How to Guest Blog

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guest bloggingWondering what a guest blog is?

In simple terms, a guest blog is when you write a blog post and post it on someone else’s blog.

Doing this has its advantages like increasing traffic and blog promotion.

Personally, the thing I like about guest blogging is that it shows how bloggers nowadays are willing to help each other out. Indeed, no man is an island, even in the blogging world.

Remember the blogs you publish as guest posts have to be unique and not published elsewhere.

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the benefit of having several of my blog posts published on other blogs.

Guest blogging is not an easy task. You have to make the blog post one of your best because this is your chance to promote your blog to another blogger’s audience and thus increase traffic to your site.  But it may not be accepted. The owner of the blog wants to share great advice to their readers, not any old rubbish.

If the blog post is accepted and the readers like your post, hopefully they will be interested enough to visit your site.
I have gathered some links that I know you’ll find really informative and helpful with regards to guest blogging. Feel free to check them out.

How to Guest Blog without Disaster By Chris Garrett

How to Guest Post to Promote Your Blog By Darren Rowse

Guest Blog Your Way to More Readers and Links By Paekiss

The Art of Blogging: How Does Guest Blogging Work? By Lorelle VanFossen

How Do I Get Others to Guest Blog on my Blog? By Daniel Scocco

10 SEO Blogs Accepting Guest Posts: Promote Yourself  By Ann Smarty

5 Reasons to Write Guest Posts  By Misty Belardo

Promoting Your Blog By Justilien Gaspard

Your Opportunity to Guest Blog has Never Been Better By Roderick Ioerger

Traffic, subscribers and Backlinks from Guest Posting  By John Cow

What’s your experience of guest blogging? Share your views in the comments below.


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34 Responses to How to Guest Blog

  1. Blogging Guide December 13, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    Wow, A great list of guest blogging related articles. Thanks!

    I have not guest blogged myself yet, but I do accept guest posts on my blog. Maybe I should start to actively seeking places where to write guest posts.

    Andrew, How much traffic have you got out of guest posting? Has the experience been good?
    .-= Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Social Bookmarking Sites Case Study Part 1: Starting Point =-.

  2. Dana December 14, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    My first experience of guest post is being rejected.

    • Andrew Rondeau December 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm #


      Unfortunately, that often happens. If it does – find out why. All feedback is good.


  3. Chris Peterson December 14, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Thank you for a great post which for me is very appropriate as I have been approached to be a guest blogger for duration of few weeks on a blog for a professional association. From guest blog we can reach to new audience. While it is a good opportunity to get quality link and the best way to promote the blog.

    • Andrew Rondeau December 14, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

      Excellent news, Chris. I hope you take advantage of your opportunity.


  4. Henry Ferdiansyah December 14, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    I think guess post is really a great opportunity for you to introduce yourself and your blog. We need to really increase our network to get more opportunity to do guess post. The hard thing is that you give your best content to someone else.

    • Andrew Rondeau December 14, 2009 at 3:51 pm #


      If you guest post on ‘bigger’ blogs that yours then it’s worth giving your best content away.


  5. Lee Ka Hoong December 15, 2009 at 2:56 am #

    No doubt, there are many advantages of writing guest post on others’ blog. If your guest post is accepted by big guy such as Problogger, Daniel Scocco etc, then you will even get more new readers to your blog. Of course, the quality of the post must be high and grammatical error free.

    Andrew, you have a great guest post in my blog earlier, and am waiting for 2nd post. 😀

    Have a nice day Andrew!


  6. Dennis Edell December 15, 2009 at 3:21 am #

    This is on top of my agenda while my blog move happens, writing up tons of saved drafts for guest posting. 🙂

    • Andrew Rondeau December 16, 2009 at 10:29 am #


      Just sent you a couple of guest posts to think aout.


      • Dennis Edell December 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

        Got ’em. I’ll get back to ya. 😉

  7. Dennis Edell December 15, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    Sorry, forgot to subscribe to comments.

  8. Dennis Edell December 15, 2009 at 3:24 am #

    OK if commentluv is working the comment didn’t go through. Catch it before commentluv kicks in and the comment goes through.

    • Andrew Rondeau December 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

      Think I have issues with Commentluv plugin!


      • Dennis Edell December 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

        Aacckkk! lol

        Delete and reinstall, it got mine working again.

        • Andrew Rondeau December 17, 2009 at 8:49 am #

          I tried that and still not working. Might be a confict with another plugin!


          • Dennis Edell December 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

            Ah ok, what “share” plugin are you using? That screwed up my CL vbut good at one point.

            On Andy’s recommendation, I switched to

          • Andrew Rondeau December 19, 2009 at 8:06 am #


            I use the SexyBookmarks plugin for sharing.


          • Dennis Edell December 19, 2009 at 10:04 pm #

            OK sexy may not be compatible.

  9. Gerlaine December 15, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    I like guest posting. I have been a ghost writer for blogs, but have done very few guest posts. I will be looking into doing more guest posts and having more guest posts in the future.

    • Andrew Rondeau December 16, 2009 at 10:23 am #


      You can always guest post here!

      Would love that!


  10. Dennis Edell December 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    My place too! My latest post, linked below, is a call out for guest posts. 😉

    I had to link within the comment. For some reason this blog will no longer let me comment when commentluv is working.

    • Andrew Rondeau December 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

      I’ve had to deactivate CommentLuv for some reason – no longer working!


  11. Steve Roy December 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    Thanks for the list! I’ve recently started using guest posting and it’s working well. I will check out the articles you posted.

    • Andrew December 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm #


      You are welcome.

      Is guest posting helping grow your visitors?


  12. Gary Ashton August 11, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    I do understand that guest blog is an effective way to drive traffic to your site. However, in my case i’m afraid of being rejected. The feeling of rejection just kills me. I need to overcome this fear first before doing this method. Anyways, thanks for the great post.

    • Andrew August 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm #


      You shouldn’t fear the rejection. You will be rejected…no doubt…we all are…but simply move onto the next blog that accepts guest posts.


  13. Vijay August 2, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    i think guest posting brings you a lot of backlink to which directly effect your Google Pagerank
    se on my blog i have more than 5 % posts by guests so i think everyone should do that this guest post on my blog is really awesome

  14. Ambika Choudhary Mahajan April 24, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    Guest posting is indeed one of the best possible ways of getting recognition, getting traffic to your blog and also building backlinks to your blog.
    A well written post on a good blog can do more for your reputation and get you more traffic than you could ever imagine!

  15. David December 2, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    As for me i don’t want to give out some of my good content, but i will try problogger

    • Andrew December 5, 2014 at 8:21 am #


      I think that is the wrong aproach.

      You want to give out your best content – so poeple see it especially if your target a bigger site than yours to guest post on.


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