I’ve had a few people ask me recently about doing guest posts on this blog. At face value, it seems like a good idea – i get to put my feet up while other people do the work for me and provide content. Believe me, that sounds good 😉
But then i must ask myself what good is a personal blog if other people are writing the content? I’m proud to say i’ve written every single one of my 1,467 (now 1,468) blog posts here on smemon.com and i think i’d be going backwards if i were to allow guest posts on this blog.
Yes it might increase traffic, yes it may even increase quality, plus it would allow me to relax a bit more, but in the long run i think it would damage the blog’s character and style plus leave me wondering what the future holds for smemon.com….
As a reader of many blogs, guest posts don’t put me off a blog, but i always get frustrated when i think ‘x’ has written a post, only to find out that some random stranger has instead… that random stranger might be a better writer or provide more useful content, but at the end of the day i visit x’s blog to read what ‘x’ has to say!
If this blog was a more general / faceless tech blog i’d be open to guest posts, but for a personal blog – i just don’t think it’s wise.