1. the Country Wife
    July 25, 2017 @ 1:40 pm

    Loved this article! Great info, solid advice, and a realistic approach to the idea of guest posting. Letting it all sink in…

  2. Menangsilig. S. Kastai
    July 27, 2017 @ 12:41 am

    Like this blog one day and teach tem about this

  3. Liton Biswas
    July 27, 2017 @ 4:53 am

    Yes, Ruth. That is exactly what we need before guest posting.

    Before marketing a product, we should create that product. Similarly, before guest posting we should create something valuable for our readers.

    Thanks Ruth for reminding me the strategy.

  4. Kristin
    July 27, 2017 @ 10:36 am

    Thanks for this post! I’ve had a hard time figuring out WHO to start following and pitching for guest posts, like, how can I tell what their readership is? I’ve used comments as an indicator so far.

  5. Kelly @ Hope In The Chaos
    July 27, 2017 @ 11:18 am

    As always Ruth, thank you for a great post and some great information! You actually make things that terrify me seem like a walk in the park – and that’s one of the best things about this site. You calm the fears new bloggers have because you have been there and conquered them.

  6. Heidi Lang
    July 27, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    Reading your book and was panicking that there was so much to do, and too much to take in, but this has made me realise that this is down the line for us, and we need to build what we have first. Thank you.

  7. Ramona Holmes
    July 27, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

    Great way to stabilize writing and for readers at the same time. Finding my product is my problem. Again, I loved the you genius pointers-proven, tried, and true!

    Ramona Holmes,

  8. Kiki Smpson
    July 27, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

    Ruth… I rarely comment on blogs, but I just have to tell you that I am just getting ready to launch my blog (hopefully in August 2017) and have been doing tons of research on other blogs, etc. Your content has always been worthwhile to me for many reasons. Lots of blogs have come and gone, but I always try to make time for yours because the content in both EBA and LWSL have been so useful! That is what I want to bring to my blog and services.

    I originally found you when preparing a workshop on financial wellness for my employees – I am a health and wellness director, currently, for a corporation – and it is one of the few that I was able to use content ideas and have not unsubscribed to! I plan to retire from my corporate job at the end of this year and am so excited to get started on spreading my passion for healthy eating and living without the constraints of the corporate world!

    Thanks for all you do and wish me luck!

  9. Poovanesh
    July 27, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

    Hi Ruth
    Great post. Everything else ive I’ve read so far about Guest Posting has focussed on the byline you get should you be accepted. I have drawn up a list of several blogs that I would like to guest post on. But I’ve not pitched any of them yet. Now I’m glad I did not.
    I hope to launch my blog at the end of August. You’re very right. There’s so much to do to launch it that pitching for guest posts now would not be a good idea. I need to find my way with my blog before I guest post. Thank you so much for a very informative post.

  10. Raheemah
    July 27, 2017 @ 4:23 pm

    I love reading your posts. Thanks for this.

  11. Carol@BlueskyKitchen
    July 27, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

    Having just returned from Haven Conference, I’m overwhelmed with the amount of information about blogging (in every category) that I need to pay attention to. Guest posting is one topic that wasn’t covered so thank you for giving a clear, concise explanation and plan of action.

  12. Blue Wren
    July 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

    This post is great in that it states the obvious and that is, just because you want something from someone else why should they want to give it to you? Forget about feeling entitled, forget about what you need. Think about what your audience and the audience of your dream guest post blog and fulfil that, then the rest of the journey should just fall into place. Give generously and you will receive (sometimes tenfold), and if you don’t receive from one place, that’s ok. It probably wasn’t the right place to begin with because something in your message didn’t resonate there. Find your people, be generous and things will happen.

  13. Holly
    July 27, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

    Thank you! This is really great information and I will be using this as I continue in my blogging life. I have already done some guest posting but this makes me rethink some aspects.

  14. Beth
    July 28, 2017 @ 10:11 am

    I so appreciate your approaches to those of us learning and researching before we launch. This post has helped me develop a healthier perspective and remain realistic. It’s difficult to develop an outlook on approaching this art and all the skills entailed in it. So many Pins try to capture our attention but with great promises that probably aren’t fully realistic. So, I am trying to learn how to sift through all the ideas and remain realistic while applying what I read to my own reality.
    Thanks again for your help with my journey.

  15. NanaPennypockets
    July 30, 2017 @ 5:34 pm

    You came through with the information I needed. I went looking for this article when I was asked to do a guest post this week, having remembered it from a while back. I’m so glad I found it.
    The request was to write on a topic totally divorced from my site, but one where I have some information that fits with the needs of the group. I may still do an article for them, but I think it would be much better to wait until my blog is better established. As you said, the new blogger shouldn’t be jumping into guest posting.
    Thank you again for the wisdom of experience.

    Love, Hugs, and Prayers,