I recently had the opportunity to send the following e-mail, in response to a request (the ninth this week!) from a freelance writer asking if they could write some guest content for my blog, and link back to their blog about online colleges.
Dear xxxxxxx,I have decided not to permit guest posts from freelance writers. I occasionally invite guest posts from active teachers and school administrators, but not from people whose principal career is writing.I think it’s worth mentioning that yours is the ninth e-mail I’ve received asking for guest-posting rights on my blog from a online-college-oriented website, and you may want to consider branching out to other subjects for blogging — unless, of course, your primary business is not blogging but selling online college services. In which case, good luck — the bubble in student loans is very close to bursting in the United States, and you may soon be jobless. My sympathies.Sincerely,Andrew Watt