Build a Better Brand Platform: 30 Day Challenge (Day 22)

22 Sep

Ready or not, it is Day 22 of  Robert “Not Bob” Brewer’s Platform Challenge. Today’s challenge is…

Pitch a Guest Blog Post.

Writing guest posts is a great way to increase your exposure and build connections with other bloggers.  Be sure that you are familiar with the blog you pitch to and that you read and follow any rules, guidelines, policies or preferences that they have concerning guest posts. I am in need of guest posts for next month and have made room on my editorial calendar for one guest post a week. Feel free to pitch a guest post to Very Novel but read my guidelines first.

How Do I Write a Pitch?

  • DO show the writer that you are familiar with their blog and usual content.
  • DON’T pitch a post very similar to something they have already published.
  • DO propose an idea or two.
  • DON’T pitch with a fully written post.
  • DO include a short bio with your credentials and details of your platform and your draw.
  • DON’T do this in more than a four or five lines.
  • DON’T send your full resume!
  • DO attach your contact details. Include your name, e-mail, URL etc.
  • DON’T forget your name! It happens.
  • DO pitch to many blogs.
  • DON’T duplicate content.
  • DON’T get discouraged if you are not accepted.
  • DO continue pitching ideas to that blog and/or others

 

Think About Accepting Guest Posts on Your Blog

Every blogger needs a day-off and a guest blogger does the trick. Guest post trading is a great idea too. Just think if there were a whole community of us trading posts with each other and other bloggers as well; what would that do for traffic and your platform?!

 

Guest Check

Get it? Guest Check. That will be the name of my guest post day.

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