Some bloggers think that blogging only revolves around their blog and nothing else. This is a great way to fail at blogging, especially if you are blogging to make money online.
Another crucial part of blogging is networking, and networking involves in interacting with with other bloggers and visitors that comes to your blog. Networking plays a very big role in getting targeted traffic to a blog which is one of the best source of free traffic. The blogosphere, or the big blogging world as I like to call it, is made up of millions of blogs belonging to over thousands of niches. Becoming a successful blogger doesn’t mean that you have to be a part of all these niches. You just have to interact with other bloggers or visit these blogs that shares the same niche as you.
In this article I will give you reasons as to why blogging isn’t all about your blog, how to become better at networking.
It’s Not All About Your Blog
If you think that your blog is the best and should be the center of attention, then think again. As I stated in the introduction that the blogosphere is made up of millions of blogs, so this means that your blog is a part of this big number. So standing out in a crowd of millions of blog can be quite challenging.
I am not saying that you should ignore your blog and spend time surfing from blog to blog, but take time out the visit other blogs in your niche. Do blog commenting, guest posting, reading articles of interest and also taking time to help other bloggers in time of need.
What if you spend too much time on your own blog? Nothing is wrong with showing your blog lots of attention, because all of us as blog owners love our blog and we all spend time admiring what we have done to make it reach the level that it is currently at right now. Spending time on your blog can make it look unique and also a great way to stand out in a crowd of millions.
We should also show attention to other blogs in our niche. Showing attention to other blogs in our niche, which has more success than our blog, can help us to come up with fresh new ideas for our next blog post.
At times we all struggle to generate new ideas and with the help of other blogs we can overcome that small hurdle and brainstorm new ideas for upcoming blog posts.
This is a topic that has been discussed over and over, and I just want to touch on it a little. Guest posting brings lots of traffic to a blog and doing more guest posts will only result in more traffic to your blog.
If we think that blogging is all about our blog then that means we don’t participate in guest blogging and this means we are losing out on lots of targeted traffic.
So start guest blogging today, you can start by submitting a post at my blog.
Leaving comments on other blogs will attract new visitors to your blog. This is very simple to do and this will also help to generate targeted traffic to your blog.
When you leave comments on other blogs and people see your comment, they will want to click through to your link for your blog and leave comments on your articles as well.
Making money by getting traffic from other blogs is really simple to do. Apply the tips that I mentioned above, guest posting and blog commenting. After you start to get incomming traffic to your blog, make sure that you have a mailing list set up so that you can sort of grab these first time visitors email address for email marketing.
Without a mailing list set up these first time visitors might not come back to your blog for a very long time, or might be never again. So it would be best to offer some freebies to get them to join your mailing list. This is a great way to make money online so be sure to start your mailing list today. And I mean TODAY!
Another thing that you can do is to have some sort of special offer, something interesting and worth spending the money to get. If this is the case write a review about this product and say how it has helped you to gain success and then you can market this product and try to make some sales.
Networking To Better Your Blog
Becoming a friendly blogger is one of the first step into networking to male your blog more approachable. Not only that, but it opens up the door for communication between you and other bloggers or visitors who come to your blog.
Networking involves guest posting, blog commenting, sharing other blogger’s article, communicating via Twitter and so on. This is really easy to do. Here are some steps below how you can network:
This was also mentioned above. Participating in guest blogging will cause you to have a communication with the blog owner of whom you want to guest post for. You show try and get to know this blog owner and might want to ask this blogger to aslo guest post for your blog as well.
Trading guest posts will be a cool idea and you should also try that out.
This involves in leaving positive and upbuilding comments on the article that you have read. Get to know more about the author of that particular blog post and you can go further to thank him/her for that blog post.
You may also be helpful in sharing your ideas with other bloggers or your blog visitors of you have discovered something new. This is a great way to start network with others.
Say for instance that you found a new way to make some extra money online or you found an easier way to drive more targeted traffic, sharing this type of information to your friends online will male them appreciate you much more.
So be friendly and share your information.
Group Discussion About Blog
How often do you try to network with other bloggers and their blog?
Share what other things you do to try and help your blog to be better by networking.