Blog Guidelines

Blog Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in contributing a blog post to Remembering A Life is a community of individuals who cherish the memories of loved ones and keep those memories alive through meaningful tributes, personal reflection and storytelling. Remembering A Life is a source of information about planning and preplanning a funeral, paying tribute to loved ones in meaningful ways, supporting others who have experienced a loss and helping people on their grief journey.

The Remembering A Life Audience

People of all ages (generally 40 years of age or older) who are:

  • Preplanning a funeral
  • Planning a funeral
  • Grieving the death of a loved one
  • Supporting someone who has experienced the death of a loved one

Accepted blog posts will:

  • Be written by a professional working in the fields of end-of-life care, grief, counseling, etc.
  • Focus on a topic of benefit to our readers, including, but not limited to:
    • Planning a funeral
    • Preplanning a funeral
    • Meaningful funerals
    • Positive funeral experiences
    • Green funerals/burials
    • Honoring a loved one after death
    • Involving children in funerals
    • The grief journey
    • Self-care while grieving
    • Sudden/tragic loss, such as suicide, opioid overdose, accident, homicide
    • The importance of paying tribute to a loved one
    • Other end-of-life or grief topics
  • Be original and not published elsewhere
  • Feature an engaging introduction
  • Connect with the reader in a personal way
  • Avoid company- or self-promotion (a bio is acceptable)
  • Credit/cite third-party sources
  • Be complete – we are not able to consider/accept pitches

Voice, Tone, Style

Not all individuals who visit are grieving the death of a loved one, but from the perspective of your writing style and approach, assume they are. Posts that communicate personal stories and experiences that engage readers are encouraged.

Remembering A Life reserves the right to reject a submission for content it deems inappropriate.

Author must have permission from all parties (including parents/guardians of minors) involved if mentioning specific individuals in a post or submitting photos of individuals.

Please be mindful of using correct terminology when referring to funeral service and other terms. (e.g., “cremated remains” instead of “ashes”; “died by suicide” instead of “committed suicide.”)


You may include one link to a website or blog in your bio.

Submission Process

All blog submissions must include the following:

  1. Blog post in Word doc format, 1,000 – 1,500 words. Correct spelling and punctuation are essential; posts that require extensive editing will not be accepted. NFDA reserves the right to make minor edits for style and clarity.
  2. Your name, title/company name (if applicable); city, state, country (if outside the United States); email address; and phone number with your submission.
  3. Author bio (no more than 100 words)
  4. Headshot (optional)
  5. Images/photos (if applicable). You must have the rights to any images you submit. If no images are provided, NFDA reserves the right to select an appropriate image for use with the blog post.
  6. Please adhere to the following specifications for images you submit:
  7. Specs: 275 pixels x 350 pixels
  8. Submit all of the above to Please include the following sentence in your email as an acknowledgement that you have read and understand these guidelines.

I have read and understand the Remembering A Live Blog Contributor Guidelines and agree to adhere to the terms in this document.

Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed within three weeks of receipt and authors will be notified via email regarding whether the submission has been accepted within one week of review. If your submission is accepted, you will receive information regarding the publication date of your content on the Remembering A Life blog.

After Acceptance

If your submission is accepted, it is expected that you will share the post on your social media channels. In addition, you may choose to engage with our readers and address any comments that are posted in response to your blog post; however, this is not expected or required.

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