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.
Originally posted on July 16, 2008 @ 11:58 pm