4 Critical Mistakes that Cost me 1000’s of Subscribers, Fans and Followers

This is a guest post by Srinivas Rao of BlogcastFM. In the first year of running my blog I wrote close to 100 guest posts. I was consistent and committed to growing my blog by writing 2 guests posts a week on blogs ranging in size from 1,000 to 50,000 subscribers. After 3 quarters of aggressive guest posting I was still struggling to break the thousand subscriber mark. A few months back I interviewed Jon Morrow. After that interview, I realized I had made some critical mistakes that had … [Read more...]

How to Create Awesome List Posts

This is a guest post by Srinivas Rao of Blogcast FM. If you have spent any time at all in the blogosphere, then you have no doubt come across a post where somebody has created a roundup post of other bloggers. Here are just a few examples below: 40 Flightsters You Should know About 125 Fearless Female Bloggers 24 People Who Will Inspire, Entertain, and Inform the World in 2011 27 People I Can't Wait to Meet in Real Life These roundup posts can generate massive amounts of … [Read more...]

How to Make A Blogging Advice Implementation Plan

This is a guest post by Srinivas Rao who turns surf sessions into life lessons at his personal development blog, The Skool of Life. I have been noticing a pattern in the blogosphere that I think is at the root of many problems. I spoke with a client the other day about the “analysis paralysis” issue that seems to be common for many bloggers. I’m going to go out on a limb here and I’m going to bet that you don’t implement most of what you read and you’ll even comment on a post with … [Read more...]

Why Every Blog Should Have a Marketing Plan

Sometime in December of 2009 as everybody started to take a look back at the last year of blogging, I decided to do the same. I was still unemployed after finishing my MBA and realized that I hadn’t used one of the major skills I acquired during my MBA, putting together a marketing plan. As I read numerous posts about how people monetize blogs and the ongoing theme that "blogs don’t make money businesses do," I realized businesses have marketing plans, so it seemed to make sense that my … [Read more...]