I’ve read in a lot of place how important it is to do guest posts and I agree it is important to the person writing the post. By the amount of requests I get for guest posts I believe they know it to. I normally do not accept guest posts unless someone has approached me with a very unique topic. Like this particular post about the importance of language in a post.
Naturally I have certain requirements that have to be met before I accept a guest post. They include the following.
Unique content: This is very important to me because I don’t want a rehash of stuff that has been posted somewhere else.
Quality: Again, very important. I take the time to write quality posts and so I expect the same from guest posters. This also means they have to pay attention to their grammar and not just the content of the post
Interaction with commentators: This is the most important factor as far as writing a guest post for this, or any of my blogs. I understand this takes time but for me it is a very necessary requirement. You fail in this and I will remove all links to your site.
My last guest poster fulfilled all but the last requirement, even after contacting the person in charge on two separate occasions. Like most of you I have lots to do with my time and that does not include running around trying to chase up guest posters so they fulfil their requirements. Today I did the right thing and responded to all those comments myself. I also deleted all the links to the guest poster and I have no regrets in doing that.
I’ve done a few guest posts, the last one way back in 2011 when I wrote about my favourite topic, blog commenting. That post got a sizeable amount of comments and I think I managed to respond to most of them.
What are your views on the guest poster being required to respond to all comments left on his guest post?
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