Always make sure that your blog gets as much publicity as possible is a very important aspect of becoming a serious and respected blogger.
While there are millions of ways to promote your blog, my favorite methods are those which truly engage the blogging community. My current favorite blog promotion method is writing guest posts. It’s a great way to make new friends, learn new things, all while helping your blog and others’ blogs as well. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are interested in joining the Writing Guest Posts bandwagon.
Writing Guest Posts: Find blogs in your niche(s) or area(s) of expertise that you would be interested for blogging
Writing guest posts can be a fun. As such, writing guest posts should be done with good intentions. Seek permission to write for the blog that you have read thoroughly and that you have plenty of prior knowledge. Your writing guest Posts campaign to be can be effective only in this way.
Manners for Writing Guest Posts : Be polite and always follow their guidelines
Since the blogger for whom you are writing Guest posts is doing you the bigger favor by promoting your blog in a link-back, then remember to be grateful. That means always following the bloggers’ guidelines to a T, including adhering to content restrictions or requests, word counts, and formatting. Keep your correspondence concise and professional. Always thank the blogger after your post has been published.
Keep the same general tone of the blog, but add a different perspective
Just as a guest on a talk show always brings a different perspective or attitude to the show, so too, should guest posts be written with the intention of bringing something new to the blog’s readers. While of course, you want to keep your article very relevant to the blog, always remember that guest posting is about creating something new and fresh.
Always respond to readers’ comments
What I love most about writing guest posts is the kind of community it fosters. You establish ties with other bloggers and blog readers, which is good for its own sake, not just because it’s an effective networking method. To be a good member of the guest blogging community, it’s vital to be responsive to reader comments. Make responding to reader comments just as much of a priority as if the blog were your very own.
These are just a few things to keep in mind as you venture out into the wonderful world of writing guest posts. If you’ve never tried it before, give it a shot. Not only will it quickly get the word out about your blog, it will improve your ability to write for different audiences and to communicate effectively with bloggers throughout the blogosphere.