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Blog Submission

Have a blog you’d like to contribute?  Submit it for consideration.  The Usability.gov blog is a great tool for sharing ideas, highlighting resources, and providing helpful information on user experience (UX).

Author Eligibility

We welcome submissions from individuals both in the government and private sectors.  We provide attribution to the authors of all posts through a byline that lists their name, title, and website/ organization (if applicable).  However, we cannot accept and post submissions from:

  • Contractors for the managing agency
  • Politically affiliated groups/organizations
  • News outlets

Content Criteria

Before any blog may be considered, it needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Be sure the topic is related to enhancing or evaluating the user experience.
  • Be concise. A typical posting should be 500-800 words in length.
  • Must use plain writing.  This checklist will help.
  • Avoid writing opinions or endorsements of products or companies. Content should be backed up with evidence, yours or other expert research.

Remember to think of your blog as a conversation. We speak to a variety of audiences on our site—including UX professionals, web project managers, students, and researchers— we try to be understood by all these audiences.  Remember that regardless, you must use plain language. This checklist will help.

How to Submit a Blog

If your post meets the criteria noted above, please consider submitting it for consideration.  To submit:
  • Paste the proposed blog content into a Doc.  With the blog's body content, please include the proposed title, author byline (name, title, organization), and a one to two sentence summary of the proposed post.
  • Email the Doc to info.usability@hhs.gov with the subject line: Blog Submission.

Review of Submissions

Once received, all blogs go through an internal review. Our team will be in touch with questions or thoughts.