Who Would You Want as a Guest Poster?

If you could have anyone post a guest post on your blog, who would you choose and why?

My first thought went right to Darren Rowse or Chris Garrett, as they are idols in my field, but I don’t know if they could easily provide the value that my readers would enjoy. I know both of them have incredible star power online and whatever they would write would probably bring in a fair bit of traffic if it was promoted well, but would they feel comfortable with the audience I have? Would they enjoy talking about the business of blogging and making money online?

They are both brand experts, and amazing at what they do, but I think finding someone closer in line with my niche would probably have an even better effect on this blog. (Though if either of them ever want to publish a post on here, I definitely wouldn’t say ‘no’!)

It is for that reason, I would probably pick my fellow Canadian, John Chow. When he isn’t writing about restaurants, affiliate programs, or his own advertising endeavors, he can have some really insightful and powerful information. I don’t always enjoy his blog or what he has to say, but you have to envy a guy that can find ways to make more than one thousand dollars a day off his blog.

The key though to the guest post would have to be transparency and honesty, which is something that I am not sure John could really do in a blog post, though I feel like if I talked to John a year ago and got a guest post from him, it would have had truth, value, and a great deal of interest from today’s social media promotion circuits.

So the question goes on to you, who would you have as a guest blog author if you could have anyone? Feel free to be as creative as you’d like.

4 thoughts on “Who Would You Want as a Guest Poster?

  1. Katy Castro

    Last year I would have said Ted Murphy as I believe he would have mass appeal to my audience (beginning bloggers looking to make a few bucks and improve their writing skills). But after he offered and burned me, I can’t say that anymore.

    Like you, Darren and Chris would be great but I have the same opinion that you gave about them.

    So truthfully, that leaves me a little stumped as to who would be best and how it would valuable to the guest poser and my readers.

  2. Darren

    I think it depends on the niche you’re writing on mainly – although having said that some of my best guest posters have been completely unknown people to me previously who don’t normally write about my niche at all – but who know how to communicate in a way that draws people in.

    While getting a big personality in I think I’d prefer getting someone in who knows how to write and had no profile at all.

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