I’m not sure how I feel about guest blogging. Apparently it’s a fairly done thing in Internet Land, with people handing over their territory to someone else for a while if they go on holiday or just fancy a different voice around the place. I guess it makes sense, if you want to keep people coming by for a visit then you need new content, and if you’re on a beach somewhere (or a chicken bus), guest blogging is the way to go about it.
This is my space! I like my space being mine. I’m fairly sure the majority of people reading it are friends and relatives anyway, so why would they care what a stranger thinks about the world? Also, if I read someone’s blog and like it, I generally go back for them. If I go there and see a guest blogger I quite often skim read or skip it all together, I’ll read again when the actual person is back. I’m not going to jump ship completely just because they haven’t posted in a while.
Having said all this, I’m taking part in a blog swap experiment over on Twenty Something Bloggers, because you probably shouldn’t knock something until you’ve tried it. The people who put themselves forward have been randomly paired up and come Monday 30th June, we’ll each put up our partner’s post.
Now the only other (fairly large) problem is, what the hell do you write?! Why is anyone over there going to care what I have to say? It’s all very stressful so if you have any tips for being the best guest blogger ever, then feel free to share.
And be nice to my guest. Just don’t like them better than me, ok?