The Automation Blog's Guest Blogging Policy

The Automation Blog is now open to guest bloggers!

Published on 08/05/15. Updated 09/18/18

If you'd like to become a guest blogger please read our guest blogging guidelines below, and if you still wish to contribute use the contact form at the bottom of the page to get in contact with us:

The Automation Blog's Guest Blogging Guidelines:

  1. Articles must be on the topic of industrial automation. 😉

  2. Articles should be submitted in a Microsoft Word compatible format.

  3. Articles must be original works not previously published elsewhere.

    • Please do not submit articles already published elsewhere, even if they have been slightly re-worded.
  4. Articles should provide helpful information to our readers. Examples include:

    • How-to articles on using industrial automation products or product features.
    • Articles about technical issues and workarounds using industrial automation products.
    • Articles about how you deployed an industrial automation product in a real world application.
    • Articles about new products and events.
  5. Articles should be between 300-900 words.

    • Exceptions include How-To articles that contain a lot of pictures but less text than a story based article.
  6. Articles must contain at least one image of at least 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high (articles submitted without a single image of at least this size can't be published.)

  7. Articles should be accompanied by a short “about the author” or “about the company” paragraph and should also include an small image of at least 60×60 pixels to be used as an avatar. Company logos may be used in place of an actual Author Photo.

  8. Articles should also include a link to your website, company website, or social media profile to be included in your “About the Author” paragraph.

  9. Example Guest Blogs can be found here, here, here, and here.

Guest Blog Approval Process:

  • All guest blog submissions are reviewed by The Automation Blog's editors for approval, after which they may contact you about edits prior to passing your article on to be scheduled.

  • If approved by our editors, the scheduling of your article will be handled by our publisher who will attempt to give you as much notice as possible as to when your article will appear.

  • Finally, guest bloggers who have their articles published are encouraged to monitor and answer any reader questions posted in response to their article.

Guest Blog Pre-Submission Form:

If you'd like to publish a Guest Blog with us please use the below form to tell us about the blog post you'd like to submit:

[contact-form to=”” subject=”Guest Blogging Contact Form”][contact-field label=”Your Name” type=”name” required=”1″][contact-field label=”Your Email” type=”email” required=”1″][contact-field label=”Blog Topic” type=”text” required=”1″][contact-field label=”Short Summary” type=”textarea” required=”1″][contact-field label=”Has this article been published elsewhere in any form? (yes/no)” type=”text” required=”1″][/contact-form]

*Please note that all “off topic” questions (i.e. tech support, advertising, training, etc) submitted using the above form will be discarded. To contact us about those other topics please visit


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