February 14, 2012

Why Writers Make The Best Guest Posters

Filed under: Uncategorized — nascentnovelist @ 10:50 pm
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Sounds obvious, right? Writers are great because they make money off of spinning great sentences. But that’s not actually what makes writers great guest bloggers. It’s the changing industry we’re all trying to get used to; suddenly, every writer has to know how to promote themselves and their books. They have to be on twitter, facebook, blogs, webpages, and whatever else their publishers think is The Shit of the moment.

But you know what? That means the writers know how to market themselves. When they get the chance to write a guest post, they jump on it. They deliver on time, they add links for readers to connect with them and buy their books, they hand over headshots and illustrations with very little struggle. What more can a blog host ask for?

Seriously, what more could I ask for? I’m pretty sure the writers would deliver.

Don’t believe me? Then why not watch the book trailer for Machine Man:

Now do you believe me?



  1. Martine, I’ve experienced both ends of the spectrum. I had guest bloggers that kicked butt when it came to putting together killer posts and providing the bio and links. They made me love guest bloggers. I’d love to have them back again. But there were also a couple who ignored word count requirements, told me to look up the links myself, and didn’t talk about the topic they said they would. They did not endear themselves to me or my blog followers.

    Comment by Kourtney Heintz — February 15, 2012 @ 1:11 am | Reply

    • And they were writers? Damn, that’s a different experience than I’ve had. For me, the writers have been model posters.

      Comment by nascentnovelist — February 15, 2012 @ 10:16 am | Reply

  2. Yup. All writers. I think there’s always exceptions. (And more of them came my way.) I now make sure guest blogs are by people I personally know or bloggers I follow. đŸ™‚ Those guest posters have been delightful and I’d welcome them back again and again.

    Comment by Kourtney Heintz — February 16, 2012 @ 2:22 am | Reply

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