Writing a blog for SWEDA
Writing a blog for SWEDA
Thank you for your interest in writing a blog post for SWEDA. Please use our contact form to submit your ideas for consideration.
Please note that we have to set some guidelines for blog posts, to protect those writing them, but also to ensure that the content is appropriate and pro-recovery. We know that all stories might not be positive.
We hope that this section of our website will be a really useful way of reaching out to people who have an eating disorder, or who are supporting someone with an eating disorder.
We hope that by writing and reading personal stories, this may benefit your recovery but also help others who are going through their recovery journey, by showing them that they are not alone.
Subject Matter and Topics
We will read and consider blogs about any kind of eating disorder or journey. We want to be as inclusive as possible and if a subject is important to you, and you want to write about it, please do so. We are particularly interested in hearing about personal experiences rather than factual information surrounding eating disorders.
Some ideas of subject matter are below, but this list is only a guide:
- Eating Disorder Recovery
- Body Dysmorphia
- Eating Disorders in Sport
- Male Eating Disorders
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Supporting Someone With an Eating Disorder
Please note that if your blog includes wording or phrases that might be offensive, or seen as a trigger for some, we may have to delete or edit these. These can be things like exact weight figures/gains/losses, quantities of food eaten, specific foods eaten/avoided. Please be mindful of these when you are writing. Don't worry, we will always let you know if we are editing or changing anything in your blog post before it is published.
Guidelines for bloggers
- Please aim for around 500 words (if you feel like you want to write more than this for a single post, please try to keep it to the maximum of 800 words). If you would like to submit a longer post, this is can be split into several linked parts.
- Give your post a title – something short and meaningful, with the main focus contained in the title. For example, if the focus is Anorexia, this should be captured in the title.
- While sub-headings are not essential, they can make the blog post easier to read and help readers to find your content online. We appreciate that this may not work for personal stories but it can be helpful for longer posts.
- When you submit your blog post, let us know if you would like us to publish your name at the end, or if you want to remain anonymous we can add this instead of your name. We can also use a pseudonym if you prefer, just let us know.
We encourage you to include images in your blog. If you want to, you may choose to include an image of yourself or images that are relevant to your blog post.
If you choose to use any images that you find online, please check the copyright usage for them before including them, as we don’t want you to get into trouble!
How to submit your blog
Once you've submitted your ideas for consideration and have received approval to write your post, please email your completed post to us at [email protected].
Please include your images in this email, and don’t forget to give your blog a title.
We will email you to acknowledge receipt and then again once we know when your blog will be published on the website. If, at any time you want us to remove your blog post, or you want to make any changes, please contact us using our contact form or call us on 01749 343344.
Thank you very much for your interest in writing for us. We really hope this section of our website will be a useful resource.