Like we said in last week’s post, guest posts are really good but you have to set guidelines. These guidelines will guide your relationship with guest writers on your blog and help maintain peace.
Here are a few things your guidelines must contain;
- Content must be unique and relevant to your readers
This is very important. There is no point featuring posts that have nothing to do with your blog or won’t enrich your readers. You will be shooting yourself in the leg. You can even lose followers if guest posts are irrelevant.
Expressly state that you want every post to be relevant to your blog theme else you will reject it. In addition to this please include that links attached to the content must contain only useful information.
- You need to own the content
Although you will credit the writer, every guest post you publish on your blog should become your own or else you’d keep seeing the post on every blog. The writer of the article can re-post on his blog if he wishes.
- Image requirements
Do you want your guest bloggers to add pictures to the posts themselves? State it. Do you require a certain level of quality from the pictures? Highlight it. However, keep in mind that whatever images you post must be properly attributed.
- Edit requirement.
Although this may sound funny you need to state expressly that you have the right to edit whatever content is sent to you. Some writers don’t like people touching their work so you’ve got to be really specific to avoid any misunderstanding.
With these tips, you can go ahead and write your guidelines for guest posts on your blog.