Outsourcing your blog, or parts of it, is actually quite common for some busy bloggers.
As Catherine Lawson points out in a recent article, outsourcing is a great way to save time in all aspects of your life. Although outsourcing does cost money, if the cost outweighs the benefits, it may be the way to go.
When I first started blogging, I would have loved to outsource the “mechanics” of my blog. I didn’t know anything about HTML, CSS, or any of the behind the scenes techniques. I didn’t know what SEO (search engine optimization) was, nor did I know it was important.
When I read the basics of blogging, I learned blogs are an online journal. Type our words, and the whole world can read them.
When I think back to what was necessary to learn blogging, it would have been much easier to instruct someone else to “set it up” for me.
That didn’t happen. I was on my own, and became self taught.
To me, all that I learned, has become part of the journey.
I’m proud of myself for sticking with it, and learning from my mistakes. Light bulb moments came often, as did pats on the back for meeting the challenge.
Now I read how some bloggers are outsourcing certain aspects of their blogs. It may be behind the scenes, or monitoring comments.
One form of outsourcing is the utilization of guest posts. A guest post could potentially save a blogger many hours of time, plus being attention to the writings of the guest writer and their blog. It’s a win-win situation.
With blogging becoming so popular, and bloggers becoming so consumed with their blogs, outsourcing may be the answer to alleviating some of their “not so favorite” aspects of blogging.
Would you, or do you, outsource any part of your blogging activities?
Would you use a guest writer?
How do you feel about bloggers who use outsourcing?
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