Well, there are many types of bloggers out there, and some have more experience in hosting guest posters than others. Typically, you shouldn't have any problems, but here are 5 points to keep in mind when guest posting on another blog:
- Thoroughly research and analyze the blog you'd like to guest post on. [You know, use those researching skills in a different way.] Identify the other blog's audience. Can you reasonably write a post that's beneficial for your audience and their audience? But? Also be creative. Don't let this limit you either.
- If you've been asked to guest post, but the blog host has not given you any specifics, follow up immediately and get the specifics on theme [if there is one], length, word count, due date, etc.
- Make your internal due date 3 days before the given due date. This allows for setting it aside and editing it with fresh eyes.
- Always, always include at least one image [with caption and ALT tags] and your bio with a link back to your blog or website.
- If the 'fit' isn't right, don't be afraid to say, "Thanks, but no thanks."
Okay. There are certainly more points, hints, tips, tricks, etc. for guest posters. What can you suggest? Share with everyone in comments below.
Also, here are 2 more posts about guest posting you might like:
- Why hosting guest posters is good for blogging genealogy
- Effectively hosting a blogging genealogy guest poster