Here we are with your third lesson in the Blog Boosters Crash Course.
In this lesson, we are going to talk about the wonderful benefits of networking with other bloggers.
Turning your blog into a big success doesn’t happen overnight. When you’re building your blog following, it’s important to develop relationships with others who have similar interests. A good blog needs external interaction. Unfortunately, many bloggers don’t understand the importance of this type of networking and consequently, they end up missing big opportunities.
One of the best ways to start developing relationships with other bloggers is by commenting on their posts. However, you have to be smart about it. Avoid posting nondescript comments like ‘great post’ and moving on. If you have genuine interest in the topic, take a moment to share your exact thoughts. You want to expand the conversation by being helpful. This way the blog owner and their followers will recognize you as someone they want to get to know.
The same holds true for people who take the time comment on your blog. Don’t ignore legitimate comments instead respond with meaningful replies that will are relevant and inspiring. You also want to follow other bloggers who are popular in you niche. Especially the ones who have chosen to follow you.
Whenever you find a blogger with good content, you can include a link within your post. Whether they have similar or differing views or products, you can create a relationship with them and learn a few things from them. It is a good strategy to get people talking. You can also share blogs on your social network pages.
Guest posts are another great opportunity for getting more recognition. Many blogs welcome submissions; you just have to look for them. Just make sure that you don’t submit a post on an unrelated topic to a popular blogger and expect to have it considered.
Try to share something of interest to the people that already follow the blog and it will work in your favor. You can also allow guests to share posts with you. It’s a great way to add additional content to your blog without doing the work yourself.
That is it for today’s lesson. In your next lesson we will be talking about some simple ways you can speed up your blog because nothing drives visitors away faster than slow loading pages.
In the meantime, go check out Ebooks 4 Prosperity, there is a lot of good learning source materials!
Have a great day!