Sometimes time can get away from you and before you know it, your blog has been neglected. Life can get too busy to keep your blog updated regularly. It happens sometimes; we understand. Have you thought about adding additional authors to your blog? If you are on the Unlimited plan or above, you have the ability to add an unlimited number of authors to your blog.
Having contributing authors appear on your blog not only adds a different voice to your blog, it also adds fresh content without you having to do any of the work!
When inviting an author to your blog, it gives them a free Typepad guest account. There are three different types of authors and each type has different permissions.
Types Of Authors
Junior Authors can draft blog posts and save them but cannot publish. Only an account administrator can publish blog posts saved by Junior Authors.
Guest Authors can draft, save, schedule, and publish blog posts they have written (not posts by other authors). Guest Authors can upload images and files to posts and pages using the Insert buttons in the Rich Text editor.
Blog Administrators (aka Blog Admins) are co-owners of the blog and can only be invited if you have the Enterprise or Business Class plans. They are able to edit more settings for the blog than Junior and Guest Authors can. Blog Admins have the ability to create new posts and pages, edit all posts and pages, and manage all comments. Blog Admins can also edit the existing design, set blog archive options, edit categories, set feedback preferences, and set front page preferences.
You can read more information about what different author types can and cannot do in our Knowledge Base.
Invite Authors To Your Blog
If you're ready to add additional authors to your blog, it's really easy! To invite a new author to your blog, go to the Settings > Authors page. Enter the name and email address of the desired author. Make sure you are selecting the right access level for the author. The invitee will receive an email with a unique link they need to click to access the invite. Learn about what happens when you accept an invitation to contribute to a blog here.
Do you have Guest Authors for your blog? Let us know in the comments!