Guest Blogger

Have you ever had an idea that you thought would advance the game of soccer in Birmingham, but just didn’t know how to share your idea with a broader audience?

Have you ever wished a local club or college team had more media coverage in our market?

Maybe you think there should be more local coverage in Spanish or another language.

Perhaps you’re a budding soccer journalist and you want to test your mettle while building a portfolio of work.

If you fit into any of these categories (or maybe a few that I didn’t mention), you can be a guest blogger on the Birmingham Backline.

Possible Subject Matter:

  1. Local Club Soccer Scene (match summaries, tournament reviews, opinion pieces)
  2. UAB, Montevallo, Samford Soccer scene (recruiting, match summaries, opinion pieces)
  3. Professional Soccer in Birmingham (Birmingham Hammers – match previews/reviews, opinion pieces, specific predictions, etc…)
  4. Local Supporter Groups (Green Army, Magic City Brigade, American Outlaws)
  5. How can we best grow the game of soccer in Birmingham?
  6. Anything that your mind can come up with!

Birmingham Backline’s Vision is a large, engaged, and well-informed soccer community in Birmingham that has all of it’s local soccer media needs met.

In order to be a guest blogger on the BBL, you need to take the following steps:

  1. Create a MS Word document of your guest post.
  2. Write a brief 1-3 sentence biography.
  3. Send these items to

Tips of the trade:

  1. Don’t worry about word count. The sweet spot is probably between 300-700 words, but some of our most successful posts have been more than 1,000 words. Some posts will do well with less than 300 words.
  2. Write in short paragraphs and consider subtitling different sections of your piece. Readability is improved with more white-space and easily defined sections.

Please note:

  1. While you will receive full credit for your work, and we are happy to direct our readership to your personal blog if you so desire, we cannot compensate you for your work. The Guest Blogger program is strictly a volunteer opportunity.
  2. The BBL is not an editor. Please send your submission as if it were ready for publication.
  3. We reserve the right to approve or disapprove of all content.
  4. We will work with you on a title for your post, but please make a suggestion.
  5. We’d prefer you not submit any previously published works (from another blog, for example).
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