Calling All Guest Writers

Guest Blogging

Guest Blogging

Guest blogging has been hailed as a great way to get traffic to your own blog.  It is also a way to get your name known and create an air of authority in the blogging sphere.  Ryan Biddulph has written a great post with tips on how to become a guest blogger.  You can read his post here.

I have written guest posts for a great number of blogs in my time, but I have never had a guest post on my own blog.

There are a number of reasons for that.  Mainly I just love writing so much I want all the space myself!  But also I have always been a little worried about who exactly I should invite to write for my blog.  I have had one or two people who have approached me in the past and asked if they can write a post for my blog, but I find that unsolicited request quite hard.  It’s been easy to say thanks but no thanks!

So, I have made a monumental decision!  I have decided to ask for some guest posts that will be included here on my blog, mandyallen.com, over the next 3 months.  I will still write posts but every other week starting on June 5th and running until the end of August I will publish one post by a guest writer.

I already have 3 people lined up with posts ready to go out and wonder if you would like to write a post for my blog.

Of course there will be a few rules around the post.  I am looking for posts that are between 600 and 1,000 words, so much longer than my own short offerings.  One of the reasons for this is that I want the posts to stand out from my own so it’s very clear that they are from different writers.  Also I want to give the writers an opportunity to really get their teeth into the topic they are writing about.

And that brings me to the second item, the topic.  I would like writers to produce something in the fields of either blogging or blog creation, so this might be something helpful to new bloggers, or to write about life, so it could be personal development, spirituality, general ‘life’s journey’ posts.   Unique entries only please, and do include some images.

And there’s a bonus for each writer I publish.   I will create a pdf book from your blog post so you can use it as a giveaway or free gift for your subscribers.

Obviously I can’t guarantee your post will be published at this stage, but if you are interested in submitting something for me to consider please get in touch, or leave me a comment saying so below.

Enjoy the journey!

39 Comments

  • Barry

    Reply Reply May 9, 2017

    Great decision Mandy! Love the idea of perhaps being to upload posts on your blog, especially the pdf book. Good luck and I hope you get more emails or comments!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 10, 2017

      Hi Barry, thanks for visiting. Always pleased to get more comments!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • George C

    Reply Reply May 10, 2017

    Being a guest blogger on your site Mandy sounds awesome! Maybe one day that can happen! 🙂

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 10, 2017

      Hi George, thanks for visiting. Drop me a line if you are interested, George.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Sue Bride
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    Reply Reply May 10, 2017

    Hi Mandy. This is topical for me because my latest post is a Guest Post by Ryan Biddulph. It’s the first guest post I’ve had in about 7 years! I’ve still to check stats and promote it outside the usual but I’m about to do this. I’m interested in my results.

    I hope this goes well for you. It certainly takes the strain off producing your own content all the time.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 10, 2017

      Hi Sue, thanks for visiting. How great for you! Ryan very kindly tweeted a promotion for me to his 50K followers. He’s a great guy, I’ll be sure to come over and see what he has written for you!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Marquita Herald
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    Reply Reply May 10, 2017

    I’ve never used guest writers on my blog, primarily because the purpose of the site is to showcase my writing, books, and courses, but I can see the benefit of mixing things up from time to time so I’m looking forward to following your guest posts Mandy.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 10, 2017

      Hi Marquita, thanks for visiting. I have never done this before. I have always been more than happy to keep up with posting myself, but I am thinking it’s a good opportunity to open it up for just a little while to ease the pressure over the product launch period.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Elise Cohen Ho
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    Reply Reply May 10, 2017

    I love to invite guest bloggers to my site. I think that you will enjoy the experience.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 11, 2017

      Hi Elise, thanks for visiting. It will be a good experience for me to have some different styles of writing on my blog too I think. I write ina particular way and encouraging other writers will open the blog up to readers who like longer posts for one!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Ryan Biddulph
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    Reply Reply May 11, 2017

    Thanks so much for the shout Mandy! Happy to see you opening your blog to guest posts and I know folks will be all over it. 3 on board and more to come no doubt. What a cool way to build bonds, spread value and hey….to have fun!

    Ryan
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 11, 2017

      Hi Ryan, thanks for visiting. As of now I have another 2 on board. I’m actually getting quite excited to see what they come up with, I’ve already had one post submitted and it’s a corker! I might do this every year!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Chery Schmidt
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    Reply Reply May 11, 2017

    Hello Mandy! How exciting girlfriend! Ryan is awesome! I have never used guest writers on my blog, perhaps it is time I start HUH?
    Great Share
    Thank You
    Chery :))
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 11, 2017

      Hi Chery, thanks for visiting. I’m a little scared about letting others write for me, but also quite excited!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Muhammad Tabish
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    Reply Reply May 11, 2017

    Hello Ma’am,

    Wow This is Interesting Post invited For Guest Blogger, My Favorite Blogger Ryan Sir, and Great Content Writer,
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 11, 2017

      Hi Muhammad, thanks for visiting. Yes, Ryan is a great blogger for sure.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • P V Ariel
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    Reply Reply May 11, 2017

    Hi Mandy,
    Great decision!
    I have tried this and many of my friends posted their contents on my pages.
    But I did this very rarely to other’s pages. I think I must give this option in my coming days.
    I am sure many will be looking forwards to this opportunity. I am sure this will surely increase your traffic as well as comments and engagements.
    Wish you and your Guests a wonderful time of blogging ahead.
    Keep sharing.
    Best Regards,
    ~ Philip
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 12, 2017

      Hi Philip, thanks for visiting. I have had a lot of requests already and am very pleased about that! Hope everyone enjoys the guest posts!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Sonal Talwar
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    Reply Reply May 12, 2017

    Hi Mandy

    Interesting post! I like to invite guest bloggers to my site as it gives variety to my readers.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 12, 2017

      Hi Sonal, thanks for visiting. I have never done it before, but there’s a first time for everything!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Lisa P. Sicard
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    Reply Reply May 12, 2017

    Hi Mandy, I think it’s great when we collaborate with other bloggers like that. I have done some recently guest posts and do have contributors at my own blog. I recently had Ryan as one. He is amazing how quick and thorough he can write!
    I may take you up on this offer. I think it’s a win-win for all.
    Thanks for letting us know.
    Have a great weekend aheaad Mandy.
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  • Edward Thorpe
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    Reply Reply May 12, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    Hope your decision to accept guest posts works out for you. (Pretty sure you’ll enjoy the extra time) Heck, I might even try out for a spot… 😉
    Edward
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  • Hi Mandy, I think this is a great idea. Just make sure that people only post this article on your site and nowhere else 🙂

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2017

      Hi Selma, thanks for visiting. Yes, the guidelines I have issued do state unique content only. Thanks for saying though.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Kathryn Maclean
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    Reply Reply May 13, 2017

    Hi Mandy,
    Well a great idea! I must get my teeth in as you say. I think that we should have a guest blogger now and then just for interest’s sake and to help out our blogs as you have outlined. I will keep you in mind for writing an additional blog article. Good article on guest authors, like the title too!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2017

      Hi Kathryn, thanks for visiting. It certainly will help out while I am busy with the product launch and will take me over my very busy summer period too!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Joy Healey
    Twitter:

    Reply Reply May 13, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    It’s a great idea to open up your blog to guest authors, while – of course – minding the quality.

    I’ve had several guest bloggers and I’ve always enjoyed the “week off”. I try and schedule a guest blogger for a time when I have a holiday.

    Sometimes I’ve had to turn down the eventual submission, but overall I’ve been pleased with the result.

    One worry I’ve had is whether people would supply images that they shouldn’t be using, and I always make it very clear they should have the right to use any image they send me. If in doubt, I source my own.

    Good luck, and I look forward to seeing some of your guest-bloggers.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2017

      Hi Joy, thanks for visiting. Yes, quality is the key, that’s why I have asked for submissions and not stated that all will be accepted! Images are always a concern, yes, you do have to be wary of copyright.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Hi Mandy ,
    what a good thing to do. I did have guests on my blog and I liked it.
    This gives bloggers an opportunity to reach out and get known by a different
    audience and the same it will be for you. Connecting is always good.
    And it is certainly not boring and your readers will appreciate the variety.
    All the best
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2017

      Hi Erika, thanks for visiting. I have some interesting writers lined up so hope everyone will enjoy the change!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Kimberly Hsieh

    Reply Reply May 17, 2017

    Having guest bloggers is such an interesting concept. I love to do collabs with other bloggers and have done that three times 🙂
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  • Prerna Garg
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    Reply Reply May 18, 2017

    Loved the idea and the clarity with which you’ve stated all the rules and reasons for guest posts. I would love to collaborate! 🙂

    http://www.prernashighonchai.com

  • Venu
    Twitter:

    Reply Reply May 18, 2017

    Thanks for the opportunity Mandy. I will definitely consider this. Guest posting has been on my cards lately and I don’t want to miss out on this. I will come up with a topic on blog creation or posts and let you know. Your giveaway is also a major factor for me to want to give this a shot.
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  • Reji Stephenson
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    Reply Reply May 23, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    Glad to be here after a long time. This post sounds very interesting for me as guest posting is one of the best ways to get more links to your website so that the ranking gets higher. Also, please note that I am happy to write a guest post for you soon if you are interested. Hope you are going good. Have a great time blogging.

    Thanks and regards

    Reji Stephenson
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 23, 2017

      Hi Reji, thanks for visiting. I’d be honoured to look at a guest post from you. Please do send it through to mandyallenemail @ gmail.com. Thanks so much! Please include images and also include the images separately in a zip file too.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Wallace

    Reply Reply May 29, 2017

    Mandy, this is such a good idea! Forming a symbiotic relationship with other people to benefit both parties is awesome. Everybody wins. Once again, great post!

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