Guest blogging is a way to leverage the popularity of another blogging platform to catapult yourself into prominence! Unfortunately for many looking to submit a guest post on another blog, it is this type of thinking that will NOT get you a return invitation! As a guest blogger, or even someone looking for such an opportunity, your focus must be on creating great content for your host and nothing else! So if you want to experience success by being a guest blogger here are 3 'subtle' mindsets you must maintain in order to do so!

Brilliance Not B-S

Insight, perspective or even late breaking news is the best way to impress readers as a guest blogger! Your focus should always be on creating something useful and of relevance for the people you are writing for! One suggestion here is to review the delivery styles that get the most comments on the site and try to duplicate them the best you can when you submit a guest post yourself! Don't try spinning rehashed or outdated content since you'll likely never get another offer to write for this blogger again!

Passion Not Traffic

The best approach for writing great content can typically be found in the level of interest or passion you have for the subject! The most effective way to put your best foot forward as a writer whether for your own site or for another blog is to have a sincere interest in what you write about! Approaching content creation with your focus on traffic will only serve to distract you thus resulting in less than quality content! You must treat the opportunity to write for another blog as a chance to really showcase your talents!

Persistence Not Despair

Rejection is a very LARGE part of getting the opportunity to submit a guest post on another blog! It's important to realize and remember most of these blogs are swamped with requests from others to place content on their site! If you maintain a persistent approach, don't take rejection personally and even leave some quality comments at the site itself, you'll stand a better chance of getting your request noticed!

Guest blogging is not only a good way to boost the traffic to your site but it's also a way to help fellow bloggers! Far too often however people looking to submit a guest post are too intently focused on how it will benefit them and not the host or the readers! The sole purpose of any guest blogger is to create great content, much like they would if it was their own site! The point here is simple, no matter whose site you're posting on, your aim should always be to offer nothing less than great content! By adhering to the 3 simple 'mindsets' spoken of above, you'll find your efforts to be much more beneficial for both you and your host! In the end you simply need to 'can' the 'what's in it for me' approach since with this attitude you'll find the answer is NOTHING!

Author's Bio: 

TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina.
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