Be A Guest Star – Even If You’re NOT Famous

Ever watch late night television and wonder how they get all those famous folks on those shows to be interviewed? Turns out, it’s not just benevolence, narcissism, or boredom. Those guests are there for a reason, and more often than not, their publicist, manager, or distributing media empire got them there.

It’s a classic study in symbiotic relations. Like bees and flowers, each has a need that only the other may best satisfy. Guests need to hawk something they’re doing/selling, etc. and the hosts need interesting guests to make their show ratings-worthy.

“That’s great,” you might say, “But I’m not famous, you’re not famous, and Weird Uncle Pete is the only one I know who is, but for all the wrong reasons. And I am >NOT< attaching my name to THAT man!”

Hey: I hear ya!

What you may have, however, is a blog. If you do, then you can take a similar approach to symbiosis as the rich and (in)famous. What if you found a blog of equal stature, where you could offer to swap a ‘guest’ spot with the owner of that blog? You would provide a guest entry for a day and they, in turn, would do likewise for you. Suddenly, you’re reaching a whole new audience who, if written well, may be very inclined to be interested in what you have to say.

And if not, what are you out? Less than an hour crafting a post, that’s what. Seems like a small price to pay for the potential inherent in the transaction.

So get out there, and be a resounding guest star!

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~ by digitalninjasmedia on November 5, 2011.

 
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