Last updated on August 23rd, 2023 at 11:29 am
Received wisdom is that guest blogging is a good idea. A guest post can help increase website readership and traffic, and can be an excellent way of baby writers helping one another.
Being a bright sort of chap-chapess, you probably know this better than I do. I mention it now because I’m getting more and more requests, through the contact page, from people who would like to submit a guest post to A Bit About Britain. It is not necessarily flattering. Some of these proposals clearly have sinister intent and are promptly consigned to the spam bin. Some individuals have made no attempt whatsoever to look at what A Bit About Britain does, not even glancing at the ‘About’ page, which is, frankly, absurd (and discourteous). Reviews of fluffy bunnies or handbags aren’t really what we do (but if you want to write about hares in British folklore or the British leather industry, that may be of interest). Then, there are the poor souls that, sadly, haven’t a clue how to address a request, punctuate, or even spell, which is rather depressing. (“Hello, my name is Pandora, I rite quality stuff and wood like to let you have article’s about whatever you want.”) Which leaves a few serious requests from genuine people who make sensible suggestions, provide a link to their own website or blog, and say “How about it?”.
This is of interest. I’d welcome a few compatible guest pieces, scattered throughout the year, from writers who aren’t too proud to exhibit their work here, and who might be desperate enough to accept an article from me in return. Indeed, in expectation of the rush of applicants, I have even created a page setting out a few guidelines for guest posting. Actually, I have read that it’s a good idea to do that; it saves a lot of time.
So, if you would like to write a guest article for A Bit About Britain – perhaps a historical event, an account of a visit, or a walk, for example – and perhaps also accept an article for your website in return, please get in touch via the contact page.