Guest post guidelines

guest post guidelinesI’d like to take a moment of your time to explain exactly how I handle guest posts on my site.

If you are interested in guest posting on Family on Bikes, most likely you fit into one of these categories:

  1. Legitimate blogger
  2. SEO person for a commercial company


If you are a real, live blogger, I’d love to feature an article about your experiences. Although I don’t do destination pieces, I do welcome articles about:

  • How to live your dream
  • Why it’s good to pursue your passion
  • The cost (both monetarily and otherwise) of living the life you design
  • Pretty much anything that would help encourage and inspire others to grab life by the horns and steer it the way they want, rather than drifting along allowing others to make those choices for them.

Please send me an email to familyonbikes (at) with your idea and we’ll talk. I will happily link to your blog in your bio, but will not include commercial links in your post.


If you are an SEO person, please read this carefully. I understand your need to place links in blogs – I really do. I understand the importance of those links in order to raise your ranking in Google. I understand your need for more traffic to your site.

I also understand a) that every other company in the world wants the same thing, and b) that paying for advertising is just part of life.

Here’s the deal: my site is my bread and butter just like your client’s site is their bread and butter. They are paying you to place ads. They should pay me to post that ad. That’s the way the world goes ‘round.

Please don’t offend me with offers for “free quality posts;” I’ve got all the quality posts I need – I’m a writer, after all. I understand the value of my blog and I understand the value of links to your clients. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Depending on who your client is, we might be very happy to run an ad for them and I’d be happy to discuss options and prices. We could run a banner ad or a sponsored post or your client could sponsor a newsletter. There are options, but none of them involve a free post on my site. Please don’t ask and make me say no.

If you are interested in pursuing this further, please write to me at familyonbikes (at) and I’ll be happy to talk with you.


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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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2 Responses to Guest post guidelines

  1. Stephen September 6, 2013 at 8:32 am #


    I am a writer for Kiawah Island in South Carolina and was wondering if
    you would be interested in a guest post about biking on Kiawah Island.

    The guest post would be completely unique content and of course,
    approved by you.

    I was thinking of a topic about: Family Biking on Kiawah Island

    Thank you,
    Stephen Williams

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