Guest Blog Posts

November 19, 2011


As promised, here is the beginning list of my posts, as accepted by these awesome blogs.  Check them out, and explore the rest of the content on these very cool sites.  Let me know what you think!  Most of them are about eating to beat the winter blues, eating to have healthier skin, and even writing as therapy!  Happy reading!

Lil Veggie Patch

Anastasia Pollack

JerseyBlonde

Style Me Swanky

My Perfect Line

HealthAdvice4Life

Your Lighter Side

Read to find out how to eat and write your way to a healthier you!

 


Perhaps the most useful experiences I have had while learning to blog have all involved other people.  Reading their blogs, getting their feedback on my blog, liking what I see on others’ sites, and hoping they like what they see on mine.  Recently, however, I have been able to pursue some opportunities as a guest blogger.

I came across some really great sites on things dear to my heart: nutrition, health, writing, and fun with friends.  In a potentially rash fit of socialization and outreach, I requested the chance to write about subjects we both share an interest in, and to my pleasure, multiple sites have accepted so far.

It’s hard to underestimate the impact that sharing and communicating with fellow bloggers has on the success of your own site.  It goes far beyond the “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” to something far more meaningful.  The newbie gets to develop their skills and benefit from the knowledge of the more experienced blogger, and the veteran gets the added publicity and ratings bump from extra content of high quality and interest to their readers on their site.

The Blogger's Network

by jscreationzs

It’s almost like a form of mentoring.  The generous host blogger gets a valuable piece for their site, and the guest blogger gets the opportunity to learn how to tailor their message to an audience that is actually paying attention.  The guest also gets to see how a successful blog is put together and run – from the variety of content to the frequency of posts and the degree of inter-connectedness it has with other blogs.

All in all, I would say that having the chance to be a guest writer on others’ blogs has been invaluable – by far the most educational experience I have had in the realm of blogging up to date.  It’s also kind of addicting!  I didn’t think I would become one of those highly-networked, blog-obsessed writers who avidly followed tons of other people’s work.  Yet here I am, finding motivation in others’ success and information in others’ kind provision of opportunities.  And I’m not stopping anytime soon!

Check back soon for a list of my guest post links!


So I officially made my first post on wikiHow, and had to learn the wiki formatting all over again. It was a bit painful at first, but I eventually worked it out and now I’m just pleased I can put wiki skills on my resume!

I literally spent hours and hours on the Lose Weight Fast article, tightening it up, revising it, adding relevant content and removing irrelevant info, and lo and behold, I got a thumbs up from another member!

Lose Weight Fast

by Michelle Meiklejohn

Then about two seconds later someone reverted all 20 painstaking edits back to the original.

First, I cried. Then I remembered all changes are stored in the wiki page histories. And THEN, I found out that newbies’ changes automatically get undone to prevent edits like the one I saw earlier in the history of the page (someone had erased the article and put something along the lines of “I just saw a chippermunk outside!”).

I suppose their regulations are there for a reason, after all…

Anyway, I revved up my profile a tad and made sure my future edits wouldn’t be rolled back – then fixed up the article again, making the info actually fit the title of the piece. I suppose we’ll see how long these changes last!

All in all, it was an exciting foray into the adventurous land of Oz. Or wikiHow. Either way, I brushed up on my wiki skills and learned a lot about European weight loss body wraps and the HCG diet! Priceless. 🙂