Increase your blog traffic. Grow your blog community. Boost your blogging profits. Increase your social proof. Good things happen to effective blog commentors. Skilled blog commentors share their thoughts with the intent to help and connect. Sure you want to get some clicks and wouldn’t mind landing a client or eBook customer through your comment but 80% or more of your intent should be to help readers by adding your thoughts and to connect with both the blogger and their readers. You can build a successful blog by forming bonds with bloggers sharking their way up but commenting on a blog like Pro Blogger – owner of 300,000 plus subscribers – opens doors and builds bonds you’d never dream of. You can also improve your writing skills immensely through persistent, intelligent blog commenting. Here’s how…
His grubby paws fingered the half eaten, greasy sausage. McMuffin crumbs. Syrupy pancake remnants. A thimble full of coffee.
Nothing was off limits for this sneaky San Jose scavenger.
During my recent trip to Costa Rica my wife Kelli and I chilled in the capital of San Jose for a day (we knew the way). We enjoyed breakfast at 1 of the 14 million McDonald’s fast food joints in the city. I was simultaneously stunned and entertained by the pillager of home fries. How could a guy be so bold? Clearly he wasn’t a desperate street guy. Clean-cut, dressed well (compared to me he was dressed to the nines) and even the way he picked through spare McD’s fare suggested he could afford to be…..picky. This bold buzzard taught me – and you – 3 blogging lessons that day.
Most people will offer you constructive, helpful, supportive and nurturing feedback but a few sarcastic, critical, miserable people can ruin your day, or week, if you allow these leeches into your mind. The challenge lies in creating new, fresh, interest content, on a daily basis, while dealing with mean-spirited critics who try to knock you down with their unhappy, miserable projections….aka, nasty criticism. In this post, we’ll take a look at the challenge of turning criticism into something positive.
I thought back to the 30 or more guest posts I churned out entirely unrelated to making money online. I covered a variety of topics. Great. I showed my range. But making money online focuses on hyper targeting prospects. I get no bonus points for displaying my range. I do not build my list by covering topics outside of my niche. I find the spare opt in or 2 but rarely do these folks join my gifting team or ask for my consultation services. Nope. I screwed up. Big time…
I returned home a few weeks ago from a 2 year working holiday of Southeast Asia. I have conquered my frustrations and more importantly I am helping an increasing number of bloggers do the same thing. Decide to become successful now. Become so excited about living your blogging dreams that you cannot possibly think of quitting your blogging exploits. You can do it. You can succeed. I believe in you and I’ll share with you 12 steps you must take to get the ball rolling and become one of the most successful bloggers in your niche.
Guest posts should generate you a ton of extra traffic. If not, you’re doing something wrong. When I publish a guest post here on Basic Blog Tips, or on Famous Bloggers, or Pro Blogger, I see a jump in my opt-ins. Sometimes the spike is stunning, as I receive 5 times the opt-ins I would see on a normal day. This is how it should be, too. I mean, of course I am here to add massive value, and draw readers to this blog, but I would also like to draw readers to my blog so that I can build my list.
Blogging newbies and vets! Attention all you blogging grunts out there, I have a message for you. You run a blog for one reason. Yes, you want to share value and help people. But you really want to tell people to do something. So they take the call to action and both parties prosper. Most bloggers fear being “salesy”, or too promotional. I remember before I joined a tribe, I heard from a particular blogger that I was too promotional. This was simply his lack of faith, in his opportunity, being projected on me. I laughed. I knew better. So I ignored him, and continued promoting myself, and my opportunity, barking calls to action like a blogging general, and growing my team, and readership.