The girls and I are social creatures. When we aren’t joining others on the town for dinner or dancing, our home is abuzz with activity from small gatherings around the grill to elaborate themed parties with costumes. Every weekend has us in the company of friends.
Since we share so many of our weekends as well as so much of our lives, I wanted to share The Mess with you, as well. In our home, we have an open door policy where everyone is welcome. I would like to open the door to the Mess and invite you in. Saturdays will be our day for Guest Bloggers. Join me on my porch and have your say. Would you like to discuss your book with my readers? Now’s your chance. Have an essay or article to share? Feel free to tell us what’s on your mind. This is your opportunity to speak.
Why Be a Guest Blogger?
Besides being a fun experience, guest blogging can introduce you to whole new audience. It gives you exposure that was unavailable to you before, and really, isn’t that what we, as writers, want? As you provide links back to your site or to your books, it will, hopefully, gain you a wider audience, which translates into more sales.
Furthermore, it helps you build relationships with other bloggers, I don’t know about you, but I enjoy helping my friends to achieve their dreams, and I am more likely to go out of my way for a friend than a stranger. By guest blogging, you help solidify those relationships, and they will help you in building your platform.
It’s also a great tool to assist search engines in finding you. The more links that lead back to your site, the more Google and others will pick you out in a search.
A Few Rules
There’s only one - do not bash or slander a specific individual. Anyone who has read the Mess, and hopefully you have, knows that there is really no rhyme or reason to my posts. I talk about family, writing, and the frustrating things about life. Therefore, feel free to offer your own take on life or anything else you wish. How do you want to introduce yourself to my readers? Make your first impression a positive one.
What To Do
Guest posts appear on Saturdays. I’ll only post one per Saturday, so that you get the spotlight and will share it with my social media friends for the next week. Let me know that you’re interested and what you would like to write about and we’ll select a date for posting.
Then it’s simple. Send me your article and any pictures and links you would like to include, making sure you have the right to post the pictures. I’ll take care of the rest and your article will be up by noon eastern standard time.
So, be our guest and share your story with the Mess. The door is open and we’d love to have you.
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Email me if interested in being a guest at The Mess that Is Me.