I have been giving serious thought lately to allowing Guest Bloggers the opportunity to submit original blog posts to Telling It Like It Is. After reading “How To Recruit High Quality Guest Bloggers” on ProBlogger, I have decided guest blogging is an excellent idea.
I will also be seeking out opportunities to be a guest blogger on other like-niche blogs, creating a “win-win” situation for both blogs involved. I believe Darren is right in how he explains the benefits of guest blogging:
- The possibility to give your readers new perspectives and opinions
- The possibility to cover areas and topics where you don’t have an expertise (but your guest does)
- Increased credibility to your blog (in the case the author is an expert on his niche)
- Reduced workload for you (we all need a break once in a while)
- The possibility to build relationships with the guest bloggers
One of the things I will be implementing on this blog in coming days is a “Write For Us” page, where I will give specific details as to what kind of articles I am looking for on this blog, how lengthy articles may or may not be, the use of images etc.
After searching awhile for some ideas on how to write a “Write For Us” page and what kind of details to include, I managed to find Blogging Tips “Write For Us” page to get at least an IDEA of what such a page should include, so be sure to watch for that new addition soon.
I already have a few like-niche quality bloggers in mind that I will be contacting privately in hopes of building on relationships already begun, as well as other high quality bloggers I have only recently “met” online in an effort to build on those relationships further.
In the meantime, if you are seeking opportunities to be a guest blogger and you write about relationships, marriage, dating, children/teens, divorce, abuse, family issues, step-families, single parenthood, and other topics found amongst the categories shown on my left sidebar, I would be interested in hearing from you.
You may leave me a comment at the end of this post, or you may contact me privately in order to begin discussions of possibly becoming a guest blogger on this blog, or if you would like to speak to me about opportunities available on your own blog where I may be a guest blogger. I look forward to the discussions and upcoming guest blogger opportunities.