If you are someone who has been guest blogging for quite a few times, then you already know that you rely on information from various online sources to write a compelling blog post. It’s completely a good thing to research online, but not everything that comes along your way is up-to-date or accurate.
Like with everything else, there are lots of misconceptions surrounding the web, blog, and guest blogging in general. Equally true is the fact that there’s also lot of mind blowing secrets that can not only improve the performance of your blog, but also your daily activities as a guest blogger.
That’s why, we thought it would be amazing to share some of the well-kept secrets, well, just like we’re feeling good, and also help clear some of the confusion you might have about guest blogging:
1. Guest blogging is a “team effort.” Surprised, aren’t you as you were always accustomed to blogging alone.
But in order to make guest blogging work, you require at least couple of people; that means, sometimes you may have to be willing to work with another person, and in some cases, with 2 or 3 other bloggers.
Most websites have a content management system where you login and submit your blog post. The site owner approves the blog post. But the key secret is that guest blogging is a team effort, and not an individual thing, anymore. That means you have to be willing to learn to work in team. In such situation, you might need to have effective communication skills to perform well.
2. You must research as a guest blogger. In other words, you cannot perform well if you aren’t willing to research when it comes to guest blogging. If you’re a beginner, then you might as well start to make a list of niche that you want to write guest blog in. After that, you will have to search for blogs in those niches. Next, you job would be to find out different types of content that attracts more views, reads, and comments. In addition to finding HOT topics, you’ll also need to make sure the content you write are similar in quality and tone to other posts on the site.
3. Keep track of all your guest blog posts. Now that you have got your name out in the blogging sphere and started networking, keep record of your guest posts as they’ll not only become handy expanding your profession, but it will give you a point of reference of your work when required. In addition, an organized record of your guest blog will keep you motivated, and look back to your posts to learn about key details like when certain posts become live and when you need to start promoting them.
4. When it comes to guest blogging, there’s no magic formula. You heard it right as there aren’t any set of tricks and magic pills that will help you create a “perfect” guest blogs or accomplish all of your goals all the time.
Yes, there are certain rules and “must-dos” you cannot break while guest blogging, but they still aren’t magic formula. You cannot just break everything to a formula. Just imagine: if there was a single magic formula for guest blogging, would not everyone use them and make the method, well, horrible and useless? Remember when it comes to guest blogging success, only continuous effort, trial and error, and hard work will help you improve your performance. Also learning a few social media secrets will help the promotion of your content.
5. First impression is very important when it comes to guest blog posting. A “killer” title that makes a reader stop and read the content is what separates a normal blog post from an excellent blog posts. While submitting your guest blog post, make sure that it has a catchy headline that will make people want to click and read the whole content.
If you look closely, many site owners accept or reject a guest blog post on the basis of the title used in the guest blog post. You might have only single chance to make that great impression. Better make it count!
Well, there you have it. We want to hear from you. What secrets you have up your sleeve regarding guest blog posting. Share them!
Ludwing Hernandez is a social media marketing consultant and entrepreneur. Follow me at www.zinzz.com.