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How to avoid Guest Posting Nightmares – pt1

This is part one of a two part series.  Part two will include the conclusion of this story.

Please read the entire post and stay tuned for pt 2.


No money, no honey.


That is the deal.


The whole universe is driven by one simple agreement.  The ancient Greeks, who studied in Africa called it Quid Pro Quo.

It simply means something for something.

I’ll give you this piece of candy if you give me that toy.

I’ll pick you up from the airport if you buy drinks at happy hour.

If you show me yours I’ll show you mine.

You know the deal.  The fact is everyone does.

The problem is there’s always that one person who wants to take advantage of someone else.


They are not driven by integrity and hard work, no, no, no, they are driven by something much darker and insidious:

Greed, selfishness,  immaturity, foolishness, ego, …


This is where the night mares start.


Guest posting is a popular promotion technique that bloggers have been using for years and years.  I would bet 99% of all bloggers would recommend writing guest posting to promote new and old blogs.

The process is simple.

  1. Find a blog that accepts guest posts.
  2. Write an article that matches that blogs topic.
  3. Send the article to the blogger for review.
  4. The blogger publishes the article featuring the guest writer.

It’s a WIN-WIN for everyone:

  • The Blogger gets a new article for their blog that they don’t have to write.
  • The Writer gets exposure by being featured as a guest writer in front of a new audience.


Hey, that’s not scary sounding where’s the nightmare?

The nightmare starts when the blogger decides they want MORE out of the deal than what was originally agreed to.

  • The blogger agreed to provide CREDIT to the guest post writer as the AUTHOR but instead they publish the article with themselves as the AUTHOR.  
  • The blogger agreed to provide TWO back-link’s to the guest post writer’s website but instead they provide just one or none.


What makes this so sad is that this blogger thinks that somehow they will get away with this fokury.

They really think they can just rip you off publicly and continue on like everything is just copacetic.

It’s sad to see people with the crab in a barrel mentality.

It’s like they want to stand on other people shoulders in order to gain higher ground.



 Stay tuned for part 2.


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9 comments on “How to avoid Guest Posting Nightmares – pt1
  1. May I add some things? I’m gonna do it anyway. lol

    First, see if the blog has a guest posting policy, read it, and then follow it. I delete tons of emails because I know those folks didn’t read the guest posting policy. And I only accept guest posts on one of my blogs to begin with.

    Two, never, and I mean NEVER, send someone an article without reaching out to them first. Darnell just told you about some nefarious sneaks stealing your content. Others, like me, won’t even download an email from someone I don’t know because I have no real idea what your attachment might be.

    That’s all I’ve got. ;-)
    Mitch Mitchell recently posted…Having Guest Posts On Other Blogs As A Traffic StrategyMy Profile

  2. I wasn’t aware that there were bloggers that actually steal content from guest bloggers. I’m glad to have read this article.

    The best practice is probably to read through the blog itself to make sure there are guest bloggers getting credit for their work on that blog.
    Rodney Burutsa recently posted…Internet Business and Marketing now has AnswersMy Profile

  3. Well, partially correct. But Darnell, not all blog-owners do such things. If you visit my other blog (myblogismymoney.com), you’ll see that in the author box there is a field that says “Proud Owner Of: …” where the author can link the blog with it’s title. Yet, I get some bloggers who don’t take a look there and simply put a link in the author bio. What I TRY to do is to suggest them to make the use of the feature rather than just keeping a link – but yet they sometimes don’t prefer that and just keep the link.

    Now who’s at fault, according to you?

    PS – Check out my giveaway! Cheers
    Raaj Trambadia recently posted…(Giveaway) – Thirsty Affiliates PremiumMy Profile

  4. Pauline says:

    I usually warn the guest poster if I won’t be publishing exactly what he or she sent. If the post is filled with paid links I don’t publish, since I am only looking for quality posts from other bloggers, or clear sponsored posts, not some blogger in disguise looking to make money on my site

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