How to Guest Post on WTBGU!

When the Balloon Goes Up! would have never grown as quickly as it has if other people hadn’t lent their platform to help us out.  And with many of the topics discussed on this WTBGU! there are multiple methods that can be successful or points of view.

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own. — Henry Ford

So effective immediately, WTBGU! will accept guest posts for inclusion in a weekly feature “Guest Post Friday”


To be accepted your post must be related one of follow topics:

  • Concealed Carry
  • Home Defense
  • 72 Hour Preparedness
  • Training
  • Competition

Your post cannot be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post. (However, I do have an Featured Article category for that if you are interested.)


  • Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.
  • You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. You may, however, post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.
  • You may provide up to three byline links: one for your blog or Web site, one for your bio or About page, and one for your Twitter username (optional).
  • Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 800 words.


  • I will likely copyedit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If I make substantive changes (unlikely), I will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.
  • I may provide a short introduction or conclusion to your post to provide context or the rationale as to why I think the post is important. I will make sure that my comments are set off from yours stylistically, so that my readers are clear that these are mine and not yours.


I understand the work that it takes to write a blog post. However, the fact that you have written a post and submitted it to When the Balloon Goes Up! does not obligate us to publish it. The only guest posts we will publish are those that in our sole judgment add value to my readers.


If your post meets the above guidelines:

  • Please email it to me for consideration. Due to the volume of submissions, it usually takes me 2–3 weeks to respond.
  • Please include a one to two-sentence byline that includes what you do, along with your blog address and your Twitter and/or Facebook address.
  • Please include the size of your readership: number of blog readers, Facebook friends or fans, and Twitter followers.
  • Please confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your post. This is hugely important and a non-negotiable. My readers have come to expect this.
  • Please include the post in the body of the e-mail. DO NOT include it as an attachment. Also, please do not include HTML coding.
  • If I reject your post, you are obviously free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere.


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    Uruguay Are Concerned over Suarez Injury, Says Cavani

    Trustworthy Agen Bola a leading soccer news demonstrated, Paris Saint-Germain and Uruguay star forward Edinson Cavani acknowledges that the entire Uruguay camps are worrying about the injury of Luis Suarez as they prepare for the World Cup competition, taking on Costa Rica, England, and Italy in the group stage.
    “We’re all a bit discouraged by what happened. Injuries are always ugly and more so at this time,” Cavani who just the Ligue 1 title with PSG said.
    “I think we have to leave him alone now so he can have a good recovery with no anxiety on him,” the striker added, as quoted by Agen Bola top quality
    “We wish he can join us as soon as possible.”

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    US Star Dempsey Delighted to Have Made it to the World Cup for the Third Time

    Trustworthy Agen Bola a leading soccer news demonstrated, US skipper Clint Dempsey feels he has a special privilege to go to another World Cup tournament after he featured for his country at 2006 World Cup in Germany and 2010 World’s biggest event in South Africa.
    “Any time you can make the team that goes to a World Cup, it’s always a dream come true,” Dempsey said.
    “It’s what I used to pray about as a little kid. I’ve gotten to play in two and now I have an opportunity to play in three. I’m blessed,” the former Fulham midfielder added, as quoted by Agen Bola top quality

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    Wenger Confident That Arsenal Can Score More Goals Next Campaign

    Agen Bola reliable collection of soccer news mentioned, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is convinced that there will be more to come from their offensive players next term as they look to improve their goalscoring statistics.
    “This time we missed goals,” Wenger insisted.
    “We missed goals [during the season] and that’s what we want to improve [on].”
    “Maybe that highlights one of the negatives of our season – the injuries we had at the crucial part of the season. The injuries were on offensive fronts and Walcott and Wilshere and Podolski and Chamberlain and Ozil were all injured together,” the Frenchman added, as highlighted by Agen Bola trustworthy
    “So that is of course something that diminished, and losing Ramsey as well diminished our offensive potential. I’m sure we’ll come back next season and score more goals.”

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    Lewandowski defends Dortmund departure: Bayern Munich a step up

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Robert Lewandowski has admitted that he views Bayern Munich as a step up from Borussia Dortmund.
    The Poland international’s controversial decision to leave Signal Iduna Park for the Allianz Arena on a free transfer was announced in January but the striker was only officially unveiled as an FCB player at a press conference on Wednesday.
    Lewandowski made an emotional goodbye to Dortmund at the end of last season but he has now explained that he felt that joining Bayern was the right move for his career.
    “It was time to take the next step,” the 25-year-old striker told reporters.
    “I knew that Bayern Munich are of the level where I can be an even better player and win even more titles.”

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    Everton complete Barry signing from Manchester City

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Everton have made their first signing of the summer, with Gareth Barry moving to Goodison Park on a three-year deal from Manchester City.
    The veteran midfielder spent last season on loan with the Toffees where he enjoyed a productive campaign, helping fuel the club’s ultimately unsuccessful bid for Champions League football.
    And Roberto Martinez has opted to sign the 33-year-old permanently after his contract with City came to an end, as the Spaniard aims to bolster his squad to make a renewed charge for the top four this season.
    “I’ve learned so much from the boss, it’s a great set of players and the fans are fantastic – everything about Everton feels right,” said Barry upon completing the transfer.
    Martinez added: “We all know the type of player Gareth is and the type of person he is. He will fit perfectly well into what we are at Everton.”

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    Chelsea sign Croatia youngster Pasalic

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Chelsea have confirmed the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Mario Pasalic from Hajduk Split.
    The 19-year-old midfielder has represented Croatia at Under-21 level and was named in Niko Kovac’s provisional squad for the World Cup, though he did not make the final cut.
    “I am very happy because I am now a Chelsea player,” Pasalic told the club’s official website.
    “I am very impressed by the training ground and I must thank everybody at Hajduk. This is now a new start in my career.
    “I am a central midfielder, my favourite player is Frank Lampard and so I am very happy to be a Chelsea player.”

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    Newcastle sign Lascelles & Darlow

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Newcastle have completed the double signing of Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest, the club have announced.
    Lascelles, who has been capped at Under-20 level for England, and Darlow had both been courted by a host of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham and Manchester City, and spoke of their delight at signing for the north east outift.
    “It’s a huge step up for me. Newcastle are a club with a massive fanbase, a big history and an unbelievable stadium.”
    Darlow, 23, also talked about his move, saying: “I’m delighted for it all to be sorted and I can’t wait to get started here at Newcastle.
    “The loan back is going to be another year but it gives me time to develop my game further before I return.”

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    AC Milan reveal Lopez agreement

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez is set to join AC Milan after agreeing personal terms with the club.
    The Twitter account of Milan’s official television channel revealed the news with a message welcoming the keeper on Saturday morning.
    The Serie A side’s CEO and vice-president, Adriano Galliani, also confirmed the news to fans on Saturday.
    “Diego Lopez to Milan is a done deal at 99%,” he is quoted as saying by Italian publication Gazetta dello Sport.
    Lopez is expected to undergo a medical on Monday before signing a four-year contract with the San Siro outfit in a deal that will see the 32-year-old earn about €2.5million per season.

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    Baines: I was right to snub Manchester United interest

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported – Everton full-back Leighton Baines says his decision to turn down Manchester United has been vindicated by the players coming through under Roberto Martinez.
    Baines was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford before the start of last season when former Toffees manager David Moyes made an albeit brief switch to Manchester.
    The former Wigan Athletic man opted to stay put at Goodison Park and feels the club’s ability to hang on to its stars is beginning to pay dividends.
    “What the club has done lately is retain its best players,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
    “Everyone here who has been linked with someone has stayed and committed to the club. The younger lads; Ross [Barkley], [John] Stonesy, Seamus [Coleman] have all been linked with clubs and they’ve all got their best football ahead of them, but they’re all happy to do it here.”

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