How to get over with the most common fears of guest blogging?
Well, I’ve had huge success with guest blogging.
And, I am writing and publishing this blog post because I see a lot of people are not doing it just because they have this “fear factor”.
Whenever I write a post on my blog or some other blog about guest blogging, I always have a bunch of comments from people saying “I’m afraid to write guest posts” .
Why the “fear” when it comes to guest blogging? – Let me break it down
Guest posting is nothing but, basically, writing a blog post.
If you already have a blog and if you have written a bunch of posts for your own blog, then what stops you from writing a blog post for some other blog?
It is just another blog post, which you need to write with some extra commitment, that’s all; it doesn’t get simpler than that!
Are you worried about criticism?
Criticism is good. It helps you to improve. It gives you more blog post ideas and you can do your next guest post even better. It also helps you to interact effectively with the commenters.
What if people don’t like your guest post?
Let it be. Just deliver your best! You can’t please everyone in the world.
I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone. - Bill Cosby.Click To Tweet
What if you can’t come up with a really killer post?
Not every post you write will become an epic. You can try to write killer posts, you can plan and prepare. But you really can’t force yourself to do the same.
At the same time, I don’t encourage you to write and publish mediocre or filler blog posts as guest posts because that truly damages your reputation (if you manage to get that post publish on another blog, that is).
While you can’t “force” yourself to write an epic blog post, you can train yourself to write one!
For this purpose, I highly recommend you to take up my content writing course: How to create killer content for your business?
Also don’t forget to read this blog post > How to improve your writing skills as a blogger?
What if your guest post gets rejected?
You lose nothing. In fact you gain something very important.
You just have got your guest post peer reviewed by an established blogger.
And except in some remote cases, usually host bloggers will write a sentence or two telling you why they rejected your guest post. That’s something awesome and you can now work on improvising your content.
If you get quite some rejections your writing will surely improve. In addition you will learn what the biggies expect.
This is how I learnt to write guest posts that bloggers want to publish. Not to mention, my initial posts got some bad rejections and responses; those feedback helped me improve a lot!
What if you’re a perfectionist?
In this case, you need to loosen up a lot. You cannot write a “perfect” guest post.
As I’ve said many times in many instances outside this report, “perfect” is a relative word. Something that looks perfect to me would be crap to you.
You cannot please everyone, and you cannot create a perfect blog post that will be appreciated by everyone. You just need to give your best and move on.
What if you don’t know what to write about!
Well, don’t worry. There are loads of ways to generate ideas and to write about something ground-breaking.
You can always come up with unique content in two simple ways:
- Find out what others are talking about “hot” in your niche and use those ideas to generate your own (or)
- Pick up an already existing idea (by browsing through your niche) and present the same idea in your own perspective and adding some “aha” content to it.
Now, I would like to emphasize that I am not telling you to copy someone’s content/idea and use it on your own. That is plagiarism and it will badly hurt your reputation. Plus it is not ethical in any way.
But you can always use existing ideas in the two ways I mentioned above to come up with your own unique content.
So what’s stopping you from writing and submitting a guest post? Please do share your “fears” in the comments below.