In a recent interview I was asked for my number one all-time greatest blogging secret ever. My desert-island blog tip. I said my piece, it was well received. Back-patting and mutual congratulations. We parted ways.
But it gnawed at me. I disagreed with myself. That wasn’t my number one all-time greatest blog tip! Something else had occurred to me that took the crown and ground the other tip under its gold and diamond superhero boots!
I couldn’t go back and re-record the interview but I can share with you my secret, so here it is …
… Want to know the secret?
You have to give before you get.
Don’t believe me? Look at the habits of your favourite successful bloggers. They give. They build reputations through sharing expertise, entertaining, building valuable communities.
How many bloggers do you know who are struggling but only focus on what they want, not on what they can provide?
If you are not achieving what you are hoping for, consider what you can create and give away. The more value you give the greater your rewards will be.