Guest posting. What is it, and why do it? What are the pros and cons?
What is guest hosting? Why host guest bloggers?
What qualities do great guests and hosts have? What are the rules? Who makes them up?
These are some of the questions you may have about guest posting and hosting and, whatever your experience with it—as guest, host, both, or neither—you will have answers to these questions by the time you finish this post. Guaranteed.
Today I will:
1: Define guest posting and guest hosting.
2: Tell you some pros and cons about guest posting and guest hosting.
3: Provide you with some guest-i-quette and host-i-quette best practices (etiquette that guests and hosts should follow).
A Brief Intro to Guest Posting
Guests don’t always follow proper guest posting etiquette, and hosts don’t always provide clear guidelines for guests to follow. As a result, more time is often spent emailing each other back and forth instead of on the post itself, trying to figure out what’s going on, what’s expected of them, and resolving problems.
How can this situation be rectified?
The solution is actually quite simple: Know what is required of you—whether you’re a guest OR a host.
The fact is that there are often many problems that arise simply because many bloggers have not developed their own set of guidelines for their guests to follow and many guests don’t know the best practices of offering someone a guest post.
Definitions of Guest Posting and Guest Hosting
Guest posting is defined as writing a blog post and having that post published on someone else’s website. It is also called guest blogging.
Guest hosting is when you allow someone to write something for you and publish that post on your website.