I love to read other blogs when I have time. Some of them are by individuals, and others comprise of a lot of guest bloggers. Normally, my definition for a site that the owner’s posts are a small percentage to that which they publish from other bloggers is a blog community.
One of my biggest peeves is seeing blog communities that dish out posts like some fast food restaurant. The quality is mediocre and most are working for other companies rather than posting on the behalf of their own reputation. I have even had a blogger sell a site I guest blogged at (the site did very well), and I asked for my article to be removed because I realized that flipping sites is all they did.
I have repeatedly blogged about guest blogging no-nos and addressed decided to put a little graphic meme together.
For the blog owner:
– Have some ethics for your site.
– Don’t use guest blogging as a crutch.
– Don’t be a curator of crap content just because someone submitted.
Do you accept guest posts? What are your rules and requirements for submitting?