11 Tips to Make Your Blogger Outreach Campaign Sizzle

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Sunset from tonight in Savusavu, Fiji.

Sunset from tonight in Savusavu, Fiji.


I’m watching the sun set now from our back porch in Savusavu, Fiji.

Yep, I snapped this image above not 5 minutes ago. Something else, right?

We really do have a million dollar view.

Imagine this….a house nestled on a jungle hill some 50 meters over the bay in Fiji. Our home commands ridiculous views of both the bay and Pacific Ocean. We soak up some pretty neat mountain views too.

Blogger outreach had as much to do with this internet lifestyle than any other factor.

No, not creating blog posts.

No, not learning some intricate blogging skills.

No, not becoming a copy genius.

If I published posts for no one, learned but had no audience and wrote intriguing copy for an audience of crickets I could never have retired to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.

You, my audience, made this happen because if I didn’t reach out and connect with you, I’d be writing a diary, and I’d probably have sprinted back to weekend work at the container terminal as a security guard in Newark, New Jersey, after I got the pink slip, and failed miserably as a blogger.

But I decided to use blogger outreach to touch more lives. I learned from the greats, made friends, put their knowledge into action and here I am.

Living in Fiji for 4 months.

What is blogger outreach? I define it as making friends with authority bloggers so you can both help each other out. Think of leveraging. If I generate 50 or 100 Retweets through this post alone that’s 50 to 100 twitter followings who can potentially see my work.

That’s a whole lotta birds.

That’s the power of blogger outreach.

 

What are the Benefits of Blogger Outreach?

 

  • Inspire more people
  • Boost your blog sales
  • Boost your blog traffic
  • Meet and befriend influencers
  • Expose yourself to creative ideas
  • Engage in joint ventures
  • Have more fun and become inspired more frequently

Easy concept: when you surround yourself with winners you’ll become a winner. Take my web designer, Phillip Dews. The man has put in serious hours to create the masterpiece you see today(this blog’s design), and he’s the most kind, genuine, loyal, and persistent person I’ve connected with online.

I met him through outreach.

PD has inspired me to push myself a bit beyond my limits because he’s always been there, supporting me through tough time, putting out blogging design fires and playing a huge role in the surge of traffic, prospering opportunities and success I’ve seen through my blogs.

OK, this was LAST night's sunset in Savusavu, Fiji.

OK, this was LAST night’s sunset in Savusavu, Fiji.

Outreach. Gotta do it, to even come close to reaching your potential because you can’t do this blogging thing on your own.

Blogger outreach is incredibly fun too. It should feel like a mini party, each time you connect with an authority blogger and persistently build the bond through multiple interactions.

On to the 11 tips…let me know what you think about them in the comments section, OK?

 

Embrace the Golden Rule

 

The Golden Rule of blogging – and life – is the supreme law of success.

Give what you wish to receive.

Give freely to receive easily.

I like the Golden Rule. It works well for me. I’m in no rush to succeed of course but simply helping people out bolsters my outreach campaign quickly. Envision what you bring to the table before asking someone for something. That’s the great secret.

Do as much as you can for the person. Build a relationship with pro bloggers.

Example; I follow each tip below like clockwork. A few hours ago I commented on Neil Patel’s latest post – and it was a mammoth comment, super helpful at that – and promoted his blog via a RT. I’ll do this daily, or, however frequently Neil publishes a post.

It may not lead to an interview request, and I may never ask for anything from him…BUT I generate seriously good blogging karma by living according to the Golden Rule.

Wanna watch me gab from Fiji about the blogging Golden Rule? Click the “play” button to watch me chat from the breath-taking beaches of Savusavu. Yes, this is across the street from our front yard. Blogging from Paradise.


 

Promote Authority Bloggers Generously

 

RT, FB Share, G Plus, and share authority blogger’s posts, podcasts and videos across social platforms and bookmarking sites. Promote authority bloggers freely. Build your outreach campaign on a sturdy foundation.

Some pro bloggers may promote you in return, or ask to interview you, or offer to do an interview on your blog. Why? You helped them out for weeks, or months, or years. In most blogger’s cases, a few weeks of helpfulness catches their eye….in the case of hyper attentive bloggers like myself, I’ll spot a commentator and free promoter within hours or days, and I’ll remember them.

Proof that I'm very skilled with Photoshop or that I'm actually in Fiji snapping these pictures.

Proof that I’m very skilled with Photoshop or that I’m actually in Fiji snapping these pictures.

Just give whatever you wish to have. Do you dig having your latest blog post promoted aggressively across multiple social media channels? Promote authority bloggers across multiple social media channels, and of course, detach from outcomes.

This ain’t a 1 for 1 deal folks. Give for the joy of giving, give to help, and then get busy creating good content, helping your clients, developing helpful products and promoting other pro bloggers.

 

Comment Freely on Authority Blogs

 

Gabbers get noticed. Gabbers gain followings. I comment like I’m creating content. 5 paragraphs, name-using, personalizing, and sharing my take. Create comments like content to make your blogger outreach campaign sizzle like a crispy steak.

Comment freely, meaning devote your full creative energies to commenting on authority blogs within your niche, 1 blog at a time.

Remove getting backlinks from your mind. Stop trying to get traffic, or to serve your own needs. All these goodies flow to you freely if your intent is to add value to a post and to establish a sense of community for authority bloggers.

Remember, each thorough, in-depth comment you create is a piece of content. Smart bloggers know this and will appreciate your insight in more ways than one. Comment. Create a memorable, impactful blogging outreach campaign.

Adrienne Smith is the queen of commenting and master of blogging outreach. Visit Adrienne’s blog to see how the pros do commenting.

I have to mention Steven Wilson too. The man is a commenting machine and outreach king. Do stop by his blog to read his latest post here: Steven’s blog.

 

Respond to Each Comment on Your Blog (Timely)

 

Respond to each comment on your blog in timely fashion. Responding within minutes helps, hours, ain’t so bad, and of course, responding within at least 24 hours shows that you have a pulse and that you’re not asleep at the wheel.

Think of it this way; if someone listens to you in a conversation, and then, shares their take, you sure as heck appreciate being heard.

I love it when Kelli and I walk into the center of town here in Savusavu, Fiji, and chat with my man William McPherson, or Jonny outside of the Copra Shed. These folks are my friends now, and chatting with them on a daily basis builds our bonds stronger.

Ditto, when you respond to comments quickly….and every one at that….because you’re continuing the conversation, building stronger bonds, and making your outreach campaign more powerful.

 

Be Authentic

 

Real people make real impacts.

Look at my sidebar. Go ahead, rest your reading eyes for a minute. From our current location in Fiji, throughout most of Southeast Asia, and Costa Rica, and Peru, I’ve been there.

I intend to be authentic in all I do by documenting my experiences, via these words, and photos, because I want you to get to know me. Sure, you’ll like and trust me if you really vibe with my delivery but the realness factor puts my outreach campaign into motion.

Put simply; people trust authentic, genuine folks, and distrust fakers. Tell the truth. Practice writing, so that you write with your own voice, and recount experiences from your life to be genuine.

 

Hop on Outreach Opportunities Quickly

 

I received an opportunity to do a podcast interview yesterday after. 45 seconds after reading the email I crafted a response and replied. Done deal. Opportunities tend to multiply quickly when you seize and use them.

Crystal clear waters in Savusavu Bay.

Crystal clear waters in Savusavu Bay.

Outreaching bloggers write a bunch of guest posts. Some folks appear to be all over the place. It’s quite simple; these wise bloggers hop on outreach opportunities, pronto.

I write guest posts, field interview requests and comment like crazy to boost my blogging outreach. It takes reaching out to become a known commodity in the blogging world. Hop on opportunities when they arise to rock out your blogging outreach campaign.

 

Learn from Outreach Dynamos/Masters/Jedi’s

 

I count people like Neil Patel, Matthew Capella and Zac Johnson as my outreach idols. These folks do as good a job as anybody at branching out to build bonds through fulfilling interview requests, conducting interviews on their blogs, doing podcasts, publishing guest posts and simply being blogger outreach dynamos.

Each mentor has taught me that I’ll be more helpful to more people if I can partner with successful people.

Learn from the best. Take notes, follow their blogs and subscribe to their email newsletters. Learn how to pay it forward by picking up valuable knowledge and sharing your insight with your blogging audience. Learn from the best to become a networking champion who builds a strong, thriving, ever-growing community around your blog.

 

Detach from Your Own Needs

 

This one seems tough at first, until you fall in love with the idea of giving. I could care less about trying to get traffic, or monetizing any outreach opportunity, because I know relationships build my blogging audience and income quicker than any plea or strategy on my part.

I often receive JV, or Joint Venture, requests from well-meaning but green strangers. Someone may pitch me an allegedly mutually-beneficial JV 1, 2 or 3 emails into our hour’s long relationship.

Ummm…..you just met me, so pitching me quickly you want to make money with/off me….you don’t want to become my friend. Although I appreciate the kind gesture, and believe many of these folks mean well, this impatient, self-serving gesture displays that the person is a bit too hung up on fulfilling their own needs that they’d be a mismatch, at least for me.

Help people, help people, and help people – especially the experts in your niche – and you’ll be asked to fulfill outreach opportunities more times than you believe. Neat, how it all works when you detach from your own needs, or any outcome for that matter.

I do get it. Outside of enlightened souls we’re all a bit selfish, right? No worries, but just move that self-interested motive guy or gal to the side a bit more through the day, so you’ll be focused on helping people, and not trying to get anything from them.

 

Have More Fun and Work Less

 

Have fun throughout your work day, and if what you’re doing feels like work, you’re doing it wrong. Have fun, relax, detach, and you’ll instantly become more attractive to prospering guest post opportunities, joint ventures, freelance opportunities and other situations which can benefit both parties, as well as your respective audiences.

The view from our driveway. No, I'm being serious, it REALLY is the view from our driveway.

The view from our driveway. No, I’m being serious, it REALLY is the view from our driveway.

This one gets easier when you detach from outcomes. Creating for the joy of creating makes you magnetic to success, blogging-wise and life-wise. Successful people naturally attract successful people to them through all types of channels.

Nobody benefits from being stress, sick and broke. Calm down. Stop stressing, straining and striving, and start having fun to magnetize yourself to fun, successful people.

 

Talk Life Not Just Business

 

Get. A. Life.

OK, I may be the extreme in this regard. I talk business blogging here and there, and share retirement tips, and all that good stuff, but I fill my social media streams with travel pictures.

I talk about all types of non-business stuff with my audience and through my outreach campaign.

I may connect with my man Phillip Dews and chat about his plans for the weekend, or I may reach out to a new friend and simply ask about what they’re up to.

Check out my twitter stream. You’ll see plenty of non-business tweets talking sports, life, whatever, because I’m a human first, and humans appreciate humans.

I use this same approach when chatting up influencers. People hate to be seen as business conduits, or stepping stones, but they love to be seen as a real person with a real life, who’s connecting with someone who genuinely wants to know much more about them, than their business side.

I’m that genuine guy.

If you want to really supercharge your blogger outreach campaign, chat non-blogging stuff on social networks and through email. Connect with folks, make friends and this level of detachment will make you absolutely irresistible to business opportunities.

 

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Even if you just need blogging tips – and aren’t keen on retiring or island hopping – I know you can find immense benefit in what I have to share.

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Your Turn

 

Your turn.

How do you conduct blogger outreach?

Are you having a difficult time making friends with authority bloggers or does making friends come easily to you?

What outreach tips can you add to this list?

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53 Comments

  1. Tot Dental

    Some really useful tips that will help us in our projects.
    I have a little envious of you for what you do and where you do it (paradise).
    :-)
    I think you deserve a round of applause for your good work.
    Best regards.

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      TD, my pleasure. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Please do check in and let me know how your projects are going, OK?

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  2. Harleena Singh

    Hi Ryan,

    Congratulations on this wonderful new blog :)

    I know Philip did such a great job of designing it so well, and I think it suits you a great deal, especially with all the travelling you do. I am honestly – jealous!! Jokes apart, I am glad I had a little break, though it stretched up to nearly one month of no blogging, but again, it’s a choice we make, isn’t it?

    Your tips about blogger outreach are so right, and I think more than anything else, give before you seek – and the more of that if you do, you can never really go wrong. LOVE your pictures along with Kelli :)

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend (though everyday seems like a weekend in the beautiful place you are in presently!)
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Harleena, it’s great to see you back ;) So happy you had a fun break and are back into the blogging swing of things. Giving before you seek is a wonderful way to put it, and a fab life lesson at that. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend yourself :)

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  3. Richard

    I think you just smashed it all up Ryan.

    For a long time, I have always said today’s business is all about relationships. Just like everything else in this world, it’s all about social.

    Business means people. Relationships. Interactions. Social.

    And not just with your customers/visitors/readers.

    But with your peers, your acquaintances, your competitors.

    Even more so with blogging. The blogs I follow are not just about great content – they are also about great people. That’s why I follow them. We as individuals, are drawn to people – the human interaction side of things.

    Lots of people miss the point when it comes to this.

    This is a very good post, thanks for sharing this as well as your tranquil settings.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Richard, you put it perfectly dude. Fun blogging is people-themed blogging, and outreach is all about connecting with folks, making friends and inspiring others. I love outreach as much as any aspect of blogging because my intent is to connect with and inspire as many folks as possible. Thanks much Richard.

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  4. Lauren G Reliford (Queen of Forgiveness)

    Awesome. You’re going to be blogging a little bit less from this blog, I take it. Nice! Sounds like an upgrade. More pristine value, quality over quantity. Your posts were always good and short. These first two posts on here leave me full. Thanks!

    I am drinking from your cup and learning from you. I have not networked and outreached for a blog in years. I think I may be rusty.

    Thanks Ryan!
    Lauren G Reliford (Queen of Forgiveness) recently posted…Top 7 Signs You No Longer Need a Guru | Mental ShampooMy Profile

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Yep Lauren, going SUPER heavy on outreach. I learned from my last blog that I can reach more folks in less time by letting my posts simmer a bit, so folks can catch up. Then, I’ll create here, and create in the comments field on relevant blogs. Keep up the awesome networking work buddy, you’re doing great. Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. Niladri Chatterjee

    Hey Ryan, I found this blog from a guest post of yours. And I must say you have a nice blog up here. I loved your tip: “Have More Fun and Work Less”. Keep posting more awesome posts like this. :)
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Niladri, it’s a huge part of what I do. Now I’m breaking for a bit to head to the beach in Fiji, just to watch the sunset. Gotta play, to be creative. Thanks so much and do return soon. May I ask, which guest post of mine did you visit?

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  6. Adam Connell

    Ryan,

    This is incredible.

    The golden rule is what it’s all about – I love how you put that.

    And the photo’s you included are so inspiring. It just makes me realize how I really need to start traveling soon.

    Thanks for an awesome post,
    Adam
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Adam my absolute pleasure. Yep, look forward to seeing you hitting the road soon. It’s quite freeing, and certainly helps you as a blogger too. Thanks Adam, have a great Sunday.

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  7. Lisa

    Hi Ryan, I love your new blog!
    I like your tips how you make them “life’s” tips too. I see what you mean know about giving more, commenting more even if they never comment back, etc. I also love the part about being real. I don’t think we can be successful with blogging if we are not real with our readers. I just sent out an email campaign and put a little personal info into it. I cringed at first and then thought – these are my loyal readers, shouldn’t they know this about me?
    Thanks for sharing these tips in a simple and out of your own “gut” way with us Ryan. It really shows through that you love what you do too!
    Lisa recently posted…5 Ways to Use Other Bloggers to Boost ReadershipMy Profile

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Lisa, kudos to you for sharing your life with your subscribers. It feels uncomfy at times – I know for sure – but being real helps people see that you’re human, and are going through issues they may be having too. Toughie at times, as I knew sharing my personal details wasn’t always fun, and it was quite humbling too, but people resonated with these posts so much. Thanks Lisa, awesome comment.

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  8. Alvin Chadwick

    Great article, Ryan, and your new blog looks nice!
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Thanks Alvin appreciate it. See you soon.

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  9. Vincent

    First time visiting your blog but right away I felt like I knew you. Your blog posts are so personal, and I love that. It’s great to see that comments can have such an impact on the bloggers community. As a blog owner myself, I’m thirsty to start discussions.

    Using your tips and advice I know that this could improve any content marketers strategy. I can see how gaining outreach for a blog is worth it, and by networking for interviews gets both things done at once.
    Vincent recently posted…Why Marketers Should ask questions online with Quora?My Profile

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Vincent, welcome! Appreciate it buddy…..I went really in depth on my About Me page, and have written from experience because ultimately, that’s what makes us stand out, to become authentic. Thanks so much, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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  10. Victoria Virgo

    What a wonderful view. Your new home looks amazing – me – jealous? Never (OK, maybe just a tiny bit.lol)

    Love the idea of giving in order to recieve. This is what I am trying to work on. I am trying to promote other people’s blog posts and to comment when and where I can.

    There has to be a good balance between getting your own stuff written and produced and then going out to see what other people in your niche are doing.

    Thanks for these great tips.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Victoria that is a wonderful point. Finding a nice balance between promoting others while creating and promoting your own content is key. Still working on that in these parts, although I have a nice mix these days, methinks. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  11. Nomusa

    Hi Ryan,
    Each time I read your blog posts the lighter side of me comes forth. I really enjoy your humor and carefree approach in your writing yet you never miss a beat in saying the important stuff.

    Reading the tip about not being too “businessy” all the time I cringed on the inside when I realized that all my posts are really more about business and nothing else.

    Using daily life experiences to inspire even serious business can help us to post on a lighter note more often. I notice that usually when I share the funny things that my younger child does as inspiration for my posts. Those posts always come out lighter and I feel more human and less mechanical when i write them.

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful tips and I wish I could say something about each one. You do not have sufficient space for that unfortunately coz I love my thoughts in print! Hahaha!

    Enjoy Fiji my bro with your lovely fiancé

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Nomusa, thanks so much for the awesome comment. I agree; being light, funny and simply sharing fun-loving experiences vibes with your audiences quite easily. The secret is to keep talking about our lives, and to relate them with our niche. Appreciate it Nomusa, have a great Sunday.

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  12. Jeanne Melanson

    Great post, Ryan. I agree with you 100%. Outreach, participation, discussion, commenting, listening and learning are all important things. Hey, I like your new blog and your new way of doing things. Awesome! I’ll be back!
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Yep Jeanne, you’re a wonderful outreacher, so you know how it works. Giving freely precedes receiving in any endeavor. Thanks much.

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  13. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

    Do you use these specific blogger outreach tips guys?

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  14. Karen of MrsLookingGood

    All excellent tips and I know I should be doing this but not even half of it I’m accomplishing. Will surely bookmark this to remind myself the importance of sharing and growing others so that I grow as well.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Excellent Karen, thanks for stopping by and look forward to seeing you soon.

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  15. lisa leblanc

    great post thanks for the ideals and great insight. I’m Sure this will Help. By the way enjoy paradise.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Lisa, I’m certainly happy to hear that. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Kelli

    Hey Ryan
    As someone who spends more than a little bit of time with you, I can attest that you truly practice what you preach when it comes to the suggestions you have made here. You are a master at this for sure.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Thanks much KC. You see it firsthand; gotta meet folks and make friends to succeed with blogging, from paradise or anywhere. I just count guys like Matt, Steven and the like as inspirations for reaching out, making friends and doing the blogging thing intelligently. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Damien Parsons

    Wow, What an article!

    You will continue to inspire many people. I can only agree in every way. It is important to put out more than we expect to receive back.

    It is important for people to understand the connections and changes they have to make in order to live a successful lifestyle. Whether that be blogging, or becoming an inventor. Having to connect with other like minded people and feed off the already successful was exactly what I needed to begin seeing success in my life. Breaking through this comfort zone can be a challenge, but like anything, you build tolerance towards everything you do.

    A little note I always remember, and want to point out below. Not sure where I heard it from, but it makes much sense.

    To Become Successful, find ways to make others successful with you

    Thanks again for your inspiration Ryan!
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Damien what an awesome comment. I love that quote too. When we see our One-ness we realize that outreach is just connecting more with who we really are. It’s why reaching out and helping others feels so good. We’re helping ourselves and benefiting ourselves, indirectly and directly, but also doing a kind act. Win-win all the way around. Thanks so much Damien.

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  18. Carol Amato

    Hi Ryan,

    I first heard the term “blogger outreach” from Kim Roach. I really liked your article as it has so many wonderful points and actionable steps to help readers increase profitable connections.

    My mantra is also the Golden Rule: “Treat others the way you want to be treated” and this has been such a blessing because I’ve been able to help so many people and make so many long lasting friendships.

    Agreed – Authenticity is of paramount importance because it’s only a matter of time before people start to detect a phony trying to hide behind their computer screen. No. Can. Do.

    I’ve responded to each comment on my blog since day one, and don’t appreciate website owners who are too big for their britches and neglect this all important task. It’s their loss really…

    I’ve been outreaching more in the last 4 months, but have been a part of forum marketing and blog commenting since the start. I did not rely on PPC or any of the paid traffic methods, so everything was manual and deliberate.

    Yes, promoting our colleagues is extremely important and aligning with like-minded business owners with integrity will ensure the content shared is beneficial to all.

    On a side note, Ryan – had forgotten to turn comments off on my About page, sorry about that. In response to the comment that was there, yes, we’re really enjoying Pennsylvania, and the spring and summer has just been divine.

    My son and I walked to the county library today and sat in the gardens on the town square, and the air was filled with the aroma of dewy grass and flowers. Just lovely.

    Your pictures are beautiful, Ryan, have you considered created just a site to document them? I started a picture site, and it’s already a PR3 and first page for my name. If you want to see it, it’s my name dot net.

    Thanks for the thought-inspiring content! I really enjoyed it.

    Have a great week. :)
    Carol Amato
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Carol, absolutely smashing comment! Thanks so much for adding immense value to my post, and blog. Agreed fully. The Golden Rule works well when we work it persistently. So happy you’re enjoying Pennsylvania and oh, I hadn’t really thought about that. I store a few on this blog, share some on facebook and Google Plus but will dig a bit deeper into your picture site to learn more. Thanks again, and you too Carol :)

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  19. Swaraj Nandedkar

    Hello Ryan,

    Great post!

    Bloggers outreach is a fun. By connecting with other bloggers, you can have fun, learn something new, teach them something, start a new venture, etc. Nowadays, i am connecting with likeminded, same age bloggers from India. And i started learning a lot of things from them which i didn’t know previously.

    And the Golden rule is the best one. You know that Proverb? “sharing is caring! ” this is true. When we share something, we are helping many others directly or indirectly. This will increase our reputation rapidly.

    Thanks for writing this post for us.

    Enjoy your stay in Fiji!

    Well, i found this on http://www.kingged.com and commented on it.

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Swaraj, love it man. You’re on the right path. The Golden Rule or Proverb rings true in any area of life. It’s so easy to apply and quite fun too. Simply give freely and practice detaching from outcomes, and you’ll feel joyous, happy and grateful, and good things will flow your way too. Love how this simple yet timeless rule works. Thanks so much Swaraj.

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  20. Phillip Dews

    Some golden rules indeed there dude! I am surprised I not commented on this before dude especially after the nice little linkback you left for me that’s great of you!
    Anyway here I am incapacitated again so now’s a good chance to catch up and leave a load of comments on blogs I assume hey dude!
    Keep it going dude and very happy you love my design it was a pleasure to work on it!
    – PD

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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      PD, thanks so much. You OK dude? Was it your foot? Hope you get better soon, and my pleasure on the link of course!

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      1. Phillip Dews

        Yep sure was the foot! went to hospital with it yesterday and was told just to rest it up and exercise it every so often!
        Cheers!
        – PD

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        1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

          OK sounds good PD. Get well my man.

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  21. Adrienne

    Hi Ryan,

    I finally made it by and I like the new blog. Philip did a great job with this one as well and keeping with the theme of the other one.

    Well I definitely agree with you and great tips you shared. As you know I’m all about relationships and you’re so right. We can all write great content but if no one sees it and we aren’t helping people with what they need then it’s just a diary that no one reads.

    Just being genuine and getting in front of enough of the right people will gradually get their attention and can only lead to positive results. I think too many people are so eager for the results without putting in the actual work involved. Oh my gosh though, it’s so worth it.

    Four months in Fiji, how cool is that. I’m sure you and Kelli are having a great time. Great place to be able to work from I’m sure.

    Thanks for sharing these great tips and beautiful pictures Ryan. Have a great end to your week.

    ~Adrienne
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Adrienne, I model so much of what I do outreach-wise after you. You really are the queen of relationship-building and your blog and success reflect that whatever you give out freely, authentically, returns to you multiplied. The Golden Rule works so darn well if you live by it, online and offline. Super helpful insight as always Adrienne, thanks so much and of course, have a great end to your week too.

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  23. Brittany Bullen

    YES, Ryan! I love it! You’re so right. Isn’t Adrienne the best! I’m going to check out Steven’s blog now. I had never heard of him. Way to set a fantastic example! I feel inspired to do better. Thank you!
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Brittany, agreed fully on Adrienne. She’s an awesome person. My pleasure, and thank you so much for stopping by :)

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  24. Aaron Evans

    Hey Ryan, this is my blogger outreach.

    I found your blog from your reply on a post about babysitting from okdork that I stumbled upon while watching my kids. Your mention of Fiji caught my eye.

    I used to live in Fiji (never got to Savusavu) and I started blogging as a way to avoid writing separate emails to my girlfriend and mom. But one day I was having trouble resizing photos, wrote a script to do it for me, and blogged about it. Almost 10 years later, I blog about tech almost exclusively, but still go by the handle “fijiaaron.” I am still working on getting back to Fiji, though.

    I never really thought about blogger outreach, per se, but it’s a good thing to keep in mind. Connecting with interesting or like-minded people seems like a natural thing to do, but it’s easy to forget about engaging people when you’re heads down doing your own thing.
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Aaron, Way cool, and good to know. I hadn’t stopped by okdork in a minute. Where did you live in Fiji? Neat, where a little decision can take us, right? Thanks so much.

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  26. Lash

    Hey Ryan,

    Really awesome stuff here! I’m referring both to this particular post and to your new blog as well.

    I have to admit that I’m extremely impressed, even wow-ed by your immediate and whopping success on this brand new blog. Wow! Look at all the comments! Look at the authority figures who have called you out already! Look at your super low Alexa score! It all seems miraculous.

    Which just goes to show that you really know what you’re doing and that the advice you’re giving here really works. An excellent case in point, this very blog!

    In comparison, I’ve been running my travel blog for over 3 years but have yet to achieve some of this awesome success – like the huge number of comments & social sharing and call outs from authority figures. (Well I do get those from fellow top travel bloggers, which I must remind myself of).

    So, hats off to you!

    As for your tips about successful outreach, thanks a ka-zillion-million! Makes total sense. Of course – connect with authority figures, reach out, get noticed, be-friend the winners, go along with them.

    Looks like I”ll be following your lead and keeping an eye on you for more great advice & tips.

    Funny how things work out. Just last week I finally jumped into seriously working on getting myself & blog more exposure, but not quite knowing how to do so, and…BLAM here you are! Awesome.

    Ok, following your lead, I’ll happily go Tw this post. Not just as a tit for tat or to help you out, but because this really is awesome advice. Thanks!

    cheers, Lash
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Wow Lash what a comment! You’re off and running, and hey you make a great point: give yourself tons of credit for receiving shout outs from top travel bloggers. Your blog is excellent. I could see that the day I first visited it, when we met in Kathmandu. Keep on keeping on, and with your content, and comments like these, you’ll absolutely kill it. Thanks so much.

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  27. Liz McGee

    Hey Ryan,

    It truly IS about giving of yourself. Like the song says “you get what you give”. People are more than happy to respond positively if you work to help them first. Even if they don’t, and there are those people, there’s a feeling of satisfaction that someone benefited from something you did. For me that’s a good enough feeling to keep me going.

    It’s also important to be genuine and take an interest. The people I gravitate towards are those that remember me and the things I’ve said or done. That’s powerful when it comes to relationships.

    Enjoyed your post :-)

    Blessings,
    Liz
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    1. Ryan Biddulph (Post author)

      Hi Liz, Well said. Giving to help, to uplift and t inspire feels awesome, and that feeling is the reward. Of course generating that joy leads to prospering in so many different areas. Thanks so much.

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