Blog Guidelines: Guest posting on the Slidebean blog

May 31, 2018

This document and guidelines were updated on 5/31/2018.

Slidebean will continue accepting guest post submissions for our blog. We are working to organize our content according to our followers interests, and have condensed our blog into the following sections.



This blog is focused on case studies and lessons learned from startups, either in the process of founding (recruiting, legal, operations...)or growing their user base (growth marketing).

- Articles must be written in the first person singular or plural (I, me, us, we).

- Speaking from your own experience is strongly encouraged, though case studies of other companies are also acceptable.

- We accept proposals in the following formats:

  1. Listicle (an article with a list as its thematic structure, ie "10 Ways to Warm Up Your Bedroom in Winter").
  2. Why, how, what (this structure starts by inspiring the reader with a reason or "why", then showcases the tools at hand or "how", and finishes with one or more calls to action or "what").
  3. What is, what could be (this structure cyclically reminds readers of the status quo followed by the path to a better way. The tension persuades the reader to adopt a new mindset or behave differently — to move from what is to what could be).

- Tone of writing:

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Audience Stats

Here are some basic stats about the traffic in our blogs, excluding all data from our app (data for May, 2018):

Writing Guidelines


These articles don’t just perform well on our site and across social media channels, they are also creative, educational, and interesting.

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Due to overwhelming demand, we no longer accept pitches via email.

Please use the form below to submit your proposal.

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