Why Should I Submit My Writing To Other Websites? – 20 Benefits You May Not Have Thought Of

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Why Submit Writing To Other Websites - When I first started submitting my writing to other websites to be featured, my goal was mainly just feeding my own ego and gaining bragging rights. While I still contend that these are perfectly good reasons to do it, I learned along the way that there are a lot of other benefits to submitting writing for publication on other websites.

When I first started submitting my writing to other websites to be featured, my goal was mainly just feeding my own ego and gaining bragging rights.  While I still contend that these are perfectly good reasons to do it, I learned along the way that there are a lot of other benefits to submitting writing for publication on other websites.

Why Submit Writing To Other Websites

While not all benefits apply to all submissions, if you submit often enough, you will start to experience most of these and can start selecting your sites based on which ones provide the benefits that are most important to you.

  1. Feed Your Ego
  2. Increase Your Site Traffic
  3. Gain Exposure For You/Your Site
  4. Reach New Audiences 
  5. Earn Money/Be Paid For Your Writing
  6. Attract Writing Offers From Other Sites/Publications
  7. Build Your Blogging/Writing Credibility
  8. Increase Your Google Ranking With Back Links From Large(r) Sites
  9. Build Your Confidence
  10. Explore New Niches/Validate Your Niche
  11. Learn From Being Edited
  12. Meet Influential Bloggers and Editors
  13. Discover Great New Sites
  14. Participate In Contributor Communities
  15. Provide A Boost To Your Bio
  16. Improve Your Media Kit
  17. Gain New Readers, Subscribers, and Followers
  18. Capitalize on Site-Specific Opportunities Like Anthology Sourcing and Interview Opportunities
  19. Receive New Opportunities Outside of Blogging (i.e. guest posts, interviews, columns — even television appearances)
  20. Enhance Your Sidebar

Okay attention seekers, what did I miss?


About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.