Do you guest post?

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 | Blogging with
Posted by: Kristen Beireis, Trust Marketing Expert

Recently, I was asked by a really cool guy, I know to guest post on his blog.  His name is Joe (http://joebuddejr.com/?p=216).  Joe who wants to revolutionize the corporate world with social network.  I support anyone who is on the path of revolutionizing something!  Joe asked me if I was willing to do a guest post on his blog and I was happy to do so!  Why?  For a few reasons.

1) Because he asked. I’m all about helping my online friends.  It usually comes back to me in ways I would’ve never guessed, so I’m willing.

2) Because he gave me a topic. I hate coming up with topics for other people’s blogs, so I simply asked if he could give me an idea of what he’d like me to talk about.  He asked me to discuss ROI in social networking…boy do I have some opinions about that!  It was a breeze to write from there.

3) Because it’s exposure. Any time I can get my name out in front of a new group of people, I’m all for it.  Now, usually I like it to be a lot more targeted to my particular target market, but I made an exception for Joe, because I really do enjoy his outlook.

If you are looking to have guest posters on your blog, take a look at my reasoning above.  There are things that many people want when they guest post.  So, make sure you are meeting them where they are.

Do you do guest posts on other blogs?  If so, what makes you say “yes.”  If not, are you interested?  What will get you started?  Leave a comment and let us know.



Comments

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    Joe Budde Jr. // December 4th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for the shout out! It was such a pleasure working with such a great Coach. Your post fit my audience perfectly and your passion for social media is contagious.

    As for your points on guest posting, I think the asking thing is key. If someone were to ask, I am more likely to do it!

    The other thing I find useful in guest posting is the benefits of diversity. Finding unique crowds expands your perspective by interacting with folks who are different from you.

    Thanks again!

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    Colleen McGunnigle // December 4th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Ooh, sweet idea! I actually never even thought of guest posting. Years ago I had someone write one article for my blog when I was in a time-crunch, with credit of course, but I wasn’t positive how kosher that was. I thought, “Don’t my readers want to hear from *me* not somebody else?” I’m so glad I came across your article today because it’s making me think differently and opening up new avenues. Thanks, Kristen!

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    Kristen Beireis // December 4th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Joe, You are so right about the diversity! One guest post could spin loads of ideas for other posts, change my view on something, or even challenge me (and my readers) to do something we never thought to do. LOVE that side effect!

    Woo hoo Colleen! Go pursue those avenues and I’d love to know what you end up finding in them. Keep me posted!

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    Lisa Braithwaite // December 4th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I’ve guest posted on other blogs before, when I’ve been asked. I haven’t considered asking to be a guest; I just let the invitation come to me. :-)

    I also prefer to be given a topic, because the blogger knows what her audience wants to read about and I’d like to offer something that fits into one of those categories.

    I’m not concerned that much about whether the blog has more or fewer readers than mine. I’m happy to help out another blogger by providing diverse content, and it still helps me get my name out there and drive traffic back to my blog.

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