Be a rock star
A lot of people start blogging wanting to make a name for themselves. Unlike me, who started blogging to… blog, really. I wanted to put my words out there, thinking that I had something to add, something to say. Occassionally, connections to make.
Copyblogger tells us that, if you want to be a “rock star” in your niche, you need to “push into other areas”:
For example, you can:
- publish in dead tree trade publications (it still works)
- seek broadcast media attention
- star in a radio show or podcast
- speak at conferences and trade shows
- run your own seminars
- write a book or produce an information product
- work out joint ventures with relevant players
- network like crazy based on all of the above
All good advice.
internet duct tape has a great subscription page (I hope to copy one one, when I get time). There are options available for different technologies and needs. Very efficient.
each post on that blog is looked at by at least two researchers and a copy editor before it goes live
That’s… ummm… a lot more work than I’ve seen on any other blog. Does anyone know of another blog with this kind of vetting process?
- How to be a Rock Star in Your Niche, by Copyblogger
- internet duct tape’s subscription page
- National Geographic’s Blog Process, by Josh Hallet