Those crafty blogging gurus are at it again! Seemingly hell-bent on turning blogs into "splogs," this time, they are embracing "guest posting" and I'll bet it won't be long before one of them comes up with a $27 PDF on "How To Write A Winning Guest Post" (maybe they've already done that...) !!!
No doubt, guest-posting was a hot commodity in 2009 and all of the A-list bloggers had jumped on the concept by 2010. Time for you to WAKE UP, sheeple-bloggers! It's almost 2012, and the self-proclaimed blogging gurus are hijacking the idea!October 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Guest posting is great when done right, Chris; that’s for sure.
I am getting a bit frustrated though to see so many low-quality guest post submissions coming my way; it takes me more time to get through them and give the writers’ my feedback, then for me to just write my own…
Haha! No kidding, Ana!- thanks to the gurus making gods out of "guest posters" you can expect to receive a LANDSLIDE of shitty guest-post submissions in the near future!
The other thing to WORRY ABOUT when accepting guest-posts is the uniqueness ::: the originality, the accuracy and the base quality of such offerings. Unfortunately, many of these writers only equate “original” with “unpublished”… and that’s led to many situations in which I’ve had to either ask for (sometimes substantial) revisions, or just reject the post outright.
Now what about WRITING guest-posts?
A Standard To Blog By
Kevin Muldoon blogs ::: "From a traffic point of view, guest posting on different URLs is better. It will increase your authority on search engines and raise awareness of you, your website or brand, as they will be exposed to a larger audience."
Guest-posting may also end up exposing you for the fool you are.
My 2 cents ::: "guest post" on your own blog! Hone your craft, develop a following and earn honest recognition from other bloggers.
Don't be a beggar! IF THEY WANT YOU TO WRITE A GUEST POST, THEY WILL ASK YOU! If that happens, you've got the golden key in your hand! Get going and write!But be forewarned: one guest-post invite will lead to another... and another... and another!
I’m delighted when asked to write a guest post. I never ever volunteer, especially not on splogs or on the various “farm” sites appearing on WordPress and LinkedIn, because I just don’t have the time.
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