5 tips for guest blogging

5 Tips for Guest Blogging

After having a couple of experiences with Guest Blogging, I decided to share what I have learnt so far about it and created my top 5 Tips for Guest Blogging.

Guest blogging is something I feel really lucky to have the chance to do, especially having only been blogging 3 and a half months now. I have met some amazing people through the Blogging Community and am thankful for the opportunities I have had so far.

 

My Top 5 Tips for Guest Blogging

 

Look out for opportunities on Twitter

As you may already know from reading my previous post ‘I’m A Guest Blogger!‘, I found all of my guest blogging opportunities through Twitter.

The blog community is strong on Twitter and I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. My advice would be to approach fellow bloggers and not to be nervous about it, as they will more than likely allow you to guest blog for them.

If you are feeling brave, maybe approach the bloggers who have had guest bloggers in the past and ask to keep you in mind for other slots coming up soon.

 

Only write for the bloggers who you want to write for

By this I mean you should only write for the blog that you actually enjoy reading yourself.

There would be nothing worse than writing some of your best work and putting it onto someones blog which you have not; nor ever will read.

Why drag your audience there if you don’t like it?

 

Know the Guest Blogs audience

I don’t mean you need to go out of your way to personally speak to every possible person who may read your post on their blog.

Make sure you know what genre their blog falls under and what kind of things their audience enjoy reading. Do your research first before you jump into anything.

Why would you guest blog for a travel blog if you are a food/baking blogger? That audience probably won’t be interested in your blog unfortunately.

 

Use the opportunity to sell yourself and your blog

This goes without saying really, but make sure the post shows off you; your blog and some of the best content you have wrote.

This is a huge chance to woo another audience and hopefully attract them to your blog.

 

Finally…Have Fun!

Have fun with your writing. I found all of my guest blogging experiences very rewarding and thoroughly enjoyed writing for the bloggers.

One blogger allowed me to choose my own topic and the other bloggers gave me a topic to write about. Having done both, I can say that I enjoyed both ways. I enjoyed having the freedom to choose a topic and free-write, but on the other hand, I really loved the topic I was given by the other blogger and had a lovely time writing the post.

Either way, have fun and be yourself!

 

Have You Ever Been A Guest Blogger?

I hope you found these tips for guest blogging helpful.

Have you ever been a Guest Blogger? How did you find the Guest Blogging Experience? Would you do it again?

Let me know in the comments below.

  • Kitty Irving

    Great post! Super handy for me as I’m looking to get more into collabs and guest blogging! Thanks for sharing another fantastic post! love from boilersuitbabe.com xxx

    • StephsWorld

      Thank you lovely 🙂 That is so kind of you to say. I hope you get the opportunity and if you ever want to collab, you know where I am. I’d be honoured to have collab with you 🙂

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Blogging is still quite new to me so the post helped me out heaps! Thank you so much!!

    • StephsWorld

      Thanks Lily 🙂 I hope they helped and you get the opportunity to guest blog soon 🙂

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Steph xx

  • ♛ vicki ♛

    loved this – so helpful!!
    Vicki x
    http://neverlandandvicki.blogspot.co.uk/

    • StephsWorld

      Thanks Vicki 🙂

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Great tips, very helpful. I have been approached a few times about guest blogging but not too clued up on it so this has helped, thank you lovely! XX
    http://www.sopherina.co.uk

    • StephsWorld

      I love guest blogging 🙂 Glad you found the tips useful too.

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Food & Baker

    We’re so honoured to have you as a guest blogger for us and so happy that you’ve had so many opportunities! Great tips -Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica
    http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk

    • StephsWorld

      Thank you so much for the opportunity Jessica. Have you seen you appear in my new ‘About Me’ drop-down ‘collaborations & guest blogging’ section too? 🙂

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Geet Singh

    Amazing tips. I have tried to guest blog for few bloggers but no one really likes my ideas. I usually find about guest bloggers on #bloggerswanted 😉
    Lovely post 🙂

    • StephsWorld

      Thats a good idea Geet. I never thought of that. I do like to write about a topic so that may be useful 🙂

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Steph xx

  • I guess I’ve been here at the right time then, I so needed to read this cause I’ve just been give the opportunity to write a guest post. Thank you so much for the helpful tips I’ll keep them in mind x

    Claire ❤ | My Little Memoir

    • StephsWorld

      Ahh, I’m so glad they came in useful for you Claire 🙂

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Great tips Steph! I’ve only done one guest post (for Gwennan, too!) and I really enjoyed it. It was a scary thought but I’m so glad I did it. So I guess my advice would be to do it even if it scares you!

    Nina | http://www.wordsbynina.com

    • StephsWorld

      I loved your guest post Nina 🙂 Gwennan was lovely to guest blog for, wasn’t she?

      Great piece of advice 🙂

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Steph xx

  • StephsWorld

    Thank you so much Abbey 🙂 I love your guest posts. You have some great ideas and posts 🙂

    Thanks for commenting 🙂
    Steph xx

  • Ashlee Elizabeth

    Loved this post! I absolutely love to do guest posting for other blogs. I am actually in the middle of working on one right now! Your tips were fantastic, and Twitter really is an amazing way to find opportunities, or to make friends to maybe get them in the future!

    Ashlee Liz
    http://www.ashleeliz.com

    • StephsWorld

      Thank you so much Ashlee 🙂 That’s so lovey of you to say.

      I love Guest Blogging now, I think I’m addicted haha.

      Thanks for your comment
      Steph xx