My first ever Guest Post

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I recently posted my first ever guest post at comluv.com called 5 things I don’t miss about the good old days. A lot of other bloggers has told me that it was a great way to generate traffic to a new blog and to promote my blog on a blog that already receives a lot of traffic. So after got a good idea for a post I contacted Andy Bailey (the owner) from comluv.com and requested permission to be quest blogger in his community. I did not have to wait long before I received a mail that I was approved as a guest blogger. From that on there was no looking back, my first guest post was on the way. I made did some research found some nice pictures and in a couple of hours I have made my first guest post. I didn’t just send it on its way right away. I put it away for a day and the next day I read it for review and moved away some obvious mistakes I had made in the text. I submitted my post in my comluv dashboard and waited for it to be approved. When it was approved I received an e-mail with the date and time it was scheduled for release. The thing is that Andy does not just publish a guest post right away. He put then in a schedule and spread them out so all guest post get their minutes of fame. Instead of publishing 4 post in one day and none the next day the guest post are spread out so all guest bloggers have their post on the front page for a little week (depending on how many guest post there is of cause).

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So what did it gave me to post my first guest post on comluv.com after one week:

  • I have received 49 comments so far (Including my own replies)
  • I got 14 visitors to my blog from the comluv community (according to Google Analytics)
  • I received 5 credits for posting my post that I can use on comluv.com
  • I got a number of backlinks to my own blog from comluv.com
  • Best of all my guest post is still there to work for me and my blog 🙂

By the way if you have not got the new CommentLuv 2.9 plugin you should go and get it for your own blog. It is free and I think it is a great plugin.

That was all from me for this time. I would like to hear about your guest posting experience. Have you been a guest blogger? Was it worth it? How are you considering in order finding the best blog for your guest posts?

 

Thomas
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I am an IT Professional that has this blog as a hobby project in my spare time. I have been in the IT business since 1996 and want to share some of the thing I have picked up over the years with people who visit this blog...

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26 Responses to My first ever Guest Post

  1. Aaron says:

    Nice post Thomas….

    But I do miss the modem, especially when you go on a vacation to the country side where there is no broadband access.

    My Toshiba laptop which I bought in 2011 has a modem…. while I do not use it, it might come handy one day.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Aaron
      Well I actually still have a modem, but it is not a serial 14.4, but a Huawei USB modem if I am away from my broadband access.

  2. ileane says:

    Congratulations Thomas! I’ve done 3 guest posts on the ComLuv site so far and I’m very pleased with the results. Keep up the good work and I’m off to read it now!

  3. dan says:

    Great stuff Thomas, I’ve also had one guest post published over there – similar experience to you, perhaps a few less comments, but I’ve had people start to visit my own blog and comment now. It’s really nice to feel part of a community – plus, I’m starting to get requests from other sites to do some guest posting.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Dan
      I am glad you liked it. I am pretty overwhelmed with all the comments I have received. I think my topic is something a lot of people can relate to. I think that ComLuv is a great community to post guest posts and to meet other bloggers.

  4. Gabriella - The Stepford Wife says:

    i just read your guest post and really liked it! good job 😀 I hate all those old tech gear – thank goodness for the 21st century, right? 😀

    Great stuff, Thomas! 🙂

    Best,
    Gabi

  5. Allyson Stewart says:

    Hi, Thomas

    Congratulations on posting your first guest post! I’ve been thinking about writing one for a few months, but haven’t gotten to it yet. Like you, I’ve heard that it generates traffic. I do hope to complete a guest post sometime this summer 🙂

    I’ll have to swing over to read your post at ComLuv.

    • Thomas says:

      Thank you Allyson
      Great to see you back here on my blog. You should just go ahead a write a guest post. It has been a great experience for me. A lot of the people that have commented on my guest post have been here to check out my blog or have added me on Twitter. I think this guest post has been great promotion for my blog and I think that I will write more in the future. If you decide to write one please send me a link. I will love to read it 🙂

      • Allyson Stewart says:

        Thanks, Thomas! Sorry I haven’t visited for a while. Taking a break since it’s summer and spending time with my child. I appreciate the encouragement.

  6. Shiva says:

    Hi Thomas,
    Great to know about your first guest post. I think comluv is one of the best blog from where you could have started your guest blogging journey. I too am thinking of guest blogging but currently not getting the time. Looking forward to more of your guest posts all over the blogosphere

    Regards,
    Shiva

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Shiva
      Thank you very much. I think that ComLuv is a great community too. I did used a lot of time for my first guest post. I wanted it to be of good quality so people wanted to come and visit my own blog for more. I hope you will find the time Shiva for your own guest post soon. It has been a very interesting thing for me to do.

  7. Congratulations! I also dream to have be a guest blogger in one of my subscribe in order to have fame, subscriber, traffic and many more. Also I want to have a guest blogger in my site because having a guest blogger means the blog is famous. I hope my dream will be a reality. Cheers!

  8. Vernessa Taylor says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Bravo! That’s wonderful writing your first guest post, especially on the ComLuv site. I will head over there this evening and read it for sure. 🙂 I like how you wrote a quick post about your guest post, too.

    I’ve done a couple guest posts in the past few months. One for BasicBlogTips (Blogging Legacy) and one for GrowMap (Your Newsletter Tastes Like Spam!). They were both well received and I had a lot of fun answering the comments. (Hey, it’s not too late for you to drop by. 🙂 )

    One technique I tried was creating a landing page on my blog for any visitors that came from the guest posts. Then I linked to the landing page from my bio on the guest post sites. I think that worked well.

    Hope to see more of your guest posts, Thomas!

  9. Olivia says:

    I’m glad to hear about your guest post and you successfully posted it and I would congratulate you because you did it well. Guest post is good and I’m doing it as well. Thanks for this wonderful post from you!

  10. Greg says:

    I like your guest post for comluv site. I was able to experience all of those PC parts before. I can still remember that I need to use a big table for my monitor back then LOL Now, I no longer use any of these items.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Greg
      Don’t think anybody miss the big old CRT monitors. Well as a real geek I still have one archived, but I don’t use it 😉

      • Greg says:

        LOL I already disposed two CRT monitors and two CPUs last month! These 4 items are no longer working that’s why I’ve decided to put sell them on junk! At least I was able to get some money from those items! LOL

  11. Hmerologia says:

    Good for you Thomas and i wish you to write more guest posts in the future.
    At the end of this post i read some statistics. It is OK to check your statistics but on the other hand, no reason to get crazy on numbers!

  12. Ron says:

    Hey Thomas,
    Great job man, keep moving forward in life because everything you’re doing right now is wonderful.

  13. Cosmin Hora says:

    Great post Thomas! Way back then, I felt very uncomfortable whenever my computer table is totally messed up with lots of items because I find it hard to fit my keyboard in it since my CRT monitor consumed almost half of the space. lol I’m totally happy that I have my lcd monitor or just my laptop.

  14. Ben Molder says:

    Thank You Thomas for this post. I must try guest post on comluv. I think it is great idea for authority link building.

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