it take? Here are 7 things to keep in mind:
1. The topic has to be unique to Christians.
“Hating to wait in line” is a bad topic to write about on SCL because that is not unique to Christians. Bipeds hate to wait in line. “Singing hymns while waiting in line” would fit however.
2. It has to be true.
Honesty is the cornerstone of humor. Blow it up, exaggerate it, expand it, but try to start with something that is true. Write about something that happened to you or something that is real in Christian culture.
3. It has to be fresh.
Use the google search bar above to see if we’ve already covered your idea. (And it has to be original and not already published on any other site.)
4. It has to have a twist.
Although it’s technically true that Casting Crowns are stuff Christians like, I will never write about that band. And not because I’m trying to get in good with NeedtoBreathe. There’s just no twist. Satire needs a twist. Everyone knows lots of people like Casting Crowns, the challenge is to find a different angle to write about.
5. It has to be satire, not mockery.
Don’t wound someone with your guest post. Don’t be a Christian jerk. Don’t take a shortcut to an easy laugh at someone else’s expense. Mockery is a great way to get laughs now but it removes the ability to speak love later.
6. It has to be hilarious.
Don’t send a Serious Wednesday post. Keep it satire.
7. It has to be shortish.
Aim for 500 words. If you go over and it’s a great story though, I won’t word count you.
That’s about it. Email me finished, well proofed posts. I will edit them if need be. (And make sure you include the link to your blog and twitter page if you have one so I can make sure to send folks your way!)
There are a lot of funny people out there and I bet you are one of them.
Looking forward to seeing your guest post. Thanks for contributing your talent to the site.