You may know that guest blogging is one of the easiest ways to get visibility and fresh content, two crucial elements to having a successful blog. We at MyBlogGuest have hopefully managed to make it much easier by connecting blogs and writers based on the merit of articles rather than an exhaustive searching process. Now, they are going a step further.
Thanks to a new WordPress plugin, you can now find and even request and publish content from the MBG gallery through your WordPress dashboard. You just look through the category or search keywords, reach through likely looking posts, ask for permission to use them from the writer by making an official offer, and wallah! You are done.
If your offer is accepted, it will show up under your blog’s dashboard header with a small, red notice. You can then publish it and click an option to alert the writer that it is up.
How Well Does It Work?
The plugin is in its alpha release, so we are fixing some incompatibility issues daily. It should be working for everyone now! I have found that it has improved my productivity and just made things easier.
— Cassandra Lynne (@cassalynne) September 20, 2012
As for installing it, that is easy as well. All you have to do is sign into your MBG account, and go to My Menu. There will be an option called Add/Edit Sites and Tags, then on that page a WordPress icon that you can select.
From there, you will be taken to the authorization page. You choose which blog connected to the account you want it installed on, then verify. If you want to install it on more than one, just go through the process once with each blog. The process has to be one at a time, as each blog will have a unique verification code sent along with the install request.
Anyone who says it sounds too simple is right: it is really, really easy. Both to install and to use, which is one of the best parts about it. I have to be honest when I say that I am entirely technologically backward when it comes to these things, but I have still had no issues whatsoever.
What are your thoughts?