Huffington Post Blogger: It has been something I have often dreamed off.
I spend far too much time on the site reading articles and I have always dreamed of being featured there.
A few weeks ago I read a couple of blog posts by writers who had been successful in their bid to write for the Huffington Post. They detailed how they managed to achieve that success and I wondered….
I wondered what would happen if I were to try.
Then I thought; the worst that could happen is to get no response. I reasoned surely that was better than not trying at all?
I had heard that sending articles through their normal submission process was probably not the best way to go. I had also heard that Arianna Huffington, was happy to receive submissions directly.
One Saturday morning, as I drank my coffee and updated my blog, I thought “Why not!?!”
I had just submitted a post to my blog that I thought fitted with the Huffington Post style, so I sent the link directly to Arianna. I kept my email short and sweet. I explained who I was, the premise of my post and said I would love to be considered.
I sent the email and waited.
Then 2 weeks ago, I was sat at home with a poorly child and an email came through. I had to do a double take when I saw who it was from…. Arianna Huffington. My heart skipped a beat as I opened the email. I was thrilled when I saw an email saying she would love to feature my voice on HuffPost.
I was so excited, I just couldn’t believe it!!
It took a little while to get my log in details through, but a few weeks later I was greeted with the much awaited email.
An invitation from Huffington Post!!
I decided not to wait a second more and set up my profile. This took me ages as I checked and double checked what I had written. Then I got my hubby to check just to be sure. Check out my bio here.
Once this was done, I uploaded my post. I checked, double checked and got my hubby to proof read it. Then set it to publish.
That was the scariest thing, hitting the publish button. I was so excited when I realised it had gone live straight away.
Check it out my post here:
I am so excited about this, I feel like it is such a milestone for my writing and my blog.
I can now officially say I am a contributor to the Huffington Post and I still cannot quite believe it. It was only six months ago that I started Double the Monkey Business and I can’t believe all the great things that have happened since.
I really feel that I need to say a special thank you to my friend Joe. Without his pep talk at the beginning of the year, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to start my blog and put myself out there! I think I owe him a beer (or two, or three) when we are back in the UK!