Writers Wanted!

Unhinged and Empowered is looking for a new regular contributor! We need someone who would be willing to contribute once a month. We want someone who is either a Navy Wife, Navy Girlfriend, Navy Husband, Navy Boyfriend, or a Sailor. We are looking for someone who would specialize in a specific topic within the scope of the themes behind Unhinged and Empowered.

Regular contributors will be expected to include creative commons or public domain photos in each post as well as format it within blogger. I am more than happy to help new contributors learn how to find and cite photos as well as format a post in blogger until she or he feels comfortable.

We are also open to individuals who simply want to write a single post too!
photo  ©2010  owenwbrown, Flickr

Guest Post Guidelines

Your post needs to be something that is beneficial to Unhinged and Empowered's audience: Navy/Military Wives and Girlfriends. I'm NOT looking for journaling or anecdote only posts. This blog focuses on how-tos, advice, comic entertainment, or resource posts. Many of the posts will have an anecdote but that is followed by a top ten list or a step by step how to or general advice of some sort that is something a Navy Wife/Girlfriend wouldn't figure out on her own.

If you would like to be a regular contributor, please pitch a segment idea. We currently have posters who focus on Navy Girlfriends, Navy Families, and the Career Minded Navy Wife. The segment that you pitch will be your subject, so all your posts will focus on issues within that topic. At the same time, I ask writers to always keep the core idea behind the blog in mind and to keep posts positive and useful.

The core idea behind Unhinged and Empowered is embracing and overcoming those little moments that make Navy Wives and Girlfriends feel like we are weak or are going crazy. Although the posts are for any and all Military Wives, my inspiration for creating this blog was to offer guidance, encouragement, and support for new Navy Wives and Girlfriends in particular.

If you're not sure your idea fits or if you want to write but don't know what to write about, feel free to contact me to ask. I'd be happy to brainstorm with you.

Please, no advertisements.

I cannot offer payment for guest bloggers; however, if you have a business or need for a platform, blogging is a great way to promote and I can help you do that!

Submit guest post ideas or request a guest blog from me by clicking here: Contact Stephanie.

Thank you and I hope to be hearing from you soon!


  1. I am starting to stress and fall apart and have no idea what to do, my boyfriend is at basic training right now and I haven't gotten a letter from him yet and I missed the mail man today to send my letter.

    1. Hi Allison,

      Thanks for commenting. In basic training Sailors only have time to write a letter about once a week so don't fret about not receiving one yet. They can receive letters anytime, but they will be okay if they don't get one everyday.

      Remember, basic training isn't just for them. It's your boot camp too! As a Navy Girlfriend you have to deal with separation and a lack of communication during those separations. Military communication can be very unpredictable.

      But you should know that it's okay if you are freaking out. It's okay to cry and scream and beat the ground with your fists - I speak from experience. ;) This is HARD! And you have every right to feel frustrated and anxious, but know that just because you are willing to go through it already shows the fact that you are a strong and independent person.

      Strength for Navy Girlfriends is caring too much and getting anxious and crying your eyes out - it's the fact that you are enduring it, struggling and not giving up - that is strength and you got it!

      Be kind to yourself, you are doing a great job!

      I saw you posted a similar comment on another page of the blog so I'm copying and pasting this response there too. Also check out our FB group for more support! You are not alone in your experience or feelings.

      Keeping you in my thoughts.
      Stephanie Carroll
      Author & U&E Founder

  2. Hey Stephanie!
    I am interested in being a guest blogger, but it says that Microsoft outlook, needs a password. How else may i contact you or submit something?

    1. Hey Karla,

      You can contact me at contact (at) stephaniecarroll (dot) net

      Look forward to hearing from you. Where did you try to email me that asked you for a password?

      Stephanie Carroll


I love, love your comments and questions! Just remember to not mention any security info about your Sailor! Thank you!

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