I’m all about organic blog growth, so if you would like to write a guest post on my site, or would like me to write a guest post for yours, then drop me some mail and we can talk.

 

Post Topics

I especially welcome posts about long-term travel, itinerary/destinations, lifestyle change, adventure travel, helpful backpacker hints…

I also invite you to show me your city, a recipe you picked up in some exotic destination, or write about a misadventure you had travelling (scams, near death experiences, jail time).

 

Guidelines

Before you contact me about writing a guest post, I only ask that you read the guest post policy.

 

A Little Something Extra

As a special thanks for guest posting on my site you get your own author box (like the one below).

I will also link back to your Google+ profile, if you use the contributor to feature of Google+ you can get the acknowledgement for your post directly in Google itself!

Now who else do you know is offering you that kind of exposure?

 

guest post rich text snippet on google

 

9 reasons why I will not accept your guest post!

1. You are writing the same old stuff

Why should I publish an article which is on the web, already? Right? Everyone wants to publish new and interesting content on his or her blog. And everyone knows search engines penalize for duplicate or similar content. But still you are sending me an article with a very common topic and almost with the common content. I’d prefer not to publish it. It may give a bad impression to my readers.

2. You are an article spinner

I would like to let you know that using synonyms will not make your article different. Even bots know this and they penalize bloggers considering it as duplicate content. No matter how effectively you twist or spin, I can see a clear image of another article in your articles. I would not risk my blog image in front of search engines by publishing your post.

3. You didn’t read my guest post guidelines

I went to the effort of creating a set of guest posting guidelines so you wouldn’t email me asking for them. I’m all for guest posting, but please read the guidelines before asking me what you can write about, how many words, etc.

For example; I have stated the article should not be less than 500 words, then why have you sent me an article less than 500 words?

Tip:  Guest post guidelines page is written just and especially for guest bloggers, of course. That single page helps the host and the guest to co-ordinate. It makes easier for guests to understand the rules for guest blogging on the particular blog. Read all the guidelines before submitting guest posts.

If you want to link to a commercial site, that is called advertising. See my advertising page for details about submitting a sponsored post for this site.

4. You don’t have a Gravatar

Don’t you know the importance of a gravatar for a site?  For a person? It lets us build a brand for ourselves. It also affects the image of the blog. But you don’t have a gravatar even after I have stated in my guest post guidelines that you need one to write a guest post on my blog. I can’t risk my blog’s reputation for a single free article.

5. You don’t know what you’re on about

You have written the same thing so many times in different ways. You are moving just around your single thought. I prefer meaty posts. Not those which just revolve around a single tiny topic.

TIP: Better do a proper research on the topic you want to write a guest post and make your thoughts clear in your sentences. Remember what you have said already and what you have to say. For this you can make a simple basic layout of your post with main headings and sub headings and then explain them.

6. Your track record is no good

I have seen some of your guest posts on other blogs and some on mine even.

This is what I observed:
a) You just disappear after writing your posts;
b) You never reply to my email at once;
c) You never reply to comments on your post;
d) You are rude when replying to comments;

Tip: Replying to comments on our guest post is also a part of guest blogging. This is where we meet new readers, get traffic and that’s why we do guest blogging. And as a bonus, we can build back links to our blog when replying to comments. Again, see the guidelines.

7. You guest post just for back links

I have seen many guest writers looking for blogs where they can publish their posts. And they ask bloggers for guest articles like this

800 words, very well written post, ONLY for PR5+ blogs.

Ok, what does it mean? Blogs with less PR will never get your guest post. So it means guest blogging is not building relationship with the host or readers. It is just about getting high quality back links. Sorry, but I don’t work that way.

8. You send articles which are not written by YOU

I did see your author bio at the end. Every time you send an article you have different author names and none of them is YOU. And the links even don’t points to your blog. So, it means you are just building back links via guest blogging. And maybe, you don’t have the rights from the original author of the article.

9.  Most important

I don’t accept guest articles just to get another article to publish on my blog and increase my total published articles count.

I have dozens of post drafts of my own just waiting to be published.

Guest blogging is not my business, but showing my readers great posts by amazing people is. The site is EagerExistence after all.

 

Now if you got through all of that, and still think you have a post that will add value to this site, then by all means submit it.

 

is a guy who gave up his career and mortgage for solo long-term travel. He travelled extensively across Europe for a year before heading onward to North Africa. He is now planning a trip to Latin America. As always there’s sure to be plenty of laughs, tears, and misadventures along the way.

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