If you are interested in guest posting on Family on Bikes, most likely you fit into one of these categories:
- Legitimate blogger
- SEO person for a commercial company
If you are a real, live blogger, I’d love to feature an article about your experiences. Although I don’t do destination pieces, I do welcome articles about:
- How to live your dream
- Why it’s good to pursue your passion
- The cost (both monetarily and otherwise) of living the life you design
- Pretty much anything that would help encourage and inspire others to grab life by the horns and steer it the way they want, rather than drifting along allowing others to make those choices for them.
Please send me an email to familyonbikes (at) gmail.com with your idea and we’ll talk. I will happily link to your blog in your bio, but will not include commercial links in your post.
If you are an SEO person, please read this carefully. I understand your need to place links in blogs – I really do. I understand the importance of those links in order to raise your ranking in Google. I understand your need for more traffic to your site.
I also understand a) that every other company in the world wants the same thing, and b) that paying for advertising is just part of life.
Here’s the deal: my site is my bread and butter just like your client’s site is their bread and butter. They are paying you to place ads. They should pay me to post that ad. That’s the way the world goes ‘round.
Please don’t offend me with offers for “free quality posts;” I’ve got all the quality posts I need – I’m a writer, after all. I understand the value of my blog and I understand the value of links to your clients. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about.
Depending on who your client is, we might be very happy to run an ad for them and I’d be happy to discuss options and prices. We could run a banner ad or a sponsored post or your client could sponsor a newsletter. There are options, but none of them involve a free post on my site. Please don’t ask and make me say no.
If you are interested in pursuing this further, please write to me at familyonbikes (at) gmail.com and I’ll be happy to talk with you.