This is a guest post from Onibalusi Bamidele. Onibalusi is a young blogger and the founder of YoungPrePro, a blog where he teaches people how to write. He also has a page dedicated to giving people guest blogging tips on his blog.
As someone who has written thousands of guest posts in the last 2 years, and as someone who has been teaching people how to become successful at guest blogging for some time now, I have gotten my own share of questions from would-be guest bloggers, and one thing I keep on observing is that a lot of people make costly mistakes that prevent their guest posts from getting published.
It is important for you to realize that even though content is king, not all content will be accepted as guest posts. The fact that your guest post is great doesn’t mean it will be approved on another blog, and there are a lot of reasons that determine whether a guest post is accepted or rejected. If you want to ensure your guest posts are always published on other blogs, make sure you read this 3 mistakes that can prevent your guest post from getting published on another blog.
3 Mistakes that can Prevent Your Guest Post from Getting Published
You’re Submitting a Guest Post that is Completely off Topic
The first reason your guest post might be rejected on another blog is because it is off topic. The reality is that every blog has an audience, and if your post is not related to the audience of the blog you are targeting it is going to be rejected, no matter how great it is.
Make sure you take your time to study the audience of the blog you are targeting, which kind of blog post the blog accepts, which kind of blog post the audience responds to, and what you think really needs to be covered. Once you have been able to understand the audience of the blog you are targeting, try spending some time writing your best content on that subject and your guest post will be accepted.
You Don’t Edit Your Guest Posts for Errors
Another guest blogging mistake that can prevent your guest post from getting published is not editing your guest posts for errors.
The reality is that no matter how great an article you write is intended to be, in the process of typing the article you might make a lot of mistakes. By editing your guest posts you will be able to notice writing errors and mistakes you wouldn’t have noticed. You will also be able to restructure and rewrite some of your points to make more sense, and as a result, you will be able to increase the chances of your guest post getting published.
Your Guest Post is Only Talking about You
The final mistake most people make that is preventing their guest post from being published on another blog is to be talking about themselves only. The reality is that while a lot of your blog readers already know you, the readers of the blog you are submitting a guest post to don’t, and as a result your blog post should be focused on helping them, and not talking about you.
Try to make your guest posts less of you and more of the readers of the blog you are targeting and you will be able to increase the chances of your guest post being accepted significantly.