Standing Out

How to Interview Influencers (Even If You’d Rather Curl up and Die)

How to Interview Influencers (Even If You’d Rather Curl up and Die)

What is it with interviews?

All the top bloggers seem to do them.

They get to know each other.

They share their knowledge and stories.

And they engage, educate and entertain their fans.

Interviews are the mark of a professional blogger, and you’re dying to join that club.

But something’s holding you back.

You know that publishing an interview with a big name could do wonders for your credibility, but you don’t feel ready – too much could go wrong.

You could be ignored or even rejected.

You could embarrass yourself, trip over your tongue, or ask stupid, boring questions.

You could even land an interview with your favorite influencer only for the technology to fail and screw up your opportunity of a lifetime.

But in reality, most of your anxiety around interviews is simply a fear of the unknown.

Once you know the right way to approach interviews, they can be easy and even enjoyable.
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9 Surefire Strategies for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness

9 Surefire Strategies for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness

It feels just like struggling to solve a 24,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, doesn’t it?

Connecting everything you’ve heard about building a popular blog.

Advice about headlines, design, writing, promotion, outreach – the list never ends.

And all the while you feel like nobody truly cares about your blog.

The big names in your niche get hundreds of comments and shares just for hitting “Publish” (lucky ducks), but your blog struggles to make the slightest impact.

Highly annoying, isn’t it?

The problem is that people don’t remember you, and they don’t talk about you.

And trying to figure out why is giving you a migraine.

The good news?

One final puzzle piece will finally get people talking and drag your name up from obscurity.

Are you ready to discover what it is?
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Comments That Open Doors with Popular Bloggers

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Comments That Open Doors with Popular Bloggers

You’ve heard the advice a million times.

Write great comments, and your blog will magically grow. Why, it’s so easy even a caveman can do it!

And it’s true – comments can be powerful. A great comment can land you on the radar of a popular blogger – the kind of super-connected influencer who can accelerate your success.

It sounds so simple.

The only problem?

You aren’t sure what a great comment looks like.

Is it a comment that shovels heaps of praise onto the author? Or one that argues a persuasive alternative view? Or one that simply thanks the blogger for their insights?

Because while many experts preach the virtues of strategic commenting, almost nobody tells you how to do it.

As a result, many well-intentioned bloggers are spending their precious time writing comments they think are great.

In reality?

Their comments usually suck.
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The Skeptic’s Guide to Getting Targeted Traffic from Google+

The Skeptic’s Guide to Getting Targeted Traffic from Google+

Ever wonder if you’re missing a trick?

After all, you have so many options for promoting your latest blog post, you could easily overlook a killer tactic.

But chasing every new traffic trick that appears can be a huge distraction, and that’s time you’re not spending writing great content or engaging with your readers.

And sometimes you don’t need clever new tactics. Some of the best ways to promote your content have existed for years — you’ve simply neglected them.

Sometimes how you promote your content is less important than where you do it.

And one place that’s excellent for driving quality traffic is hidden in plain sight.

It’s called Google+.
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The Simple Favor That Wins You Powerful Friends Online

The Simple Favor That Wins You Powerful Friends Online

Ah, love.

It’s such an elusive thing.

You want more of it, and yet it’s so hard to find.

We all want those droplets of love that come in the form of more readers, social shares, comments, and emails. As bloggers, we can’t get enough.

But one type of love trumps the rest. It’s the love you can only dream about.

The love of an A-List Blogger.

You’ll have heard the stories…

One minute a blogger is chugging along, churning out great content day after day, but with little to show for it.

Then, suddenly, they catch the eye of a big-name blogger. An “A-Lister.”

And now they’re in the spotlight. They’re getting more traffic, more subscribers, more revenue. Everything is straight through the roof.

So how do you do it? How do you catch the eye of a big-name A-List blogger? How do you become the next hot new thing?

Read on.

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