Popular websites like Mashable and Huffington Post allow guest bloggers to grace their pages because it creates a huge potential to drive traffic to their sites. The latter even put several bloggers in a single post to talk about a particular topic.
It’s a fad that many readers observe in several news website. Who knows? You might be the next person to be invited to do a guest post.
Writing a guest content for another blog is no easy task. Here are a few guidelines we compiled that could help you on your coming writing gig:
- Make sure to comply to the submission requirements of the website. Familiarize yourself with the guidelines other guest bloggers follow in writing content. However, don’t let these rules fully box your thoughts and ideas.
- As much as possible, don’t be a burden to the blog’s editor. Submit an article which is free from corrections and errors. It’s a must to leave a good impression to the editor for more writing tasks in the future.
- Keep conversations short and simple. Editors are busy people and may not have enough time to listen to all your ideas.
- If you believe that you’re really ready to do a guest post, be persistent in sending your requests to different blogs. If you don’t receive reply after a week, just get going and look for another blogs.
- Never ever miss a deadline. No excuses for this one.
- Never bear a grudge to the editor or the company when they rejected your article. View it as an experience to help your improve your writing style.
- Though we advise you to be persistent, never pester editors with endless emails. The suggested breathing space between each follow-up is 5-7 business days.