As a blogger, I always welcome guest posts on my blog as well.
Guest posts provide a great opportunity to hear somebody else’s viewpoint on a particular topic, as well as fresh solutions to problems. And of course, a guest poster will always have extra publicity from the traffic they can get from the links they publish on my site.
If you are interested in writing a guest post, here are a few guidelines that will increase your chances of your post being accepted.
Content- Guest Posts should be suitable for readers of my blog. The usual rules are as follows; guests posts shouldn’t be overly promotional (obviously) with any self-publicizing text (and links) in the resource box (or by-line if you prefer). I also don’t suggest topics for a guest poster, because I expect them to come up with topics that are suitable to my readers based on the content they have already read on my blog.
Length- Guest posts should be between 500 to 800 words (the more…the merrier, but not everybody can turf out a 1000 word article;-).
Links- You can have up to 2 self-promoting links in the resource box, with one of them being SEO’d with anchor text and this should be relevant to the topic. Also, links that are in the article should also be relevant to the topic.
Originality- It goes without saying that your post must be original and must not be found anywhere else online, including your own blog. You must also agree to not post the guest post anywhere else in future.
Images- I do not accept images with guest posts, as I always outsource the images myself (so I know where they come from;-).
Format- Keep the format as simple as possible. Basic html is ok, but no special characters (or anything like that).
Editing- I reserve the right to make any minor edits to the article as I see fit, so it fits with the style of my blog.
If you would like to submit a guest post, please send me an email, admin-at- huge-relief-fast.com, and I will consider the proposed article idea. Please take note, that I cannot give a definitive, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer until I see the full article. However, I’m happy to receive completed guest post articles submitted, ‘on spec’.
Thankyou for your understanding.