What is mean by Guest Blogging? It’s a blogging practice in which a person writes posts in another person’s blog. The person who contributed the article will be a guest blogger and article thus contributed will be a guest post.
The guest blogging practice is becoming popular. Many popular blogs across the world are indeed run by this practice. They have good number of guest bloggers.
People also love being guest bloggers in popular blogs having good command in the internet and search engines because they become known in the internet and helps their blogs in getting new followers, readers and sponsors.
Therefore, guest blogging is often called as one of the sexiest modern tactics of marketing a blog’s content to bring good traffic and online brand building.
The guest blogging is quite an easy thing in self-hosted blogs. But in free-hosted blogs of WordPress and Blogger, there are quite a good number of procedures for guest blogging. But all the steps are easy.
How Guest Blogging can be done in Blogger?
In blogger, a guest blogger is technically called as a limited access author. This means guest blogger cannot access everything of a blog in which he or she wants to write a guest post. Guest blogger can write or edit his or her post written in that blog but not articles written by others. He or she cannot customize blog designs or settings.
A person who wants to become a guest blogger should write an email to the owner of the blog requesting for an opportunity to write a guest post in his or her blog.
The blog owner may review your blog or other online articles and then if he thinks you can add value to his blog, he send an invitation to become a guest blogger.
You have to open your Gmail account and then accept his invitation. Once it done, you can access the dashboard of that blog from your Gmail account.
You can write a post and when it’s done, you can save it as draft. The blog owner will review it and then publish it. But you’ll be shown as an author of the post.
The procedures appear short and easy. But this is more of generalized and theoretical steps. In technicality, it’s the owner of the blog who should how to invite a person as guest blogger in his blog.
Procedures (refer diagrams below): Settings>Basics>Add Authors>Type Email Id>Invite Authors
In above step, email id should be that of a person who wants to become a guest blogger in your blog. He should have Gmail account. Other email accounts aren’t supported in blogger.
So I have given the steps of guest blogging in Blogger. But before actually entertaining the guest blogging, I would recommend you to have Guest Blogging Policy as another page in your blog. In our case, this policy is Write to Us link given in our footer attribution link.
Things to be known by guest blogger after guest blogger invitation acceptance & before writing a guest post:
You’ll remain as the legal owner of the article you have contributed. That blog will remain a mere platform.
You’ll be held responsible and accountable for damages if incurred due to your post. The blog owner won’t be held liable.
The blog owner or other third persons cannot re-publish your article without your consent.
You shouldn’t directly publish the guest post though you can do so. Blog owner has a legal right to review it.
The blog in which you are being invited as guest blogger will appear in your blogger dashboard. But you cannot edit posts written by blog owner or other bloggers. You can just view and share their posts.
You can edit your post as far as you are in the list of guest bloggers of the blog. Blog owner has the right whether to keep you as a permanent guest blogger or remove from the list right after your article is being publish.
In Bhutan, this guest blogging practice isn’t prevalent. May be we don’t have time or we don’t want to take blogging seriously. If we implement this, the community of Bhutanese bloggers will become stronger. All blogs will receive fair share of domestic views -which is also loved by search engines like Bing and Google for page rankings.