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I still remember the very day I was thinking about publishing an expert round-up post as my very first blog post on my new blog.
I was very much confused.
Well, I was scared no one would read my blogs!
What if I publish a blog post that gets 0 traffic?
What if I publish a blog post no one likes or cares about?
I don’t know if you get that deep feeling too but anytime I’m publishing a blog post I get a little irk' no one would see it.
My name is Simon Zaku and when I started my blog, I simply felt no one was going to share my article.
Why the heck would anyone care about any creepy b2b post a Nigerian publishes?
These were the thoughts newbie-me had to deal with when I was gearing up to start publishing blog posts after starting the blog.
My first blog article which terrified me has done well over 3,000 social media shares (missing Twitter shares), brought in 100s of email subscribers and tens of thousands of visitors too.
Building Relationships with Bloggers: How to Become Friends with Popular Bloggers (here's my Nigerian story)
After publishing the post on my new blog, I remember tweeting it out a few times and sharing it on Facebook and LinkedIn too then I closed my laptop computer and I slept (it was around 2 am in the night).
I woke up the next morning and refreshed my post. ZERO shares, ZERO comments, and about 10 visits.
I expected it so I started reaching out to all the popular/influential bloggers that were in -the blog post with the link to the post asking them to share it if they liked it.
Within 7 days, the post was already at 1,000 social shares with 1,000s of visits.
That’s crazy considering the fact that I was totally new and had no prior experience.
Now, what helped me achieve this result? ‘Influencers’ AKA popular bloggers…
I leveraged my network and promoted the blog post as hell!
Without the influencers, I literally would be stuck at ZERO shares, ZERO comments and ZERO traffic.
Now, if you have tried emailing influential bloggers, you should know it is certainly not easy and most times, they do not reply!
Some who reply even send “harsh” replies begging me to get off their inbox.
Nonetheless, I was still able to get a strategy for getting these busy folks to open my emails, reply to them and also build long-term relationships with them.
In fact, I still reach out to some of these influencers today anytime I publish a new article and most of them still happily share it with me. Everything all boils down to the one secret strategy that I used…
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