2 Blogging Tips To Help You Get Ahead
I’ve come across something recently. I want to be address it. I have a mentor in the internet marketing niche, who has started doing a daily broadcast while driving to work every morning. He comes on to share with his clients what he has planned for the day’s work, share some knowledge, etc. This could easily be a blogging pro doing the same thing.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with it. Actually, by sharing what he plans on doing, he’s holding himself accountable with everyone who watches the broadcast. Sharing knowledge is also great for his clients. What I’m seeing is, all of a sudden others are thinking that they need to do the same thing, hopping in their cars and turning on the camera and start broadcasting. It’s almost like the sheep following the shepherd.
My issue with this is, do all these people really need to be doing this or are they just jumping on the bandwagon?
I am not doing this because I don’t see the need to do it that way. I could just as easily sit in front of the camera in my home, or on the porch, or where ever I choose and do the same thing.
Should I Do This or Shouldn’t I?
As bloggers, we all want to get our content out there in front of as many people as we can. But, should we always do exactly what the blogging pros are doing? If I did everything that others showed me, overwhelm would set in. I would probably shutdown mentally, from exhaustion. I’m sure you would also.
I’m not saying to stop listening to the blogging pros. On the contrary, I recommend listening and learning from them. But, before you implement different ways of promoting your content, I suggest that you think long and hard as to which strategies you really want to use and not do something just because someone else is doing it. Do it because you want to do it.
What I Do and Why I Do It
I use blog commenting as a way to get myself out there, not just because many people said to do it. I do it because it is one of the best ways to promote one’s blog content. It’s also a great way to build relationships with other bloggers. Another thing I do is share my own and others’ content on social media. Again, not because others do it. I wanted all of us to be in front of as many people as possible. I know bloggers who do live broadcasts on Facebook, Periscope, and other platforms. Does this mean I should do it myself just because they are doing it? No. If I decide to go that route, it will be because I think it will be good for me and those who watch it.
All I’m saying is, whatever you decide to do, don’t do it just because others are doing it. Do it because you think it will help you to get where you want to be as a blogger.
Be Yourself When Blogging
Another thing, when you are trying to solve the problems of your readers, you need to be yourself. Don’t try to imitate the ways others write, or do video, or whatever they do. Find your own voice, or personality, and use it to your advantage. Tell your story as only you can, in your words, or physical expressions on video, to show your emotions to your audience. Be honest and tell them about what you went through, the problems you’ve encountered, and the steps you took to overcome them. People want to know who you are and what you stand for, as well as the content you provide.
In my early days as a blogger, I used to incorporate things that happened when I drove a cab into my writing. I found a way to put the internet marketing spin on it, back when my niche was internet marketing. Think of things you’ve experienced in your life and, if possible, put it to use in your blog posts. Anything that is a part of you can help you tell your story to others. You just need to be able to make the connection with what it is that you’re writing about in your post.
If you would like to see how someone adds his story to every post he writes, check out Ryan Biddulph’s Blogging From Paradise blog. He literally writes about every place he and his wife have visited around the world and always has some great tips to help other bloggers. He tells his story, his way, and makes it entertaining while providing solutions to problems his readers are facing, based on his own experiences.
Final Thoughts and Calls To Action
People like reading about others. They will come back, if it is entertaining and helpful. By using these two tips, and have fun doing it, you will see success come your way, in the form of more visitors, email list subscribers, sales, etc.
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Have a good one……Chris