I’m really trying to stick to my goal of posting whenever I have a new guest post, blog interview, or appearance on a podcast, radio show, or lord willing a tv show. 🙂
Today, I’m writing about a round up post that i was blessed to be invited to contribute to. It was written by my friend and the designer of my website Fabrizio Van Marciano. The post is all about how to promote a new blog or post. I was one of 23 people to be invited to share their advice on this subject. And I’ll be the first to admit that I still get chills when I see my name mentioned amongst all those other acknowledged blogging rock stars.
I’d like to mention a little of the history behind my being invited as it helps explain my contribution to the post.
I met Fabrizio last year while interacting on the blog of Adrienne Smith
She is known as the blog commenting super star, and she is also one of my mentors. She was one of the first people online to see my potential and encourage me. She showed me the right ways to build an audience through building relationships. And most all of these relationships started with blog commenting and sharing other people’s content.
Fabrizio was around when I launched my first ebook. He enjoyed my book. and gave it a great review. He also stopped by my blog and reviewed its layout. He then decided that since he wanted some testimonials about his design skills that he would do my site for a very low introductory fee. I have been very happy with his work.
He has since gone on to work more in the area of online marketing. He now has a podcast too. But we met on adrienne’s blog.
We have stayed friends and followed each others progress. We leave comments on the other’s blog and share to face book, linked in, twitter, etc. We have a relationship.
So, when Fabrizio wanted to do this round up post for new bloggers; he thought about me. I do good work, and I have made a lot of progress; but look at the names in that post.
Many of them have been doing this so much longer than I have. Most are far more consistent in delivering their posts or podcasts. And most are making more money at it than I am.
I’m not saying I don’t belong in this group. I’m saying that if it were a sports tournament I’d be on the bubble. I got in because Fabrizio knew, liked, and respected me. And this happened because of blog commenting. I thoroughly believe in what I said in the post listed above.
There are ways you can get off to a quick start. There are things you can do if you want to be another one of those get rich quick kind of people. But if you want to build a loyal audience that you can sustain for the long haul; it all starts with meeting people online, becoming their friend, and being available when they have opportunities for you.
Sharing Is Caring
This post of Fabrizio’s really is an excellent tutorial on how to get started building a blog audience. It could easily have been an ebook you would have had to purchase or subscribe to emails for. So, please help by sharing the link with your friends, family, coworkers, and social media networks. You can also support this man’s hard work by leaving comments. Comments are the best way to tell the search engines that you value a post and that they should too.
Well, that’s it for today. I’m amazed, honored, and shocked to have been included in the group. But I’m so happy I had the opportunity to share my experiences and advice with a new crop of bloggers. So many people have helped me along the way that I love it any time I get a chance like this to give back.
Thanks so much to Fabrizio for asking and to you for taking the time to read this post. Take care out there, Max