This post is kind of a “Part 2” to 8 Action Tips For Guppy-Bloggers In An Ocean Of Sharks.
(This a guest post of mine that was published on Aha!NOW that performed extremely well and has over 130 comments on it).
Here are the actionable takeaway tips for bloggers to start feeling like a blogger-shark instead of a guppy:
- Determine the Type of Blogger You Want to Be
- Make Time For Learning
- Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Bloggers
- Realize that Blogging Growth Takes Time
- Write Well and Own Your Own Voice
- Build a Support System of Your Own
- Position Yourself Properly and Support Others With Gestures of Appreciation
- Focus on the Positive, and Don’t Give Up
NOTE: If you are a new blogger, read 5 Things New Bloggers Need to Know.
The Reason for this Post about Blogger-Sharks
I am considering this post to be an addendum to the aforementioned post because I want to tell you about the bloggers behind the faces, in case you aren’t familiar with them.
Plus, there was some information that I could not include in that post because there simply was no room for it, and so I’m including it here. 🙂
I also wanted to mention a few more people who are considered “sharks” in the blogging world that I have learned from and admire.
Some people might think that I’m only writing this to get the attention from those bloggers, but I’m not. I’m merely passing on what I’ve learned to YOU so that you can learn – and grow – too.
Just remember that growth takes time… and a lot of work!
Blogger-Sharks from the Above Picture
The first four bloggers on the list below have been grouped together in other blog posts before. I’ve even had the pleasure of being grouped with them in 9 Inspirational Bloggers to Give You a Blogging Boost.
I’m pleased to be grouped again with them today, too, even if it is only in one of the specially created images that Mr. Singh made for me! (FYI, becasue I do not know how to use Photoshop, I paid Mr. Singh for his work. You can hire him, too. Just contact him via Google+. Here’s a link to his profile. Just tell him I sent you.)
Now, let me introduce you to some helpful people!
Ana Hoffman (@AnaTrafficCafe) is the brain behind Traffic Generation Café. She gives away an ebook called, “Mommy, Where Does Traffic Come From?” and it’s chock-full of useful information you can use to grow your blog and business.
Ana might seem a bit intimidating because she’s so techie-smart, but she’s actually very helpful. Plus, if she doesn’t know the exact answer to a questions, then she knows someone who does.
Case in point: I was reading a post last week on backing up a website that was a bit complicated and so I shared it on Google+ and asked Ana and another techie-smart lady, Sherryl Perry, if there was an easier way to perform this task. Ana guided me to MaAnna Stephenson, who gave me one of her free reports on how to do just this.
Here’s a quote from Ana: “I’d say a blogger becomes a shark when other sharks start sharing their content.”
Neil Patel (@neilpatel , @CrazyEgg and @) is the epitome of inspiration to anyone with a dream, and living proof that simple will, determination, and passion is what it takes to be successful. Read his about page to see how he went from a vacuum salesman to the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics, as well as being recognized in the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by President Obama (and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations).
Hiten Shah (@hnshah) is Neil’s other co-founder.
Thanks to Neil and Hiten, you can get your website analyzed.
More importantly, you can learn a lot from Neil’s Definitive Guide to Copywriting.
There aren’t enough words to describe how great Neil is. Take a look at his about page. He’s “kind of a big deal.”