ProKensho is a community where people can share what they’ve learned and what they’ve experienced.
Having quality readers and followers on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, ProKensho reaches a large audience of motivated people seeking tips and techniques to heal, grow, and enhance their lives.
The site has grown immensely since 2020, and I sincerely hope that openhearted contributors, like yourself, will be generous in sharing their authentic voices and unique perspectives.
Anyone, no matter their age or location, can submit an original post (not previously published anywhere else, including your site), along with a bio.
The space is not reserved for experts, thought leaders, or professional bloggers. Real people (like you and me) are welcome to share themselves honestly and vulnerably on this blog.
What should I consider when writing a post?
According to experts, the most popular posts share the following characteristics:
They are deeply personal.
There is no evasion of the details or vague references to the authors’ experiences in these books. The author paints a vivid picture of an experience that is universal and relatable, which draws the reader in emotionally.
They dig beneath the surface.
There is no sense of cliché or oversimplification in the advice. It is insightful and thought-provoking, enabling readers to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world.
They’re practical and actionable, when applicable.
A list of tasks isn’t necessary for every post; in fact, some are more powerful without one. However, these posts are most effective when they provide clear action steps.
Why contribute to ProKensho?
1. Your post will reach and help a large audience through email and social media.
2. The ProKensho community is highly responsive through comments and emails, creating a rewarding experience all around.
3. Every post includes a bio with links back to your site. Most contributors note that featuring their writing on ProKensho increases traffic and subscribers to their blog.
4. As a ProKensho contributor, you can update your bio at any time to promote products you may be launching.
- Make your post stand out by including a quote. You can find one in the ProKensho quote archive here, but you’re not limited to these. Please avoid song lyrics and pop culture quotes if you choose to include a quote from somewhere else.
- You should aim for a word count between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
- Tell a specific story from your life, with intimate details. It’s important to share your lessons and insights, but the post will be far more powerful if you also share how you came to learn them.
- Offer insights and practical tips to help readers overcome similar challenges. It doesn’t need to be a numbered list, but the story needs to build to a clear message/lesson for readers, something that might evoke an “Aha” moment for them.
- Choose a topic related to personal growth that is not gender-specific, and not related to parenting, religion, the law of attraction, productivity, blogging/running an online business, writing/publishing a book, coaching, becoming a psychiatrist or therapist, working as a motivational speaker, or money/entrepreneurship.
- The body of your post should not mention your blog, coaching practice, book, or speaking career. It doesn’t matter if you work in personal development or mental health, your post should focus more on your shared humanity.
- Ensure that your work is original, personal, and honest. An original post has never been published elsewhere, including on your blog, and does not include any sections taken from a previous post.
- You should keep paragraphs to three sentences or less. At the bottom of the post, include a bio of 75 words or less. If you wish, you can include as many links as you like.
- Instead of directly marketing a business, course, workshop, or service, place self-promotion in your bio. Please note that links in the body of the post may be removed.
You can also refer to this guide for more mindfulness quotes, here.
How to submit your post?
- Send your post in Microsoft Word to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the title in the subject line. Please only send one submission per email. [Please make sure to keep your email professional]
- Upload a photo of yourself at gravatar.com (if you’d like a photo to show next to your bio). Also, please include in your email the email address you linked to your gravatar account.
A few more things to keep in mind:
- If your post feels like a good fit for the blog at this time, you will receive a response within two weeks. If you don’t receive a response, please feel free to try again with a different post. [We won’t ever use any content without permission, in case it didn’t get selected at the time]
- You may be asked to revise to make your post stronger or clearer, and your proposed title may be changed before the post goes live.
- Your post may be edited for clarity, grammar, and overall style. If there are any major changes made, you will be asked to review and approve them first.
Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
Thank you for the light you share, and for being part of the ProKensho community!
**Some topics of interest right now include: mindfulness, kindness, criticism, regret, and expectations
Note: Please feel free to reach out in case of any queries. Here