One of the most common questions that I get, is–“How do I get more traffic and followers of my blog and content?”
One of the first suggestions is: go guest-blog for others, like crazy! –AND make sure it is your best content.
That response is usually, immediately followed by puzzled looks and defensive arguments, with the inquisitors trying to guide my recommendations for things to do on THEIR sites, rather than on others’. …But they’ve got it all wrong.
I’ve always looked for other voices, to share on one of my blogs. It’s boring, if you keep hearing from the same voice, day-in and day-out. Variety is the spice of life! And you can really learn things from a diversity of perspectives.
But when the idea of guest-blog posting–for my blog, or another’s–comes up, sometimes people don’t “get it.” They think that there’s no “WIIFM (What’s In It For Me),” for them. Once you try to explain the benefits, 50% of them will “get it” (as you see the light bulb go on, above their heads).
For the other 50%–don’t take it just from me! Here’s a sample of posts that make the case for why you should be guest-blogging. And I’d invite you to do it here on this site, as the “first, next step!” 😉
More Reasons Why You Should Consider Guest Blogging For Me:
- Guest Posts Can Help Grow Your Blog
- 5 Benefits of Having Guest Writers on Your Blog
- Build Your Social Network
- Discover Business Opportunities
- The Indirect SEO Benefits of Guest Posting
- Get Quality Traffic
- Identifying Quality Content
- Develop Rapport and Credibility