Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest, Put Your Blogging to the Test — Adventures in Guest Blogging

Posted by - January 29, 2011 | Category: Archives

So I had my first guest blogging gig this week. With the fine folks at CheapoAir.  Was I nervous?   For sure!  Performing in front of a crowd like that.  Putting it all out there.  Naked for the world to see.  It’s like opening night.  Will anyone come and watch?  Or will I draw the curtain and see row after row of empty seats. 
 
Somehow it’s different when you’re writing your own blog.  You have your own voice.  You know what sounds right to you, and what sounds right for you.  But what’s right for your host blog?  (I want to go off on a host/parasite tangent here but will endeavour to control myself). 

Part of the challenge of guest blogging is getting the mix right.  Showing your professional side without surrendering your own style.  From my newbie perspective, the idea seemed pretty foreign.  Like wife-swapping.  You hear stories about it, but how many people do you know that have actually done it?  Seems folks do this sort of thing all the time though.  And when you think about it, it is a great way for those just starting out to get their name in the game and their blog out there on a grander scale.  

So after I was approached by CheapoAir, I needed a game plan.  So like so any homebound hypochondriac looking for answers, I turned to the web for advice.  The best post I came across was by Bill Hazelton on Sellitontheweb.com. It starts off with why you should be guest blogging, and has excellent tips on the ins and outs, and what constitues good blog copy.

So did I follow any of the advice?  You be the judge.  Here’s my Guest Blog Debut. It’s called 3 Great (and Safe) Places to See Sharks.  Please be gentle.  It is, after all, my first time.

Would I do it again?  For sure!  Both the guest blogging and the Great White Shark cage dive.  So hit me up if you want me to write something.  But in order to write for you, I have one small caveat — I have to like your blog.  I’m new, but I’m not easy.

Cheers!

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