How do you manage your bloggers? Does the network run under a ‘produce or your gone‘ mentality or do you allow your bloggers to be free and open? Perhaps you pay your bloggers per word?
I don’t manage a blog but if I did, I would hire writers who were passionate about the content that will be published onto the blog. Common sense right? Thankfully, I’ve landed a job writing for Performancing where there is no quota. I’m given a set of priorities and a suggested set of topics to write about. As a blogger, I take it from there. Because there is no quota, I don’t have to worry about publishing poor content just to get something published. I can take my time which allows me to do my research, create longer posts, and produce something of much higher quality which will end up providing more traffic.
I’ve been reading up on some of the most successful bloggers around and they all have a few things in common. One of them happens to be the fact that they let their writers do what they have to do just as long as they produce results. I think that is a great way to go about managing your writers. Not only does this take some of the stress off of the writer, but it also gives the writer a chance to write at their leisure which usually produces better results than by giving them a deadline.
So the question is, how do you manage your writers? Do you impose strict guidelines? Are you only concerned with obtaining results without caring how they are achieved? If you have a tip, suggestion or comment on the best way to manage writers or even guest posters on your blog, be sure to share it with us in the comments.