Matt’s Guest Post Appearances: Part 1

Last week, I made a limited time offer  to write a guest for any blogger who was interested. I’ve been hard at work since then and it’s been such a surreal experience. My main intent was to give myself a jumpstart and to help give back to the community.

When I was working on guest posts, there’s a few things that needed to be done. The first step is to analyze the blog and the comments in order to get a feel for what kind of readers that will be on there. I tried to tailor the post towards the audience of the site. The people that read Larisa’s Pink Pig Tail Inn are going to be vastly different than the people who read Zemalf’s Trek in the Blogosphere.

The thing when writing for other people, no matter who they are or what their blog size, is that you really want to put your best work forward. It’s like going to a friend’s house for dinner. You want to look presentable. Comb your hair (add a bit of gel, if you’re me). Dress nice. Be courteous because they’re the host and you don’t want to offend them. Find different ways to spice up your post. Write it as if it was going to be the last post you’d ever do and you wanted to go out with a bang.

Of course, if you really want to go the distance, you look up their code and find out what the width of their site is and send them pre-sized images without having to ask in advance thereby saving them the trouble of doing any cropping work. Look up what their commonly used headers are within posts and use those accordingly.

Anyway, here’s what I have so far.

Don’t worry, there’s still more to come. I do intend on honoring my commitments and I will make sure I get those posts out to you (those that made a request) by the end of the month.<

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About Matticus

Matticus is the founder of World of Matticus and Plus Heal. Read more of his columns at WoW Insider. League of Legends player. Caffeine enthusiast.

Comments

  1. I really wanted to go in for this, but decided against it last minute. Wish I had now 🙁
    .-= Fiorra´s last blog ..Patch 3.3 and How Does It Affect Us? =-.

  2. Great job all of you on your Ideas about the guest post by Matt! Read them all and commented, a lot of learning stuff stuck in my head now, Thanks a lot Matticus your great work and expertise on blogging helps a lot to those people there to write even more, and not just being a great writer but as a world of warcraft player your truly is amazing! Keep it up /bow SALAMAT! (means thank you in tagalog language/filipino) <3
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Patch 3.3 Healing Gears Part 1 =-.

  3. @ Fiorra
    I think you can still join? not sure though but since Matt post this as Part 1, im sure there will be part 2 to this. send your idea now! looking forward to read it! Thanks! <3
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Patch 3.3 Healing Gears Part 1 =-.

  4. Really enjoyed your guest articles so far 🙂

    Have you already contacted everyone that you’re going to write for?
    .-= We Fly Spitfires´s last blog ..Defining “Casual” And “Hardcore” =-.

    • @We Fly Spitfires: No, not yet. I intend to get around to all of them. I probably picked a bad time to do this what with projects and school and crap.

  5. I can’t wait to read the rest of them, Matt.

    And yeah, finals is probably a bad time to be taking on new projects, says the teacher who undertakes writing his first novel as finals week approaches.
    .-= Professor Beej´s last blog ..Writing My Novel: Outlining? =-.

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