Guest blogging update Have I fallen into a trap?!

Last Update: April 05, 2017

Hey there all, I have a few points I would like to run by you.

As you may know a couple of blogs ago I mentioned that I have had a request to do a blog post, which I have now finished and they are absolutely thrilled with, and they have now asked me to do a regular, fortnightly article.

They have also sent me over a press kit and asked that I repost their blog posts on social media and I should pass my articles onto them and they will do the same to be "mutually beneficial" They are quite a popular site (relatively speaking) and I feel very happy they want me. Now, I have some concerns:

  • they`ll poach some potential customers,
  • They offer a far more comprehensive service/information than I am able to.

They don`t really sell items on their site in the way that I do, and they cater more to industry insiders, whereas my site is pitched directly at beginners. I am again worried I am getting in over my head, and that the visitors I get to my site won`t be wanting to stay given their existing knowledge.

I have no doubt that I will get increased traffic, but if its not the right traffic whats the point?

Have I fallen into a trap?


I am really cross. They have finally put my article up, and the Formatting is wrong, the links are wrong and it looks and performs terribly. I have a feeling it is because of their theme, but I have no idea how they messed up the HTML i sent them.

Anyways, I wont post here, but if you would like to see it, I will let you know by PM.


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Matstabler Premium
Thanks a lot guys, I guess the anxiety monster took a hold of me! I am looking forward to it I just need to think of some subjects to meet the needs of his readers!
VeronicasLuv Premium
I commend you, Mathew for taking on giving yourself a new challenge. I like what Arthur and Loes share; even if it doesn't turn out exactly as you had wanted, I'm sure you will gain a lot of experience...and perhaps even increased traffic.
Loes Premium
Take one step at the time, Mathew, what exactly can go wrong? They will be sending traffic to your website, and yes, not everyone will be charmed, they will leave again, but some will stay and some of them will probably buy something.
AGOgden Premium
It is a fine line to travel...go in with your eyes wide open!