Everyone including probloggers sound a li’l harsh to their guest bloggers suing them that their guest posts are not upto the mark. Here’s the top 5 features that people consider while reviewing a guest post but which actually need not be, as per my view. Read on…
Length of the post: This is something every blog moderator keeps pondering about. Based on my experience of reading and writing blog posts – I’ve seen an article with just 40-60 words being a super hit and, on the other hand I’ve seen articles of 400-500 words with just one comment and three Retweets.
Backlinks: I’ve seen many-a bloggers hesitate when a guest blogger has linked back to his website/blog more than once. What I’d say you is to just see if the backlink is relevant. If it sounds relevant, need not hesitate – let them play a part in your plate. However irrelevant links must be thrown away to maintain the credibility of your blog as well as your PR.
Lack of Perfection: Eh, you’re not to blame this. Being a moderator, you’ve got to give it the final touch.
This might be his FIRST EVER guest post: He might have been reluctant to guest post since a long time due to several reasons that kept them away from guest blogging. First timers never can be as awesome as a Problogger. Give him a second chance, help him out in betterment of his standard and in return you’ll be saluted with thanks and gratitude by him always.
Copied content: This time I’m not going to say the mistake is on the moderator. Just throw this author away from your Blog directory. I reckon this is also a great mistake that blog moderators do – they just request to write originals and trash that post. Rather, sue them, throw them! [Though my suggestion is take this as an exception if the guest bloggger is a newbie.]
Those were my views. Feel free to criticise me or compliment me in the comments. 🙂
Blogging is a profession, one of it’s kind, in which Bloggers depend upon readers more than themselves. Therefore, interaction with readers is something that every Blogger has to concentrate on. That’s why, after the end of any post Pro-bloggers write, they humbly request readers to share their views in the comments or the likes. Below are a few ways to build a relationship with your readers.
My part is too less now – You know it all. Every popular blog has Comments enabled and it can be drawn to a simple conclusion that: More the number of comments, more is the popularity of Blogs.
This is one way to make your readers interact in a better way. We those who have used Windows 7 thoughtlessly hate MS DOS, Similarly most of us would like to fill up polls rather than go to the comment box, Fill up details and then post our comment.
This give your readers a positive impression about you that you give your readers a lot of respect. Moreover, you can deliver what your readers require.
Ask for suggestions
Suggest your readers to suggest you some suggestions. This suggests the users that their suggestions are valuable and this may cause first-time readers to turn into regular readers of your Blog. I suggest you to ask your readers for suggestions.
You must really suggest this tip to all of your friends! 😛
When your reader has placed a query to you on Facebook, Twitter or via the contact form reply as soon as possible. This upgrades your trustworthiness.
Guest post in other Blogs
Best way so far to build relationships in the blogosphere, not with your readers but with fellow bloggers. However, fellow Bloggers maybe considered as readers, too. Guest blogging not only gives you a backlink, fame and a sum of money if you guest post in a revenue sharing blog but above all, you can build relationships with fellow Bloggers. Did you know? You can write guest posts for us. [Read more]
Related read: 5 things you must know about Guest Blogging
How do you build a relationship with your readers? Share with us in your comment.
Guest blogging surely is beneficial but you have to keep some small thing in your mind before you take up Guest blogging. According to me, the five points listed below seem to be the most striking things to remember before Guest posting.
1. Read the Guest posting Guidelines of the respective blog
Every well-known blog has a page which contains guidelines for Guest bloggers, Chaaps do have it – you can read the guidelines and start writing for Chaaps.
2. Gravatar, Please!
A Gravatar is a globally recognized Avatar which is usually integrated in the Author bio and sometimes it is also inserted in the post Excerpt. So if you don’t have a Gravatar, go grab one.
3. Too much self-promotion is to be avoided
Any blog gives you back-link love as you guest-post in it, but forcefully placing back-links in the post doesn’t sound good. But One or two relevant back-links to your website maybe considered.
4. Don’t be Money-Minded
Guest blogging is to drive traffic and gain fame but not to earn money. Demanding money may create a bad opinion about you.
5. Build Relationships
Guest blogging’s main intention is to build relationship with fellow bloggers. So let’s do it!
Write for Chaaps
Hope you enjoyed the write-up. We have a good news for all the readers out there – Now we have enabled public user registrations at Chaaps. So register, write a post and have great fun writing at Chaaps. Happy Blogging! 🙂