Why in the world would anyone want to write content and give it to someone else to use on their blog? I mean our content is the life blood of our blogs, right? Well keep reading and I will share with you several reasons why you might want to write guest posts for other blogs.
Exposure for your blog – Maybe you just started your blog and your looking to get word out about it. Guest blogging is a great way to tell a larger established group of readers as your post will usually include a plug about yourself and your blog. Just be sure you are guest blogging on a blog that relates to your own blog.
Exposure for yourself – Maybe your interested in getting your freelance writing skills notice, or your knowledge on a specific topic. Like I mentioned in your plug you can introduce yourself and give a way for others to get in touch with you.
A link back to your own blog – It is generally acceptable to include a link back to an article you wrote previously on your blog as long as it fits in the article and offers the reader value. At the very least your plug will include a link back to your blog offering you another valuable incoming link.
There are a few general rules for guest blogging
- The post needs to fit in one of the categories of the blog.
- The post can’t be used on your own blog or somewhere else. It needs to be an original writing
- Of course it needs to be our own work, not someone else’s
- If you use a link it must be realted to the artile and no affiliate links
Now get out there and find a blog to guest blog on and get yourself and you blog some extra exposure.