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

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?

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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”.

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Ileane
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LMBO! I hope your blog forgives you because I sure do. Thanks for a nice Friday afternoon chuckle and some really great advice.

Tom
Guest

Thanks Ileane! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Always happy to provide a chuckle!

Denise Wakeman
Guest

LOVE IT! Thanks for making me smile today, Tom. Don’t forget too, cheating on your blog gives you massively more visibility and I’ve gone from not knowing who you were 6 months ago to “seeing you everywhere” now! Blog on!

Tom
Guest

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

Ryan Hanley
Guest

Tom… love this on the Friday. And you have been killing it on the Guest Posts lately.

Keep it up dude… I’m hoping to have a similar flurry as well soon!

Thanks!

Ryan H.

Tom
Guest

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!

Jeevanjacobjohn
Guest

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).

Thanks!

Jeevan

Tom
Guest

Hey Jeevan,

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

Steve Baines
Guest

AWESOME POST TOM!!!

Excellent writing to make a super important point. I’ve recently made a goal / commitment to start going after more guest posts and more interaction with other bloggers. Now I have your whit to inspire me!

Tom Treanor
Guest

Thanks a lot Steve. I’m glad I was able to give you a smile and inspire you with the post!!

Jordan J. Caron
Guest

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!

Jordan

Tom Treanor
Guest

Hey Jordan. Thanks for providing a recommendation for Trust Agents and for forgiving me!

Timo Kiander
Guest

Tom,

I will forgive you 🙂

Yes, guest posting is huge. Thanks to Jon (and Danny) for properly introducing this topic to me – it’s a great way to get more exposure.

Cheers,
Timo

Tom Treanor
Guest

Thanks Timo – yes Jon Morrow and Danny Iny have both been prolific guest bloggers and great teachers. Thanks for the forgiveness!

Jason
Guest

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 🙂

Tom Treanor
Guest

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.

Chris Nadeau
Guest

Ha…love this Tom. You cheater you!!! 🙂

I have been sharing great already, but the guest posting I am missing out on. Anyone looking for a guest post or want to guest post??

Thought I would be proactive 🙂 Great stuff Tom!

Tom Treanor
Guest

Chris, thanks for that. And if you want to do some guest posting, I’d welcome a post from you on this blog! Just let me know via email.

Peter Sandeen
Guest

Brilliant 😀

You’ve written some great guest posts and you completely deserve the visibility 🙂

Tom Treanor
Guest

Thanks Peter – I appreciate that!

Tom Treanor
Guest

I love it Jason. Yes, an open-blog relationship is the way to go!

Tom Treanor
Guest

Jackie,
I think it’s the least damaging way to cheat. Go for it! I’m sure the other blogs would love your stuff.

Pubudu
Guest

😀 You made my day.Actually guest blogging can brings you lot of traffic and increase your recognition too.So your blog will forgive you.Good stuff.

Tom Treanor
Guest

Pubudu,

Thanks – I appreciate the comment and the forgiveness! 🙂

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