Some of the most meaningful moments on my blog have been written, not by me, but from guest bloggers! I love asking for guest bloggers for times such as vacations, special occasions, holidays, and… well, just because.
The tears recently spilled over as the blogging dots were connected in an amazing way. Back in November, it was National Adoption Month. Not having any adoption experience, I put out a call on Twitter for guest bloggers. My incredible and inspirational friend, Nicole Wick answered the call and posted this touching story of her adoption from Vietnam.
Skip forward to Blissdom Conference 2010, where I met Kim, from MomTriedIt.net. It turns out God had been tugging at her heartstrings to adopt for quite some time, and He used these Nicole’s Guest Post and the Twitter event to get her attention. Of course I asked her if she would want to write a guest post, telling her story!
Kim’s story was so touching, I (and lots of other people) shed tears while reading it! The comments poured in on Kim’s and Nicole’s posts, and I was honored beyond measure that they shared their stories here!
We say blogging is about the community, and hosting guest bloggers is a great way to make that a reality. There are a few ways to attract guest bloggers to your website:
- Put out a mass call on Twitter or Facebook. You kinda have to be willing to take whoever responds with this method, but I have had some amazing posts from people I wouldn’t normally have thought of!
- Email a friend or favorite blogger and ask if they would be willing. When Brooke planned her Sanctity of Human Life Week, she prayed and carefully chose those who she felt would share her message of grace, healing, truth and forgiveness. I cannot tell you what a blessing it was to write “In Sheep’s Clothing” for her.
So that’s my blogging tip for today- Get some Guest Bloggers!! Have you hosted guest bloggers on your site? What about guest blogging for someone else?
So NOW, link up a post you love from your blog, so I can promote YOU! Read through the list and Tweet, Comment, and Stumble! I will tweet some of the posts with the hashtag #yourblog and I encourage you to do the same!
If you submit a post, please link back here (Just a small statement at the bottom of your post will do it), so that others can come and participate!