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Guest Posting Guidelines

Guest Posting Guidelines

I will accept guest posts. Currently I do not plan to publish more than one a week.


Your post must be on one of the following topics:

-the insurance industry;

-corporate capitalism;

-participatory democracy;

-media and democracy;

-occupy movement.

You cannot be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post.


Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.

You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including on your own blog or Website. You may however, post a brief ‘tease’ or a summary on your site that links to the post.

You may provide three by-line links: one for your blog or website, one for your bio or

About page, and one for your Twitter username.

Your post should be between 500-800 words and no more.


I will copyedit your post for grammar and punctuation. If I was to make substantive changes
(unlikely) I will email post back to you for approval. It is also likely that I would provide a
context or rationale as to why I think the post is important. Stylistically it will be clear which
comments are mine and which are yours.


The fact that you have written a post and submitted it to me does not obligate me to publish
it. The only guest blog posts I will publish are those that in my sole discretion and judgment I
believe add value to my readers. If I do not approve your blog post I will not provide details as
to why. I simply do not have the time to do so.


If the blog meets the guidelines above please email it to me for consideration. It
usually takes 2-3 weeks to respond.

Please include a two sentence by-line that included what you do , along with your blog address
and Twitter or Facebook address.

Please also confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your
posts. My readers expect it.

Please include the post in the body of an email, without HTML coding and not as an attachment.

Should I reject your post, you are free to publish it elsewhere.

Happy posting and blogging!

8 thoughts on “Guest Posting Guidelines

  1. I think that generally governments – like ours, UK’s, USA’s etc – seem to have stopped acting in the public-good arena – they do not regulate for the public good, but ‘regulate’ only for those that are powerful and wealthy. I think we need to go back and take a different path again.


  2. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. Does one offer guest writers to write content for you personally? I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write about here. Again, awesome blog!


  3. Southern Response have told us that our house is in the queue to be looked at in the second half of 2015! I can’t even fathom that this is acceptable on any level and it’s not fixed then just to be reassessed. Would love some feedback on how we could speed this up. We think they want us to take the money and run so they don’t have to drill or pay us while we are out of it bit all we want is our house fixed.


    • My feeling is that until Cantabrians start to make some real noise nothing will happen. We need to let the Government and the industry know that these timeframes are not acceptable. It has to come from the ground up otherwise they will simply keep trampling all over us. Our lives are being seriously compromised. This would not be allowed to happen anywhere else in the world other than somewher like Haiti – yet this is supposed to be a first world country.


      • Hi Sara. I’ve just discovered your blog after starting to do some research about other nightmare insurance stories in Christchurch after the quakes. Thank you so much for sharing!

        We have elderly parents who live in Christchurch. Paid every insurance premium on time and continue to pay their premiums despite no progress being made on the settlement of the claim on their damaged home. We live overseas and, after realising that the process was going around in circles – through one bureucratic process to another – we decided we would step in to see if we could help speed up the process for them. We were surprised at how quickly we came up against the same BS.

        I absolutely agree with you that there needs to be some action from the grassroots. I am absolutely amazed that there has been so little action! Apparently our parents live within the most complicated cross-lease complex in Christchurch. So by our calculation, it means that they are at the very bottom of the priority pile for the settlement of their claim. The reality is that, if progress continues at this rate, they will not be alive to see their claim settled!

        What can we do to get the grassroots action rolling??!!


  4. Your right on the money, exactly what needs to be done.


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