Do you have a story to tell? We are looking for amazing parents and business owners to share their insights, inspiration and expertise with the Music Beat community.
Tell us your story! Guest bloggers wanted
At Music Beat our philosophy is to be ‘developing every day’ to match the needs of the families and communities we support.
We are dedicated to helping you connect with your musical self and to make music a part of your everyday life; to support your little ones as they grow, learn and develop to reach their potential no matter their abilities.
Our Music Beat Blog publishes practical and useful articles for expecting, new and experienced parents. When we started we aimed to present noteworthy tips and resources for all things musical for your baby, toddler and child.
But it has become so much more than just a blog; it is a community brimming with amazing stories and insights.
And we want to continue to build our community around our shared love of music and ‘developing every day’.
So we want to hear from you!
What should you write about?
We love blog posts that give practical advice to parents to help them with challenges, or inspirational posts to help keep them motivated. Below are some great guest posts from the past:
- So much more than one hour of music a week Sarah Heron, Boppin’ Mum tells us about sharing special time at music each week with her daughter Bailey and her dad Stuart, who has Alzheimer’s disease
- Joining Boppin’ Babies is one of the greatest things I have done for my twins’ development Vanessa Brown, a Boppin’ Mum shares her story about struggling to fall pregnant, IVF, having premature twins and how music has helped her precious babies thrive
- Baby sleep tips – 10 tips for a peaceful bedtime Carla Morgan, also a Boppin’ Mum, from birthandbabyhub.com.au shares her top 10 tips for overcoming bedtime battles
- The benefits of reading to children Award winning Brisbane children’s author Eileen O’Hely shares her thoughts on the benefits of reading to children, and Eileen is a pre-prep rock star mumma!
- Why live music for kids rocks! Tina Harris best known as Lah-Lah from Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band on ABCKids on the benefits of live music for kids (and adults)
- How to nurture a healthy relationship with food Sean Cornish ‘The Healthy Dad’ and Boppin’ Dad of two, shared tips to help improve children’s relationship with food by helping parents navigate the information overload about healthy eating
- Five tips to help kids overcome stage fright Former Music Beat teacher Lauren Huxley shares her tips for overcoming performance jitters
If you would like to write on a topic—or know someone who would make a great guest blogger—we want to hear from you!
If you are a local business we’d love hear about the services you provide for expecting and new mums, as well as parents and families. Keep it educational and informative – nobody likes a hard sell!
Music Beat Blog Style Guide
Submissions should meet these guidelines:
- 400-800 words
- Content that is original and authored by you (see below)
- No sales pitches, please. Let’s keep it educational and inspirational
- Images must be in .jpg or .png format and no larger than 1200 pixels wide (but don’t be too hung up on this, send us what you have an we can resize them)
Music Beat reserves the right to edit and turn down posts, of course, but guest bloggers will get a byline and links to their site. We will help you revise any rough drafts or ideas you may have!
Posts must be educational or inspirational. We’ll include a link to your website or your blog in the bio at the end of the post.
All content must be exclusive to the Music Beat Blog, original and authored by you. You may use ideas and concepts you have written about previously as long as the content itself is new and unique.
You may also post a snippet on your blog that directs people to the post, linking back to our blog.
Get in touch
To write for the Music Beat blog simply send an email expressing your interest to [email protected]
Please let us know your name, if you’re a current Music Beat family, or the name of your business and the services you provide (if applicable).
And the topic you’d like to write about of course!
We can’t guarantee that all those who get in will be able to write for us, but we’ll definitely review all emails we receive and keep you in mind any time we need more guest bloggers!