The Continuing Spiral of Guest Post Requests

As a blogger, it really does surprise me how many guest post requests I get through my inbox every single day. Despite me stating on my blog that I do not accept guest post.

I often feel like a broken record stating to various people and companies who emailed me that I do not accept guest post and it’s clearly marked through my blog. I’m writing about this now to somehow clear my inbox a little with the amount of requests I get every single day and also to stop sounding like a broken record and to somehow give clarity to various people or brands that contact me.

Don’t get me wrong I love it when brands or people contact me. Trust me, I live for my emails, but it is getting to a point where I’m missing out on important emails due to my inbox being filled with loads of guest posts requests.

To make it even more complicated, I’m now short on time, and as I stated in the past, I’m taking this blog part-time at the moment. I’m currently working full-time as digital marketing executive so when I’m out of work and have a little bit of time to work on the blog I don’t want to spend my time responding to the same guest post emails over and over again. I instead want to spend my time photographing something pretty, talking to my online buddies and writing from the heart.

I understand the majority of people who do email me for a guest post are new bloggers themselves and want to help get exposure to their new blog or want to have something they have written published. But I feel that this would actually hurt you more than do any good, especially in the long term.

From my point of view, instead of asking for a guest post on someone else blog, wouldn’t it be better to have your own blog where you can write and publish all the contents you want? That is how it for me, where I have my own blog where I want to write and publish my own content. I have my own say on what to share with people. And if anything I find that very rewarding.

I’m going to conclude by saying, please read my Work with Me page before emailing me. And to also really think about what you want to achieve when emailing a guest post request? If you’re a brand, are you thinking about how you are going to get a long term ROI? Or are you just looking for a quick fix? If so, are you going the right way with it? If you’re a new blogger and want to get exposure on your blog? Once again, think what you are hoping to achieve and if it would help you in the long term.

I’m hoping by writing this I can somehow reduce the amount of guest post requests in my inbox and not to miss important emails from people and brands. I also want to state that I adore emails and my inbox is always open in you want a chat or need help with anything.

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  • Lauretta Wright
    May 11, 2019

    Hi Anna – I get lots of these too but I have set up an automated reply to people saying that I don’t accept guests posts and that I won’t be responding to individual emails as I don’t have time – something to think about maybe?

  • Anna Nuttall
    May 12, 2019

    I do already use something similar but Gmail keep deactivating it which is annoying!

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