Now that you think you are in the right time for guest blogging, the next question would be: what kind of post will you make? Aside from the fact that the blog owner will require you to post an original post exclusively for his blog, you might also wonder about its content and how you will write it. Guest blogging will be another milestone for your blog, but some relevant factors should be considered before you submit a post. Here are some of them:
The post must be related to both of you. It is quite odd to see a parenting tip post to a money making blog. So do not even think of trying it. No matter how well you presented it, it will more or less be denied by the blog owner. This is because he has his own set of readers and your post will confuse them. A guest post must help both of you and not you alone.
It should not contain self promotion. Although guest blogging is a good way of promoting yourself, the post itself must not promote your blog or your affiliated product. Guest posts are supposed to be quality articles, not a product endorsement. It is enough that your name and a link to your blog is present. If your post is good enough, his readers will also visit your blog.
It should be your best post. You must make the best post that you can make. Do not be hesitant in doing this because you must remember that the blog that you will be submitting your post is more popular than yours. Just think that it will be more beneficial for you because it will be read by more people. After all, you can always make a good post for your own blog.
Respect the blog owner. Submitting your best post also mean that it should not be better than the posts of the blog owner himself. If his readers will find your post better, they might transfer to you. If the blog owner will learn about this, he will not allow you to post again. Note that you owe him something, and therefore you must show a little respect for him.
A guest post looks like a simple post, but it is not and should not be.