How to Write a Guest Post
Writing a guest post for someone else’s blog can be a little different than writing for your own. For example, author Chuck Wendig uses a great deal of profanity on his blog, but if he did a guest post for the American Library Association blog, it is very likely that he would eliminate his use of profanity for that particular post; at least, hopefully. For some blogs, you can write in your own style and that is okay with them. In fact, it is the way that some people prefer to have guest posters write.
Others would rather that you looked at their blog posts and followed the same sort of general writing guidelines as the other people that have guest posted or their own blog posts. When you communicate with someone about guest posting on their blog, you’ll need to ask them which method they prefer and for any writers guidelines that they want you to follow.
Make sure that you’re actually approaching blogs that are involved within your industry because approaching a random blog on fashion when your particular niche is dog grooming is not only going to get your email blocked, it wouldn’t do you any good anyway, even if they were willing to let you guest post. You want to communicate with the same type of audience that would want to come to your website in the first place and that means posting on blogs that are similar to the products or services that you sell.
Also, keep in mind that you have this one chance to sell yourself to the readers of this blog. That means, you need to make this post as high-quality as you possibly can. Make sure that you set it aside for a few days and then come back to revise it so that you can see any mistakes. Better yet, have a friend or relative that is a regular reader look it over for you and point out any mistakes.
You also need to look out for any typos or grammar mistakes is this will make you look amateurish and the one will follow the link to your website. Make it the best post that you possibly can, and make it is useful and valuable to the readers as you can, and you might get invited back to guest post over and over again, each time with a link to your website.