11 Tips to Make Your Blogger Outreach Campaign Sizzle

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  June 4, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 8 minutes read
Savusavu Bay, Fiji

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(Updated 6/4/2022)

 

Blogger outreach confuses most bloggers.

 

Most bloggers try to use outreach to meet their needs.

 

This is a big mistake.

 

Successful blogger outreach campaigns serve the needs of other bloggers.

 

Picture yourself reaching out with a hand out to help fellow bloggers.

 

Follow sound blogger outreach basics.  Help people. Ask for nothing in return from fellow bloggers. Earn their trust. Build a large, loyal friend network. Get connected. Leverage your presence. Succeed.

 

What is blogger outreach? I define it as making friends with authority bloggers to help one another. Helping each other co-creates success for all bloggers because a rising tide lifts all ships, as the saying goes.

 

Imagine waking up to 20 tweeters retweeting your latest blog post while you slept. Befriending 20 bloggers through proper blogger outreach influences this network to amplify your success around the clock for as long as you work to maintain your strong bond.

 

That’s the power of outreach.

 

The Most Confusing Aspect of Blogger Outreach

 

Unfortunately, many well-meaning but unclear bloggers teach manipulate blogger outreach strategies.

 

Inexperienced beginner bloggers trust experienced pros who portray blogger outreach as a way to manipulate bloggers into giving you what you want.

 

For example, I stopped answering questions for expert round ups because new or even veteran bloggers always asked me to:

 

  • retweet roundup posts
  • share roundup posts on Facebook

 

Manipulative pro bloggers teach inexperienced new bloggers to beg, pester and bug influential bloggers to share roundup posts because this is an easy way to drive a heavy volume of targeted traffic to your blog.

 

Engaging in outreach mainly to get what you want is the wrong way to do it. In fact, real blogger outreach involves helping bloggers without asking or expecting anything in return.

 

Let this idea seep into your unconscious mind to do outreach the right way.

 

What are the Benefits of Blogger Outreach?

 

Bloggers usually ignore outreach because few understand the power of this simple activity.

 

Never underestimate the leveraging potential of a rock solid blogger outreach campaign.

 

  • 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

 

Follow these tips to do blogger outreach the right way.

 

Embrace the Golden Rule

 

Give what you wish to receive.

 

Give freely to receive easily.

 

Help people. Receive help. Treat people as you wish to be treated. Give what you wish to have.

 

Live the Golden Rule to lay a solid foundation for your blogger outreach campaign.

 

Promote Authority Bloggers Generously

 

Promote authority bloggers freely. Retweet blog posts. Share posts on Facebook. Share posts on LinkedIn.

 

Some bloggers may retweet your content. Others may invite you to guest post on their blogs. Other bloggers may send your latest post to their email list.

 

Smart blogger outreach campaigns mirror your efforts back to you. Share content from other bloggers generously. Influence bloggers to share your content generously.

 

Comment Freely on Authority Blogs

 

Comment freely on top blogs from your niche.

 

Share your thoughts in genuine fashion.

 

Write a few paragraphs. Expand on some point the blogger made through the blog post. Be thorough. Make an impact through your mindfulness. As a rule, set aside 5 minutes to publish a thoughtful comment at least until you find your blog commenting groove. Resist urges to drop 1-2 sentences before rushing forward to nab your next backlink.

 

Sound commenting campaigns add sizzle to blogger outreach because anyone can read a post and publish a genuine comment. Few barriers to commenting exist save avoiding spam folders. Newbies to veterans seamlessly publish authentic comments to make friends with fellow bloggers.

 

Do you need a blog commenting guide? Check out my commenting eBook.

 

Respond to Each Comment on Your Blog in Timely Fashion

 

Respond to each comment on your blog in timely fashion.

 

Reply within 24 hours to be awake at the blogging wheel.

 

Outreach involves building strong bonds with fellow bloggers. Reading and responding to comments promptly facilitates the bond-building process.

 

Not replying to comments sends a clear signal to readers; you do not care about reading and responding to comments. Beware alerting readers to the fact that you do not listen. Genuine outreach campaigns form bonds between bloggers who listen to one another and reply in authentic fashion. Refusing to listen to and acknowledge commentors sends most away from your blog permanently.

 

Give yourself some time to read and reply to all comments daily. Reply to comments to build a loyal blog community.

 

Be Authentic

 

Be authentic in all that you do.

 

Being genuine emits attractive vibes to bloggers who appreciate honest bloggers intending to be helpful.

 

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Less genuine bloggers make few friends. People sense if someone wants to use them for some selfish end.

 

Let go selfish motives. Relax. Act naturally. Slow down. Calm down. Chill out. Allow your personality to shine to add a powerful element to your blogger outreach campaign.

 

Hop on Outreach Opportunities Quickly

 

Seize opportunities to multiply opportunities for increased blogger outreach.

 

Gobble up:

 

  • interview requests
  • guest post invites
  • co-promotional opportunities

 

Gain exposure. Be seen in more spots to attract more interviews, guest post invites and co-promotional opportunities.

 

Be an opportunity magnet by not being shy. I placed over 1000 guest posts on a collection of blogs to multiply more outreach opportunities for me. Friends I made through guest blogging expanded my presence through their generosity.

 

Learn from Outreach Masters

 

Pro bloggers:

 

 

serve as shining examples of how to build relationships the right way.

 

Learn from these pros to build your outreach campaign on solid ground.

 

Let go bloggers who teach manipulative methods geared toward getting what you want from bloggers. Release fear. Replace with love.

 

Blogger outreach Jedi Masters teach you through their glowing example. Observe the pro bloggers mentioned via the bullet point list above. Paying attention to their behavior on:

 

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

 

along with their activity via blog comments influences you to follow their lead. Connected bloggers show you how to get connected. Each pro noted above keeps me on my Twitter game if I fall lazy in replying to everyone. Pros goad you to raise the engagement bar through their sheer commitment to blogger outreach.

 

Surround yourself with outreach dynamos. Learn through osmosis.

 

Detach Some from Your Own Needs

 

Effective outreach serves the needs of fellow bloggers.

 

Backburner your personal desires to do blogger outreach the right way.

 

Remove personal agendas for traffic and business gain. Focus your attention and energy on helping fellow human beings. Face fears fueling selfish motives. Release these energies to generously serve blogging buddies.

 

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Sunset Savusavu Bay Fiji

 

Embody this talisman of wisdom; get what you want by helping people get what they want.

 

For example, mentioning the pro bloggers above drives traffic and potential profits to each blogging leader. I cling to no personal agenda in noting the four pros. Bonds I established through this outward-focused approach bolstered my blogger outreach campaign. I earned blogger trust by being genuinely interested in bloggers and their needs versus trying to get something from them.

 

Help. Cut the strings of attachment to self-service. Put your needs to the side to engage in an honest blogger outreach plan.

 

Have More Fun and Work Less

 

Outreach campaigns built on a party-like vibe seem to attract more blogging buddies than serious bloggers trying to grind out networking strategies.

 

Chill out. Make friends. Have fun. Blogging feels like a party to folks who blog the right way.

 

Remove strain from your campaign. Imagine yourself enjoying the process of making friends through blogging.

 

Do you enjoy making friends offline? Enjoy make buddies through blogger outreach.

 

Fun-loving bloggers become popular bloggers. Everyone loves a good blogging party.

 

Talk Life Not Just Business

 

Get a life.

 

Stop talking blogging shop all day long.

 

Chat about interests outside of blogging.

 

Talk to friends about their families. Being authentic means taking an honest interest in various aspects of blogging friends well outside of blogging.

 

I talk sports with blogging buddies. Asking friends about their weekend plans is a fun way to build stronger bonds.

 

No one wants to talk blogging business around the clock. Humans have lives outside of blogging. Share aspects of your personality to pique greater interest. Ask bloggers about life away from the laptop.

 

Develop strong friendships by learning more about bloggers and their families. Humanize your outreach campaign by making it about more than just blogging.

 

Let Go BS Outreach Strategies

 

I respect influential bloggers who preach blogger outreach strategies that yield solid traffic and income returns.

 

But I disagree with BS outreach tactics employing:

 

  •  fear
  • manipulating
  • convincing
  • persuading

 

because I dislike being used for some selfish end.

 

Diving in to blogger outreach should never feel like employing tactics consistent with a snake oil salesman. NEVER use fear to try to get someone to do something for you. Blogger outreach done correctly meets the needs of fellow bloggers while putting your needs to the side.

 

Most mainstream blogger outreach tactics seem geared to getting what you want by using bloggers to meet your own selfish ends. Beware burning blogging bridges with these silly strategies because pros have no time for bloggers who want to use them and their platform for personal gain.

 

Help bloggers not to earn a profit or traffic surge but to earn their trust.

 

Help bloggers not to earn a profit or traffic surge but to earn their trust.Click To Tweet

 

Gain blogger trust to befriend bloggers.

 

Blogging buddies far exceed any singular manipulative efforts executed from self-centered perspectives.

 

Earn trust to tap into exponentially increasing blogging success over the long haul. Manipulative bloggers may generate scant traffic and profits returns through a single guest post exchange or link exchange but genuine blogger outreach pros access a lifetime of steadily increasing success through powerful friendships with influential bloggers.

 

Conclusion

 

100 is better than 1.

 

Scanning my Twitter @replies today revealed a steady number of notifications.

 

Picture 100 bloggers collectively:

 

  • retweeting your posts
  • sharing your posts on Facebook
  • sharing your posts on LinkedIn
  • linking to your blog from their blog
  • inviting you to guest post on their blogs

 

Engaging in an authentic blogger outreach campaign serves as the key which unlocks each of these sweet benefits of being a connected blogger.

 

Make blogging a team sport.

 

Follow these tips to do blogger outreach the right way.

  1. Tot Dental says:
    at 9:13 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:44 pm

      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?

  2. Harleena Singh says:
    at 9:44 am

    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!)

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:46 pm

      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 🙂

  3. Richard says:
    at 6:01 pm

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:44 pm

      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.

  4. Lauren G Reliford (Queen of Forgiveness) says:
    at 11:16 pm

    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!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:36 pm

      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.

  5. Niladri Chatterjee says:
    at 12:48 am

    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. 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:14 am

      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?

  6. Adam Connell says:
    at 5:26 am

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:46 pm

      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.

  7. Lisa says:
    at 7:35 am

    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!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:45 pm

      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.

  8. Vincent says:
    at 7:08 pm

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:45 pm

      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.

  9. Victoria Virgo says:
    at 8:25 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:22 pm

      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.

  10. Nomusa says:
    at 12:56 pm

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:21 pm

      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.

  11. Jeanne Melanson says:
    at 1:27 pm

    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!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:19 pm

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

  12. Karen of MrsLookingGood says:
    at 9:30 pm

    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.

  13. lisa leblanc says:
    at 11:43 pm

    great post thanks for the ideals and great insight. I’m Sure this will Help. By the way enjoy paradise.

  14. Kelli says:
    at 11:52 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:55 am

      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.

  15. Damien Parsons says:
    at 4:59 pm

    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!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:39 pm

      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.

  16. Carol Amato says:
    at 2:05 am

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:43 am

      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 🙂

  17. Swaraj Nandedkar says:
    at 1:04 pm

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:32 pm

      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.

  18. Phillip Dews says:
    at 5:11 am

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:36 am

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

      • Phillip Dews says:
        at 12:50 am

        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

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 5:59 am

        OK sounds good PD. Get well my man.

  19. Adrienne says:
    at 3:02 pm

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:02 pm

      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.

  20. Brittany Bullen says:
    at 3:56 am

    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!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:34 am

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

  21. Aaron Evans says:
    at 11:37 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:30 pm

      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.

  22. Lash says:
    at 9:47 pm

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:29 pm

      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.

  23. Liz McGee says:
    at 6:20 pm

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:55 pm

      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.

  24. Jesse says:
    at 2:58 am

    still go by the handle “fijiaaron.” I am still working on getting back to Fiji, though.

  25. Shawn says:
    at 2:07 pm

    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.

  26. Jane M says:
    at 8:26 pm

    Ryan, you always inspire me to put myself out there more. I loooove creating content and twiddling with design and tools for my site, but when it comes to outreach… I have to force myself to do it. I am so impatient for results and blogger outreach is such a slow builder that it often feels like I am doing lots of work for nothing! Anyway, enough complaining ;). I’d love to know how you make time to reach out to so many people and if you have any tricks up your sleeve to make it fun and efficient!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:25 am

      Jane I have been in the same spot. And I gotta catch myself each day to stick to my regimen. Thanks much for sharing.

  27. Rahul Kumar Shandilya says:
    at 1:14 pm

    Give what you wish to receive.
    Give freely to receive easily.

    I would definitely term this as the Golden rule of blogging but also of life. The moment you start giving freely, you start receiving easily. So well said and so very true!

  28. Jan Verhoeff says:
    at 10:28 pm

    Wow, Ryan!

    If anyone ever doubted you could write a book – this blog post ought to prove it! AWESOME post. Sometimes I like getting caught up in the message of someone else’s blog post. I love the way you capture your audience in the beginning… The image is amazing. Great eye candy! And I just love the “happy little sunset” feel I got from the post.

    Let’s start a new day with some great tips and suggestions.

    I’m learning something new these days, about blogging and commenting – both from you, and from what I’ve been doing. I can actually talk to people and tell them what I want them to do: Buy my book. Read this blog. Leave a comment. And get more out of what I offer them by including an exchange. One blog reader emailed me today and said, “I love the new transparency. I understood all along that you wanted us to buy something from you, but I didn’t know what to buy. Now you tell me. I love your books and the new ecourse I purchased this week. Both are very effective.” What a message!

    Now if I can get him to figure out the Commenting process! I love it.

    Thanks for being part of my team!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:06 pm

      Ah yes Jan; clarity. The clearer you get the more transparent you become. Your reader sensed your clarity and directness. It’s like going from beating around the bush to a straight line approach, traveling from Point A to Point B in as little time as possible. I had to address fears related to worthiness and money before I got clear but when I did, I just asked people to buy stuff or in simple, direct terms, called them to buy stuff. Thanks for the rocking comment!

  29. Vinil Ramdev says:
    at 2:41 am

    I like the tip, Commenting on authority blogs. I also comment on niche blogs with a smaller audience. That’s how I do my blogger outreach. I realize commenting is both fun and effective.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:03 pm

      Both strategies are smart Vinil. I find myself doing the same thing. Sometimes I read top blogs and leave meaty comments but I do the same on smaller scale niche blogs too.

  30. Donna Merrill says:
    at 12:25 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    Thanks for the shout out! What I love most about my blogging journey is that I made some great friends like you! Its amazing how like minded bloggers can bind together and form their very own blogging community of those we visit and those who come to our blogs.
    You know me and how I feel about commenting. It is the very best way to help another blogger but more than that, we learn something new each time we visit a blog.
    I’m in it for the love
    -Donna

  31. Anthony Gaenzle says:
    at 5:31 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Ryan! This is all so true. Be genuine and really add value. Work together to grow. One area I need to work on is commenting more on other blogs. I lose track of doing that during the days as the work piles up. But it truly is valuable for so many reasons, and it shouldn’t be ignored. Great advice throughout this piece!

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