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.
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.