Guest posts are a little scary for the new blogger. Trust me, I know. When I first started blogging I would see all these opportunities to guest post but was afraid no one would want something from my itty bitty blog. The reality is that the person asking wants people to reply to guest post because you are helping them. Of course, you will see an increase of traffic on your site since your posting to new viewers. Its a win-win, plus its a great way to connect with other bloggers.
Now that you have your guest post position all lined up, there is a preferred way and a not-so-preferred way (its not wrong just inconvenient) to send your post.
The preferred way is to send them the HTML code of your post. What the heck is HTML? Its a bunch of computer jargon that only the cool kids understand. (And by cool kids I mean not me.) Stay with me here, its pretty easy to navigate.
This is your blogger screen where you have written up your amazing guest post. There are two little buttons on the left hand side, one that says ‘Compose’ and one that says ‘HTML’. Compose is the screen where you write and edit your posts, in human language. Once your done with your post, click on the HTML button.
This is what the HTML of that same post looks like. Just select all of it and copy. Once you have it copied, paste it in an email and send it off. The other blogger then takes the HTML code and does the opposite; clicks HTML, pastes the code and then compose. The nice thing about HTML is that even if you have pictures in the post they will automatically show up without having to save each individual picture. It saves time on both ends.
Pretty simple, huh? Its a small step that makes blogging a whole lot easier.
(Oh.. and in case your wondering, the post I used was one where Im asking my Texas Bloggers to guest post!)
Do you have a bloggy question that I can help you with? Let me know.. I’d love to help! Email me at thegrantlife at yahoo dot com.