Please excuse this short rant. I just need to vent a little.
Recently I posted a few guest posts on my blog Roni’s Weigh to help keep content fresh as I transitioned to life with a new baby. I reached out to fellow bloggers I know, trust and have some kind of relationship with to provide these posts. Since publishing them I’ve been inundated with guest post requests from complete strangers. Many of who don’t even have blogs of their own. They simply want to use my site as a means to publish content with inline links that will hopefully increase the page rank of whatever it is they are selling.
I’m not sure why but this annoys the CRAP out of me. My blogs are very personal in nature and the posts I publish are not just “content.” I communicate with the readers of my blogs. I’m creating a relationship with them and I take that relationship very seriously. It’s insulting to me that these “guest posters” think I would compromise that relationship by publicizing generic content to the community I worked so hard to create.
Ok, I’m done. I just needed to get that off my chest. Thanks for “listening.” :)