5 Things to Remember while Writing First guest post

Guest posting is the best way to be a member of the well-known community of the bloggers. Guest post also helps the writer to have good backlinks and traffic on their blog as well. Writing a guest post in some of the popular blogs, not only puts you in the spot light but also teach you how to communicate to the other bloggers via commenting and discussions. This is my first guest post on shoutmeloud.com. There are few things that I feel every blogger should keep in mind before writing a guest post.

Writing First Guest Post

Writing first guest post? Things you should know:

1. Be a regular reader of the blog:

Firstly subscribe to that blog via email or feed readers so that you come to know whats happening on the blog on which you are going to write  guest post. Read through the comments and get a feel for what content is acceptable and popular on that blog. Then submit a guest post idea that is relevant to the content of that blog.

2. Write your best:

Ofcourse its your first guest post and it should contain the best content as you are not writing on your own small network but you are now in front of  all the great and successful bloggers. One simple mistake can be very harmful to your blogging network. So take time give your guest post a better shape.

3.Don’t go for personal Branding:

Rather promoting yourself concentrate on your content. Dont add any links that promotes  your blog or website. You should keep this in mind you are writing a first guest post and its very important for you. Adding too much links may result to be a spam and you may be rejected as a guest blogger.

4. Be ready after posting a guest post:

After posting a guest post people will surely visit your site for more updates about you and you have to make sure that your blog is ready for the visitors. Your blog should contain atleast that much posts and content that you can give a reason to your visitors to come everyday to your blog.

5. Promote your guest post:

You have to keep this in mind the last thing that after the approval of your guest post you have to promote the blog as well your post. Simple the more traffic on the blog , more the popularity of your post and you will get a good traffic. It’s all about to work in the community without any jealousy, selfishness and be honest. Follow these simple steps and your blog will surely got up high as you want always.

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Do let us know what according to you is the most important thing every guest blogger should keep in mind?


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COMMENTs ( 32 )

  1. Michael Curatola says

    Great posts and they are all spot on. Content is much more important because it keeps people coming back for more. Always keep them interested !

  2. says

    First of all i would like to say thank you for sharing nice informations.

    i have good experience in guest posting and writing, but i have faced only one probs most blogger give approval on paid posting.

    IS there any good sites or resource there where we can post our blog content with free options?


  3. Ionut says

    Nice article….

    I will surely remember your suggestions while commenting. But I have a question to ask. How to know if any particular comment is spam or no? I had a few comments that looked relevant but then I saw the same comment on other blog. Will it effect our SERP, does the spam comments effect our authority ?

  4. Sajid Saleem Sajid says

    Before writing any guest post,we have to construct a good blog for coming readers! good points you have collected Mr Deepak.

  5. Jens P. Berget says

    This was a really interesting post and the timing was perfect. I have only written one guest post, and I believe it was a success (it received a lot of comments and I received some traffic from it).

    The reason why I haven’t written more than one, even though I have been blogging for a few years, is that it’s kind of scary (yes, I know, it sounds kind of stupid). The scary part is the writing, I feel that I need to be at my best, and how do I know if I’m at my best? When I write for my own blogs I don’t really care how good I feel the posts are, I just write whatever I feel like writing.

    As soon as I published the guest post, I was ready for the comments. I was a little scared that nobody would comment, that happens a lot at my own blog, but it would be a lot worse if it happened with a guest post, eespecially since I was writing for a blog with a lot more comments and traffic than mine.

    All in all, it was a really scary experience, even though it was a success :)

  6. Robin says

    Awesome post bro. i just agree all the points you have listed here. And i must bookmark it to share with my followers.

  7. Free Hosting @letwebhost says

    before writing any guest post on any blog,regular reading important,so that you can write post relevant to topics

  8. Tech Maish says

    I do agree with your two points, 1. Read the blog regularly and 2. Promote the guest post.
    Guest Blogging is one of the effective technique for link building and traffic generation, however if done in proper way.

  9. Mani Viswanathan says

    Good tips dude & congrats on your guest post. Though one slight mistake I noticed. Do correct the shoutmeloud link :P you hv linked it twice.

  10. Robert @ Techinfo-4u.com says

    these are basically the steps i followed for my first guest post, which happened to be on this blog too!

  11. Sandeep says

    Absolutely right Deepak.
    Yes, one should not place too many links to their websites in the guest posts. It’ll make the post clumsy. And also responding to the comments on your guest post takes you closer to the readers.

  12. deepak sharma says

    @anup: yeah sure from you can place a link for your website while guest posting but don’t make your guest post too crowded with your website links.
    one link is more than enough…. :) thnx..

  13. Alamin says

    I am totally agree with you. Guest Blogging isn’t just link building. It’s all about making community

  14. Anup @ Hack Tutors says

    Nice points. Should I can place a link to my blog while guest posting?

    Thanks for the post anyway :)

  15. deepak sharma says

    @nabeel: yes nabeel if you are writing a gr8 article then you don’t have to promote your brand or website people will surely visit you for your good content….

  16. vijay says

    I like no 4 th tip,Now i am composing a “guest post” for other blog and at the same time i make some arrangements on my blog after posting a guest article to satisfy my readers,Wonderful article…

  17. Nabeel | Create Your First Website says


    Great tips.

    I eespecially like how you said “3.Don’t go for personal Branding”. This is very important, because the less you concentrate on personal branding in a guest post, and the more you concentrate on content, you will have more visitors to your blog.


  18. deepak sharma says

    thanx tinh and devesh….. will surely come in future with good content….
    looking forward for your support…..

  19. deepak sharma says

    @mohit : thanx mohit for your your another valuable point. but i have not met this kind of situation yet…. well for those who unofortunately gets rejected surely follow your tip…..:)

  20. Mukundan Srinivasan says

    Really likes ur post. Great tips. I have never thought so much when writing a guest post.

  21. nsmukundan says

    I haven’t written any guest posts so far. I will keep all these points in mind when I write a guest post. I like the point – No personal Branding. Overall the article was nice.

  22. Mohit Sharma says

    hi deepak..first of all congrats for your first post on shoutmeloud.. Nice tips..some are really obvious though..and i feel that writing your best post is important only if you do not plan to write for that blog regularly in the future..else you can start with good enough content if you do not have much experience in the niche and advance to better quality gradually with time. Another point that you missed out is not getting disheartened if your post gets rejected by the editor and keep trying. :) ..Anyways, I especially liked the last line..really important – “work in the community without any jealousy, selfishness and be honest”

  23. Devesh says

    Hey Deepak,

    Nice Post. Some great points there.
    I really like the idea of promoting your own guest post.

    Thanks for sharing this great Post. Keep up the good work.


  24. Tinh says

    All of them are correct, good content will drive more traffic to your blog and you can build up your personal branding too :-) Thanks