3 Secret Blogger Outreach Tips

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  March 13, 2018 blogging tips 🕑 3 minutes read

Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Shhhh…..

 

….come in close.

 

I have 1 blogger outreach secret. Plus 2 piggy backing secrets, getting a free ride on the first secret.

 

I did follow this tip in fits and starts years ago. But a few years ago I dove in. Big-time. What a difference.

 

If you do blogger outreach right:

 

  • traffic worships your blog, like a blogging demi-god
  • blog profits increase for you
  • comments flood your blog, starting with a trickle, building to a tsunami

 

Blogging with friends is fun and prospering. Blogging solo sucks. Take it from a dude who journeyed both paths, a Blogging Marco Polo first, then social blogging butterfly the size of Mothra.

 

Follow these 3 tips – and please, do tell folks – to make your blogger outreach campaign sizzle dizzle.

 

1: Email Bloggers through their Blogs

 

This is the ultimate secret. Almost nobody does this.

 

Everybody obsesses over growing an email list of inanimate numbers, whipping ’em out and measuring, bragging about inanimate numbers acquired in one day.

 

Who gives a shit? The numbers don’t. Numbers are blase bastards.

 

Human beings build your blogging business, support you, love you, hire you, promote you and buy your stuff.

 

The easiest, most secret, totally ignored way to connect with humans is to email them 1 to 1.

 

I visit blogger blogs. I read posts, I publish a comment. Then I click “contact” and either email or use the contact form to send a personalized, 1 to 1 email.

 

This cuts through all the manipulative, horse shit list building hacks and travels right into the heart of a fellow human being.

 

I title emails with “Thanks John Doe” (even though he died) or “Hi Joe Doe.”

 

Emailing new or established blogging buddies 1 to 1 is the secret foundation. Few bloggers do this. But those who do become memorable.

 

Now for piggy backs.

 

2: Complement Rocking Bloggers

 

Most bloggers are so caught up with being in Survival Mode, trying to GET GET GET GET SO THEY CAN FUCKING SURVIVE!!!!!! that they forget the core of happiness, success, money-making, peace, love and fun; being nice to people is at the core of stupid successful blogging.

 

I emailed Ashley Hubbard of A Southern Gypsy recently. Totally dig her blog, following her through Triberr for eons. Or years.

 

Maybe the gypsy thing vibes with me too; I am a digital nomad and 1/4 Romanian.

 

Anyway, I told her she has been doing an awesome job and to keep it up. Simple concept. Be nice. Inspire someone. Light up their inbox. Almost nobody does this stuff. I do.

 

Ashley dug the email. She likely will dig this mention. I’m so happy to spread love.

 

Be nice to bloggers. Be a bright light. Email Love. Complement bloggers. Email new bloggers, telling them to keep at it.

 

Use email to uplift fellow bloggers.

 

Keep it poisanal (Brooklyn accent from Northern New Jersey Guy), not about business, and watch your blogging business grow.

 

3: Ask How You Can Help

 

I ask bloggers if they:

 

  • need a retweet
  • need a Facebook Share
  • need any blogging help

 

through email.

 

Novel approach. Most bloggers just want to squeeze stuff out of folks. I ask how I can help them.

 

Clients, customers, readers, brand advocates and raving, bat shit crazy, rabid Blogging From Paradise fans have flowed to me through this simple strategy.

 

Email people asking how you can help them. Uncover an incredibly powerful, damn secret outreach strategy.

 

Are you using these blogger outreach strategies?

  1. savita ragoonanan says:
    at 10:37 pm

    Your insightful posts always seem to come at a time when I’m struggling and pondering about what on earth am i really doing…. Your content reminds me to be human and to be honest a much much much more practical and real approach to interactions with bloggers.

    Keep it up! People like me appreciate it!

  2. Freddy G. Cabrera says:
    at 11:55 pm

    Hey Ryan!

    I’ve actually seen that show (pretty little liars) before. It has a lot of mystery. Good show. Good show.

    I like your blogger outreach secrets. They are helpful. I follow the same advice you are giving here.

    It is all about supporting each other when it comes to working together. By supporting all bloggers you make new friendships and you start to build a good relationship with fellow bloggers that will help you during your blogging journey. The generosity that is born from generosity is incredible.

    You have to follow these tips if you want to become successful with blogger outreach. Following your tips here is a must!

    Thank you for sharing your tips on this!

    Best regards! 😀

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:37 am

      Amen on your tips Freddy. Generosity does beget generosity. Love it dude.

      We began watching Pretty Little Liars in Fiji. Good show indeed. Little on TV there but PLL, The Dukes of Hazzard, American Horror Story….wait a sec, pretty good TV there LOL.

  3. Andrew Skyler says:
    at 4:16 am

    Thank you very much for this generous and comprehensive blog post, Ryan. As a blogger, I’m definitely trying to enhance my reach and I can not wait to use these techniques to help me do so. Will definitely be sharing this!

  4. Moss says:
    at 4:21 am

    Hi Ryan,

    You just mad my day with this 3 simple blogger outreach strategies. Honestly, I’ve been doing #2, but #1 & #3 are just what I learned reading your article.

    You’re right Ryan, nobody does that. No one thinks of emailing a fellow blogger via their blog contact page. In fact, I just replied to your email via Gmail. I guess I’ll have to do that via your contact page.

    The beauty of it is that, not only are you building relationships, but you are setting yourself up for the long run.

    Thanks Ryan!

  5. Susan Velez says:
    at 7:29 am

    Hey Ryan,

    I totally agree with share other people without any strings. You’re right, most new bloggers are in the survival mode. I know this because I used to be one.

    What most people don’t realize is that the best way to get ahead is to share the love. But do it without expecting anything in return.

    I learned this from you. I always make it a point to share other people’s content. I’ve been using this tactic since I read something that you wrote. (probably a guest post)

    It’s a great way to grow your blog and spread the love.

    Thanks for sharing these tips and I hope you have a great day 🙂

    Susan

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:14 am

      Those survival mode days were nightmarish, right Sue? I love your generosity and giving nature. Makes life easier, more fun and more prospering.

  6. Donna Merrill says:
    at 10:52 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Never thought about emailing a blogger and saying what a great job they have done. I’m taking up this secret…Thanks! In the past, I’ve FB messaged them, but email is more relevant. Once I was so impressed by a new blogger, that I did a video for him. He was so impressed, he’s never forgotten it lol.

    The point is that we, as bloggers need to give credit where credit is due. Besides a comment, we can share in our own words on social media what a blast we had at the blog we visited.

    -Donna

  7. MD Wasil | Tech2Hack says:
    at 11:20 am

    You just opened my eyes, i will definitely emailing bloggers from now, maybe we can can get awesome blogger friends which can definitely turn into some branding stuff 😉

  8. Julie Syl Kalungi says:
    at 12:55 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Whenever I get an opportunity to Consume your content I devour it like a thirsty bear!
    I used to be that Taker blogger pumping out content and waiting for the deluge of results…and crickets! lol

    Then I came across your book and I drank from the wellspring of blogging knowledge. It changed my journey!
    Your Blogger outreach tips are another way you feed my blogger soul…Loved them and Off to implement the Giving today!

    Thank you!

    Julie Syl

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:03 am

      Julie you rock SO much buddy 🙂 I appreciate the kind words and hey; I learned from your generosity, beginning years ago when I followed your blog and brand for the first time. Keep on rocking.

  9. Enstine Muki says:
    at 3:37 am

    Oh sweet!
    See Ryan, I just got connected to 2 supper bloggers this week by emailing them. I read their blogs, dropped a comment and sent them an email. As a matter of fact, one will be guest posting for me. It’s sweet how your tips work man.

    You rock bro

  10. Israel Olatunji says:
    at 5:10 am

    Awesome blogger outreach strategies, Ryan! Thanks for publishing this! Kudos for truly helping folks out there with working strategies which most veteran bloggers hardly implement! Much appreciated, Ryan!

    Today, I have got more practicable, easy, simple and working blogging tactics to move my blogging game to the next level indeed. I read about that too in one of your recent published posts.

    Strategically, emailing fellow bloggers through contact forms (Though I have never thought of doing this ever), asking how we can offer helps to them in any area as well as being nice to everyone will truly help in building stronger bonds in the blogging business.

    Thanks a lot, Ryan!
    Israel Olatunji

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:13 am

      Cool Israel. Simple works. Really. Simple techniques persistently applied with rocking energy, this is how you succeed with blogging.

  11. JOHN MULINDI says:
    at 7:35 pm

    Really like you tips on how Bloggers should engage with each other, with all the email automation tools around, many people want to automate even introducing themselves to each other. That point on direct contact is the best. Thanks for the insights

  12. sai kumar says:
    at 2:03 pm

    Really like you tips on how Bloggers should engage with each other, with all the email automation tools around, many people want to automate even introducing themselves to each other.

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