My Guest Posts, Collaborations, & Interviews

updated October 2020

Being a blogger is more than just writing your own posts and hitting publish. It can be hard to find your audience and gain followers when you first start out. A great way to get your blog and your words out there is to take part in guests posts, collaborations, interviews and link/photo contributions.

Hopefully, by sharing good quality writing on more established blogs, you will also be increasing your Domain Authority (DA) score and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

Below is a little about what each type of post is, along with names of where I’ve had posts published.

GUEST POSTS

A guest post is where you write a post for publication on another blog or website. The owner of that website may publish a small biography with your piece, or give you a link back to your blog and often your social media channels.

I’ve had the following guest posts published:

August 2019 – Random Act of Kindness (Book Review)
lifeinabreakdown.com/a-random-act-of-kindness-by-sophie-jenkins-review/

June 2019 – The Mummy Bloggers (Book Review)
ialwaysbelievedinfutures.com/guest-post-the-mummy-bloggers-by-holly-wainright-book-review

May 2019 – Menopausal Beach Body Blues (Body confidence)
themuttonclub.com/menopausal-beach-body-blues/

May 2019 – 3 Great Reads for Summer (Book Reviews)
kateonthinice.com/3-great-reads-for-summer-holidays

December 2018 – Gifts That Keep on Giving (Eco)
girlsgospel.com/gifts-which-keep-on-giving/

November 2018 – Christmas Traditions (Travel)
mothergeek.co.uk/travel/2018/11/going-on-holiday-at-christmas/

November 2018 – Five Photos (Lifestyle)
sharonboothwriter.com/2018/11/05/five-photos-with-tea-and-cake-for-the-soul/

November 2018 – 3 Recommended Reads (Books)
damppebbles.com/2018/11/02/r3comm3nd3d2018-with-bookblogger-hazel-jackson-teaandcakesoul-teaandcakeforthesoul/

September 2018 – How to Pack for a Road Trip (Travel)
diaryofadetour.com/how-to-pack-for-a-usa-road-trip/

screen shot of my guest post at Diary of a Detour How to pack for a USA road trip - text and photo of open road and blue sky
GUEST POST – HOW TO PACK FOR A USA ROAD TRIP

COLLABORATIONS

A collaboration is where you contribute a piece of work to a bigger article for publication on another blog. This piece will be put together, along with the words of several other bloggers, to form a comprehensive piece on a certain subject, ie, 20 Things to do in Las Vegas.

You might contribute anything from a couple of lines, a paragraph or something around 250 words. You will get a writing credit, usually with a hyperlink in your name.

This is not to be confused with a brand collaboration, where you are paid to write an advertisement piece for a brand. This is all about bloggers working free with other bloggers.

I’ve collaborated on:

October 2020 (Covid Winter)
poundsandsense.com/surviving-the-covid-winter

October 2020 (Halloween Recipes)
uklifestylehub.com/20-delicious-halloween-recipes-that-you-definitely-need-to-try

October 2020 (Winter Hobbies)
handicare-stairlifts.co.uk/handicare/news-advice/winter-hobbies-to-enjoy-at-home/

November 2019 (Christmas)
britonabudget.co.uk/how-to-save-money-at-christmas/

November 2019 (Christmas)
thenellybean.com/what-does-the-holiday-season-mean-to-you/

November 2019 (Lifestyle)
poundsandsense.com/start-cooking-uk-bloggers-share-their-favourite-kitchen-tools-apps-and-websites/

November 2019 (Christmas)
freddiesmummyuk.com/christmas-planning/

October 2019 (Lifestyle)
companionstairlifts.co.uk/news/yesteryear-games-to-play-with-your-grandchildren

October 2019 (Recipes)
ageukmobility.co.uk/mobility-news/article/quick-and-easy-autumn-recipes

September 2019 (Travel)
traveltorecovery.com/wrong-when-travelling/

August 2019 – Best Blogging Tips (Travel/Blogging)
breathingtravel.com/best-blogging-tips-for-beginners/

July 2019 – Ultimate Bucket List of things to do in Spain (Travel)
fillmypassport.com/bucket-list-spain-road-trip/

July 2019 – Things to Do in California (Travel)
throughanaussieseyes.com/things-to-see-and-do-in-california-usa/

July 2019 – Importance of Making Time for Each Other (Lifestyle)
companionstairlifts.co.uk/news/the-importance-of-making-time-for-a-loved-one

July 2019 – South West Road Trip Ideas (Travel)
lavidaglobal.com/awesome-things-southwest-road-trip/

July 2019 – FAQs about Care Homes (Lifestyle)
continuing-healthcare.co.uk/continuing-healthcare-guidance/frequently-asked-questions-about-care-homes

July 2019 – FAQs (Travel)
xyuandbeyond.com/questions-for-travellers/

July 2019 – Best Travel Apps (Travel)
lifeloving.co.uk/best-travel-apps/

July 2019 – Tips for Travelling with Periods (Travel/Lifestyle)
thesaneadventurer.com/tips-on-traveling-with-periods-by-female-travelers/

June 2019 – Jetlag Advice (Travel)
attraction-tickets-direct.co.uk/travel-advice/latest-news/6-tips-beating-jetlag

June 2019 – Homesick Food (Travel)
xyuandbeyond.com/feeling-homesick/

May 2019 – Free Thing To Do In San Francisco (Travel)
thetravellingpinoys.com/free-things-to-do-in-san-francisco

May 2019 – Mental Health Experiences
anxietyandliz.com/2019/05/24/mental-health-experiences/

April 2019 -My First Tattoo (Lifestyle)
thetattooforum.com/tattoo-edit-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

April 2019 – Advice for Overcoming Perfectionism (Mental Health)
thereelanna.com/perfectionism-advice/

February 2019 – Tips for Getting More Exercise (Health)
handicare-stairlifts.co.uk/handicare/news-advice/tips-for-getting-more-exercise/

February 2019 -Sedona in Hidden Gems of USA (Travel)
glorioussunrise.com/hidden-gems-of-usa

January 2019 -Tips for Dealing with Social Anxiety (Mental Health)
anxiouslass.com/social-anxiety-tips-mental-health-bloggers/

December 2018 – Christmas Lights (Travel)
gofamgo.com/amazing-christmas-light-displays/

November 2018 – An Attitude of Gratitude (Travel)
gypsywithadayjob.com/travelers-attitude-gratitude/

November 2018 – Guide to Romantic Destinations (Travel)
lovelustorbust.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-the-most-romantic-destinations-in-the-world/

October 2018 – Keeping Warm (Health)
countingmyspoons.com/2018/10/8-tips-for-staying-warm-outside-with-chronic-pain/

October 2018 – Bee the Change (Eco Issues)
youngsickinvisible.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2018/10/22/Bee-the-Change—2

July 2018 – 5 Questions (Books)
patricialeslie.net/single-post/2018/07/08/5-Questions-for-5-Readers-over-5-Weeks-Question-1—First-Books

screen shot of tips for staying warm in winter with chronic pain at counting my spoons
COLLABORATION AT COUNTING MY SPOONS

INTERVIEWS

Some bloggers hold a regular interview feature where they ask their guests a set of questions. They might be about blogging, their particular niche or something more personalised.  Eg, I ran An Afternoon of Tea and Cake for the Soul where I asked questions relating to all the subjects that I cover here on my blog. You will usually get links back to your blog and social media accounts.

I’ve taken part in blogger interviews at:

October 2019 – Live a Blissful Life (Writing)
liveablissfullife.com/working-from-home-is-not-just-for-young-adults-tea-and-cake-for-the-soul/

February 2019 – Eat To Heal (Mental Health)
chronicallyhopeful.com/eat-to-heal-loss-of-appetite-and-depression-interview-with-jo/

December 2018 – Friday Night Drinks (Lifestyle)
alittlebookproblem.co.uk/2018/12/14/friday-night-drinks-with-jo-from-tea-cake-for-the-soul-teaandcakesoul-fridaynightdrinks-guestpost-teacakeforthesoul-bookblogger-bloggerlove/

November 2018 – Meet Tea & Cake (Blogging)
bloggervue.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/meet-tea-cake/

October 2018 – 20 Questions (Lifestyle)
wheelescapades.com/2018/10/31/twenty-questions-with-tea-and-cake-for-the-soul/

September 2018 – My First Rally (Lifestyle)
diaryofadetour.com/jo-jackson-my-first-rally/

June 2018 – Eat, Sleep, Love, Travel (Travel)
eatsleeplovetravel.com/2018/06/11/guest-interview-tea-cake-for-the-soul/

screen shot of eating to heal loss of appetite and depression interview with Jo
INTERVIEW AT CHRONICALLY HOPEFUL

LINK & PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS

Link contributions are a quick and easy way to get shares of posts already published on your own blog. These are normally posted by the host blogger as a round up, Eg, 20 Easter Recipes. You will contribute a photo and a link to your original post which will then be included alongside others.

My links have appeared on:

July 2019 – Oaty Banana Cakes (Recipes)
chronicillnessbloggers.com/2019/07/23/12supereasymeals/

April 2019 – Brownie Recipe (Recipes)
uklifestylehub.com/22-easter-recipes-you-need-to-try

April 2019 – Way to Repurpose Glass Bottles (Eco Issues)
uklifestylehub.com/eight-ways-you-can-repurpose-glass-bottles

February 2019 – Sharing Blogger Love (Lifestyle)
tsundokugirl.com/2019/02/14/sharing-the-love-this-valentines-day/

You can read more about my work in the links below:

WORK WITH ME
TESTIMONIALS
CONTACT ME
ABOUT TEA AND CAKE FOR THE SOUL

AWAITING PUBLICATION

Sustainable Swaps 9plus1.co.uk (Eco)
Dating Advice thehuntforfabulous.com/ (Lifestyle)
Enchanted Serendipity (Film/TV Locations)
Menopause Monologues book

8 thoughts on “My Guest Posts, Collaborations, & Interviews

    • I think it’s good writing practice contributing to posts elsewhere, and it’s nice to write something that you maybe wouldn’t on your own blog.

      I hope it will get my words out to more people too, and maybe help my freelance writing.

      Liked by 1 person

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