Spammy guest post requests.
Yet, still our in-boxes explode, leaving blog owners screaming in despair.
It’s enough to make Pollyanna cry.
In a move that is probably spitting in the wind, I’ve revised this site’s Guest Post Policy.
The following language was inserted.
This site seldom accepts guest posts from individuals or firms that are unknown to the owner.
Direct knowledge or relationships established though social networking or participation in the Simply stated business community are the primary source of guest posts for this blog.
I know fellow blog owners feel the same way.
- We welcome guest posts
- Who doesn’t like a little help now and then?
- But, when you’re burned over and over again – you wise up
The best analogy I can come up with is one I used (ironically) in a guest post at All Freelance Writing – The Two Sides of the Guest Post Story.
“…our blog is our home. We want to know who you are before we open the door to a guest post.”
- Follow this blog – don’t just say you do
- Join in the conversation
- Connect through social media
Then read the Guest Post Policy.
I’d love to hear your ideas. It wasn’t that long ago that I was brand new to this blogging game.
I know how hard it is to be heard.
I love to help fellow professionals. Heck, I still write paper thank-yous.
It has gotten to the point where I ignore the spammy guest post requests. And for someone with old school etiquette, that is very sad.
Have you felt compelled to change your guest post policy? Please share in Comments.
We can commiserate and maybe exchange guest posts.
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