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.
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:
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.
What to do next?
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Below are the current top sponsors of the contest: