In practice it's a little more than that. First there's writing the posts, which is fun, but each host has her own slant on things, which means I should keep that in mind. The set-ups are different, too. Some hosts want everything they can get: bio, pic, cover art, blurb, and sample pages. Others want just the post, no extras.
Then there's following all the posts. I try to check in several times on the day my guest post goes up, to answer questions, make comments, and see what people have to say. (They've been really nice so far.) But some people are in different time zones or otherwise occupied, so it pays to check the next day, too. Of course I'm on to the next guest post by then, so it's back and forth.
Then I have to keep track of who commented, because of course there are prizes. So each post requires work before, during, and after its appearance. I have to be organized so nothing gets lost in the process.
Am I complaining? No way! It's fun; I get to meet new people; and I get to do it in my slippers. Cool.
Tuesday I'm "Writing in Corners" at http://terryodell.com/terrysplace
And Wednesday, May 16, Seamus Interview Part 5 is at http://its-not-all-gravy.blogspot.com