Be My Guest!

I have a tradition: Each year for my birthday, I take the day off and spend it doing pretty much anything I want.  For the blog, I try to take the whole week off and instead have the blog feature you guys!

It is like an awesome birthday present to me {time off!} that also benefits my readers and fellow bloggers by exposing everyone to new content from some super creative minds.

Starting today, I am scheduling guest bloggers for the week of 4-8 February.   I have a minimum of 4 spots open but would love to have as many as 8 bloggers fill in for me while I am gone.

I know a lot of people tend to think that guest posting doesn’t hold much value because you are giving your content away to another blog.  BUT, check out this quote from a recent ebook on SEO (thanks Mandy for sharing this with me!):
It was really hard for me to even think about spending hours and hours creating content that would go up on someone else’s site. Fortunately, I saw the light and it completely revolutionized the results I get. This concept makes complete, logical sense if you think about it. Before your site has traction, incredible work will yield little in terms of results. Amazing work gets little attention and generates zero social sharing or links. Why? Because your blog doesn’t have the traction to generate social sharing or links. You’re losing the game of numbers. If the same work had gone up on a site that had a bigger audience, the impact would have been completely different. I eventually caught on to this and started sending some of my best work as guest posts to other bloggers who had bigger audiences than I did. Sometimes they didn’t want to publish it and sometimes they did. When they did, it had a huge impact. Those of you who buy into this concept the most will have the most success with your SEO efforts.”

Now, obviously, I don’t have the biggest blog out there but I do believe that sharing content with other blogs {even if they are of similar or smaller size} has a great benefit!  It reaches a whole new audience and also helps build relationships with fellow bloggers.

Interested?  Shoot me an email {justusfourpartners (at) gmail (dot) com} or just leave me a comment here {make sure it includes YOUR email} and I’ll get back to you to work out a date.