Guidelines for Submission
I would really, really like to add your blog, podcast, or videoblog to this directory. I’ll need your blog’s name, its URL, the country you are located in, and a 75-word description.
Before your submit your blog, please read the following guidelines first.
Guideline #1: You must have an existing blog with at least 7 posts published, the most recent post no older than 7 days before the date you contact me. Why? It doesn’t matter to me whether you post once a day or once a month, but I need to see that you’ve made a commitment to blogging. Your posts must contain substantive, original content and not simply news stories or articles copied from other sites. If your blog is currently under construction, still in the planning stages, or is no longer active, please get in touch later when it’s ready for prime time. Only blogs (and their siblings, podcasts and videoblogs) are listed on this site, so if your web site isn’t a blog, it’s not eligible to be listed. The fact that your site is built using WordPress or some other blog publishing platform doesn’t make it a blog. Your site must have both an RSS feed and a blog page that contains your posts for it to be considered a blog for the purposes of ADRblogs.com.
Guideline #2: Your blog must be relevant in some way to the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) field. It can focus on any aspect of dispute resolution, including but by no means limited to mediation and arbitration, as well as negotiation, ombuds work, conflict resolution, peacemaking, consensus building, dialogue, restorative justice, or collaborative law and other client-centered innovations in the delivery of justice or legal services. When requesting that your blog be added to a category, please be aware that specific categories such as mediation, arbitration, and negotiation are reserved for blogs which focus primarily on such topics or contain substantive content that discusses those topics. One post on negotiation out of 100 total posts does not make a blog a negotiation blog. Otherwise those listings lack value to visitors to this site. I reserve the right to make the final determination about the appropriateness of a category for your blog.
Guideline #3: Please show your support for this Directory. (Click here for a list of ideas how.) You can do so by placing a link to this Directory in your blog’s sidebar. Or you could write a post about the Directory to help me spread the word. This is a totally commercial-free service (you will never see ads or annoying pop-ups here) so your moral support– and a little link love — would mean a great deal. After all, linking is what puts the “social” in social media like blogs. (Want to learn how to become the best blogger possible? Please read this post, “ADR professionals, are you making the most of the social side of blogging?” to help you get readers to your site.)
Guidelines #4: I reserve the right to decline your request to be listed on the Directory or to remove your listing for any reason. Reasons could include but are not limited to the fact that your blog 1) has nothing whatsoever to do with ADR, 2) is defamatory, 3) promotes violence, discrimination, or illegal activities, 4) is no longer active or is published only sporadically, 5) contains no original content but simply recycles content from other sources, or 6) is a spam blog (and shame on you if that’s the case). I also reserve the right to amend or revise these guidelines at any time and without prior notice.
Now all I need is your blog’s title, a 75-word description, its URL, the country it represents, and your name and contact information (which I will never share with others). Please include your blog’s RSS feed as well. (Not sure what an RSS feed is? Read this FAQ to learn more.)
The purpose of ADRblogs.com is to track blogs around the globe relating to dispute resolution and negotiation. It is not intended to provide free advertising or promotion for bloggers or businesses.
To add your blog to the Directory, please email me.