Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thoughts on... Guest Posts.

I have done a few guest posts. I've even had people over at my place.

The thoughts that go through my head when I want to ask someone to do a guest post are pretty simple.

Should I ask someone to guest post? What if they say no? What if they think it's beneath them?


Ok I did it. I asked. Now to wait.


OMG they said yes because I'm not bloggy friends with assbutts.

And of course, it's ahhmazing, because they are ahhmazing.


Pretty short list, right?

Sometimes I see guest posts over at bloggers I luh-ove and I get all butt hurt for a second that they didn't ask me.


But I get over it, because the process I go through when someone does ask me is a wee bit more stressful.

Firstly I get an email from an incredibly sweet blogger that I obviously love. I read it, and immediately get nervous scared excited.


Maybe they have the wrong person. Or they are playing a trick on me.



No, they wouldn't do that. Relax. Respond.

I say something like 'oh of course, but are you sure? don't you like your readers?'


No really, are.you.sure? After they say yes because why would they have asked otherwise, I either go on my merry way with or without a topic in hand. No worries, mate!


When really, ALL THE WORRIES.


Seriously, what am I supposed to write? How am I supposed to be funny or witty or good with the words?


I devote all my energy and come up with what I feel is barely passable as an okay post.
Attach it to email, stare at email for like 5 minutes, close my eyes and hit send.


Oh shit. I should have looked at it one more time. What if there is a spelling error, or something stupid?


What if they think it's stupid and don't want to put it on their blog? I might cry. I think about sending another email to say 'just kidding! the real one is coming..' but they have already responded something sweet and lovely about how they love it.


Guess I can stop stressing now, right?


Wrong.
I still have to please the readers. But hey, if the blogger likes it, that's all that matters right?


No, but what if the readers hate it? What if my readers hate it? Ok, now I'm really stressing.


The day comes. I get up a wee bit earlier to check. My post went on time, the guest post went on time. Ok, ok.. oh, what a sweet intro. oh, the comments are nice. oh, everyone is so sweet! Making me blush a bit here.


Well, go me right? Otherwise there would be no post today, and the blogger that asked me clearly didn't want that, so yay me.


Seriously, I love blogland. I might never leave. You people are nicer than real life people.


Ta ta for now!

51 comments:

  1. You are too funny! I'm still giggling :)

    Sam
    That Curious Cat

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  2. Haha! The inner dialogue is too funny. I get so stressed out when someone asks me to guest post.

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  3. All the same thoughts I have - I think it's way scarier guest posting for someone rather than asking LOL. and that gif "it sensed" that is hilarious!!! Of course we love you - I mean how could we not?!

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  4. i always whine about blogging being too much work or that work is shitting all over my life and i'm too busy for anything else that no one asks me to guest post. or maybe i'm too foul that they don't want their blog to be smeared with slander and gross words?

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. Your always such a fun read in the morning! Great start to my days :)

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  6. Haha love this! I think the same things! Although, you have nothing to worry about because you are awesome and hilarious and sweet. So there!

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  7. You are a faaaaaaaaaaaabulous guest poster, lady! I can vouch for that!

    And you can totally ask me to guest post anytime, I promise I'll say yes :)

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  8. You go Glen CoCo! I've on;y ever done one guest post and it was interview style so I guess it wasn't even really a guest post so really I've never done one and you're way cooler then me...the end :)

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  9. Of course everyone loves you! I love that Shirley Temple gif...she's the best! I've never done a guest post so I can only imagine how stressful it is. I immediately regret 2/3 of every post I hit publish on but once I get that first comment, I always feel better.

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  10. I don't post consistently enough for people to ask me to guest post and I am fine with that. It is hard enough for me to come up with content for my own blog. I would second guess every single word I wrote for someone else's blog.

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  11. haha. Love it! Of course everyone thinks you're hilarious!

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  12. You have OUTDONE yourself with the gifs on this post!! I can't even believe how perfect they are!! LOL. You're going to have to start charging for your guest posting services, Miss Popular! And if I go out of town, I'll pay it. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  13. You are hilarious!!! I go through the same thing when I have to guest post! haha .. PS you better get all those emotions out now because I have a feeling you have a guest post coming up uhhh lets say in September/October. Someone is heading to your homeland and may need you to fill in for a day! ;)

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  14. You are adorable, and I love this post. All the gifs are *perfect* - I feel so new to blogland that I've never even considered having a guest poster (who would want to write on my blog?! haha) but if I ever do you'll definitely be the one I ask. XO

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  15. Seriously. This post is ahhhhmazing! I'm pretty sure we all feel the same way. Who wouldn't want you to guest post?! I love you're blogging voice!!!

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  16. Girl you are the shit and you know it!

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  17. babababahahahah wow this is SO SO true. Except I never guest post. But once in a blue moon I do and these exact thoughts race through my head. It literally gives me the sweats!

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  18. LOL i just wrote "bababababa " hahahah idiot.

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  19. This is hilarious-- and those gifs are perfect! I haven't done very many guest posts but I do the same thing after I've sent it!

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  20. haha! I'm going to make this super easy for you next time you are in this predicament. You are amazingly awesome and there is no reason for anyone not to luv ya!! THE. END. =)

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  21. asking for guest posts stresses me out SOO much, that it's been over a year since i've asked for one. i've had ppl flake on me!

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  22. Hahaha omg you are so cute! I feel the same way about guest posting, when I see someone I think I'm all bloggy close with and they picked someone else to guest post for them and I get kinda sad but then again I definitely feel like guest posting is kinda stressful! I never know what to write about and I don't want their readers to think I'm boring or something! Ahhh the stress!!! ;)

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  23. I've only guest posted a couple of times on other people's blogs, and I re-read and analyzed the post over and over! I got so nervous because one of the bloggers has a pretty big readership, but everything always worked out and I stressed for nothing, haha.

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  24. Hahahaha omg I love you! I'm glad I know what was going through your head when I asked you to guest blog haha! We all ask you because you're amazing duh!!!! :)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  25. You are the GIF queen! Loved this! And the struggle is definitely real.. I've had all of these same thoughts when it comes to guest posting!!

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  26. Sooooo, what you're saying is that whenever I need a guest post you'll be up to bat?! haha

    Also, you're never allowed to leave blogland. EVER

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  27. I've done some guest posts myself & have freaked out myself over it...
    I never had anyone guest post for me... I guess that shows how often I take a vacation #thatsjustsad

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  28. Hahah the Sofia Vergara gif. Oh, Gloria. Love you and your guest posts and your you posts and you in general :)

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  29. You are hilarious! I would love to have you guest post at A Little Glitter any old time! xo

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  30. hahaah love this!! I love everything you write about, weather it's fashion or confessions or touching things about your grandma I always love it, so you can guest post about pretttyyyy much anything and I'm game!

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  31. I ALWAYS love your posts, they're the funniest! I think I way over think guest posting for someone rather than asking haha

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  32. You can guest post at my place any time you want!

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  33. This is great, you're seriously like a professional GIF finder, I swear!! I never find what I'm looking for! Lol!

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  34. You always have the best gifs. I love this! And you are always welcome, anytime, to guest post at my place! :)

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  35. haha you are so sweet and funny so I would never stress about either of those facts if I was you. I get really nervous asking people to guest post but even more nervous when people ask me. I swear I spend more time on guest posts than my actual blog posts. I think the peeps who visit my blog are so forgiving and sweet and wouldn't hate on me for a spelling error but you never know about the unknown readers! Eek.

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  36. This post is the best. You are the best. The end.

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  37. Funny...and pretty dead on. I stress over writing my own stuff but if it is for someone else, it makes it ten times worse.

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  38. I love it all! You will be the first one on my guest post list should I need a guest poster. :)

    Jennie

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  39. Nailed it! Gifs perfection! I always feel the same when when I guest post such pressure! ;)

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  40. You are always fun to read - anyone on any blog would be honored and happy to have you share on their site!!!

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  41. Guest posting is all the pressure. Especially if it is for a blog with readers who don't know me or my special brand of crazy.

    You can guest post on my blog anytime. I actually wanted to ask you but thought you'd say no!!!

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  42. haha OMG This nails it on the head! Guest posting can be so stressful. I totally over think it!

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  43. I love posts with GIFS in them! So you jsut sold me! I laughed so hard at this!!!

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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  44. love this post, so funny and cute! and seriously, how do you always have the perfect gif? that's talent.

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  45. LMFAO! I am a nervous wreck when it comes to guest posting. I haven't done it in a while because - let's be real - I can barely get a post together for my own blog let alone someone else's right now. Hahaha. Slowly creeping back in to blogging regularly so maybe I'll get a shout out to do a guest post soon and I'll freak out about it and totally think of this post. Hahaha.

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