3 Secrets To A Popular Blog: The Absolute (Unbridled) No-Holds-Barred TRUTH
I was reading a tweet today linking to a post titled “Secrets to Running a Wildly Popular Blog”.
It was full of the usual stuff that we’ve all heard before so I thought it was about time somebody told the real truth how the popular blogs got where they are today.
Since nobody else has stood up to the plate I guess it’s up to the BLOGBloke to show the way (again).
So without further adieu here are the three no-holds-barred truths how you can create a popular blog, and how the a-listers did it too.
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WARNING: For those of you who are in the brothahood (and the sistahs or squeamish at heart) … look away now because sometimes the truth hurts.
Let the countdown begin…
- The #3 secret to a popular blog is to create your own blog network. So what if it’s just another lame link-farm? As long as Google doesn’t know it, who’s to know (rhetorical). It can be a public network (friends only need apply) or strictly under the covers (covert DMs and email). Works just as well either way cause we’re all friends … right.
- The #2 secret to a popular blog is writing a BS book on blogging or social media. Also called the fake it till you make it success formula, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy or even have original content. Just pretend to be an expert. Again … who’s to know (also rhetorical).
- And the #1 secret to a popular blog (drum roll please) is good old fashioned
networkingschmoozing with the a-list crowd. Schmooze long and hard enough and you just might find yourself becoming one of them (or at least that’s what the hopefuls are banking on). This includes hanging on every breath they take, groveling on their blog (leaving complimentary comments), stalking them at tweet-ups and blog expos (is that legal), sending them emails (that end up in the spambox), or guest blogging (so they can vacation and recycle another book) etc.
Everything else is just smoke and mirrors … and that my friends is the absolute (and unbridled) TRUTH!
The truth does hurt (don’t say I didn’t warn you).
Did I miss anything? Speak now or forever hold your peace.