Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of people who have a family member with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) to an international forefront through her best-selling books, informative website, and popular online family support community Welcome to Oz.
Be A Guest Blogger!
Would you like to be a guest blogger? I am looking for guest bloggers on an ongoing basis for my blogs at Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells) and my website blog (www.BPDCentral.com). Topics can be about any subject of interest to people with borderline and/or narcissistic personality disorder and their family members. The purpose of guest blogs is to get viewpoints from all different types of people: those with the disorder, their family members, professionals, etc. Email me with your idea Randi at BPDCentral dot com.
Here are some FAQs about being a guest blogger:
WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT?
Anything of interest to my readers. I am looking for all different points of views and subjects. It should be about a topic you know a lot about or feel strongly about. People with BPD and their family members generally write about their personal experiences, and professionals write about topics within their expertise. It can be something you've published or written in the past, but I need to know where it's from. You cannot use anyone else's work without their permission, but you can quote others if you provide a link to them. You can email me with a proposed topic, Randi at BPDCentral dot com.
HOW LONG SHOULD IT BE?
The beauty on online writing is that It can be any length. If it is too long, I can split it up into parts. For this blog at BPDCentral.com, it can be as short as five paragraphs.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
I am looking for people on an ongoing basis, so there is no firm deadline. However, if you need one to get it accomplished, feel free to ask me for a deadline and I will give it to you.
HOW WILL I GET CREDITED?
However you want. I will link back to your blog, site, book, or other social media when applicable. It would be great if you could publicize your blog piece in your own community or to your own readers (if you have a web presence). You can also be anonymous.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Email me your idea and a writing sample, if you have one, to Randi at BPDCentral dot com. Be sure to tell me if it's been published before, and if so, where. If you want to write as an expert (not friends and family) please tell me your qualifications. If you're friends and family, please tell me your relationship to this person and how long it's been going on.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
- If you are not recognized as an expert on the subject, please make your comments about your own personal opinion or your own journey.
- I cannot guarantee your post will be published. It needs to meet minimal requirements.
- I reserve the right to edit (you will see the edits first).
- You can submit a photo of yourself or send me a photo you think would go well with your story.
TIPS FOR GOOD WRITING
- The first paragraph of your submission is the most important. It will determine whether or not people read on. Write an interesting first paragraph that sets the stage for the post.
- Please put only ONE space after each sentence.
- In successive paragraphs, develop those themes introduced in the first. Use interestingly written topic sentences near the beginning of each paragraph.
- WRITE IN A CONVERSATIONAL LANGUAGE LIKE A TALK WITH A FRIEND. Blogs are not term papers. They are easy to read and seek to entertain as well as enlighten. Don't try to sound "writer-ly" or clinical, even if you are a psychiatrist.
- Be yourself! Be honest and real. Don't worry about making yourself look bad. We all make mistakes. Remember, it can be anonymous!
- WRITE SHORT PARAGRAPHS. No more than five medium-length sentences each.
- If you have a link, make sure to give me the URL you want it to link to go back to.
- And yes, you can end sentences with a preposition and start them any way you want to.
- Break things up with headings and subheadings. You can see how I do this in my Psychology Today blog.
- Don't sweat over the writing. I can help you.
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