10 Usability Related Websites Waiting for your Guest Post

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I would like to point out that paulolyslager.com is accepting guest posts as well. Visit the ‘Write for us’ page for more info.

Since a few weeks now I’m thinking of sending some of my soon-to-be-finished articles to other blogs, hopefully to be published as guest posts. The main reason is that I’m very curious about the effects it will have for both me as a blogger and the blog itself. Not only do I look for ways to increase traffic but I also want to extend my connections, share opinions, knowledge and experiences.

For obvious reasons it is recommended to contact blogs which discuss similar topics as my article, but related topics could work as well. Because my main interest is user-centered design, I went through my bookmarks looking for websites which seemed to fit my articles. The result is a list of websites, interested in contributions from other people, all writing about user-centered design and usability related websites.

Before you contact the websites below you need to be aware of your writing-skills and level of expertise. Some of the mentioned websites have high expectations and require a lot of extra work before they even have a look at your article. Personally I think it’s well worth the efford if you can post an article on one of the following websites:

1. Smashing Magazine

This website hardly needs any introduction. One of the best-known and highly respected blog out there.

2. Garmahis

Garmahis.com is a blog about web design, project management, photography and related content. Here you find tips, tutorials, reviews and inspiration.

3. Uxbooth

The UX Booth is a blog by and for the user experience community. The readership consists mostly of beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers, but anyone interested in making the web a better place to be is welcome.

4. Inspired Mag

Inspired Mag is a daily graphic design and social media inspiration source for designers, illustrators, WordPress fanatics, iPhone enthusiasts and Twitter addicts. The magazine publishes at least an article per day and a few inspirational roundups per week. Inspired Mag doesn’t focus on user-centered design articles only but have a lot of great articles in the archive.

5. Boxes and Arrows

Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business. Since 2001, it’s been a peer-written journal promoting contributors who want to provoke thinking, push limits, and teach a few things along the way.

6. UX Magazine

UX Magazine was created to deliver a central place to discuss the critical disciplines that all enhance user experience. Extraordinary user experiences should be the goal of every interaction you deliver to your users at any level.

7. UX Matters

Their mission: Produce a Web magazine that delivers compelling content about developing effective user experience (UX) strategies and designing digital product user experiences that optimally serve people’s needs and satisfy their desires.

8. A List Apart

A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

9. UX Motel

This blog is dedicated to user experience, usability, user interface and web design. UX Motel is related to WalkMe, an interactive online guidance and engagement platform.

10. Usability Geek

UsabilityGeek, founded by Justin Mifsud in June 2011, started out as a personal hobby so as to evangelize about the importance of website usability.

11. Bonus – Paul Olyslager

That’s right, PaulOlyslager.com is also accepting guest articles! If you ever had the goal to make the world a more user-friendly place and you write with great passion about it, then you’re the one I’m looking for. Visit our Write for Us page.

Keep in mind that you can always contact websites, asking them if they would be interested in a guest post. It’s not because they haven’t got any clear message about guest posts, that they aren’t interested in contributions from outside. When you introduce yourself, think of it as sending your cv to a company you’ve always wanted to work for. Give some info about yourself, the reasons why you’ve chosen them and show some of your best articles so they can judge your writing skills.

If you have other examples of great websites or magazines that will fit the list, please let me know.

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I'm the creator and editor of paulolyslager.com, a blog about on Web Design, User Experience and Usability. Currently I'm working as UX Manager for a leading supplier of nutrients and supplements to the European market based in Berlin, Germany. Follow me @paulolyslager or google+.

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  • http://weblogredux.com Hal Brown

    Thanks for the list Paul. I keep lists like this.

  • http://www.flairbuilder.com/ Cristian Pascu

    Thanks so much for this list, Paul. Not only it’s a great list, but you also remind us of the great opportunity a guest post is for bloggers.

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  • http://www.pbwebdev.com.au Peter

    Thanks for the list. I’m adding them to my Twitter follow list and Google Reader.

  • http://www.paulolyslager.com Paul Olyslager

    @Hal Brown: you’re welcome Hal :)

  • http://www.paulolyslager.com Paul Olyslager

    @Cristian Pascu: Hi Cristian, if you ever feel the need to write a guest post about Flairbuilder, let me know.

  • http://www.strabinarius.com Daniel Canet

    Hi, Paul.
    How are you doing?
    Nice list you have here.
    Big ups from Bcn.

  • http://www.paulolyslager.com Paul Olyslager

    @Daniel Canet: Hi Danni, long time not seen, I hope you’re doing fine! Say hi to Fabian from me! And thanks for the compliment.

  • Richard J D’Souza

    Thanks for the list. Does it need updating?

  • http://www.paulolyslager.com/ Paul Olyslager

    This list has been updated. Suggestions are always welcome!