Your contributor bio
We’re hoping to standardize bios. Please review your bio and ensure it’s limited to 50 words.
- Writing in the third person, but be careful not to start each sentence with your name or gender.
- Tell readers why they should want to read your article. Did you just return from a major trip? Are you a certified sommelier?
- Use humor if it works.
- This is not a resume – don’t simply list all your publications – this means nothing to readers.
- Make sure you write in complete sentences.
- It’s okay to include your website or blog URL but do not include social media profiles or any other links.
- Make sure you have a gravatar! If you do not have a Gravatar account, sign up for one here.
How to Write an Author Bio That Doesn’t Suck:
High-quality photos improve the credibility of your article, as well as your reputation as a professional writer. Feel free to ask hosts, PR reps, CVBs, and other businesses you interact within your article for professional photos, if you don’t have high-res photos of your own. FWT Magazine does not accept creative commons photos.
Sharing your articles
- You can share directly from the sharing links below your article.
- Write three or more different headlines to share along with the URL of your article.
- Schedule out social media posts of your article for an extended period, such as 1 week, 2 week and 1 month intervals.
- Share your articles on your LinkedIn profile.
- Include @FWTMagazine with your Tweets and we’ll retweet them for increased amplification.
- Does your post fit into one of the IFWTWA Twitter programs – #TravelTuesday, #WineWednesday, or #FoodieFriday? If so, be sure to share it in the IFWTWA Facebook group sharing threads.
- Share your article within any social media groups you belong to.
- You can also re-share the articles posted by the FWT team to your profiles for even greater exposure – retweet, regram, etc.
- Don’t forget to notify your hosts, PR Reps, CVB’s etc. of your article publication so that they can share the article too!