From the beginning we have been stressing that Blogging as a way is community. While creating kickass content is the first thing for any network, in blogging this thing also includes building your tribe.

And from beginners to experts, guest blogging or hosting a fellow blogger on our blog is one of the most popular ways to showcase community love.

But a lot of times we do not plan it well. We make mistakes or miss basic etiquette of hosting. This may or may not harm the relationship you share but it definitely defeats the purpose at hand- Building a Tribe.

What should be the must follow rules while hosting a Blogger?

1 Introduction

Make sure that your readers know what background the writer is from. What has been his journey, achievements and highlights before the post. Add his or her social media buttons, blog links etc

2 Relationship

Most guest blogging is about representing a bond between two people. It is a message to the combined readership of the people involved that we come from a common space. A common ideology, a thread that connects us beyond the usual community. Personally, we always recommend that with each guest blog there must be an informal introduction as well, the hows and whys of the relationship that two bloggers share

3 Content alignment

While a lot of people seek diversity in guest blogging but placing poetry in a tech blog is stretching it too far. Selecting a theme should be something that holds a common set to both bloggers’ readership. Not only is this important keeping in mind nature of viewership but also to not break a certain flow of content between each. This must be mutually and amicably agreed before hand.

4 Social Shares

This is very simple. Share that post as much as possible. This is because guest blogging is one of the finest marketing propositions that can be created for your blog. It attracts a lot of attention and conversations. Second most important aspect of guest blogging is that it attracts more people to your tribe. People seeking space on your blog.

While we know we may have covered all that is to hosting a blogger, we feel there can be more points added still. Send us your recommendations in comments and we will edit to update post.

Around the challenge we have built up a rather interesting festival as well called the Blogchatter Writing Festival– celebrating the blogger to author journey.

Did we say author?

Oh wait. Have you not seen last year’s post challenge Blogchatter Ebook carnival? Championed by Chitra Divakaruni we received twenty six ebooks during the month of May all self-published by our community members.

This time we have eight popular authors who are coming along as part of our mentor program for festival, taking up special twitter chats and facebook live sessions to further your publishing dream. Read more here: Blogchatter Writing Festival

As part of Festival we will once again be opening our portals for your self-published ebooks (in case you choose to convert your April blogging challenge into one). You can ping us here or anywhere you find us for queries, etc.

This month we will also be taking up the #AtoZChallenge with you. Celebrating better blogging across platforms through our theme:

Blogging Ethics

Add your post below in the linky and take a deep dive into the sea of blogs that gets connected with us ! You can also add your link to our Blogchatter Reading List– Discover more blogs and get discovered !