Rise and Fall of Guest Blogging

Guest blogging has being touted by some bloggers as a great way to achieve some kind of recognition and popularity. They say it will open doors for you to reach ‘new heights’ in your blogging experience. Let me state here that I’m no fan of guess blogging and lately I don’t hear much about it unlike past years.

If you want to move in the fast lane, once you joined the blogging community, you might think guest blogging would enhance the user experience. But first you’ve got to gain an ‘entry ticket’ before you’re accepted by any other blogger whose site is your target.unless your host blogger is such a wooden head to let you post some fluff on his or her site. Well, there are some.

If you’d notice lately, some of these blogs are sort of running out of steam with boring articles or rehash. How many times have you come across some bloggers who write about how they are stuck with writer’s block for want of new ideas to post. And, for them, there’s always the fear of losing readers if they don’t maintain the pace… and the face. That’s where guest bloggers come into the picture to keep the wheels spinning. There are always some eager beavers..

Despite all this ‘damage control’ effort, the trend is showing that these blogs are slipping down from their high horse.When guest blogging was hot, many bloggers are so caught up with the guest blogging craze, you just wonder whether they pay more attention to other people’s blogs rather than attending to their own blog backyard.

Guest blogging can only take you so far – and it’s a downhill ride for your blog if you don’t start growing your own flowers. Hoping that guest blogging will get you some extra RSS feed subscribers (or pumping up the numbers as some would do) won’t help much because, at the end of the day, the majority of these people don’t read their feeds or come visiting. Most people end up with too many things to do and they can’t just waste precious time reading feeds everyday or whatever. Some just forget their subscriptions.
We are already seeing many blogs struggling to stay afloat, especially the ‘make money online’ bloggers who are the most likely people to fall for guest blogging. So much has been written about the silly syndrome suffered by ‘make money online’ bloggers, but then, newbies are still wet behind the ears!