Friday, June 13, 2014

5 Benefits of Guest Blogging


Today I am blogging over at Travel Babbles for Kym while she and her hubby are enjoying the Mexican sun for his 30th birthday! I love that Kym is a hockey wife and I am able to reach more professional sports spouses on her blog today! 

I have been slacking on 5 on Friday's simply because by the time Friday rolls around, all I am thinking about is the weekend and enjoying a few days off! So today, I wanted to talk a little about the Benefits of Guest Blogging since I have been on two different blogs this week!

one. increase in numbers
This week I did two guest posts on two different blogs and I co-hosted a giveaway with some other lovely bloggers and my numbers have SKYROCKETED! In the last 7 days, my instagram account has gained 143 new followers! My GFC followers went from 30 to 81!!!! I can honestly say this is because of the guest blogs and the giveaway.

two. new blog friends
Obviously with new followers, comes new blog friends! I am excited to see the one of the newest #baseballwifelife girls, Hannah has created a blog and is my newest follower! Hannah and I began talking on Facebook a while back before her (at the time) boyfriend got drafted. She is now an engaged woman who is beginning her #baseballwifelife this season! 

three. increasing my reach
It's always exciting to get my blog more looks from new visitors.  It's intriguing to see how one post can increase followers,  reach a new audience and even be posted throughout social media all day.

four. improve writing skills
Sometimes I find myself writing my posts with the mindset that everyone knows who I am talking about.  I am reminded that when I guest post, I need to be more specific and explain more in my posts for all my readers to stay connected with my life.

five. ideas for new posts
Reading all the other posts from guest bloggers generates new ideas on what I can post about.  I have found that most guest posts are "top 10", "best/worse", "tips" themed.  I will be sure to include these ideas in the next guest blog posts!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! I will be back on Monday with the details and play-by-play of the lovely Christy's wedding to her groom Stephan!

Now head on over to my sponsor, Alysse blog!


  1. I've found that being a part of giveaways and guest posting are definitely the best way to improve your numbers, just having your button sitting on someone's side bar has done nothing for me :(

    Yay for guest posting for Kym! I'm sure she's having a fabulous time in Mexico!

    Happy Friday!

  2. Your blog is so cute! So glad I found it. Stop by and say hi sometime!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. Yep! I found yours through the giveaway :) So glad your blog is growing, Cayte!

  4. I just found you via Kym's blog and I'm a new follower. My husband played in the minors [way back in the day, before we knew each other ] and I always wondered what it would be like if we were together at that time. Can't wait to follow your journey.

  5. I just found you! I can't wait to check out your blog more. Sorry for all the comments on the blog.

  6. I so need to do most guest blogging. You're right, the extra traffic is a bonus!
    PS: Love seeing how your home is where... signs are taking off! You go girl!


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