I did have excellent reasons for starting a blog, and I was very determined to succeed. I was ready to learn and prepared to overcome any obstacles that might come my way.
Not wanting to write without readers, I reached out to my e-mail list and to my friends at social networking sites promoting my blog.
As time went on, the quality of my articles improved, I found new ways to connect with potential readers, and I received more and more visitors from search engines.
I must admit to you I’m not a natural writer. Each post to my blog takes hours of writing and editing. Nevertheless, I reached a point this summer when I felt ready to go in a new direction.
Syndicated by BlogBurst
I submitted my blog to BlogBurst and they accepted it for national syndication once they confirmed that it conformed to their editorial standards. The whole application process was really very simple.
BlogBurst refers member articles to top news agencies including Reuters and to a variety of other online publications.
When BlogBurst accepted me for membership they advised me to post at least one well written and carefully edited article of medium-length per week, something that I was already doing as part of my blogging strategy.
Picked Up by Reuters
Reuters has picked up four of my articles so far:
- Ning Social Networking Sites
- Ning Social Networking Sites Update
- Home Based Businesses Don’t Work
- How to Get Featured on Top News Sites (this post!)
I encourage you to read them on the Reuters site and then to click through to my blog in order to view the original posts and their comments. You can also subscribe to my RSS Feed or e-mail blogcast if you haven’t already done so.
I’m hoping that my recent post, Google Reverses Recent PageRank Update, will also make its way onto Reuters.
Also Featured by Chicago Sun Times
The Chicago Sun Times has picked up three of my articles so far:
What I’m looking for more than anything else through syndication is third party validation of my work. This validation enhances my credibility with my readers, i.e. you.
Since the Internet, especially the blogosphere, is cluttered with conflicting information and advice, you need to decide for yourself what you want to believe. Hence I appreciate this opportunity to enhance my credibility with you.
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