I read this question on Quora a few moments ago.
Aspiring bloggers have asked it only 45 billion times.
I do get the gist of the question; you want to know how to be seen, to succeed. But at its core, I sense the energetic problem behind the problem. I am a surgeon with energy. Precisely feeling the intent behind the question, I know the biggest problem with aspiring bloggers who query in such fashion.
Aspiring bloggers incorrectly believe ONE BLOGGER (aka the blogger themselves) does stuff to get their blog enough visibility to succeed. One problem; successful blogging is the collective efforts of tens of thousands of people….not one person. Like, a blogger can do a few things, struggle and fail. A blogger who builds a tribe and makes friends generously can drive 54,574 links to their blog, like me. You see, I did that (below) along with tens of thousands of people, from my tribe, to my friend network, to hey, even the guy down the street who visited my blog after I told him to visit my blog.
Successful blogging is ALWAYS a team effort. Failing blogging is always a solo act. This is the biggest problem I have with aspiring bloggers who ask questions about getting their blog out there. It never happens that way. 99.99% of these bloggers believe – vibing from fear and ignorance and sometimes flat out, bat crap, delusion – that 1 blogger does some stuff to gain exposure to succeed. NO! Absolutely not. 1 blogger generously networks with top bloggers by helping them and asking for nothing. 1 blogger also builds steel-like bonds with their readers, by engaging and serving these kind folks. What happens next? You guessed it; over 10,000 plus hours of blogging service later, thousands of human beings – along with the 1 blogger – co-create 54,574 back links to one blog.
Do your back link research. Quickly, you see 54,000 back links ain’t nothing to sneeze at.
Even better? I built 600 back links over a recent 9 day stretch. Post coming soon. Likely on Blogging From Paradise, tomorrow.
But it was always a team effort and never a solo effort. Also, I never had an intent to “get my blog out there”, some nebulous, airy, passing, passive fancy, dancing about in my brain box. I made friends by helping top bloggers and asking for nothing in return. I also wrote a ton of eBooks to render valued, premium service. Including this helpful eBook for publishing products. Building bonds with my readers? Check….oh…hell yeah. Engaging my readers, listening to their needs and addressing their problems have been paramount to me for many years.
So we all co-created a collective effort manifested as my success. But my success also benefited these folks too because my content and eBooks helped ’em. We all win. But it was always a team effort.
Never make the mistake of believing 1 blogger does some stuff solo to gain massive exposure. Blogging never happens that way. At least, successful blogging never walks that lone wolf path. Teamwork does make the dream work. More teammates = better. Generously comment on top blogs. Note top bloggers on your blog. Ask for nothing in return. Expect nothing in return. Publish content to your blog frequently. Aim for 2-4 posts weekly. Be seen by being helpful. Make friends and attract readers by being generous. All success flows to generous bloggers who build large, loyal networks.
Do ya know how bloggers get their blogs out there? Bloggers get their blog out there by helping oodles of pro bloggers, befriending these pros, then, the pros mention them on their blogs and through social media. Top pros “get your blog out there” after befriending you. Top pros befriend you after you generously help them and publish helpful content for a minute.
Successful blogging is a team sport.