Today, we’re very excited and very nervous – Tea with Mum has a guest post – it’s very first ever guest post – over on Katie the Tourist. We are so thankful to Katie for the opportunity.
Don’t forget to check out some of Katie’s other posts while you are there. I was laughing out loud at some of the names of the towns in she visited in the Cotswolds. Snelsmore Common? Lower Slaughter? We will have to visit and see whether they live up to their names.
Cookie, her dog is also very, very cute!
Guest posting is scary!
Guest posting is always a little nerve-racking. Yes, it is a chance to show a whole new audience what Tea with Mum can do. However, because it is someone else’s audience, it is difficult to know how they will respond to the post. And we’re guest posting virgins, so we’re not very good at it yet.
Choosing where to guest post – and getting the other blogger to agree to the post- is also difficult, especially for a very new blog. That is why we were so grateful to Katie for giving Tea with Mum the chance to guest post.
What else is happening?
In other news, you can expect a follow up to this guest post soon with a Brussels inspired recipe with – you guessed it – Brussel sprouts. Actually, it is a traditional Belgian recipe that is normally made with chicory and it is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas as a side dish or with any roast really.
We also have some more travel posts lined up and some more travel planned in the near future. Italy! Berlin! Munich! Amsterdam! We’re going everywhere! We’re only at the start of this blogging journey and still have much more to share!
For our next trip, we’re heading south. Not as far as Australia – though we do plan to get there this year – but to one of our favorite cities. And we are going to abolish the myth that it is not a place to visit with kids. Miss M loved it, which alone is a great recommendation.
Tea with Mum has a guest post: July 2020 update
It is perhaps difficult to understand, but this was still Tea with Mum’s first and only guest post. While it is something I could have put more effort into pursuing – and then you would have had more posts about the fact that Tea with Mum has a guest post – it is not something we have focused on until now.
Part of it is the fear – it is difficult to put yourself out there and ask other bloggers to share your tale. I tell myself that I’m not ready to guest post frequently – we’re still trying to build up our followers here and our expertise. However, arguably we should focus more on guest posting specifically to build up our readership. It is a fine line to walk and a bit of a double-edged sword, really.
Anyway, it is about time for us to move on to brighter futures. Katie is now a published author and has shut down her blog in favour her new book. Of course, that means that our guest post is no more. Boo.
Still, we do have another couple of guest posts in the works – look out for them coming up soon!
If you have a blog and there is a topic that you know we write about and you are looking for a guest blogger, please let us know. We are very excited about turning our ONLY Tea with Mum guest post into a more frequent event. We don’t want that post getting lonely…