Being a Professional Blogger is not an easy job and once Blogging become your profession, things changes for you. Your blog doesn’t remain just a Blog, but it become your main source of bread and butter and you have to treat it like a business. That’s why we emphasize on Blogging business plan for every Blogger.
Now, as we say “With power comes great responsibility” same is with Professional Blogger. When you have become pro blogger, you have to take care of so many things like: Blog maintenance, updates, Social media marketing, Personal connection, promotion and what not. Anyhow, this post is not about how tough a life of pro-blogger is, but it’s about why at times we don’t get replies from Professional Blogger. People drop a message to pro-blogger on Facebook, contact form and expect a reply instantly, but it doesn’t happen like this all the time. Ever thought what could be the reason? Is that Blogger mean? Is he too busy to solve queries of his readers or is it something else?
Do you think that Professional bloggers are mean? Right, that’s the question. Darren Rowse, Pete Cashmore,Zac Johnson are some of the bloggers making millions from their blogs and to address them as a Problogger wouldn’t be much wrong. But sometime, maybe at the beginning of your blogging stint, you will feel that they are mean and they don’t much care for us. Well, let me tell you that you are completely wrong. Even I was thinking that they are mean but as I got more and more exposed to blogosphere, I found that they are right at what they are doing. I hope that at the end of this article you will completely agree with me.
Below I am going to mention about some points that make you feel that Probloggers are mean and I will tell you why they are not.
Why Bloggers are not mean:
They don’t reply to my mails
If they are not replying to your mails then don’t take it the negative way. As I mentioned above, Pro bloggers job is not easy and one have to take care of so many things. You are not the only one mailing them and like you they get hundreds-thousands of Emails daily. Some of them are important, some are news and some are pure garbage, but you can’t let any Email hitting your inbox unattended, and then priority Emails come into the picture.
If you have mailed them and waiting for the reply, then why not send them a reminder about your mail and that you are awaiting the reply. Try to make a conversation and I guarantee you that you will get a positive feedback. If your Email is still not getting answered, time to get in touch with other blogger in your niche.
They are not accepting my guest posts
This is another reason about the baseless hatred. If you have submitted a guest post and they haven’t yet accepted it, then you might be wrong somewhere. Have you tried to talk with them about your intention of guest blogging on their blog ? If yes, then have you presented them with an article that meets up to their blog’s status ? Bloggers lack at these points. You should always let them know before hand about your intentions and not signing up and submitting an article.
Even here I want to mention that they get many offers about the guest posting and they can’t just accept each and every post. You will understand this thing once you start receiving guest posts. At the same time, a Blogger might not like to miss a unique work, so come up with a post which justifies dialogue from Godfather ” I’m gonna make him an offer that he can’t refuse”.
They are replying to everyone’s comments except mine.
Is this the case with you ?? Then again its your fault that you are not getting any reply even to the comments. Check yourself if you are leaving comments worth replying or not ? Many newbie bloggers comment just to get a link back. Comments like “Nice post”, “Keep up the good work” show that you haven’t even read the complete post. According to me, your comment should be completely removed from the blogs. If you want to give feedback, then give one that catches your host’s attention and compels him to give you a reply.
Things you should do to catch their attention :-
- Leave genuine comments on their blog posts.
- Start a conversation with them via e-mails.
- Add them in your social circles.
- Give an honest feedback about anything he asks.
- Ask for his permission, if you do anything that is about his blog or about him.
- Use social networks to stay connected with him.
If you implement the above points then you won’t ever feel that the Probloggers are avoiding you. You will get your reply. I hope that after reading the article, now you won’t feel that they are mean. If I left out some point then please point it out and let me know via the comments. Also answer if you really feel that the Pro-bloggers are mean??
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