Every blogger wishes to connect with superstars but few know how to do it. The desperate blogger goes about connecting with pros the wrong way; no, you cannot impress a successful blogger by desperately pitching your guest post, or be begging them to accept your guest post. To receive the immense benefits of becoming friends with an influential blogger you must woo these folks in the prosper fashion.
If you want more traffic than you can ever dream of you must think through your relationship building strategy to impress these folks. You can connect with a superstar blogger by following these 5 simple tips.
How to Connect with Successful superstar bloggers?
Comment – First point of connection
Comment like crazy to meet more bloggers and expand your presence online. If you are quick to connect with many bloggers you eventually start to meet superstars of the blogging world. This is not some magical, mystical secret, how to meet top shelf bloggers. Simply post comments on many relevant blogs each day.
Make each comment valuable. Drive-by’s like “Hi how are you great post!”, are not going to impress people. Use 1 to 2 full paragraphs to make your point.
These type of comments solidified my rep in the blogosphere. I no longer leave such lengthy comments only because I have too many guest posts, articles and post for my blogs to write.
Chat & interact on Social networking sites
Chatting on social networking websites is how I became buddies with up and coming superstar blogger Zion Amal Rafeeq. After commenting on his blog and writing 1 guest post he started chatting with me on Facebook. Over a few days we began to form a strong relationship. Now we chat with one another every few days, checking in, bouncing ideas off of one another and helping each other succeed in the blogging world. You can chat on twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google Plus. The network matters not. Get to know people better and you might just develop a strong connection with an influential, superstar blogger.
Share Posts Aggressively
I am known for sharing posts like mad, both my own and posts by others. If you want to succeed in catching a popular blogger’s attention you better promote the stuffing out of yourself and your buddies. By promoting you, folks see you believe in yourself. By promoting other people you grow your readership quickly, because many of the people you promote return the kind act and promote you in return.
This is a big reason why I have over 24,000 followers on twitter. I retweeted people aggressively for many years before I saw these sizable numbers.
Whatever you want, give it away. Do you want traffic? Help people to get traffic, and you will find yourself meeting more superstar bloggers as your influence and reach grows.
Guest Post like Mad
I write 1 guest post daily. I used to write 3 guest posts daily. Writing guest posts helps you strengthen relationships with superstar bloggers. Like I mentioned earlier, I met Amal by guest posting on his blog after leaving a few comments on his website.
This relationship blossomed because I took the time to write a guest post. I have submitted guest posts to many authority blogs because I know the power in creating value for a large, targeted audience.
It would probably take me a long time to grow my business through my blog alone but when I decided to guest post, well, things happened quickly. I met more people than I could have imagined because I was exposed to hundreds of thousands to even millions of readers, when you count how many guest posts I have written for some seriously big audiences.
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Become a Superstar Blogger Yourself
OK, this one is difficult for many struggling or inexperienced bloggers to grasp. To meet a superstar you need to become a superstar yourself. This means doing superstar type stuff.
My superstar resume:
- I have written up to 24 blog posts in 1 day.
- I have created over 1000 youtube videos – yes, they shut down my account – in only a few years.
- I estimate that I have written over 100 guest posts.
- I have easily created over 3000 posts on my blogs. Probably closer to 4000 posts.
- I have achieved all of this within 3 years.
Superstars are driven. Superstars push themselves and never rely on other people to make them a superstar. Sure, you might receive a nice break, such as an endorsement from a star, but if you really want to catch people’s attention blog like crazy, network like crazy, meet more people and you will become a star in your niche, quickly.
Looking for more tips? Here are 5 more effective ways to connect with professional bloggers.
How do you connect with superstar bloggers?
What tips can you add to this list?
This is a guest post by Ryan Biddulph. If you would like to write for ShoutMeLoud, check our submission guidelines.
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