Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Frustrations Of An Ethical Guest Blogger

Do you have a blog that needs traffic and backlinks? Did you hear about how great guest blogging is for your site? If you can’t wait to jump the gun on guest blogging because of its benefits, then you should probably hold your horses and read on to learn the challenges and frustrations that ethical guest bloggers encounter in the blogosphere.

I’m not trying to discourage you out of guest blogging; I just want you to understand that it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in the world of guest blogging. You’ll certainly encounter a lot of challenges and frustrations that can break your determination and possibly gets you to think of quitting.

By reading this article, you will have a better understanding of what it takes to succeed as a guest blogger. You’ll come to understand the challenges and frustrations that most guest bloggers encounter and be able to come up with a plan and be ready to face them.

You should understand that you are not alone and you’re certainly not first to encounter these frustrations. Your determination will determine whether you will succeed or not. If you quit, then of course you would fail but if you’re persistent in learning and writing then someday your time will come.

The first challenge in guest blogging is finding the right blog to get your article published. This is after you have written an article that you’ve researched like crazy, optimized to be search engine friendly and had made sure that it’s 100% unique and plagiarism free.

You would probably find a lot of blogs out there and it is important to choose the right blog for you. You should be wary of deceitful bloggers that would steal your article faster than a Ferrari. What makes this very frustrating and infuriating is that you’ll just suddenly find your article that you’ve worked so hard for in another blog and they have taken all the credit.

You should also avoid bloggers that are charging guest bloggers a fee just to review your guest post request and does not even guarantee that your article will be published. Just cross out this blogger and look somewhere else.

Why not just guest post on top blog? If these top blogs publish your article then it would be like winning American Idol. This would certainly improve your reputation and credibility but as I’ve mentioned, it’s like winning American Idol which only happens once a year. The competition to attract the attention of the blog manager is very fierce and these blog managers are also a 100 times busier than most bloggers.

You should certainly avoid blogs that are dead or dying. If there are no updates to the blog for months then that itself would be a good reason to cross it out of your list. And you would also encounter bloggers that think that they are on top even if they are not. It’s when they get moderate traffic that they suddenly require guest bloggers to walk barefoot on a road full of broken glass while playing the violin and singing at the same time. It’s ridiculous!

At the time that you’ve chosen a blog, don’t be surprised to see a 2000- word manual for guest posting. It’s like they don’t want you to submit a guest blog from these manual and even you have already read through the manual, it is still not clear whether you should send your article through email or contact form.

Blog owners also have the habit of not getting back to you once you’ve submitted your request. This is certainly frustrating because it would leave you wondering whether the blogger has read your request or not. It would also force you to face a difficult decision if you should request that same article to a different blog or still wait for the response of the first blogger.

What you really don’t want to happen is that the same content would be posted in two different blogs. This would surely damage your reputation and credibility if the two blogs would overlap audience-wise.

Though more blog sites have an easy process of submitting your guest post, there are still those out there that are quite challenging. You really need to stretch your patience and not be discouraged in facing these challenges and frustrations and instead face them with courage and confidence.

It’s your turn!

Whatever ideas comments or suggestions that you have, please share it in the comments section below.

I hope to hear from you soon. Cheers!

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Adam Prattler aims to spread his advocacy towards ethical guest blogging. Join him and his community at Postme and help give the internet a better future.

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