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The Blogging Process – Guest post by Donna Merrill

This is a guest post by Donna Merrill from http://donnamerrilltribe.com/. She is a famous blogger who came to limelight with her magical touch in ‘Blogging Magic’. With this masterpiece, she not only helps starters to sail smoothly the paths of blogging but also the advanced bloggers to discover a new level in their career.

I work with a lot of newbie bloggers who really don’t fully understand the blogging process.

I also work with lots of very established bloggers who understand it, but too often go about it the wrong way.

So for both newbie bloggers, and those who are just not getting the results they want from blogging, let me show you what I think is the best blogging process to use.

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==The Blogging Process

In a nutshell, I’d say the blogging process breaks down into these 4 key components.

  1. Create Killer Content
  2. Socialize
  3. Market Your Blog
  4. Monetize Your Blog

So, I’d like you wake up each day to a clean sheet of paper with a big cross drawn on it.  That will give you 4 equal sections or quadrants.

Name them Create, Socialize, Market, Monetize.

Next, decide how much time you can devote to each area on each given day.

The trick is to be sure to give roughly equal time to each quadrant.

So, if you have 4 hours to work on your “blogging business” today, maybe you could spend one hour on each quadrant.

Notice, I am telling you to work on your “blogging business,” not on “your blog.”

The difference is huge.

I find that when people tell me they’re hard at work on their blog, that they often have a poor idea of what their overall blogging business is.

These are the folks that tell me, “Hey, Donna, I’ve been building this great blog for a year now, but I’m not getting anything out of it.”

Often, these are excellent bloggers.

When they tell me they’re “not getting anything out of it” or “not getting enough out of it” I know they haven’t designed their blog to be a business, but simply a blog.

 

==Killer Content==

So think about this.

Just what IS a blog, anyway?

Well, it’s just a website that houses content for people to consume.

It may be about health, wealth or a thousand other things.  The purpose of the blog is to give great information (“content”) about topics of interest within the niche.

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So my “health” blog might have a lot of content about how to exercise, good nutrition, herbal remedies or whatever.

The niche is health, and the content is health related.

I can write great articles, include videos, podcasts and cool infographics.

These are just delivery styles, though.   The content is still the same… in this case, health.

When I “work on my blog,” I am usually saying I’m busy developing content.

That’s a great place to begin.

But remember, “Content” is just the first of the 4 quadrants I told you to work on every single day.

Sure, create killer content, it’s the backbone of your blog.

But, now make sure you keep that to just one hour and then move on to the other parts of your “blogging business.”

 

==Socialize

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Ok, you’ve put out some great content on your blog.

In the second part of the blogging process, you need to spend some time socializing with your target audience.

Using the example of a health blog still, how about getting on some Facebook groups concerned with health to see if you can help some people out with health issues.

Answer some questions, maybe even ask some questions to get some discussion threads moving in your direction.

You should keep a list of relevant Facebook groups and even fan pages to check in on regularly.

Take this same tactic to other social sites that you might like.  Google+ communities are good, Twitter, Reddit, Youtube… whatever suits your taste, and where ever you find a good and responsive target audience.

Don’t be tempted to start dropping links all over the place, though.

This is not a time to tell everybody about your latest blog post, it’s a time to truly socialize.  Let people know who you are, what your interests are, where you come from, what kind of day you’re having… you know, socialize.

More important than letting people know who you are, spend this time finding out who THEY are.  Remember, this is your target audience… people you already know are interested in your niche.

So find out who they are on a personal level.  How old are they, what’s their educational level, income level, what TV shows do they like, are they married or single.  Start getting a real sense of who your target audience is by socializing with them.

==Market Your Blog

Now it’s time to move on to the 3rd quadrant of your blogging process.

Do some work to market your blog.

In other words, spread the word, let folks know you wrote it, and that they should check it out.

Do this with a few links on social sites, of course, but don’t count on that…. and don’t spam.  You’ll seem desperate and annoying rather than helpful and authoritative.

My blog has become one of the leading blogs because of the way I market it.

Here’s the way I do it.

I go to my blog, check out the comments on my posts.  I read them carefully and REPLY to them honestly and completely.

This is not the time for rushing through the process with “thanks for visiting” and “nice comment” kinds of replies.

They will run to their social sites and tell people about your post, and suggest they check it out to see the comment they left.

Meanwhile, you’ll be going to their blogs and reading their posts.  Leave a comment of your own.  Their readers will see it.  If it’s a good comment, a thoughtful and friendly one… they just might come over to check out your blog too.

Must read this guest post by Elizabeth McGee:- How Commenting On Other Blogs Will Increase Traffic To Your Blog

Marketing through this type of process is extremely effective and viral.

The really nice part of it is that people won’t be coming to your blog just to read your posts.  They’ll be coming to deepen the relationship with you.

They’ll want to get involved in the conversation you’re having with your readers, visit your social sites and maybe even subscribe to your email list.

There are many ways to market your blog, but this is the one I’ve found works really well.  I not only get a viral wave of visitors using this method, but they’re good quality visitors.

They start following me regularly, they leave comments often, they talk about me to their own friends, readers and fans.  They join my business and buy my products.

That brings us to the final part of the blogging process.

 

=Monetize Your Blog

Monetization of blog

Newbies ask me all the time, how can they make money blogging.

There are many answers, but it begins by working the process I’ve just laid out for you.  Do it consistently, over a period of time.

As you build a following, monetizing your blog almost comes naturally.

I should say, though, that I get the same “make money blogging” question from people who are excellent bloggers, have good followings and have been blogging for a while.

Some of them can’t figure out how to monetize their blogs because they’re just too reluctant to ask people to buy something.  They think that asking people to buy things somehow cheapens their blog.  They feel like they’re being pushy and “salesy” instead of helpful and authoritative.

Others just don’t know what to sell or how to initiate the sales process.

Also Read this guest post by Mi Muba :- 5 practical tips for setting your goals to make money blogging

I can just about guarantee you that newbies and experienced bloggers, alike, have trouble monetizing their blogs because they don’t try!

That means, they don’t have a blogging process that includes spending just as much time monetizing their blog as they do on creating content, socializing and marketing.

They don’t know how to monetize.  They’re afraid to promote things.  So they don’t spend any time doing it.  AND, they wonder why they can’t make money on their blog.

The first answer is… start doing it every single day.

Spend this portion of your blogging time to find affiliate products that your audience may benefit from.  Add those products to your “resources” page on your blog.

Maybe write a review about the product.

Include a Youtube video about it.

You could put some affiliate banners on your sidebar, or even within a blog post if it’s relevant to what you’re writing about.

Use this time to think of better ways to get people onto your email list.

Write emails that will encourage people to buy your affiliate products, or join your primary business, or become a client for your services.

There are so many ways you can start monetizing your blog that I can’t possibly get into them here.

But I can promise you this.

If you don’t work on this aspect of your “blogging business” every single day, you won’t have a “business” at all… only a blog.

 

==The SECRET

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Now I’ll share the the big “secret” to making your blog successful.

I’ve given you the process to follow.  Let’s call that the “cake.”

Now, I’m going to put the “icing” on the cake.

The secret is to care.

That’s all.

Just care about your readers, your followers, your customers and clients.

Let them know you care by doing things to help them.

Give them tips on Facebook, answer their questions in your comments, and always make sure they know that you’re doing it because you really care about them, and you really want them to succeed, be happier, healthier, wealthier.

Now the secret to this secret is, that you really need to care.

I love my readers and customers.  I truly enjoy talking to them and showing them how to move forward with their dreams and goals.  I did it in my offline consulting business, now I do it with my online business.

And here’s how this secret ties into the whole issue of making your blog a business.

When you really care about your followers, you’ll offer them products and services that will help them.

I struggled with this at one time.  I felt funny putting a price on my consulting, and I often did it for free.

Then reality hit.

I started telling people I didn’t have time to take their calls or answer their questions.

You see, as I kept “helping” people for free or for dirt cheap, I couldn’t afford to keep doing it.  I needed to have some income or profit in order to keep spending more and more time.

So if I really wanted to be able to help people, I had no choice but to build a business model so I could make enough money to keep offering my assistance.

It’s really that simple.

 

==Watch How I Did It

I’ve worked with many bloggers who struggle with turning their blog into a real business, instead of a hobby.
So I created a video course called “Blogging Magic.”

It’s designed to walk folks through the entire blogging process, step by step.

I help them get past the obstacles that keep them from achieving their biggest goals with proven strategies and techniques.

If you’d like to take a peek, check it out here:

https://whirlwind-success.leadpages.net/blogging-fever-app/

You’ll be taken to a free video page that sets the stage for you to learn more about blogging.

When you click to learn more, you’ll get my short “Blogging Fever” tutorial (that’s my free offer… my lead magnet) that will actually get you started on the right path to blogging without buying anything.

If you choose to actually purchase my “Blogging Magic” course, then there’s two things it tells me:

  1. You are really serious about running a blogging business, and are ready to put some “skin in the game” by making this investment.
  1. You’ve become a valuable part of my business.  So, I’m really going to work hard to make sure you succeed in the way you want because guess what… I really do care.  Plus, that’s how my business grows.

The fastest way to succeed is by helping other people succeed.

Simple, but truly profound.

Now, I didn’t just go through this little sales funnel demonstration to get you to buy my course (although that would be fun!).

I did it to show you how, when you really care about people, you can put together sales funnels, products and services that will actually help them to solve the problems they have, and reach the goals they desire.

It’s as simple as me telling you, “Hey, I know what you want to achieve… I’m going to help you because that’s my passion.”

In the process of helping them, you build your own blogging business.

So, tell me, now… do you work on all four aspects of blogging each day?

Do you work on only part of this blogging process, but have overlooked other key parts?

What do you think you need to do next to start moving in the right direction?

Let me know how the blogging process I’ve outline here might change the way you go about running your blogging business.

I’m anxious to hear what you think.

 

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Comments
  1. Hi Donna,

    Thanks for the great post and details about blogging process. Anyone want success in blogging industry, should create and follow a proper strategy.

  2. Excellent way to presented best blogging process. This article really will turned blogs revenue 100% more… Also Seotechyworld always publish very high quality articles. Every bloggers must follow this blog.

  3. Everyone have their own strategy of getting a successful blogger. I believe that content are the king 🙂

  4. Hi Donna ma’am,

    Helpful post. I am glad that I found this. I read somewhere that content is the King and marketing is the Queen. Socializing is one of the most important aspect of blogging. And you have provided a nice description about it. And of course monitizing itself is an important step for making money through blogs.

    Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas with us Donna ma’am. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  5. Hi Donna ,

    This is a Superb Information Details Ammezing and WOnderful WOrk i like it , Thank You very Much For sharing me , getting a successful blogger Donna i know You are , Great Writter , and Developer ,

    Regard
    Jassica

  6. Hi Manik,

    So nice to know you enjoyed this post. Yes, there is a strategy with blogging. If one wants to be successful at it, one needs to plan, and most of all persist.

    Good Meeting YOU!

    -Donna

  7. Hi Jimmy,

    Sometimes we take for granted those that have a good strategy for blogging. I work with many newbies and it is important for them to know many how to’s so that they can get into the blogging world successfully.

    Indeed Content IS king, and we must have our content congruent with our marketing strategies.

    Nice to meet you,
    -Donna

  8. Hi Rohan,

    That saying comes from Mari Smith whereby she states “Content is king, but relationships is Queen, and She rules the house” Which makes so much sense! We may have the best content in the world, but without socializing with others, our blogs can become a graveyard.

    Of course, the main goal is monetizing our blogs. It can be done in so many ways and that is where our marketing strategies come in. We have to go beyond our blogging circle, and reach out to others with our product and/or services in a fine tuned target market.

    Once we have mastered marketing, our blogs do speak for themselves. Every time I place an ad for my product, people do go to my blog to “check me out” and see that I’m a real person that has good engagement, content, etc.

    We have to build a good reputation with our blogs before we can get out there and market a product or service that we, ourselves create.

    Thanks!

    -Donna

  9. Hi Nisha and Donna

    What a wonderful post. I just couldn’t stop reading; this is a good resource for bloggers. I love the four quadrants to a blogging business and the tips are great too. Thanks Donna for a wonderful post.

    Oh Nisha. Thanks for inviting Donna as a guest and she has enlightened everyone on blogging business. Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Hi Donna,

    It’s good to see you at Nisha’s blog. And my answer is YES to your question. I used all four aspects in my blogging. However, Affiliate Marketing is the hardest one for me but I’m working on it. I think once I produce my first product, I’ll be a lot better than relying on someone else’s product.

    As far as social is concerned, I’m thinking about dropping Twitter and Pinterest. These are the two social media that seems to really just take my time to build them. The two main social media I use right now are: Google+ and Facebook. Even Linkedin and Tumblr, I dropped these two. Too many social media it’s driving me CRAZY!!!! I tell you I cannot be everywhere.

    Hoping this year I can at least launch my first course. *keeps my fingers cross* So many things comes up and it’s unpredictable. But I keep trying and pushing. Anyhoo, thank you so much for a great post. I hope you have a great weekend. Catch you later.

    God bless,
    Angela

  11. Hi Donna

    So good to see you here at Nisha’s blog, this time as a guest blogger. I really enjoyed reading this post and learned quite a lot from it. I especially loved how you broke it down into the four quadrants – making sure to highlight the things that we definitely need to pay attention to.

    People will continue to make use of the strategies that work best for them, but one cannot overlook the fact that having great content is critical in the blogging process. When it comes to the social media side of things, Like Angela, I am considering dropping Twitter. It just has not quite worked to my/blog’s advantage.

    Great post! Very helpful and look forward to implementing what I have learned here. Have a great day/upcoming week.

  12. Thanks for explaining the blogging process though I am aware of this but loved reading your write up Donna! Blogging process is similar for everyone but most of the bloggers fail to run process smoother. Blogging needs a lot of hard work and devotion as much as I know. Thanks for the guest post Donna. Keep it up!

  13. Hi Donna,

    You’ve neatly crafted the guest post and explained the things well. I do agree with your blogging process viewpoint and I’d say that it is not possible to execute these techniques by all. Yeah, a person should be very good in writing with unique voice and possess marketing skills to promote their blog posts.

    Being a part-time blogger, I’m hardly getting time to blog and thus not visiting your blog. But I’ve heard about you a lot through Adrienne and Enstine sir. Thanks for contributing such a lovely guest post for bloggers and thanks Nisha for publishing it. Have a great week both of you 🙂

  14. Hey Donna!

    Glad to see you sre hear dear friend. For starters, this is awesome. And trust me, awesome could even be an understatement!

    Enjoyed every part of this and even bookmarked. Haha!

    Thank you for everything and take care! See you around here more 🙂

  15. Hi Jassica,

    So nice to know you enjoyed this post! I try my best 🙂

    -Donna

  16. Hi Jey,

    Thank so much for your compliment on this post. I’m a long time blogger and love to share my experiences with others.
    -Donna

  17. Oh how nice are you saying this is a good resource for bloggers! I do appreciate that. Whenever I talk or write about blogging and/or marketing, I like to give the best information I can.

    So good meeting you here,

    -Donna

  18. Hi Angela,

    I do find affiliate marketing the most difficult of all too. It is so hard to find a target audience, then sell to them. Even using both free and paid advertising.

    I know that once you create your own product, it will lift you to a new level. Blogger and Product Creator! Once people see you in that light, it gives you more authority, backed up with social proof of your blog.

    I would say, put your product production first and foremost.. Work on that first every day and then catch up with the rest. Even give yourself deadlines so that it can be done in a certain amount of time.

    When I created my first product I hired a coach and oh boy…did I work my you know what off. I had barely enough time to keep up with my blog an everything else. But it was well worth it.

    See you around kiddo!

    -Donna

  19. Hi Yvonne,

    When it comes to our blog, we always have to be creating good content and then going out to the social media platforms and further engaging with people. It does take time. A while ago, when I was producing my first product, I learned one thing: I had to shave down my social sites. I had to figure out where most of my readers and followers were. It ended up being Facebook first and then Google+ so that’s where I hang out.

    Twitter was too intense, but I’ll get there again when I have time, or an assistant he he.

    Good seeing you here at Nisha’s place!
    -Donna

  20. Hi Atish,

    Blogging does take time and devotion. However, if we work smartly and not hard, there are many ways to keep up with our blogs, social sites, and learning curves.

    For me, marketing is number one! I spend more time doing that than anything else. Then catch up with my blog and socializing on sites for 10 minutes at a time three times per day. Time is money!

    -Donna

  21. Hi Nirmala,

    It is so nice to know you heard about me from Adrienne and Enstine!

    Part time bloggers can be effective. I know many that are! It is all about time management. As long as you set out realistic times for yourself and blog consistently, you will grow. It can be once a week and that is just fine.

    Keeping up with comments and visiting other blogs does take time too, but again working smartly and giving yourself an certain amount of time to do this will enhance your blog.

    Best to you,
    -Donna

  22. Hey Reginald,

    Nice running into you here at Nisha’s place! Awww….thanks for enjoying this as an awesome post and sure glad you bookmarked it. That is a great compliment coming from you!

    -Donna

  23. Hi Donna, and welcome to Nisha’s blog 🙂

    This is such a lovely surprise, and I am glad Nisha shared this with the ABC, thus good to see many Ahaians already here! Lovely post indeed 🙂

    Your points are SO apt Donna, and I agree with all that you’ve written. Blogging is certainly not easy, but if you are smart enough and know how to manage things around, nothing is tough. I know you are so good with your posts and the way you interact on the social media, so your product is bound to be awesome, teaching people how the blogging process is really done. That’s how one builds it up, one at a time, slow and gradual, but sure, isn’t it?

    I guess that’s just how we’ve all build our blog communities and become such good friends now. I know these have always worked for me, for you too and a lot of others, if done right. If you write content that helps your readers, if you care for them and share their posts and products, know how to interact and socialize, and of course promote and market your product, you are on your path to success. And you do all the four so well my friend!

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead, both of you . 🙂

  24. Hi Harleena,

    Good seeing you here on Nisha’s blog. The product is geared for those who need to either start a blog correctly or those that have been blogging a while and are not receiving many comments and social shares.

    I did over-deliver, as usual he he he but it was something that I believe was needed in the blogging community. So far, so good..people are very satisfied with this an it does come with a free consultation.

    You said it all when you mention “if done right” Then our blogs can grow and thereby we create our own communities and of course a marketing strategy.

    Many thanks for your kind words!

    -Donna

  25. Hi Donna,

    Thank you so much for this amazing post. I really appreciate your efforts here for me and my readers. Hope, my readers will enjoy and have some benefit reading here.

    Thanks again for the wonderful piece sharing with us. Have a great day!

  26. Hello Madam Donna,

    I guess I’m welcomed here as well Madam Nisha. I’m a newbie blogger and this is one piece newbie bloggers like myself can’t afford to ignore. I do like the marketing aspct the most.
    That is the most important part of all because blogging or doing business in general without marketing is like standing in the dark and winking at a girl.

    Thanks for this and I believe you’re having a great day!

  27. Hi Donna and Nisha

    First of all let me tell you that cake was delicious and icing on it was a wonderful taste enhancer 🙂 What an impressive to way to make people learn. I will never forget now what is the role of CARE factor in successful blogging.

    Making four boxes and allocating time to each of the four tasks is really wonderful. Will try this to put a little natural tinge in my daily blogging plan. To be honest I am already fed up of hoard of planning apps. If WILL is not there no any gadget can convince a person to perform in the best possible way.

    Blogging and business of blogging are quite different things. Who can know this fact better than you being an acclaimed professional blogger.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very appealing post where you well described how to do various essential chores of blogging maintaining full balance among them.

    And thanks Nisha for offering us chance to read her two fresh posts in a week by featuring her at your wonderful blog.

  28. Hi Mi Muba,

    I appreciate you finding this message interesting. I actually use that 20th century thing called paper and a pen. I do have long term goals and little steps to take me to them. But for daily tasks, I have to write things down on paper and keep it beside my computer.

    If I never made a way to blog efficiently, I would probably burn out! Time is precious and there is so much to do in one day. Treating our blog as a business…is business as usual! With all the tasks we have, we do need to make a good schedule for ourselves.

    -Donna

  29. Nisha,

    Many thanks for the opportunity to be a guest on your blog. I am so honored and happy to engage with your readers.
    -Donna

  30. Hi Nisha and Donna,

    What a wonderful surprise to see Donna here so thank you for inviting her.

    I love what you shared Donna. Of course you’re spot on and I couldn’t agree with you more. I was explaining this same thing just today to two different people. Everyone of course wants to make money today but if people don’t know who you are yet then that’s going to be a little more difficult to achieve.

    With the launch of my course last week I did a lot of revamping myself and raised my consulting rates as well. I didn’t actually hire a coach but I had one opt-in to subscribe to my blog so we exchanged services and she really helped me understand why I needed to do this for myself. She was right but it was still hard.

    There really is a formula on how to have success with your blog and this is pretty much it. Having your own product of course puts you on a different playing field so I believe everyone should shoot for that.

    Great share and thank you Nisha for having Donna as your guest. I hope both you ladies have a wonderful week ahead.

    ~Adrienne

  31. Hello Nisha and Donna,
    It’s a wonderful article here, I never wxpected something in this dimention, you devided the blogging proccess into four equal different piece, I recentely took advantage of social medai networks, and so far it’s been very nice.

    i’m really lacking behind in some areas here, but I know that with this blogging process, blogging will have no option than being friendly.

    Thanks for sharing, and do have a wonderful day ahead.

  32. Hi Nisha and Donna,

    I found this post to be very helpful. I struggle with how much time I’m spending on my blog. Now I understand I should equal out the time. I agree that good content is a must because if it’s not informative than you’re wasting your time. I personally try to use personal stories and my humor to carry a positive message.

    I continue to read blogs that encourage the importance of leaving quality comments. You summed it up really simple..”Care.”

    When you care you enjoy each other company and complement each other. Wow..blogging is just like a marriage. lol I came across this post on Aha!NOW. .

  33. Hi Larry,

    Very nice to see you here, today. I really think that if you try to give equal amount of time and effort to each of the four quadrants of blogging, as I described here, you will start seeing very good results. But it take time, and you really need to be consistent.

    When I first started blogging, I tried all different kinds of things, and sometimes blogged several times a week, then I’d take a week off, then I’d fall behind on replying to my comments… all this inconsistent kind of behavior has to go. You’ve gotta stay with the program, and do it for a while. Then you’ll see good results, I’m sure.

    Best of luck, Larry.

  34. Hi Adrienne,
    Nice to see you here, too!
    So, yes, you are right about how much benefit you get from creating a product. It really helps your blogging authority, and brings a lot of new faces into your business.
    Helping other people learn to create their own digital product is one of the big parts of my coaching program, and I find people really need help with the who process, the technical part and all that.
    So, people do want to get down to creating their own product, even if it’s a free product to build their list.
    But, as you know, if you don’t keep up your blogging process every day, and keep building up great relationships, people won’t be so interested in your products. So, you’ve gotta keep it all going, don’t you. Sometimes I feel like a juggler, he he.
    I love it though! and I love all the great people I get to meet and work with along the way.
    Thanks for stopping by Adrienne.

  35. This is a great start to answering a lot of questions I had. Strangely, I was getting hung up on weird details like having too many drafts in WP. Time to start letting go of doing it “right,” and refocus on quality of the content. Thanks!

  36. Great post Donna! I still have a long way to go. You, Harleena and Adrienne are such inspirations for this wannabe blogger (me) LOL!

    I’ll keep pushing on and apply your tips. 🙂

  37. Hello Larry,

    Sounds great that you enjoyed here. Thanks for coming by and sharing your views here. I really appreciate this.

  38. Hi Dennis,
    You are so right here that Donna, Harleena and Adrienne are such inspirations for us. They are teaching and correcting us all time.

    Sounds good that you found this post useful and allying the tips mentioned here.

    Thanks for visiting by and commenting here. Have a nice weekend ahead!

  39. Hi Rabia,

    Welcome to my blog and thanks for the comment.

    I am so glad that you found answers for your queries here and learn something from this post. Focusing on the quality of the content is very important as content is king and it plays vital role in SE rankings.

    Thanks again for the wonderful views. Hope you have a enjoyable weekend ahead. I will look forward to see you around.

    –Nisha

  40. Hi Donna,

    You mean I have to care about my readers? LOL… Great post!

    I love your four step process and how simple you’ve made it to understand. I really have learned over the last six months that blogging is not just about “blogging about my stuff” but also about giving, connecting, building relationships and sharing the love.

    When value is awesome, like this article, it gives us reason to keep coming back over and over again.

    And in regards to commenting, I couldn’t agree with you more. I have about 30 people that consistently visit my blog and leave comments on my site and share because that’s what I did for them and we really got to know one another on their blogs.

    The law of reciprocity is really powerful and when we do a really good job of making others look good, they may just do the same for us.

    That’s why I think your point about leaving strong comments is powerful because if I had to simplify commenting as a promotion tool for myself that’s how I would do it. Make the blogger good by:

    1. Leaving really strong and powerful comments that lead towards conversation or adding value to the blog article by offering my ideas or solutions that help the blogger and other readers.
    2. Share on social media their articles with strong reasons why my audience should take the time to read the bloggers article.
    3. Connect on social media and as you said, just get to know them. Share yourself freely… It’s not all about business all of the time and besides people do business with people they like, converse with frequently and who appear to care.
    4. Repeat.

    Thank you for simplifying your process. It’s easy to understand and you explained it with care and sincerity. Of course I wouldn’t expect anything different from you!!!!

    You’re awesome Donna. Nisha, you did a great job of landing Donna as a guest blogger.

    I hope you ladies have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing your brilliance with us!

    ~ Don Purdum

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