Building relationships and constantly being in touch with successful bloggers is the dream of every blogger. Whether you are considered top blogger or not, you can’t deny the fact that there is always the desire to meet and connect with more successful bloggers in your niche.
No blogger can succeed as an Island. Blogging is about belonging to a community and relating with community members. The most successful bloggers are those that connect with as many as possible.
It’s not just about building relationships though. It’s about hooking up with the right people. I want to propose 7 quick tips that will help you identify and connect with bloggers that will pull you with them as they succeed.
Be a blogger of value
The very first and unavoidable step to connect with pro bloggers is to be a blogger of value. I don’t mean you should be an expert here. What I mean is you can’t relate with an attractive blogger when you have nothing attractive at your end. You must do some investment in getting a domain name and a self-hosted blog, a professional theme, etc. If you have a poorly setup blog, that will play down on your value and reduce your chances of attracting attention from around.
Make sure you write and publishing some interesting articles on your blog first. There are many top bloggers out there who want to help others grow but that heavily depends on how serious they are. If you surround yourself with mediocrity and lack of seriousness, chances of getting answers from others are very slim.
Identify successful bloggers
Don’t even get to this step until you have completed the first point above.
There are successful bloggers in every niche. I recommend you don’t just go on with bloggers in any niche. However, that may not be completely rolled out though. The ideal is to look for bloggers in your niche and hook up with them. The simple reason is they will sure have enough materials you can benefit from.
There are many places to meet these successful bloggers. For a quick start, check them out on BlogEngage, Bizsugar, Justretweet, Blokube, bloginteract, Triberr, live blogging events, etc. Visit their blogs to find out more about them. Read their ‘about me’ page. Find how engaged are readers on their blogs, etc.
Engage on their blogs
Read their articles and leave reasonable comments. Reply when they reply to your comment. Reply to other comments on their blogs. Share their articles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. Do this constantly and daily. Don’t send them an email yet
Link to their articles
Yes, that’s another thing to do to get notified. Link to relevant articles on their blogs from your posts. That will drive traffic to their blogs and they will gradually find out what’s going on.
Offer to help them
Now I love this one! Everyone some how needs help. If you are skilled in some area, offer to help your dream blogger in that area if there is need. This will make him discover you more.
Review their products
If your dream blogger has a product, write a review post on your blog about it. That will certainly give him more exposure and traffic from your end and a good way to draw him closer to you.
Send them a mail
Now, I save this for the last because that’s not the first thing to do. A lot of newbie bloggers fall into this error. They quickly start sending mails around desperately asking for help. I think it’s a wrong approach that doesn’t work.
I think the best kind of message to help get the attention of a pro blogger is that which points out an excellent blog post did by him. Show him how powerful the article is and how it helps you out. Don’t ask for any help especially if you are in the beginning of building the relationship with him. Simply show appreciation and tell him how you reacted to the article – maybe you shared in on social media, linked to it, etc
I want you to understand that most successful bloggers may not need you or may not know they need you. It’s up to you to find your way to them proving to them you can also have something to offer.
Let me hear from you …
What are the other ways to connect with more successful bloggers? Where else can we fine them? Share your thoughts in the comment box and spread this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. I’ll ever remain grateful