Have ever wondered how you could possibly write a post on a particular subject and somehow it could be added to someone’s blog? In the article: “Guest Blogging: A Beginner’s Guide” by Kerin Foster, the author gives beginner bloggers who are interested in having their thoughts expressed besides making it into a comment on a blog post, there are blogs that encourage people across the internet to make a guest post. The topics could range from sports to fashion jewelry to anything that you want to talk about. The author presents her tips to the bloggers that are interested in easy steps. The steps are easy and they consist of researching your topic, finding a blog that is looking for users to submit a guest post, and submitting the post to the editors. The final step is to see whether your post is accepted or not, so patience is a virtue in this sense.
For example, during this past semester, our class was assigned to write posts onto the Rutgers University Admissions Blog, which is an example of a guest post on the blog. I researched my topic on how to get into the Business School from the School of Arts and Sciences from myself and friends’ experiences. I was able to ask Lee Ann Dmochowski, who is in charge of managing the Rutgers University Admissions Blog for the credentials for posting on the site’s blog. I had to wait for awhile before she had sent me credentials for allowing me to post on the blog, but when I received them, I was able to make a guest blog post on the site. It is really cool to make a guest blog post because students around the world who are interested in attending Rutgers University will be able to see my guest blog post or another post from a student.
In the article, “7 Essential Ingredients For a Successful Collaborative Blog” by Marty McPadden and Misty Belardo, the authors write about how collaborative blogs can be successful on the internet. The “ingredients” they mention consist of Goals, Talents, Commitment, Communication,etc are vital and must be the same for everyone contributing to the blog. Without these elements the blog might not succeed on the web and it will lose followers are people will not bother to see the content because the blog is too unorganized. For example, the blog, Bleacher Report, consists of many sports writers that write and contribute to many sports that are being played all over the country from football to cricket. These writers have a common goal, which is for readers to be informed about breaking news in sports and having different articles that relate to readers’ favorite sports teams. The writers do not go off topic or contradict each other’s articles on the blog because if they did, it would leave reader’s confused. I believe that Bleacher Report follows these 7 ingredients mentioned in the article, which proves why they are so successful. Personally, because of Bleacher Report’s content, I look at their site more than I look at ESPN.