Part of the long-term goal here at Sweet Hat! is to not just be another dye company, but to be a resource for players for anything related to disc golf; not just the fancy stuff like how to improve your throw, but the niche stuff that doesn't get well covered. There are excellent places to go if you want to learn how to throw sidearm from the best in the game or to smooth out your cross-step, but precious few about how to organize a disc golf tournament, how to teach others the sport, how to build a league, or any one of the many little things in disc golf that people would love to do, if only they knew how.
To that extent, we're looking for well-written articles about disc golf in your area of expertise. We might be able to teach you how to dye a disc, but I'll bet there are better course designers out there who'd like to help inspire the next generation. We're open to articles on almost any subject, so if you have an idea you'd like to pitch before spending the time to write it, let us know!
Specific things we're currently looking for:
- A "how-to" guide offering advice for those looking to teach others the sport of disc golf, "teaching the teachers", as it were;
- Rules explainers; detailed guides explaining some of the often unintuitive nuances of the PDGA rules to people who are still learning the ropes;
- "Disc Golf and _______"; articles which connect disc golf to other forms of art. For instance, articles about crafting disc golf jewelery, or a disc golf-centric photography guide.
We are not looking for:
- Explicitly promotional articles. We definitely want to hear from your small disc golf crafts company about how people can get started in your specific area of expertise- and we'll provide linkbacks and promotion on that basis, but what we aren't interested in are articles that are exclusively promotional. Yes to articles about how to create a durable zipper pull; no to articles about why you should buy your zipper pulls from The Disc Golf Zipper Pull SuperStore.
- Subjects covered thoroughly elsewhere. If Paul McBeth wants to write an article about how to size up 80' putts, he's more than welcome to and that would be awesome, but there are better resources on the Internet already for that information. We aim to cover information that isn't well represented already.
Should we post your article, we'll provide linkbacks and credit to your website or blog. If you're a crafter, I'll link to your store if you share information about your craft. We obviously can't publish everything we receive, but if we do feature your article, we'll provide $20 in dye credit to you. (Essentially, you buy two discs at regular retail price, and we'll dye them for free.) We won't allow other people to host your article without your explicit permission. We'll host your article on our website and share it through our social media channels. We may attach relevant pictures illustrating the subject to the article, or if you'd like you can submit some with your article.
So if you think you know something about disc golf that other people would like to, send it in!