Why I’m no longer monogamous with you, my dear (blog)

Guest Blogging

Guest blogging - blog is sadI have a confession to make to you. My dear blog.

I’ve been cheating on you. Yes, I’ve now written several guest posts on other blogs. I’ve even had writing relationships with Copyblogger, Problogger, Firepole Marketing, DeniseWakeman.com, Basic Blog TipsSocial Buzz Club and some others we can talk about another time..

Sorry.  I’m really sorry.

But there’s more.

I’ve started commenting on other blogs. I’ve even flirted with other blogs by sharing their content in Social Media. Yes, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and even Pinterest. I’m sorry but I can’t just share myself only with you.

I must be with these other blogs too.

Why you ask??

Because it’s social. It’s good for business. It helps me connect with these other blogs and their owners. It gives me exposure to a larger audience of readers. It helps me grow as a writer.

I’m sorry but I’m no longer monogamous.

Will you forgive me?


P.S. To learn how you can become the Freddy Krueger of Guest Blogging, check out Danny Iny’s awesome webinar here:  “Write Like Freddy Webinar”.

Tom Treanor is the founder of the Right Mix Marketing blog. He’s the author of the Search Engine Boot Camp, the co-author of Online Business Productivity, and regularly speaks at industry and corporate events. His writing has been featured on the Content Marketing Institute, Social Media Examiner, Copyblogger and other leading industry blogs.


    1. Thanks Denise, So happy to make you smile and yes, guest blogging (and the other “cheating”) has been very good for visibility!

    1. Thanks Ryan. I’ve seen you have some great guest posts over time so I know you have the connections and the resume. Good luck with your flurry!

  1. First time in your blog, Tom (thanks to Ileane for pointing me to this direction!).

    I really love your creativity here. Just shows how different, perspectives can be. I have been doing lots more commenting too (just part of my commenting experiment).



    1. Hey Jeevan,

      Thanks! Great idea on the commenting test. I appreciate you stopping by and good luck with the experiment!

  2. Tom,

    Many bloggers spend too much time at their home base. They fail to create content on other blogs in terms of guest posts (those are some great blogs to guest write for, well done!) and by adding insightful comments. They also never share others content.

    All this and they expect to create a thriving blog. Even still there is proper way to build relationships with other bloggers before asking for that guest post. I think Chris Brogan and Julien Smith did a great job of covering this in Trust Agents.

    All in all, I forgive you!

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  3. Hahahhaa… oh man, this is so fantastic 🙂

    Tom, I really loved the discussion you started with your CopyBlogger post, and I really love the tongue-in-cheek metaphor here.

    The blog world’s abuzz with guest-posting, in large part cuz of Jon Morrow, Danny Iny, Darren Rowse and so on.

    It just makes sense, people collaborating with people has always been powerful, and always will be 🙂

    1. Jason,

      Thank you. I appreciate that! Yes, you were a great participant in the Copyblogger “Who’s who” post comments! Yes, guest blogging is a great win-win-win situation.

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