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Promote when You are a Guest

Promote when You are a Guest

By Tasha Turner

Always say thanks when someone guests you on their blog (tweet this)

If you are a guest on someone’s website/blog it is really important that you promote your appearance and thank them for having you. Otherwise they are unlikely to be interested in having you again. For example: If I post a link on your page saying “hey I got your post up” it is not hard for you to comment “hey thanks looks great”. Nor is it hard for you to comment on the post or share it from there. This is the same for author spotlights, interviews, anything except a review (well if I post it to your page you could say thanks).

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When I’m hosted on someone’s blog I do a quick except on my blog and link over to their blog in addition to FB and tweeting about it and tagging them in the shares and tweets. Why? To drive traffic to them as a thanks for having me.

Remember social networking is about building relationships. This means thanking people when they do something nice for us and when we can helping their visibility as well as our own.

  • Anyone have other thoughts on this?
  • Does anyone do anything to make their host feel special for having them on their blog?
  • If you don’t do this why not?
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About the author

Tasha Turner

I am a writer and a one-on-one social media coach. I teach people how to brand themselves and how to use social media effectively.

Currently I am co-authoring a short story about a Jewish vampire to be released in 2012 as an e-book. This will be my 1st fiction. I have written a number of computer manuals and managed a tech writing group as well as editing others work for 20 years. Tasha Turner is my Pen Name and has become my professional name by default.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.brockman1 Cathy Brockman

    I agree i always promot the crap if someone hosts me and i say thank you for having me.. Its a lotof work doing intrviews yet we gt little acknowledgemnet we do this to hlep promote but fewseems to even promote back i also think the person being interviewed should comenton the blog also.

    • http://tasha-turner.com/ Tasha Turner

      I agree about the interview that a person should respond to comments.

  • http://twitter.com/eScottNicholson Scott Nicholson

    Thanks for hosting the Home for Halloween giveaway, Tasha!

    • http://tasha-turner.com/ Tasha Turner

      It was a pleasure having you

  • David

    This is an excellent point – one which a lot of people seem to ignore. Its all about building a network. I’ve only guest posted once, but as soon as it was up, I went and thanked them for hosting me.

    • http://tasha-turner.com/ Tasha Turner

      Thanks for stopping by. It really makes a difference when someone thanks you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.ulleseit Linda Ulleseit

    Maybe because I’m still a new author, but I’m so excited when someone hosts me that I blab about it EVERYWHERE! Personal and author Facebook, both my blogs, Linked In, Goodreads, Google Plus, oh yes and Twitter!

    • http://tasha-turner.com/ Tasha Turner

      That is great. Keep it up. It is so important to do that. It makes people want to have you back.

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