The most powerful thing bloggers can ever do to raise their visibility and traffic is to become a regular contributor on related blogs.
I encourage bloggers to put together their own collaborations and provide free mentoring to blogging collaborations on request. One of the strategies we use is to put together groups of five bloggers who agree to become regular contributors.
You write one guest post a week to be published on one of the other blogs and you agree to publish one guest post a week from one of the others on your own blog. Here is a schedule you can use that has each blogger publishing the same day on each other blog.
By using this schedule you and your readers will know which day they can read you on each blog (and you will want to publish a short post on your own blog letting your readers know what you’ve written about and linking to your guest post. Don’t forget to use anchor text!
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5|
|Blog 1||Writer 5||Writer 4||Writer 3||Writer 2||Guest 1|
|Blog 2||Writer 1||Writer 5||Writer 4||Writer 3||Guest 2|
|Blog 3||Writer 2||Writer 1||Writer 5||Writer 4||Guest 3|
|Blog 4||Writer 3||Writer 2||Writer 1||Writer 5||Guest 4|
|Blog 5||Writer 4||Writer 3||Writer 2||Writer 1||Guest 5|
In months that have a fifth week you can feature five additional guest bloggers. When you have five who want to be regular contributors you may want to do a second collaboration group.