Out of all the guest posts that I've written, this may be the one that I'm the most proud of.
I took great care crafting the thesis, title, main points, and body of this post. The title uses several key techniques to make it attractive such as 1) A numbered list 2) The strong word of "Tactics" and 3) It relates immediately to the reader by referring to "the next steep hill" that they will encounter.
As I wrote on GregRidesTrails.com,
The tactics covered in this article don't really address the mental state that you have to assume to be a competent climber, but rather focus on the tangible, technical skills necessary for defeating those nasty-steep hills.This article was pretty successful, and it has received 10 comments and 37 likes on Facebook.
The specific tactics covered are:
"Rowing the boat" is the main point of the article, and I dive into a detailed description of how to do it in order to maintain rear wheel traction.
- Don't wait to shift.
- Shift all the way down.
- Choose the right line
- Keep your butt in the saddle.
- Maintain a smooth, circular pedal stroke.
- Remember to breathe, and keep loose.
- "Row the boat."
Mountain.Bike198 is a mountain bike blog that has grown quickly and positioned itself as an expert in the mountain bike blogosphere in just a few short years. This blog has well over 12,000 subscribers, and sent GRT.com a nice little boost of traffic when it went live. Getting a post on this blog was no small achievement!
Please be sure to read the full post here!
Coming soon: Guest post on the #1 Mountain Bike Blog, the Singletracks.com blog.