Note: The most important guest posting best practice to keep in mind is pitching articles to sites that actually accept guest post submissions. While we encourage you to guest post List of Mobile Phone Numbers in Gansu to grow your audience, Copyblogger does not accept guest post submissions. But don’t worry — these pointers are useful for any publication.
Today, I’m going to share that story to shed some light on the delicate nature of writer-editor relationships. The lessons and guest blogging best practices will serve you well into the new year, as you fine-tune your process for how to write a good blog post and map out your content marketing strategy.
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Let’s take it back to guest posting best practices in 2008 …
When I began developing my personal List of Mobile Phone Numbers in Gansu guest posting strategy, Copyblogger sat atop my “Where I Want to Guest Post” list.
Five years later, I achieved my goal.
So, how did I spend the time between May 2008 and May 2013, when my first blog post appeared on Copyblogger?
Rigorously practicing my writing, of course.
Although I had high hopes of guest posting for Copyblogger during the early stages of my online writing and editing business, it was my rejection from Copyblogger that shaped my subsequent guest posting success.
It also prepared me for becoming Copyblogger’s Editor-in-Chief in 2014.
Rejection isn’t failure
I had been reading about storyselling on Copyblogger daily for two years before I submitted an unsolicited guest post via email to Copyblogger’s Chief Content Officer at the time, Sonia Simone.
Since I didn’t have any connections who could make an introduction, I opted for writing a brief and informative email with the completed post attached in a Microsoft Word document (very 2010), as well as an html version in a plain text file (also very 2010).
Failure isn’t even failure — it’s just … what’s happening
Podcast like video. A podcast is another form of marketing content that gives you the chance to educate and entertain your audience. You can get started by creating your own podcast. However. This might not be ideal for everyone. Maybe you don’t have the necessary equipment to put together a strong podcast and can’t justify purchasing it right now.
You might simply be worried that you’ll struggle to grow an audience for your podcast. If so. Podcasting can still be a useful way of marketing your business. Instead of starting your own podcast. Look for podcasts whose hosts interview business owners in your industry. Contact them offering to be a guest on their shows. Not everyone will necessarily take you up on this offer. If your business is new and small.
Why guest post?
My objective was to expand my writing portfolio and develop a wider online presence that would introduce potential clients to my service business.
So after the rejection from Copyblogger, my next task was to find a better fit for the content I had written.