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Miami Heat aren’t as young as you think

Clippers are the oldest and Trailblazers the youngest team in the NBA.

Surprisingly, after all the summer roster changes, the average of Miami Heat’s training camp roster is 26.7, which is higher than the 26.0 average age of all NBA teams heading into pre-season. The Clippers are the oldest team at 29.4, while the Trailblazers the youngest at 24.1.

 

TEAM PL AGE EXP RANK
Portland Trail Blazers 17 24.1 2.9 1
Philadelphia 76ers 20 24.2 2.6 2
Boston Celtics 18 24.4 3.6 3
Toronto Raptors 16 24.4 3.3 4
Phoenix Suns 15 24.7 4.5 5
Denver Nuggets 20 24.8 3.8 6
Pistons 16 24.8 3.1 7
Orlando Magic 19 25.1 3.6 8
Washington Wizards 18 25.2 3.3 9
Milwaukee Bucks 19 25.3 3.9 10
Charlotte Hornets 16 25.4 4.8 11
Chicago Bulls 15 25.5 3.9 12
Utah Jazz 18 25.6 4.2 13
Brooklyn Nets 18 25.7 3.2 14
Los Angeles Lakers 17 25.7 3.8 15
Oklahoma City Thunder 18 25.8 4.1 16
New Orleans Pelicans 18 26.1 4.4 17
New York Knicks 17 26.1 3.9 18
Memphis Grizzlies 18 26.2 5.0 19
Minnesota Timberwolves 17 26.3 4.5 20
Sacramento Kings 17 26.3 5.1 21
Houston Rockets 19 26.4 4.5 22
Indiana Pacers 17 26.7 5.8 23
Miami Heat 19 26.7 4.9 24
Golden State Warriors 17 27.1 6.3 25
San Antonio Spurs 17 27.2 5.3 26
Dallas Mavericks 18 27.3 4.7 27
Atlanta Hawks 17 27.4 5.4 28
Cleveland Cavaliers 16 29.2 5.4 29
Los Angeles Clippers 15 29.4 8.3 30
Average 17 26.0 4.5

The youngest teams are short on experience, while veteran teams tend to be on the wrong side the peak-performance curve. The Heat have a nice blend of being less than a year above the average, but having more reps than most teams.

The Clippers, at 29.4 years-old with 8.3 years experience, and Cavaliers, at 29.2 years-old with 7.7 years experience, stand out as the senior teams of the league by being almost two years older than the 28th oldest team.

Surprisingly the Trailblazers are the youngest team, followed by three teams in the Heat’s Eastern Conference division. Miami’s faster pace offense may not work when 12 teams in their division are younger than them.

Only three teams, the Bulls, Clippers and Suns don’t have have plans to cut players from their training day rosters. Six teams, the 76ers, Nuggets, Magic, Bucks, Rockets and Heat have 4 or 5 players they have to release for further seasoning and as insurance policies for unforeseen events later on.

The Heat may be younger than last season, but 23 teams are younger than them. They may have to rely more on their experience than speed alone.

Guest Blogs

Guest Blogging

Guest blogging can be an extremely consistent and fast way to build your email list and relationships with the people in your market.

Sure, you need to get several things right to get 100+ subscribers from each guest post you write.

But the first step is to find a site that accepts guest posts.

You might have some ideas of sites where you could write, but hopefully you get a few more ideas from this list of guest blogging sites.

This isn’t even trying to be a complete list of sites that accept guest posts. Rather, it’s aiming to be a high-quality list; these are some of the best guest blogging sites you can target.

However, I’m sure I’ve forgotten many.

Getting accepted to some of them might be quite tough. But if you avoid the common mistakes when you pitch your guest post, you have a good chance to get through with a good post.

The sites are categorized to some degree, but they’re not in any particular order within the categories.

The first category is the only one I really know. The other categories aren’t as well curated, so tell me if you spot something weird.

I’ll update the list every now and then. If there’s a site you think I should add to the list (or something I should remove from it), let me know in the comments. Thank you.

And if you’re serious about learning how to write guest posts that grow your list, check out Rapid List Building with Guest Blogging training.

Latest updates to the list: November 17, 2013.

Marketing / Business / Blogging / Social Media

Marketing sites that accept guest posts.

KISSmetricsWrite for them

I write for KISSmetrics quite regularly. If you go for it, prepare to go through a round or two of editing, and whatever you do, don’t forget to use real examples to illustrate your points. Self-promotion is an absolute no-no, so don’t even try.

Traffic Generation CaféWrite for them

I’ve written for Traffic Generation Café a few times. Quality-standards are high: if your post isn’t really actionable for the audience, it doesn’t stand a chance to get published.

Think TrafficWrite for them

Think Traffic does accept guest posts, but based on what I understood, they invite all the guest authors. You can try to contact them and ask, but don’t spend time writing a post before you’ve checked that they’re interested to even look at it.

Firepole MarketingWrite for them

I have a monthly guest post feature in Firepole Marketing. They have a big, engaged audience, so you can get a lot of interaction in the comments. If you write a valuable post and you’re not in a rush to get it published, it’s well worth the effort to write for them.

CopybloggerWrite for them

Don’t hold me accountable for this, but I’ve understood that they’re focusing on using their in-house writers and their long-time guest authors. So, even with an introduction, it’s very difficult to get them to even read your post. And unsolicited posts don’t stand a chance.

MashableSubmit news

Mashable is technically a news site. Keep that in mind when you approach them.

MarketingProfsWrite for them

MarketingProfs is a marketing site for marketing professionals. You need to have something special to share for marketing pros to get there.

Men with PensWrite for them

They’re picky. Really picky. And that’s what makes the site so good. But if you’re not sure you can write something really good, you can probably spend your time more wisely.

Social Media ExaminerWrite for them

Social Media Examiner is possibly the top site for social media stuff. And they’re equally picky as they are high quality.

MozWrite for them

Previously SEOmoz. I think they’re the biggest SEO-related site (after Google’s sites), so if that’s your target market, you should definitely write a guest post for them.

Duct Tape MarketingWrite for them

I’ve only written one guest post for Duct Tape Marketing. They post one guest post every week, so the competition is a bit tough (put your best foot forward). And they have a topic calendar for the blog for months in advance, so ask for that before you suggest topics.

Denise Wakeman

Smart Passive IncomeWrite for them

E-Junkie.infoWrite for them

ClickBank

DIYThemes

Search Engine JournalWrite for them

Search Engine PeopleWrite for them

Magnet 4 MarketingWrite for them

12 MostWrite for them

LKR Social MediaWrite for them

She Takes on the WorldWrite for them

Inspiration FeedWrite for them

Work it, Mom!Write for them

Birds on the BlogWrite for them

Social FreshWrite for them

Business2CommunityWrite for them

Basic Blog TipsWrite for them

The RedHead Writing BlogWrite for them

Daily Blog Tips

I’ve once submitted a guest post to Daily Blog Tips. The reply was the most unprofessional I’ve ever come across. And that’s saying something when I’m comparing it to everything I’ve seen online.

Blog GodownWrite for them

BloggersPassionWrite for them

Blogging TipsWrite for them

BlogsoluteWrite for them

ComLuvWrite for them

Smart BloggerzWrite for them

Famous BloggersWrite for them

John Chow

Problogging SuccessWrite for them

Quick Online TipsWrite for them

We Blog BetterWrite for them

Self-development / Spirituality / Psychology

Self-development sites that accept guest posts.

Dumb Little ManWrite for them

LifehackWrite for them

MOMeoMagazineWrite for them

Work Happy NowWrite for them

Brazen LifeWrite for them

Inspiration FeedWrite for them

Self GrowthWrite for them

LyvedWrite for them

Extraordinary MommyWrite for them

She Takes on the WorldWrite for them

Pick the BrainWrite for them

Roots of SheWrite for them

Psychology TodayWrite for them

The Psychology of Well-beingWrite for them

The Change BlogWrite for them

Your TangoWrite for them

Hack CollegeWrite for them

Organizing JunkieWrite for them

Private Practice from the Inside OutWrite for them

Photography / Video/ Graphics / Design / Art

Photography, video, graphics, design, and art sites that accept guest posts.

1st Web DesignerWrite for them

OnextrapixelWrite for them

NoupeWrite for them

WDLWrite for them

Planet5DWrite for them

Digital Photography SchoolWrite for them

Inspiration FeedWrite for them

SkyjeWrite for them

Web and DesignersWrite for them

Light StalkingWrite for them

Steve’s DigicamsWrite for them

I Heart FacesWrite for them

ColossalWrite for them

InhabitatWrite for them

Daily Art FixxWrite for them

Technology

Technology sites that accept guest posts.

ReadwriteWrite for them

Tips BloggerWrite for them

GigaomWrite for them

Smashing MagazineWrite for them

Techie BuzzWrite for them

Techie BloggerWrite for them

Digital InspirationWrite for them

Trouble FixersWrite for them

Devils’ WorkshopWrite for them

Calling All GeeksWrite for them

Inspiration FeedWrite for them

The Pragmatic BookshelfWrite for them

Site PointWrite for them

The KernelWrite for them

Tech WallsWrite for them

iTech CodeWrite for them

Tech At LastWrite for them

ComptalksWrite for them

Web and DesignersWrite for them

SlashdotWrite for them

Craving TechWrite for them

Writing

Writing sites that accept guest posts.

Write to doneWrite for them

I’ve written a few posts for Write To Done. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re much pickier with writing quality than most sites. So, check your grammar…

Men with PensWrite for them

Writers in ChargeWrite for them

Freelance FolderWrite for them

Freelance SwitchWrite for them

Story Fix

Live HackedWrite for them

Make a Living Writing

The Sun MagazineWrite for them

Fitness / Health / Food

Health, fitness, and food sites that accept guest posts.

Psychology TodayWrite for them

Hive Health MediaWrite for them

Kevin M.D.Write for them

Self GrowthWrite for them

The Change BlogWrite for them

MercolaWrite for them

Weight Loss TriumphWrite for them

Natural NewsWrite for them

MenuismWrite for them

Food SenseWrite for them

Women’s HealthWrite for them

The KitchnWrite for them

Aggie’s KitchenWrite for them

Finance

Finance sites that accept guest posts.

Get Rich SlowlyWrite for them

Man vs. Debt

I Will Teach You To Be RichWrite for them

Five Cent NickelWrite for them

Modest MoneyWrite for them

InvestopediaWrite for them

ComFree BlogWrite for them

Investor GuideWrite for them

Investment YogiWrite for them

Fat WalletWrite for them

Money Saving MomWrite for them

Wise BreadWrite for them

Saving AdviceWrite for them

One Cent at a TimeWrite for them

Financial HighwayWrite for them

Financial SenseWrite for them

Travel

Travel sites that accept guest posts.

foXnoMadWrite for them

Global GrasshopperWrite for them

2 BackpackersWrite for them

ViatorWrite for them

Boarding AreaWrite for them

Travel SupermarketWrite for them

The Glove Box BlogWrite for them

Matador NetworkWrite for them

Away.comWrite for them

Inspiring TravelersWrite for them

Dangerous BusinessWrite for them

Velvet EscapeWrite for them

Parenting

Parenting sites that accept guest posts.

Baby CenterWrite for them

Modern MomWrite for them

Extraordinary MommyWrite for them

Miscellaneous

Sites that accept guest posts and are difficult to categorize.

Huffington PostWrite for them

What should I add/remove?

This list is far from complete. And because my expertise is mostly limited to the business category, I can never complete it without your help.

Did I forget a category or a site that accepts guest posts?

Should I remove or change something in the list?

Tell me in the comments below.

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