Successful blogging is sharing what you know freely. Successful blogging is also about who you know.
Generous bloggers sometimes vanish. No connections. No networking. Good luck trying to succeed solo. Bloggers need successful bloggers to amplify their reach. At least if you want to move higher in blogging circles and to add a passive element to your blogging campaign.
But how do you move higher in blogging circles fast? Be generous, for starters. Help top bloggers freely. Mention top pros on your blog. Endorse successful bloggers. Promote top bloggers on social media. But drilling deeper, make a seismic impact on top pros by being genuinely grateful for *anything* you receive from top pros, whatever it is. Thank top pros.
Pro bloggers maintain busy schedules. Top pros pick and choose who to help. Did you receive a few powerful, concise interview answers from a successful blogger? Be thankful. Feel grateful. Thank the blogger for their time; they set aside 5 minutes from their busy schedule to help you. No, they did not need to do that.
Pros do you a major favor every time pros retweet your post, Share the post on Facebook or mention you on their blog. Pros also do you a solid each time pros answer questions for powerful interviews. Always be grateful for this busy person setting aside a few moments of their time because they could just have easily skipped the request. Top pros owe you nothing.
Why Be Grateful?
Pro bloggers remember grateful bloggers. Every super thankful blogger sticks out in my mind. I appreciate folks who appreciate the time I set aside for them. Bloggers who stick out in my mind tend to be noted on Blogging From Paradise. Or I note grateful bloggers through my guest posts.
Perhaps I retweet or Facebook shares their latest blog post. In any case, I appreciate people who appreciate the help I offer them because I deeply appreciated the top pros who helped me before I was successful. I felt blessed to receive a few words from a successful pro to publish on my blog.
Top bloggers maintain incredibly busy schedules. These folks owe me nothing, yet kindly and generously set aside a few moments to answer a few of my questions. B
loggers who display the same appreciation to me remind me, of me, before I went pro. Being in the front of my mind, I mention these bloggers on the come up to my influential blogging buddies, moving these amateurs higher in blogging circles, quite fast.
Do you see why it pays to express devout gratitude for when pros help you?
One Way to Be More Forgettable
I do understand why amateur bloggers sometimes lack gratitude; these folks do not maintain busy schedules and have no idea how busy the top pros are. But if you try to squeeze more and more free help out of a top pro blogger, you quickly become forgettable and rarely move higher in blogging circles.
I never judge someone who wants more from me. None of these bloggers understand how I am incredibly busy every single day. But I rarely mention bloggers who do not appreciate my generosity because appreciative bloggers stay on my mind, and less appreciative bloggers disappear from my mind.
Be grateful for pro help. Rocket higher in blogging circles.
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