Connected bloggers are those blogging folks who seem to know everybody. These bloggers pop up via guest posts, features, interviews, endorsements, and mentions all over your blogging niche.
The Benefits of Being a Connected Blogger
Robert Kiyosaki said it best:
“The wealthiest people on earth look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.”
Connected bloggers become pro bloggers. Connected bloggers become leaders in their niche, establishing a platform to help many folks while earning a full-time income in the process.
I have retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging by building a network of loving friends around me.
The building part involved giving freely, helping people, persistently serving folks and doing so daily for many years.
If you want to become connected, you better become a loving, generous, helpful servant.
How can you become connected?
Then follow these 4 tips.
1: Promote other Bloggers on Your Blog
Promote other bloggers through interviews, features, and mentions.
Plant the seeds for becoming a super-connected blogger.
The most generous bloggers often build the biggest, most loyal networks because the more you help other bloggers by expanding their reach, the more other bloggers will help you by expanding your reach.
Whatever you give freely flows back to you freely.
No need to do an expert roundup with every blog post. Just mention 2-3 bloggers who have caught your eye through every other blog post you publish.
Connected bloggers regularly think about how they can give other bloggers pub….which is exactly why they are connected bloggers!
2: Promote other Bloggers on Social Media
Promote other bloggers on social media.
Retweet, Facebook Share, and G Plus Share fellow bloggers’ posts.
Doing so helps you connect with blogging buddies.
This is the easiest way to become a connected blogger because most folks love a free giver.
Be generous with your stream. Help people. Many bloggers you promote through social media will gladly share your content both on their blogs and through their social media accounts, helping you become even more connected.
3: Guest Post on Niche Blogs
Guest post on top blogs from your niche.
Write valuable, helpful posts designed to solve reader problems.
Guest post to make friends, mainly. Backlinks and traffic and sales will flow your way through guest posting if you write posts with the predominant intent to help people and to build bonds.
Guest posting is a connection-building activity because doing so leverages your presence quickly. By publishing guest posts on blogs from your niche you connect with like-minded bloggers, laying the foundation for long-term, prospering blogging friendships.
Write 1000 words daily in a Word document. Trash the document. Following this simple practice helps you gain clarity and confidence in your writing, so that guest posting opportunities will flow your way through invites.
4: Comment Effectively on Niche Blogs
Become a serial blog commenter.
But do so in effective fashion.
1 line comment drive-bys won’t cut it.
Write a 3-4 paragraph, in-depth, personalized comments related to the blog post. Think mini guest post more than leaving a quick, thoughtless comment.
Sign off with your name.
By publishing in-depth, impactful comments you show that you care about your fellow bloggers. Caring bloggers become connected bloggers because we tend to befriend like-minded people who care about us.
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Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, LifeHack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.