Why You Need to Be an Impatient Blogger?

A lot of bloggers tell you that you need to be patient, right?

Well, I have done it too. I portrayed impatience as a “bad” thing to have.

Now, I am correcting that mistake.

You don’t need to be patient.

Be patient, if you want.

Read article about Patience that inspires me to write this article 😀

There is another side to patience that most bloggers tend to forget about. And in this blog post, we will take a look on that:

Lot of bloggers will tell you that patience is a virtue. And it is, I agree with that. To an extent, patience does play a very important role in our success. But, there is one thing we forget:

When talking about an issue, shouldn’t we look at both sides?

When was the last time someone wrote a post about the pros of being impatient (I really don’t know, since I haven’t read any posts yet. If you have, feel free to share them in the comments 😀 ).

Well, in this blog post, I have just decided to do that; I will give you a list of Pros – that I think – of being Impatient.

Why You Need to Be Impatient?

Impatience is something that is dissolved in the nature of humans. Yes, we can control patience, by teaching yourself to do so. But, have you considered the advantages of being impatient?

Impatience motivates you to act…

Yup, you heard me right: Impatience motivates you to act and strive for more (Well, that also depends upon the situation). Let me give you a simple example:

Imagine that you are blogger and you started working on a new project. You planned to put a lot of effort and time into the project so that you can get great results out of it. But, you don’t get the results that you expected. What will you do?

If you are a blogger who just started out, you are most likely to quit blogging. But, if you are a blogger who knows that blogging needs consistent efforts, you will keep on trying.

In this example, Impatience strengthens your motivation to keep trying. Why? Because you want to see those results. You want to get the most out of what you are doing.

And after you achieve the goals, the same old impatience will motivate you to do more and get even more results.

I will give you a better example, in case if you don’t agree with what I said. But, before that, let’s take a look at the definition of Impatience:

restlessness: a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay.

Highlight the part that says irritation with anything that causes delay. Let me ask you: What would you do if you were waiting for your taxi cab – that you reserved earlier – at the airport and you came to know that your taxi cab will be an hour or two late due to an accident?

Would you wait for that taxi? Well, a very few of us would.

Others would just take a taxi from the airport and go where they want to go (there is a high chance of this happening if you have an important meeting/function to attend or if you are just tired).

How does that fit into blogging?

Like I said earlier, it motivates you to take action. In blogging, motivation plays a very important role. You need to have motivation to start blogging, stay with blogging and try harder to achieve the same goals that you expected to achieve with minimum efforts (realize this: nothing in this world is easy).

Be Impatient. You don’t necessarily need to be patient. Realize that most folks in this world are like you; they are impatient. Only a few folks were patient enough to achieve great things.

But, you don’t need patience. Impatience is enough. If you have the determination to take action 😀

Impatience will help you to strengthen your motivation to perform the action (and as I said before, it will even motivate you to go beyond what you were expecting to do).

So, Be Impatient.

Be a Blogger.

Just Blog 😉

P.S.S.T: Let me know of your awesome thoughts on my thinking 😀 Thanks a lot!

Social Media Sites: Where Do You Network?

How many Social media accounts do you have?

Where all do you have it?

I have seen both bloggers single and multiple social media accounts. And I am just curious: Where should we put our most effort? Which social media sites should we focus on – when building our business and brand?

In this blog post, we will talk about where – which sites – you should put your most energy and effort into.

How Many Social Media Accounts?

Having social media accounts is important for marketing your content and gaining more exposure for your brand/blog/business.

For instance: One of my friends at College gets his most clients via Social media -Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Before I move further on, let me make it clear: I am not talking about having multiple IDs in a single site. I am talking about having single ID per site.

But, how many sites do you need to invest your time in?

Should you invest your time in Popular Social Media Sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn? Or should you go for local ones?

Well, it depends…

It depends upon your business. If you are doing business offline (and if you think your business has enough relevance in your area, then sure invest a little more time into working with local social media sites.

Or else, go popular 😀

But, there are many popular social media sites out there. Which one should you focus on?

Well, that’s my question too. Which one should you focus on? Let’s take a look:

Pros – Local Social Media Sites

  • Easier for you to network with and do business (since they are in your area).
  • If you can prove your business to be successful in your area, then it will be easier for you to take to the next level. Networking with local tweeps will help you (if your business has enough relevance in your area). For instance: If you are trying to sell luxury items to a rural town. It won’t work.
  • Not a lot of Competition

Cons – Local Social Media Sites

  • Not a lot of clients – Well, this depends upon your business.
  • Not a lot of exposure – When you talk about local social media sites, they are local.

Pros – Popular Social Media Sites

  • Lot of Exposure
  • Lots of Clients

Cons – Popular Social Media Accounts

  • Lot of Competition (It will be hard to compete when you are doing business across the world, but you can).
  • Takes lot more time and effort to get your business noticed

These social media accounts really take up a lot of time. Don’t you agree? Moreover, we need to decide on which sites we should put our energy into. We can’t just work on all sites, can we?

Which Sites Do You Put Your Energy Into?

Well, if I were you: I would experiment and do some research. Yes, experiment what works out for your business. Which social media site gets you more business(Ask your customers who referred them; use analytics to track your website online!)? Focus more of your energy into those sites. Also do some research to find out where your competitors are standing and what you need to do about it.

For Blogging?

As a blogger, I would recommend you to spend more time on Twitter and Google Plus (and also put effort into LinkedIn). Don’t worry much about Facebook. If you look online, you will see most bloggers (doing their blog work) on Twitter and Google Plus. So, put a lot more effort into those sites than others. Build your community outside your blog. Network and Just keep everything simple and awesome.

Be Happy.

Be Creative.

Just Network.

And Don’t worry 😉

Thanks for listening tweeps! Let me know of your comments 😀

Do You Hate to Be Patient? I Know I Do!

That was about 2 week(s) of real blogging for me. I haven’t worked this much at any time period with my other blogs.

Do you Hate Patience?

I (re) started with a new blog, new twitter account and pretty much everything new.

I wrote about 12 posts (for my blog and for others), commented at about 10-12 blogs and networked via Twitter.

Here is what I got for you:

Alexa Rank of 1,570,770

170 Visits

517 Pageviews

Well, I don’t really care about the things listed above. Here is what I really care about:

27 comments (mine included)

A real good bounce rate of 47% (staying consistent!)

Average time: 5 minutes per visit

Average of 3 pages per visit.

About 60 real twitter followers who give a damn about my blog 😀

And I have got 4 subscribers so far (1 is mine 😀 )!

These are the things I am trying to work on 😀 I think these results are really good.

Well, that’s for the first two weeks of real blogging – for this site. What did you achieve for your first two weeks? Do you remembers?

Patience: Do You Hate To Be Patient?

I really do hate to be patient. But, I am trying my best to hold on to it and keep my blogging wagon to go on. I am really happy with what I have achieved so far. Not a lot, I know. But, I don’t regret switching to a new blog. I got these things by working hard and by doing it in the right way (you will know more about this when you read my guest post at Mavis’s Attraction Online Marketing Blog 😀 ).

I am really happy with what I have now. And you should be too. I will also be trying to achieve more. Here is my goal for the next two weeks: Get More Subscribers and Decrease my bounce rate (a lot more!).

I hope that I can do that through guest blogging, networking and commenting.

Let’s all do it. What do you want to achieve in next two weeks? Try hard to achieve it. Once you get started with two week goals, you can easily start a monthly goal set and try to achieve it week by week. And Get More out of Less.

Let me ask you one question: Do you know why I wrote this post?

Well, I wanted to signify the importance of patience. But, when it comes to reality, I have written a lot about goal setting and my own experience and less on the actual topic it self.

I don’t like that. Do you?

Don’t you think that is cheating? Telling your readers that you are going to talk about something and you talk about something else.

You have to be honest, right (Well, now I am talking about honesty! See the irony!).

Let’s get to the real meat:

Patience: Do You Hate to Be Patient?

All of us do, to an extent. But, we should try our best and be patient with our goals. We will reach our goals, if we try harder and keep doing it consistently (I can tell you from my experience from blogging experience, you really need to be consistent!).

Well, that’s that.

I am no longer interested in continuing to write this post. Because, I think I am just going to off topic for you guys (First I started with my experience, then to patience, then to hard work, then to honesty, then back to patience and then to consistency). I am really sorry guys, but these things do really relate back to each other.

And you just need to be Patient with me!

Thanks for reading guys! Let me know of your comments 😀

Motivation: Do You Blog Regularly?

Motivation is one subject that I like to blog about again and again. Why? Because I motivated to write about blogging and motivation.

All human actions have a motivation; whether it is to watch TV, buy food, blog about blogging or even cleaning your room. Motivation is the basis of all actions. As I understand it, you will perform better (in an action), if you have a stronger motivation to do so. This blog article will take a look at steps that you can take to get a stronger motivation to blog regularly.

Blogging regularly plays an important role in determining your success with blogging. You need to post articles, market them and network with fellow bloggers consistently. That’s how all popular bloggers became popular.

Back, when I was blogging with other blogs, consistency was a real pain for me. Especially because I had a lot of work for high school. But, now as I am in college, I am more freed up (in terms of time). I did have a lot of interesting experiences. For instance: I didn’t blog at all for an entire summer. But, guess what. I got the most traffic during that summer (the reason was that I had done a lot of work before the summer; If I had blogged and kept up with it during that summer, I would have gotten a lot more subscribers. But, unfortunately, I didn’t).

Towards the end of times with other blogs, my problem was lack of motivation (it was getting harder and harder to get back with blogging since I hadn’t blogged much for many months). The trend followed when I started this blog. But, I was able to get back on track, during last week. I didn’t a lot of work on reading, commenting, writing and submitting guest posts (I am still waiting for them to be published!). Anyways, let’s get back to the post.

Before we get into the subject matter, let’s take a look at few things that you should do (you should have done) first.

Step 1: Identify Your Primary Motivator

Why do you blog? Money? Fun? Popularity?

Well, you only have a limited number of options for primary motivator. Once you identify the primary motivator, move onto the second step.

Step 2: Form Your Own Motivator – Secondary Motivator

Money, Fun and Popularity are all strong motivators. But, as time passes on, these motivators start to loose their strength. So, you also need to form your own motivator – as the secondary motivator. Perhaps you want to be a better writer? Or a better networker? Figure out a secondary motivator for your blogging career. It will turn out to be useful.

Motivation to Blog Regularly

Try to make your motivators as the same as your long time goals. For example: If you secondary motivator is to be a better writer, then make it as your blog (focus on achieving your goal).

Take Challenges & Do the Unusual

What is your writing style? How do you write? Do you plan? Or do you write like me (no planning)? If you write with planning, then try writing without any planning. If you don’t plan, then try writing with planning.

How many posts do you write per week? 1-2? 3-5? Or more? Well, if you usually write 1-2 articles per week, then try to write more articles for this week (Take a challenge). And try to achieve your goal. It will help you to increase your motivation and confidence with blogging.

Or if you write 3-5 articles, then try writing lesser articles. Do a lot more marketing, networking and commenting (do something that is related to blogging).

Or you could do something bigger. Take your challenges to a new level. Let your readers and friends know about the challenge. Encourage and ask them to join the challenge. At the end of the challenge, you can write a post about your difficulties and your experience taking the challenge (this would greatly help your readers 😀 ).

Write in different styles. Try blogging beyond your usual routine.

Try something different. Because that’s what makes life interesting. Same thing applies to blogging. When you do things differently in different ways (Experimentation), you will be able to keep blogging interesting (and this blog regularly).

The Key

So, do you blog regularly? What things do you do to keep your motivation strong to blog regularly? How does your blogging schedule work? Do you keep n amount of hours everyday for blogging?

Let me know of your valuable comments about blogging regularly! Thanks for listening!

Do You Keep A Blogging Journal?

It’s a rather simple question to ask: Do you keep a blogging journal?

Well, for those guys, who don’t know what I am talking about: Blogging Journal is where you write down all your blogging related ideas and decide to take action later.

Do you keep a journal?

That’s what I use my blogging journal for. Well, what do you use it for?

For those guys who don’t keep a blogging journal: If you were to have one, what would it for?

And why don’t you keep one?

This blog post takes a simple look at why I think you should keep a blogging journal. This post is solely based on my own experiences with my dear Blogging Journal.

I have been blogging for 2 and a half years now. And I can confidently tell you that the best posts that I have written so far came from my blogging journal. That’s my first reason.

Blogging Journal Helps You to Organize New Ideas

You never know when you are going to get a blogging related idea. And if you don’t write it down soon, you may even forget it (I have had a few cases of that). My blogging journal helped me to get ideas (When I have it in my hand, it motivates me to think of something that is related to blogging). And also helped me to retain them.

I use my old school agenda as my blogging journal. And it has really helped me. You see, I think it is a lot better to write down your ideas (rather than drafting it in your WP account or whatever).

And even my journal has given me different ideas. You see, the people who were responsible for the school agenda had this habit of including awesome quotes on every page of the agenda. I have had several scenarios in which I have framed a whole post based on the quote that I see on a page.

Blogging Journal Motivates You to Think More!

There is a strong motivation behind every human action. Having a Blogging Journal in your hand will motivate you to think about blogging (It has worked for me). For instance: I won’t feel satisfied until I think of at least one idea.

Note: Yes, I have several different ideas. But, as you can guess, I couldn’t write all of them since I didn’t have much to talk about. I only publish articles that I feel satisfied with – others, I throw them in the trash can 😀

Blogging Journal May Give You Confidence

Notice I said, may. That’s because it depends upon the person. If you are able to think of lot of new posts – while having your blogging journal in hand – it will increase your confidence. You see, there is a fear for all bloggers – called Writer’s block.

Whatever you tell, I won’t agree with you. Now and then, there will be times in which you can’t get any ideas. Even if you the great Einstein.

Thinking of ideas before hand decreases your fear and increases your confidence for blogging. An increase in confidence also means that you will perform better (At writing, at commenting, marketing or whatever you are doing).

Better Confidence also means you will have an optimistic attitude (we all know how important our attitude is, don’t we?).

Well, if you don’t, I will give you a quote:

If wealth is lost nothing is lost, if health is lost something is lost, if character [attitude] is lost everything is lost 😀

Well, I guessed that character also means your attitude.

So, Do you Keep a Blogging Journal?

Let me repeat the question again: Do you keep a Blogging Journal? Why? Why not? Has this post had any effect on your decision to keep/not keep a blogging journal?

Let me know of all your comments! Don’t forget to share. Thanks 😀

Your Best Blog Ideas for Guest Blogging?

I want to ask you a simple question. Do you guest blog? If so, do you keep your.

What’s your idea?

best blog post ideas for guest blogging?

If yes, why? If not, why?

In this blog post, we will discuss whether we should keep out best ideas for guest blogging or not.

Keeping Your Best Ideas for Guest Blogging?

Guest blogging is a means through which you get traffic, build links, build your newsletter and build relationships all at the same time. I always consider guest blogging as a form of commenting (there are only a few differences between an “excellent” comment and a good guest post). When writing comments, you could craft them to be thought provoking (this builds relationships). If the site has Comment Luv, Keyword Luv and Twitter link, then you could build links through that. Now, let’s get to today’s main topic:

Here is what I have done so far: I kept my best ideas for guest blogging. I invested a lot of time brainstorming ideas for other sites. And it was very useful for me: For building relationships with many prominent bloggers and building links to my blog (and I got traffic to my old blog).

Right now, I am just starting to pick back with Guest blogging (I am also spending lots of time on commenting; thanks to Brian’s blogs I frequent page, I am able to have a list of blogs that I should really comment on.

Here is what I am going to do in the future: Spend more time guest blogging and commenting. This is because I want to get more traffic and build even more links to my site (and at the same time, I will be writing articles for my own blog).

Now, let me tell you why I kept (and keeping on) my best ideas for guest blogging:

We all know that Guest blogging is when you write as guests for other sites. And when we it comes to effective guest blogging, most of us do select bigger blogs so that we can get better results with the guest blogging.

Now, in guest blogging, you are writing for a bigger audience (provided that you are writing for a blog bigger than yours). You need to have better quality content to get the best results. You would want to broadcast your blogging abilities to the audience right? For that, you need to have posts that are equal or higher in quality compared to your site (this is what I believe). Of course that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality of articles that you write for your own blog.

It just means that you need to spend more time planning, researching and writing when you write blog posts for other blogs.

Guest blogging also helps with brand recognition. By writing for bigger blogs, you are exposing your brand/business to a bigger audience and interacting with your future friends, clients and/or subscribers.

What Do You Believe in?

I believe in guest blogging as an effective way to build traffic to my blog. As I mentioned earlier, it is also a great way to build links and other stuff. I believe in keeping my best ideas for guest blogging because when I guest blog, I only do at prominent blogs like CopyBlogger and Backlinko.

Do you believe in keeping best ideas for guest blogging? Do you guest blogging? Why? Why not?

Help me by sharing and commenting on this article. Thank you!

Are You Going to Write an eBook?

Email marketing is one among the best methods through which you can make money (Email marketing; as in affiliate marketing). The principle is simple: You recommend a product to your email subscribers, and if they buy it, you get a commission. But, for this to work, you need to have subscribers. And to have subscribe, you need to take necessary steps. One of the methods that many bloggers use to build their list is eBook giveaway (you get the eBook for subscription). And for the eBook giveaway to “work”, you need to first prove your ability to blog in your niche through the posts that you write; high quality informative posts. I am going too deep on that, since that is not the subject of talk for today. Anyways, this post will take a look at the pros and cons of writing an eBook for your list.

Are You Going to Write an eBook for Your Newsletter?

The Pros Are Simple:

  • Grow your subscribers list – eBook giveaway is an excellent way to grow your list; people tend to subscribe when you offer them something in return.
  • Improve your writing skill – An excellent eBook requires a lot of work (writing, researching etc). Writing the eBook will certainly put you in a better position, as a blogger (you will learn a lot of new things while preparing an eBook for your list).
  • Get New Ideas for blog posts – When you write an eBook on your niche, you may get new ideas for future blog posts.
  • You are an author of a Book – Yes, eBooks make it so much easier to become an established writer. If you want, you could sell the hard copies of your eBook.
  • Builds Your Passion, Patience and Determination – Writing an eBook will help you to strengthen your passion for the niche. It also builds patience and determination, because writing an eBook does take a lot of time and effort.

The Cons:

  • It requires a lot of work – Yes, writing an eBook is not a simple thing (Nowadays, there are a lot of eBooks that reiterates the same techniques/principles; so, if you want to succeed in eBook list building, you need to write an awesome eBook that helps your readers).
  • Design/Layout of the eBook (the look of the eBook is very important) – Well, if you are an expert using Photoshop, then you could design your own eBook covers. Or else, you could spent $5 on Fiverr for a great Design.
  • You need to have a list- Yes, of course. You need to have a list and all list building tools (like subscription forms to have the maximum success with eBook list building).
  • Credibility/Trust – For the eBook list building technique to work effectively, you need to have trust among your readers (you should have build trust and credibility earlier through your blog posts; You should have written awesome blog posts).

My Experience

What I wrote above was based on my own experience from writing eBook(s). I have written more than 1 eBook. But, have never published them online since I didn’t feel like it. I will be publishing the eBook (that I wrote for this blog) soon. But, before that I need to get consistent with this blog, build traffic and start building a list!

Thanks for listening! If you liked my post, please take time to share it with the world and/or write your opinion below. Thanks!

Do You Blog / Teach Through Action?

When I decided to switch to a new blog and start everything from scratch, I also made another decision along with it. You see, most bloggers today argue about the frequency of post publishing. Now, there is no answer to this question. It depends upon the blog, the blog writer and his/her blogging style. The decision I made was that I would just write my posts as I like (but, I will still write at least 4-5 articles per month; so far I have not been able to do so since I was busy with all sorts of stuff; I am just getting back to the usual blogging routine).So, with this blog, I won’t be writing articles just for the sake of articles. I will only publish articles that I think, will be helpful to my readers (And that teaches my readers through action). I realized that, blogging and teaching through action is the best way to help your readers while helping yourself. In this blog post, we will take a look at how we can teach through action (whether in real life or in blogging).

Blogging and Teaching Through Action?

Basically, what you have to do is instead of just giving “awesome” techniques to your readers (to get their blog popular), give evidence/proof along with it. I mean proof that the techniques works now [techniques get old as time passes; their effectiveness decreases]. Let me give you an example. In my last blog post about twitter networking and networking strategies, I included the screen shots of me using those techniques in my twitter account. Well, I can’t really claim that the post clicked since I didn’t have much visitors and comments yet (because this blog is brand new, and I haven’t done much marketing).

Well, I know that it will work, if used appropriately because it has worked (for me) in real life. Now, I will just give you a simpler illustration to think about:

Let’s imagine a class room. Wouldn’t it be easier for the students to understand the material if they were taught through “action”. Imagine yourself as a student in that class room. Would it be easy for you? Would it be easy for you to understand plant anatomy if the teacher allows you to bring plant along and cut it open in class while studying?

The answer is Yes, it would. You know, this is a simple principle, used by a lot of folks everyday. All we need to do is take this technique, tweak it a bit and apply it to our own blog.

Tweaking differs based on your blogging style and blogging niche. If you blog about making money online, you could show them step by step – what you did – and the results – what you achieved. But, beware. Making Money Online is a big field where many scams occur (and many of these scams do provide us with “proof” that they make money). So, when you do explain to your readers, try to be different and provide an evidence that is simple and understandable.

Well, that’s it. That’s all I have to say. This was a much shorter post. But, I really enjoyed writing it (because it was in a rather unusual format for my blog posts; I usually write my posts in a format, but this post doesn’t fit to any of my earlier formats).

Thanks for reading, by the way. If you enjoyed the post, please do leave a comment and encourage me to write more [and better] posts. If you don’t like it, just tell me why you don’t. Don’t forget to share the post with your friends (share only if you find this post useful and informational). 😀

4 Techniques to Get Talking in Twitter: Twitter Networking!

Twitter is a great medium to network with your friends and clients (Yes, we all agree on that, right?). There are only a few ways to network via Twitter (like messaging and retweeting). So, it is very very important to use specific strategies to get the most out of Twitter networking. Networking via Twitter allows you to gain friends, clients, traffic and brand recognition. As I mentioned before, there is not many ways to network in Twitter. The success of twitter networking lies in your efforts and techniques. In this article, we will take a look at three ways through which you can gain traffic, friends and/or clients while building your brand.

#1: Answer Questions

Well, that seems obvious. This is one of the best ways to find new people and network with them. You could use it in two different ways. The first method is to use Twitter. Just search for the specific keyword (that belongs to your niche). Find people who have different problems and help them solve the issue. The second method involves using Hoot Suite (Thanks to Brankica from Bloglikeastar.com for her tip!).

Be sure to keep in touch with the person whom you helped (Consistency is the key). Answering questions is a great way to build traffic and reputation for your site (Especially if the person you helped solve the issue is interested in your niche – or if the issue is related to your niche).

#2: Reply to Retweets and Shares

Another method is to reply to Retweets and shares that you get. I am not telling you to tweet a standard old boring reply that reads Thank you for the RT. Instead, make it unique. Try something like: Hey, Thanks for the thumbs up. By the way, How are you? How is your blog/project/work going? Try to be more interesting with your replies. Write replies that can motivate others to reply. It would be easier for you to write better replies if you know more about the person you are replying to (Check out their Twitter stream, blog and other places to see what’s going on). Now, another important thing to mention here is that you need to be active in reading blogs and sharing others’ content, to use this technique. Like many other networking techniques, consistency and uniqueness are the key elements that help this technique to work effectively.

#3: Start a Casual Conversation

Another way to network is just to start a casual conversation. It is easier for you a start a casual conversation if you know a lot about the person. For instance: If you know that the person is working on a new blog, you could check it out, see what’s going on and ask him/her about the progress they have made so far. Casual conversations are easy to start, if you are in touch with the person (consistency).

Tip: Direct Messages

Well, you don’t always have to use Twitter mention feature to network with someone. You could use the direct messaging feature, instead. Another tip: Here is how I would look onto it. I would use the mentions feature to answer questions and other stuff. And I would use the direct messaging feature to have casual conversations. This is a great way to keep casual conversations apart from other replies and mentions.

#4: Twitter Hashtag Chat

The Hash tag chat is a great way to network with a group of people (while discussing over some topic that is related to your niche). Hash tag chat is easy to start (the only problem is that you have to be consistent with it). If I were to start one, I would probably set a schedule, inform my readers, conduct the first chat (to make sure everything is alright) and then keep on doing it (conducting the chat according to the schedule). It would be also wise to inform my readers about each week’s topic (If I were to run a weekly chat) before the actual chat. The Twitter hash tag chat is a great way to network not only with you friends, but also with your readers 🙂

Conclusion

All of the techniques mentioned above are not that new. Most of the bloggers today know about it. The only problem is that either they don’t have the time (consistency) or they just don’t care. The key to Twitter networking success, as I have already mentioned, is Consistency. Be consistent. Be Unique. Be Yourself. Simply put, Just Network.

Blog Networking: Networking at its best!

Blog networking is just as important as networking (socializing) in real life. To understand the relevance of blog networking, one must first understand the importance of networking in real life. Networking (or socialization) is the act of communicating with others. This act allows us to work, enjoy and play together. What exactly does networking/socialization do to your life? Socialization allows you to gain skills and habits that are important to participation within our society. It helps us with a lot of us. In a way, Networking defines us. Blog networking is similar to real life networking. This article takes a brief look at the basics of blog networking and its impact on blogging as a whole. Let’s start with the basics:

Blog Networking Basics

How do you define Blog Networking? Well, Blog Networking is act of communicating with your friends, followers and clients through 21st century innovations like Social Media, Blog and other online services (At least, that’s how I would define it). For bloggers, networking allows them to think, act, have fun and boost their (and their blog’s) reputation. Allow me to give you specific examples:

Blog Networking Provokes Ideas

Ideas are important, whether you are a blogger or not. When I say Ideas, I mean innovative steps, processes, acts, techniques that you can do or apply to your blog, blogging style and/or to your blogging career. Ideas range from blog posts to new ways to improve your conversion rates. Blog networking simply provokes great ideas. Let me give you a real example to illustrate my point:

You won’t get much ideas from the first time you see it. But, when you analyze closely, ideas will pour out like water from a jug.

Here is a few ideas that I got:

Time Management, Scheduling Posts on Vacation, How to enjoy your vacation (and blog at the same time!), What are some things that delay you – Things that Eat your time? And So On.

The ideas that you get will differ upon each tweet. Some tweets are casual. Casual tweets are more likely to give you ideas about blog post, techniques and so on. There is also another way that you can get ideas through – By checking Twitter profiles. You can learn a lot from others. Let just take the example of Twitter once more:

One of your new followers shared your content. After you thank them for doing so, you check their profile to see if they are worthy to be followed. Now, you look at the Timeline. The Timeline consists of all your tweets – whether they are casual mentions, shares or whatever. Let me explain:

A person with high number of casual mentions and conversational tweets can be classified as a great talker/networker. A person with high number of their own tweets can be classified as ” ” (place them in whatever groups you want). Likewise, most twitterers can be classified into different groups (Too bad that Twitter has not introduced a circle like feature yet. But, you could make a private circle to group people as you may like).

Well, when you check their profiles, you might also see some articles, quotes, tidbits they wrote or shared. These things are more than necessary to give you enough ideas to improve your blogging career.

The same thing applies to Facebook or Google Plus. Checking the timeline and/or profiles will give you different ideas. In G+ and Facebook, comments/messages replace the retweets and Direct messages. These also (can) contribute towards the act – of thinking of ideas. Now, let’s take a look at the second portion of networking: act.

Blog Networking motivates you to take action

Yes (well, it depends upon the scenario). Blog networking motivates us to take action. It would be be better if I give you examples. So, Here are some examples to illustrate my point:

Scenario #1: One of your buddies tells you about how they finished their eBook in 30 days.

Action: You might get motivated to start writing an eBook and spend some time each day to finish it within 30 days.

Scenario #2: You see a blog post – via your buddies’ profile – about increasing conversion rates.

Action: You decide to implement those techniques to your own blog.

Scenarios and actions are endless. You could be motivated by just about anything (an example for this occasion: at the time of writing this post, the font – Trebuchet MS – and the look of the post, motivated me to write more and more. Just because Trebuchet MS is one of my favorite fonts). And Motivation is one among the several things that forms the foundation of both our lives and our blogging career. Now, let us take move on to the next little thing that is called “Having Fun”.

Having Fun

Having fun is also an important part of blogging. Whatever you might be doing, you should have fun with it. Or else, it will start to get “boring”. Well, it is not exactly easy to have fun. Think for instance like a full time worker. He works 9-5 and hates both his condition and his boss. Now, it is not easy for him to have fun at work. But, if he were to have fun, then his productivity and self esteem would increase, by a lot. Now, Having fun doesn’t mean that you should do only the things that you enjoy. Instead, what I am implying, is that you should make things that you hate to be fun and exciting. Aside the small talk about having fun, let’s get back to main topic:

Networking is also about having fun. Having a conversation with someone can solve even your biggest and worst problems (well, partially, if the person whom you are talking to gives you good advice that you can apply – let’s just assume that the solution works -, then yes, wholly). I really don’t know how I can explain the fun part of socialization to you. Just think of it. We talk to others for several different reasons. Blog networking may allow you to have casual/professional and healthy discussions with your friends/clients and others. And that is what I call fun (At least sometimes, it is fun). Or try to make it fun.

Boost your blog’s reputation

As you become more and more active in Social media and networking more, your reputation will increase (People who actively engage and participate in blog networking are all time influencers). An increase in reputation is going to benefit you in long term marketing. For a blog networker, it is much easier to market his/her content because of her/his connections. For example: a person would be more willing to share you content if you seem more socialized (especially in blogging).

Key Point

The key point of this post is to realize the importance of Blog Networking and change your blogging plans according to it. If you are ready to learn, then I am ready to teach. Over the next few weeks, we will be looking over specific techniques to improve your networking influence on specific social networking sites (we are going to start with networking and marketing on Twitter).

By the way, I thank you for investing your time and effort to read my post. I would greatly appreciate if you let me know what your opinion is.

  • What do you think of this post?
  • Did I miss any important points?
  • Do you agree with me?
  • How much time do you keep aside for networking?