Why I Have Participated in a Guest Blogging Contest & Why You Should Too

A couple of months ago when I participated in Blog Engage guest blogging contest, I had really amazing feeling. It was so fun networking with other bloggers, learning, sharing and non-stop relationship building with other bloggers.

It’s that time again.

I’ve again participated in a guest blogging contest hosted by one of my friend at Blogging Cage and again an opportunity for me to expanding audience reach and building good relationships with other bloggers.

In this post, I’ll tell you a ton of things regarding why participating in guest blogging contests will help you as a blogger, plus some reasons on why I’ve participated.

BloggingCage hosted a guest blogging contest where they’re giving away $650 cash prize and some other interesting prizes to the three lucky winners.

I Have Participated in Guest Blogging Contest

Why I Participated in the contest, and why YOU should too?

I love participating in blogging contests because It’s a way for me to add more weight in my blogging skills.

Participating in a guest blogging contest has a lot of benefits, and every blogger should not miss the opportunity when there is.

Below are few of the reasons why I do I always participate in guest blogging contests and also why you shouldn’t miss such opportunity.

1. Networking with other bloggers:

When you participate in a guest blogging contest, there will be obviously so many other bloggers to compete with. It’s a great opportunity for you to interact with them, share their articles, comment on their entry, and build strong long-term relationship with them.

You’ll be introduced to a lot of bloggers when you participate in guest blogging contest, so you can connect with them, share and learn with them.

2. Improving guest blogging skills:

If you’re new to guest blogging, participating in a guest blogging contest is like an everlasting article on GUEST BLOGGING 101 for you, because there will be so much to learn about guest blogging.

It’s a perfect way to add more weight in your guest blogging experience.

Further reading: How to improve your writing skills

3. Expanding audience reach:

Submitting your guest post to a blog which already has readers (be it a contest entry) will surely send some readers in your way, and according to Derek Halpern, It’s the best traffic source for bloggers. So you can reach to an expanding audience by participating in a guest blogging contest.

4. Building authoritative backlink:

Another major advantage of participating in a guest blogging contest is that If the blog where you submitted your guest post as the contest entry is a high reputable blog, It will help you build authoritative backlink and improve your blog’s search engine authority as well.

5. Developing authority:

For a new blogger, It takes a lot of time to build his/her authority, but when you participate in a guest blogging contest, you’ll be associated with a lot of bloggers in your niche. When they see you as an expert, they’ll start giving you the kind of respect.

So those were some of the reasons on why I participate guest blogging contest, and I’m sure I’ve convinced you enough to come and participate in the contest going on at Blogging Cage.

6: Getting rewarded:

Other than all of the advantages of participating in a guest blogging contest I’ve mentioned above, the bonus point is that you’ll get a chance to be rewarded with the cash prize and winning the interesting prizes.

The winners of the contest at BloggingCage will be rewarded as:

1st prize: $175 + $219/year WPMUDev Membership
2nd prize: $100 + $77/year worth premium membership from Blokube
3rd prize: $75 + $57/year SwiftThemes membership

My entry for the contest:

For the contest on Blog Engage, I wrote about 10 blog design mistakes that will kill your blog.

But, what about this time? Well It’s all about creating a VIRAL blog post.

This time I thought of making it more spicy, and wrote about how to write a spicy blog post.

Have you ever dreamed of writing that perfect blog post that will be read and shared by thousands of people?

I bet there isn’t a blogger who hasn’t dreamed of it.

I’ve shown how to make that dream come true in my contest entry post.

If you’re new to blogging, you’ll definitely get to learn something new from this post, but here I offer I little bit for everyone. From beginners to advanced.

Here’s the link of my contest entry that I’m sure will help you to create a VIRAL blog post.

A Dirty Guide to Create a Viral Blog Post in 6 Steps

What to do next?

If you love my contest entry post and think others will benefit by reading it, make sure you spread the word about it by +1ing it and sharing it on your favorite social profiles.

Calling all my readers: Do me a favor today by sharing that post on all networks and leave quality comments.

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103 Awesome Responses to “Why I Have Participated in a Guest Blogging Contest & Why You Should Too”

  1. August 14, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    Hello Ehsaan,

    Really its Valuable post for everyone. in my opinion we should participate in guest posting actually Guest Posting is one the best way to make money online and even you can gain the extra knowledge by it.and it improves your Communication orally and verbally both. Well i am blogger but i wanna start blogging so i must say one thing everyone should participate in guest posting.. well thanks for sharing with us.

  2. July 7, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Nice article :)

    There are tons of benefits of Guest Blogging

    • Ehsan Ullah
      July 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      I appreciate you sharing a few of them here, Haider.

  3. May 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Hello Ehsaan,

    Its mark again, Well the first thing i learned from your post is we must participate in guest blogging contest which has several benefits. And we can also build some strong backlinks in return of it.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      May 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Welcome back Mark, good to see ya again.

      Glad you found the post useful and learned something from.

  4. May 10, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Hello Eshaan,

    Well to be honest i never participated in any blogging contest, but after reading your post seems like i missed so much. It is obvious that guest blogging has awesome benefits like building connections bloggers, building online reputation and etc.

    Thanks

    • Ehsan Ullah
      May 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      Hey Jordan,

      You added two more points here – thanks ;)

  5. April 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Hello,

    Seems like a great contest, i wish i could also participate into it..

    anyway, wishing you the best of luck.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

      Thanks for that, Vlad.

  6. April 19, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    I am one of them who do not love to participate in any kind of guest blogging contest. But, let me confess, it is one of the best article i have ever read that compelled me to participate in such guest blogging contest. A very thoughtful article. Good luck ehsan. All the best for your entry at bloggingcage.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

      Thanks Rakesh,

      Glad I’ve changed your mind. So are you going to participate?

      Appreciate your comment.

  7. April 17, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Guest blogging also has it own benefits though one need to sacrifice his few nice posts for someone’s blog but it helps to build relations with blogging community and also increases visitors.

    I’m also thinking to give a try to guest blogging contest.

    :)

    Jess

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      Nice to see ya here Jessie,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts regarding guest blogging contest.

      What’s new with Latest Songs News?

  8. April 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Hey Ehsan,

    According to me, it’s very good to participate in these type of contest because you can make your relationship tight with other bloggers. Ehsan, I recently started blogging, can i also participate in the contest please suggest me.

    Thanks.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      Of course you can Santosh, just visit the BloggingCage’s guest blogging article. Let me know If you need help.

      Good luck with your blog.

  9. April 13, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Hi Ehsan,

    Good to see you participating in the guest blogging contest at Blogging Cage. First of all, I wish you best of luck for that. Secondly, I would like to say that if I had enough time, I would have joined the contest mainly because of the prize money. Apart from the rewards, it also helps to build more relationship with other bloggers as well as get exposure for our blogs as well.

    #PrIyAnGsHu

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

      Good to see ya here PrIyAnGsHu,

      The prize is the main reason most people participate, but not me :)

      Be sure to leave your comment in my entry ;)

      What’s new with your blog?

  10. April 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    I didn’t enterned any guest blogging contests yet but surely do that after reading this post and the benefits of guest blogging.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 13, 2013 at 7:16 am #

      Nice to see ya here Harsh. Glad I’ve inspired you to enter in guest blogging contests ;)

      What’s new with BTips blog?

  11. April 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    I am also feeling that my bloggers circle is increasing after starting guest posting. But it’s also the fact that guest posting is the most difficult technique for SEO, but the results of this technique are marvelous.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      At the end It’s worth all your effort Maddy, isn’t it?

      Have you ever participated in guest blogging contest?

      • April 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

        Never Participated in Guest blogging contest, just submitting guest posts to get some PageRank and domain authority. I would love to participate in this kind of competition, and recommend you to start a guest posting contest soon.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          April 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

          It’s really fun competing with each other in such contests, I really enjoy it.

          Ohh this is something I’ll have to think about. Will you participate If I host?

  12. April 11, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Well there’s no harm in trying. Sometimes you need to experience being competitive in your chosen craft.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

      Not sometimes Emma, but all the time :) Being experienced about your topic is must.

  13. April 11, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Hey Ehsan,
    Nice post and Yes, Guest posting is best way to make relations with other blogger and its also drive lots of traffic to our blog. Thanks for sharing this post.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      Seems you’re more interested in guest blogging than me Sudipto?

      Thanks for dropping by.

  14. April 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Thanks for the good read Ehsan. All the best for your contest!

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

      Thanks Karthik, I appreciate you supporting me by leaving your insightful comment in the entry post.

  15. April 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Ehsan Ullah Bhai nice post. really you are doing so hard work. WE have found so many precious posts on your blog. We specially like your SEO posts.

    Finally Ehsan Ullah Listed in Top 10 Pro Blogger in Pakistan of 2013.

    check its.

    http://www.probloggertricks.com/2013/04/top-10-bloggers-and-blogs-in-pakistan.html

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 10, 2013 at 6:29 am #

      Hey Hafeez, nice to see ya here.

      Glad you enjoyed my posts here, and hope you’ll stay around.

      Ohh thanks for listening me there, truly appreciate it :)

  16. April 9, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    Hey Ehsan !

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I really enjoyed reading it! This Is Very Usefull For Me :) Thank you for posting this very needed and useful information!

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 9, 2013 at 8:10 am #

      You’re very welcome, Micky.

  17. April 8, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Your blog is really very informative.
    I am always trying to know something new about blogging & that my desire is full filled through your blog. Your really add very effective points about guest posting.Guest posting helps us to make money easily & also helps to make popular our blog. I really feel very great experience to read this.
    Thank you so much for this valuable post.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

      Thanks for the kind words Deepak.

  18. April 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    I love joining in guest blogging contest. With this, I would be able to assess how well or good am I compared with others. This is also a very good way to actively interact with other bloggers.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

      Hey there Mike,

      How many guest blogging contests have you participated so far?

  19. April 7, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Hi Ehsaan awesome post about guest blogging and networking
    Can I ask you how can we get images for free without any copyrights hassle
    and my new blog i have started on wordpress hope ull suggest me
    http://freeworld.co.in/

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      Hey there Dinesh,

      Nice to see ya here. Give a read to my ultimate guide to starting a blog post. I hope you’ll get your answer there, If it didn’t answer your question than leave a comment on that post and ask your question!

  20. April 6, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Nice description there on Guest posting. What I feel about Guest posting is that it is a great platform to “Build Your Brand While Working For Someone Else” :)

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

      “Build your brand while working for someone else”

      Loved It Sagar, thanks for dropping in and thanks for the RT.

  21. April 5, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Nice to read, Why to participate in Guest Blogging contest. No doubt, it has really great benefit of participating in Guest Blogging, such as networking with other bloggers, improving writing skills and reward too.
    But I rarely participate in Blog contest, Due to lack of time, I try to get rid of these blogging contest.
    By the way. Well writing, worth watching.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

      Seems you’re pretty busy-person Chiranjeev,

      Participating in such contests is worth your time, It’s even faster way to relationship building than blog commenting.

      Thanks for dropping by.

  22. April 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    I simply do wish you success. Anyway. I am not going to participate.
    I write guest post because I know I have something to add and not necessarily for monetary benefits.
    Anyway, it’s a great contest though!

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      Thanks Kabenlah,

      No problem, but I suggest you don’t miss the opportunity in near future.

      Have you left a comment in my entry post there?

  23. April 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Guest blogging really makes me focus on what I’m saying because I want to make a good impression. I usually double and triple check what I write so I’m not embarrassed later. Keeps my overall game better.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

      Nice words Chuck, do you also participate in contests?

  24. April 5, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Hi Eshan, guest blogging is one of the amazing to build relationship with readers, most people use commenting to promote their blog but guest blogging I believed is the most effective way of building traffic. I have never joined this before and definitely join this great guest blogging contest to get great result and everybody should definitely join as well.

    Thanks – Ferb

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

      Hey Ferb, welcome!

      Yup, guest blogging is the most effective link building strategy as well.

      Don’t forget to do me a favor by sharing and comment in my entry, okay?

  25. April 5, 2013 at 5:33 am #

    Good read. I have wanted to guest blog and find those that do it, but honestly, just hasn’t been a top priority. :(

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

      Start it today, Leon :)

      Thanks for droppin’ in.

  26. April 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Boy!
    I am not trying, I just don’t want to compete with you :) Just kidding.

    Simply I don’t believe in luck. You are power social media user. So it is nice for you, You can put any post viral easily.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

      Excited to see ya here Shahzad. Where have you been?

      It’s a fun competing with each other in such contests, there’s a lot to learn and a lot of like minded people to connect with.

      Why don’t you give it a try?

  27. April 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Great that you participated in this contest. Though you have won nothing but might have learnt a lot of quality information from it. As all knows guest blogging helps to get quality and different domains for our blogs or website…So keep guest posting…

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

      Thanks Vincent, seems you’re an experienced guest bloggers? How many guest posts have you done so far?

  28. April 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Great idea Ehsan. I’ve only recently started guest posting so the idea of doing in a contest on a market leading platform sounds like a fabulous idea.

    Thanks for the tip and good luck with your entry.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Nice to see ya here after a while, The Guy.

      It is a fabulous idea!

      What’s new with your writing?

      • April 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

        I’ve just performed a review of my first 6 months blogging. You should check it out and let me know what you think. http://flightsandfrustration.com/what-have-i-achieved-in-six-months/

        • Ehsan Ullah
          April 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

          You’ve done an amazing job of looking back and reflecting. You’ve got some awesome achievements as well.

          Thanks for sharing the link of that article here, The Guy.

          Also, you’re doing great by focusing more on increasing the email subscribers. 42 is pretty good start, and I’m sure you’ll have a big list of people who trust you.

  29. April 3, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    i didn’t had idea of creating a guest post will results these much advantages thanks for this informative share

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      Welcome Rajkumar.

  30. April 3, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Hi Ehsan, this is an excellent post and as of yet I haven’t joined a guest blogging contest but I do now feel that I should.

    We talk about doing guest blogging for backlinks, authority etc and being part of a competition is a great way to get eyes on your work and exposure.

    You have me thinking about running my own competition. :-)

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

      It’s a win win situation, Andi. I also used to be doing guest posting for the sake of building links and authority, but by participating in guest blogging contests, we’d get a chance to win some prizes as well.

      Thanks for dropping in, Andi. Hope to see ya in the contest entry.

  31. April 3, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Hi Ehsan,

    What more can I say other than wish you the best from the bottom of my heart, and congratulate you as well for participating.

    Of course, we would all hope and pray you win the contest, and am sure you will because of the killer content and information you share with everyone. :)

    I agree with all your tips for participating in such contests, and more than anything else I think they help you network and build strong relationships with people, provided you pursue them. Your audience reach expands, your writing skills improve, you become more of an authority on the topic you’ve written about, and all of this increases your social presence also. Not to mention that you are into the spirit of participation without really worrying about winning or losing – that’s what I would call a sportsman-spirit.

    Yes, the reward is there, but I consider other things as more important. Most importantly, being a contest, you would also be sharing the best of your ideas and knowledge with others (not that you don’t otherwise!) with an aim to help them, which is only going to enhance your blogging skills further.

    I would surely be heading over, reading, commenting, and sharing that ‘viral’ post, which I’m sure IS going to become viral because of all your loving fans who would help promote it too.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Wishing you all the very best Ehsan – now and always. :)

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

      Hi Harleena, thank you so much for the lovely wish, and for being so supportive to me.

      As I said to Theodore above that I’ve already won it, because of many other reasons. No matter If I’ll get the prize or not.

      Yup, writing skills also improves by participating in such contests, and this is what I forgot to mention in the post. I don’t really worry of winning or losing the prizes, after all I’ve got the chance of sharing my knowledge with others, that itself is a big opportunity, isn’t it?

      I do hope to make that post go VIRAL and for that I really need the support of you and everyone out there. Thanks for commenting, and sharing it.

      Time to respond to the comments there, see ya! ;)

  32. April 3, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    Glad about your participation in bloggingcage guest blogging contest Ehsan!

    Yeah, as a blogger, i too know the significance of guest blogging and moreover I love to write.

    Am also gonna participate in the same contest and just now read your post there, its really spicy.

    Thanks for sharing the useful information with us :), expecting the same from your forever!

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 3, 2013 at 7:17 am #

      Thanks Nirmala,

      Wow, It’ll be great and fun to compete with you there. Can’t wait to read your entry article in the contest :)

      Hope to see ya back

  33. April 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Excellent and much useful post Ehsan! Well, your guest post for contest was really awesome and you got good response from the readers. Agreed, for new bloggers it takes sometime to build authority, however participating in a guest blogging contest, is surely a great way to get associated with other bloggers. And also it is a great source of traffic and one can reach large audience by participating in a guest blogging contest. Thanks for sharing and tweeted :)

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks Nizam, glad you found my guest post to be an awesome one.

      Nizam, I’m waiting for your reply to my comment in the entry post?

      Appreciate the tweet!

  34. April 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,

    All are super compelling reasons buddy, thanks for sharing.

    Guest blogging is almost like writing a solo ad for free, especially if you create a helpful, targeted blog post and submit this entry to a large audience….or at least a much larger audience than your current blog.

    If you publish only the best work you will be guaranteed to attract more readers, opt-ins and customers by sticking diligently to your guest blogging approach.

    On another note, you sold me, I am in ;)

    Thanks again Ehsan.

    Ryan

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

      Glad to have ya here, Ryan.

      Firstly, I appreciate your support and your comment in the entry post. It actually became a long conversation there.

      Guest blogging is great when you write for larger audience and write about something that people are dying to read, but guest blogging contests has It’s own benefits no matter If the blog which is hosting it have the larger audience or not.

      What? Are you really going to participate there?

      • April 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

        Yes I am buddy, I am writing my post in a few hours ;)

        RB

        • Ehsan Ullah
          April 3, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

          Looking forward to it :)

          What topic?

  35. April 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Very interesting Ehsan,
    I’m sure you will win this one. This is my first time to hear of guest blogging contest, and i think its an amazing concept.

    I like your moves man, keep em up. Now, let me not waste any more time, going to share that post.

    Thanks for sharing man.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

      Howdy Theodore,

      I’ve already won it Theodore ;) What If not the prizes? I didn’t participate there because of the prize, but because of all the reasons mentioned in the post.

      I appreciate you doing that for me, make sure you leave a comment there and let’s start a conversation.

  36. April 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Nice post, i will surely participate

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      The competition is gonna be tougher than.

      Prince, why don’t you use a Gravatar to show up your face in your comments? Do you know what a Gravatar is? No? Get started with my guide to gravatar.

  37. April 2, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    You have explained the right things.It is very good to write under the experts who had already proven their talent in the field. You can get a good guideline from them through guest blogging. Thank you for sharing….

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

      Ohh really? Thanks for the heads up Jithin.

  38. Joseph Adediji
    April 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Great Post Ehsan,
    there are lots of benefits one can derive from guest blogging contest. I join guest blogging contest mainly to build relationship and reach new readers.
    Goodluck with the contest!

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

      Thanks Joseph,
      Relationship building is the key to blogging success, and you’re too smart doing that ;)

  39. April 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    HI Ehsan,

    Great share!

    I think you have touched all the key points. Networking, you have rightly placed at the top and this really is important in blogging and I think blogging is all about showing generosity and spreading knowledge and smile all around the blogosphere.

    Your blog really have some very loyal fan following which I hope will double with this act of participating in guest blogging contest.

    I’d like to add another point which is an added advantage – guest blogging gives the rest to the blog owner, he can take some much needed rest and then can make a strong comeback with the creative juices flow at the top.

    Thanks for this great share. Have a great week ahead.

    Sapna

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

      Hi Sapna,

      Feels great to have ya here always!

      The excitement never ends sapna, still struggling with networking and relationship building.

      Yup, I do have loyal fans like you, and I do believe that participating in guest blogging contests will help in getting more attention, more excitement, more fun and more learning process.

      Yup, that’s another great point, thanks for adding :)

      Sapna, have you read my contest entry post yet?

      • April 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

        Yes I did, commented, liked, g+.all

        Thanks Ehsan

        • Ehsan Ullah
          April 3, 2013 at 7:12 am #

          Thanks for the support, It’s appreciated.

  40. April 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,
    Smart Move! One Bird, Two Stone and everything else you know already ;)
    Well, Well, Well, Congrats on your 1000 points now do one more thing and which is get your tweet retweet if you want to win.
    For now, I am not participating, I am going to update my blog for time being. There will be a lot in future and I would participate then.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

      Thank you Anurag, I don’t know everything else :D Kidding.

      What do you mean by get your tweet retweet?

      Get yourself ready first, take your time, but keep in mind that participating in guest blogging contests is also one of the ways to grow a blog. So don’t miss the opportunity in future :)

      Thanks for dropping in, be sure to share my contest entry on your favorite social media website.

      • April 3, 2013 at 9:39 am #

        Hey Ehsan,
        Are you kidding me? Because if you are doing that I am not liking it but if you really don’t know about getting re tweeted.
        Kulwant himself has said that you can retweet using any exchange site like retweet, traffup, etc etc.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          April 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

          I use JustRetweet Anurag, but It isn’t helping me to increase the retweets.

          Do you know a site that helps in increasing a post’s retweets faster?

          • April 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

            Well, I would go with the Traffup, it follows every twitter rule and can give you hundreds of retweets everyday.

          • Ehsan Ullah
            April 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

            Thanks Anurag, will have to check that out.

  41. April 2, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Hi, very useful blog.
    Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information….
    Yeah, one of the most effective ways for earning money online is to allow guest blogging and ask for money in return of the post. In this way, blog gets good content, different types of content and users. It is profitable for both, blog owner and guest bloggers.
    Regards,

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

      Thanks, Vkool.

  42. April 2, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    As a blogger, I always want to expand the audience that I reach. I do that through social media, email marketing, and being a guest blogger.

    This is your time to shine and demonstrate your knowledge and creditability. Reach people that are interested in the topic of SEO on an authoritative website.Keep it up………..Ehsaan

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

      Thanks Jacob, that’s the reason behind why do I guest post on other blogs and why do I participate in guest blogging contests.

      What’s new with HostCake blog? And how many guest posts have you done so far?

  43. April 2, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Hello Ehsan ,

    Long time no talk ;) .

    Great to know that you are participating in that Guest Blogging Contest . I read your post there and found it to be awesome .

    But one thing that Guide and News is nowadays is Enough Killer Posts . I check back on LBT and your blog almost daily looking forward for new posts but all I see are the same old posts .

    Please increase your posting frequency mate , looking forward to new posts .

    Best of Luck for the contest .

    Regards,
    Navneet

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 2, 2013 at 6:15 am #

      Howdy Navneet, thanks for dropping in – and as usual glad to see ya here after a while.

      Thanks for giving a read to my contest entry at BloggingCage. I saw you left a comment there, I appreciate you continuing the conversation there through comments ;)

      Ohh, that is because these days I’m trying to bring more quality to my readers and If I try to update daily, I won’t be able to bring uniqueness that way. But, I’ll soon start making two posts a week here.

      Thanks for the support Navneet, see ya in my Dirty guide post ;)

      • April 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

        Why I think guest blogging is perfect -

        1. Exposure
        2. Self Confidence
        3. Motivation level increases

        And rest, you have mentioned it all :)

        • Ehsan Ullah
          April 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

          Awesome comment Dhruv.

          I love the 3rd one, Participating in contests will REALLY increase the motivational level because there will be so many bloggers sharing their knowledge with you, isn’t it?

          • April 3, 2013 at 4:10 am #

            Yeah!! :)

            Seeing other people’s positive comments will surely boost your speed and you will be able to do more in less time! ;)

            Well, Can I ask you something?

            When you will be allowing other people to post on your blog…

            Waiting desperately for the day! :D

          • Ehsan Ullah
            April 3, 2013 at 7:15 am #

            Good to see ya back!

            The only reason I don’t allow others to post on my blog is that I want my audience to hear just from me.

            Ones I’ve reached the level where I think It’s good enough time to start accepting guest posts, I’ll!

            Seems you’re interested in guest posting here?