I’ve long been a believer in guest blogging. Not only is it one of the best ways to drive traffic to a blog, but it’s also a great way to exercise…
Your Creative Muscles !
The downside to writing guest posts is twofold:
1. Writing for another audience can be difficult because you have to shift your mindset into the core of what makes another blogger tick. If you fail here, your guest post will likely go unread, or at best, unappreciated.
2. It’s tough to decide what type of post to write. Do you give away your best content to other blogs, or do you save it for your own blog?
The first problem gets better over time, but the 2nd is a challenge…
You’ll Always Face !
Of course, you’ll find people on both sides of that argument, but I’ve always tried to write guest posts of equal or greater quality to my regular posts. The reason is simple, doing so gives you a greater chance of getting a post approved, and gives foreign audiences a real glimpse at…
Your Blogging Skill !
Thus, the advice I’ve given to other bloggers writing guest posts has been to write the best you can, and give it all away.
that’s About to Change !
[box]You’re at the bar and see that the bartender is giving free beer samples, but instead of tiny cups, you get a big mug and the license to drink as much as you want, as long as you want.[/box]
In this scenario, would you buy a beer? The answer is simple…
Of Course Not !
Why would you pay for something you could get for free, especially if you can fill up on delicious alcoholic beverages without worry? This is why you don’t find unlimited beer samples at the bar, and why you should reconsider giving your best content away for free…
On Another Blog !
If you write a complete guest post; something that just rocks their socks off, then what reason would they have to visit your blog? They’re already full on great content; they don’t need to click to read more because…
You’ve Given Them
All They Need !
What if instead the bar gave you a 4 ounce glass and told you you could have a sample of any beer you wanted, but just one. You take your little glass, drink your sample, and get your beak wet. Suddenly…
You’re Thirsty for More and
Buy a Beer !
Think about content the same way. Get someone’s beak wet. Give them a taste of your best stuff, but not the whole thing. Pique their curiosity, get them excited about what you have to offer, and then ask them to click to your blog in order to…
Get the Real Story !
This is how you write a guest post baby, and this is how you build an audience of people ready to devour your content. Think about it, and share your thoughts below.
The Bad Blogger
Also Known As “The Bad Guest Blogger”