How to Get Featured on World Famous Blogs Even If You Are a Nobody From Nowhere

June 13, 2017 42 thoughts
Where I – and Blogging From Paradise – have been featured.

 

A quick reminder to buy my new eBook. On to this week’s post…

 

You had to be in by 6:30 PM.

 

Or you could die a violent, painful death. All alone.

 

Kelli and I house sat (and outhouse shat) in the remote Costa Rica jungles a while back. At 6:30 PM, the jungle went pitch dark. Humanity was 3 hours away. Much of the route was impassable save by horseback or your own 2 feet.

 

A fer de lanz bite or stumble over a cliff in this mountainous region could would likely mean death.

 

I loved the sit. I hated the sit too. Because even though I loved being alone in the wilderness I hated being alone with Kelli in the wilderness.

 

If you’re reading this post you may be sick of that same alone, isolated feeling with your blog. No real traffic. No real comments. Little or no profits.

 

Sucks, doesn’t it? You may feel like a Nobody, from Nowhere, with nobody listening.

 

Landing guest posts or features on top blogs would help to turn your pain and suffering into joy, fun and elation. But it feels SO far away. But….it’s not as far away as you think it is.

 

I went from Broke Blogging Bum as a newbie to Struggling Blogging Bozo to Established Pro Blogger who has been featured on:

 

  • Virgin
  • Forbes
  • Fox News
  • Entrepreneur
  • Positively Positive
  • Life Hack
  • John Chow Dot Com
  • Smart Blogger
  • Neil Patel Dot Com
  • Pro Blogger
  • NYU (cyber speaking engagement)

 

As you can imagine, landing these coveted features:

 

  • increases your blog traffic
  • increases your blogging profits
  • boosts your cyber street cred
  • expands all aspects of your blog, business and community
  • feels amazing!

 

Here’s the kicker; the guy who landed these features felt like he was a Nobody from Nowhere who felt he had nothing helpful to say. My self-worth resided in a filthy sewer below New York City. But I turned things around. I gained confidence. I gained clarity.

 

Some of the most famous blogs on earth wanted to hear my opinion. How crazy is that?

 

If you feel like a “Blogging Nobody From Nowhere With Nothing To Say That Anybody Actually Wants To Hear” you too can get featured on the top blogs on earth. No joke. Don’t lose hope!

 

These are my tips for you to follow to land features on the world’s most famous blogs.

 

A1: Change Your Frame of Mind from “2 Pitches to 2 Years”

 

If you are gonna doing something you may as well do it right for the next 2 years.

 

Because if you start doing it wrong again and again, 2 years becomes 5, then becomes 10, then you quit.

 

My most assinine mistake rested in setting weekly or monthly time frames for practicing my creating and connecting.  Cute little Monkey Mind. I love you. But you were pretty dopey too.

 

I often get emails like “Hey Ryan! I pitched Entrepreneur 2 times. Why haven’t they responded?”

 

I respond: “Practice writing and connecting with top bloggers for 2 years.”

 

Ya wanna know why it is hard to get featured on top blogs? Because most bloggers are:

 

  • impatient
  • greedy
  • delusional
  • terrified of losing everything
  • desperate

 

and allow their predominant fear to cloud their better judgment.

 

Bloggers featured on famous blogs practiced a few set skills almost every day for 1 to 2 to 5 years or longer.

 

You will need to do the same if you want to get featured on famous blogs.

 

1: Follow Your Fun and Freedom

 

Letting your fun, freeing driver pull you through sometimes highly uncomfortable actions is the way from unknown blogger to being everywhere.

 

Superstar bloggers allow their love of having fun and freeing themselves to override their fear of following the remaining tips.  Especially tip #A1.

 

Immense natural beauty. Nueva Arenal, Costa Rica.

 

I love blogging. I love traveling. So I choose to do fun, freeing things even if said things terrify me at times. This is the path and intent toward inspiring a shit load of folks through famous platforms aka sites aka blogs aka news media outlets.

 

Blog predominantly for fun. And to free yourself. Set the table to BE the person who lands high profile features.

 

2: Write 1000 Words Daily for Practice

 

Open a Word document. Write 1000 words. Daily. Trash said doc after hitting 1 K.

 

Following this simple practice for years helped me land features on the world’s most famous blogs. Why? If you develop a skill, you get featured on high profile sites to show the skill off.

 

Developing my writing skills helped turn me from a complete loser with nothing to say (“I mean, who cares about what I have to say, anyway?” I thought, for years) to someone who writes boldly, bluntly and directly.

 

Note how I don’t dance around topics? That’s clarity.

 

It usually takes 6 months to 1 year of daily writing practice to move up in blogging circles. You impress top bloggers through practicing, not through bullshit smoke and mirrors or manipulative, lame-ass pitches.

 

Bust your writing ass. You like to write, right? So write. If you hate writing, podcast, create videos or become an Infographics guru. Practice in these areas. Daily.

 

The gap from “Nobody cares what I have to say” to getting featured on blogs with million member readerships is covered in private, through your diligent, persistent writing practice.

 

3: Build Your Friend Network of Established Pro Bloggers

 

How do you go from feeling like Blogging Non Grata from Nowheres-ville to being featured on famous blogs with million reader communities?

 

By *connecting* yourself to as many established, successful pro bloggers as humanly possible.

 

You do not *get* connected. This suggests passivity. You *connect* yourself to top pro bloggers.

 

Do this:

 

  • comment on top blogs from your niche
  • promote top bloggers via social media, your blog, your podcast, or anywhere else
  • email top bloggers asking how you can help them

 

Guys, these simple, easy as hell actions – i.e., spending a few minutes to read and comment on a post, hitting retweet button, etc – played a HUGE role in me going from being a nobody to a somebody in my blogging niche.

 

This is so much fun when you commit to connecting with bloggers. You enjoy helping out peeps but also see that you have a voice and something valuable to share with the world. You *can* get featured on famous blogs. All of your friends (folks you connected to) will promote you, endorse you and support you on this fun, freeing, sometimes wild journey.

 

4: Seize and Hold this Concept as if Your Life Depends on it

 

It’s the practice, not the pitch.

 

Are you trying like hell to “hack” your way into guest posting fame? Lose the game. It’s the people, sheeple.

 

If you have nothing to pitch or your pitch is weak, you are wasting your time. Like all folks who whine after pitching Forbes 1, 3 or 30 times.

 

 

Like trying to sell funnel cakes beside a Weight Watcher’s convention, these pitches go almost completely ignored by blogging pros.

 

If however you practice, honing your creating and connecting skills over months and years, many world renowned blogging brands will approach you. Seriously. Happens to me 99% of the time. I practiced writing and connecting in the cyber shadows. World famous blogs (writers of; not the blogs themselves) featured me.

 

Be The Hunted. Not The Hunter. Develop your skills. Pay the bills. Get featured on top blogs.

 

5: But if You *DO* Pitch Do this….

 

Personalize every pitch.

 

Stress the benefits of the guest post you are pitching.

 

Make sure the post is a 100% match with the tone, brand voice and topic of the blog.

 

Practicing your writing, reading top blogs, and commenting on top blogs helps you confidently match a blog’s tone through your guest post, and also helps you create an enticing pitch that bloggers and assistants drool over.

 

I rarely pitch. But when I do – like for this Positively Positive post – it’s highly personalized and stresses the benefits that the community would gobble up with a spoon.

 

6:Publish Weekly or Bi-Weekly to Stay on the Radar

 

Stay on the blogging radar. Publish content once weekly. Or bi-weekly.

 

Unless you knock it out of the park with monthly postings you may fade into blogging oblivion (Or Mike Tyson’s Bolivian) unless you provide helpful, timely content weekly or bi-weekly.

 

Let the Blogging Big Dawgs know you are still out there, ready to pee in the tall grass with these pros.

 

Publish. Be seen. Be known.

 

7: Guest Post Like a Machine on Lower to Medium Profile Blogs

 

Guest posting is a way to get seen by a ton more folks than the number of folks who read your blog.

 

These folks are targeted, meaning, many are highly interest in your blogging niche.

 

If you feel like a nobody from nowhere, guest posting can give you the confidence and clarity that you have something special to share with the world.

 

Guest posting on a bunch of high profile blogs helped me pop up on the radar of even *higher* profile blogs. Like a blogging version of sharking your way up. Or moving up the guest posting food chain.

 

 

Practice writing like a freaking boss. Comment on top blogs. Promote top bloggers via social media, your blog and carrier pigeon.

 

Build a rep. So you are a somebody, from somewhere special, who’s going places.

 

8: Blog Comment Like a Machine

 

Write in-depth, 2-4 paragraph, valuable comments on top blogs.

 

Effective blog commenting puts you on the radar of the blogging big dawgs who are yearning to help ya earning by featuring you.

 

Blog commenting has been the foundational offsite element of my marketing/connecting/networking campaign.

 

Stand out as an up and coming blogger. Comment powerfully on top blogs from your niche. Position yourself to land major league features.

 

Recommended Resource: How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting (eBook)

 

9: Step Inside the Mind of Someone Who Has Been There

 

Buy this course to get featured on world famous blogs.

 

I have been there. I can get you there.

 

Learning how to create and connect effectively, from a loving, fun space, gets easier when you learn from someone who has been there.

 

Study the blogging big dawgs in your niche and how they landed on top blogs.

 

Take notes. Put said notes into action.

 

10: Toss Salt over Your Shoulder 3 Times Daily

 

To cover all bases.

 

11: Think Mutual Manifestation over Manipulation

 

If I ever into any partnerships – business, guest posting, etc – I dwell on how the bond benefits both parties.

 

Hoards of struggling bloggers go da opposite way; they greedily or desperately grab at top bloggers, frantically trying to manipulate folks into doing favors or getting them featured on top blogs.

 

I have only received 34,243 such emails from desperate bloggers.

 

Shift your intent. So you don’t shit your intent.

 

Blog for fun, with love (Tip #1). Stop trying to desperately use or manipulate people. Love ’em. Help ’em. Serve ’em.

 

Ponder mutually beneficial partnerships, whether through guest posting or whatever strategy, and you position yourself to land guest posts on the world’s top blogs.

 

Your Turn

 

Are you struggling to land guest posts on high level blogs?

 

What tips can you add to this list.

 

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Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog with the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.
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42 Comments

  1. This is so true Jeannie about time;) ACIM is fabulous! Thanks much 🙂

    Ryan

  2. Jeannie Hall Says:

    Awesome post, as always, Ryan. Your blogging and commenting tips always provide me with greater clarity. With my day job, I’ve found it difficult to get my new blog updated regularly, but I will commit to doing better.

    It’s funny how we can get so inundated in the illusion of this day to day life and forget to follow our fun and what makes us passionate. Even though I’m studying personal development and the LOA specifically, sometimes I still need the reminder to better manage my time.

    Time is just an illusion anyway, right? 😃

    Thank you so much for your continued advice – I’m currently reading A Course in Miracles and it’s amazing! Thanks again!

  3. Our connections make everything GO Rupesh. Thanks much 🙂

    Ryan

  4. Rupesh Kumar Says:

    Ryan, It’s an in-depth article around guest post submission. I loved every bit of it. Writing daily or regularly is the key as practice makes you perfect. Also, I do agree with you when it comes to making a strong connection with your fellow bloggers. Either you can sit idle or do something amazing to stand out in the crowd.

    Thanks and TC, Bye.

  5. Hi Joan, great add! I totally forgot about HARO. I did it for a while but closed my account for some silly reason. Thanks so much 🙂

    Ryan

  6. Thanks for reading Nasir; in my Universe there is no such thing as luck 😉

    Ryan

  7. Joan Torres Says:

    Hey, Ryan, this post is great. I’m going actually to PIN it 😉
    In addition to everything you said, I personally think that HARO might be an excellent tool to get noticed and featured in major publications. I haven’t used it myself yet, but I know some people with quite brand new blogs whose work got published in the NYT and the Washington Post.

  8. Due to lack of Action; i am still staying behind. 🙁

    Need to push myself up and follow your tips Ryan.

    Wish me luck.

  9. Great Hussain. Thanks a bunch!

    Ryan

  10. Hussain Omar Says:

    Hey Ryan,
    Loved the tips here!

    You are doing really great applying these tips, and any one want to get there just need to implement this road map, and take actions!

    Thanks for sharing, Ryan!

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Regards
    Hussain

  11. Caleb I love your comment! This really IS real. Commenting works. Big-time. You can level up and buy paid traffic as earnings increase but if you love commenting it doesn’t feel like work; it’s a labor of love. Thanks much 🙂

    Ryan

  12. Yep; attraction blogging aka attraction marketing is the way to go. Energy saver. And you know folks who invite you to guest post definitely vibe with your message too. Thanks a bunch!

    Ryan

  13. Hi Ryan.

    Great post, as usual.

    I can honestly say that I need to practice my writing and then practice some more. I need to hit more of the top blogs in this niche and leave comments.

    I also need to get more consistent when it comes to publishing my own blog posts. I’m not at the point, yet, to where I want to do guest posts. Not fear related, just not there yet. Once I get the consistency on my own blog, I can start writing more often during the week, for guest posts.

    I don’t do the pitch game. I’d rather do the above mentioned things and let people come to me with opportunities to guest post.

    Thanks for these great tips.

    Have a good one……Chris

  14. Caleb Says:

    Blog commenting is the recurring theme of this post and I can testify that is the way I first started out. In fact I even commented on forums and classified ad sites till I earned my first commission which proved to me THIS is all REAL. Evntually you reach the point where you can buy targeted traffic without so much comment hustling BUT to be honest it really isn’t hustling if it is something you actually LIKE 😉

  15. Haha Sue; I add the salt one every few post. Keeps readers on their toes. Building bonds first, on the front end, makes the back end stuff easier to manifest. Thanks as always!

    Ryan

  16. Susan Velez Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Great tips and I am definitely learning a lot from you. As you know, I am getting more into guest posting because I personally see how much it has helped you grow your blog.

    I know that you know your stuff about getting featured on top blogs. When I approach bloggers and ask them if I can guest post on their blog, I approach them with mutual manifestation.

    After all, they are doing me the favor of letting me to post on their blog. Sure I am providing content, but it’s their blog. They have the full right to say yeah or nay on whether they want to accept my post.

    That’s why I think your method of building the relationship first is one of the best way to get accepted more often.

    I’ve still got a lot to learn from you, but I am always a student and willing to keep learning. Thanks for sharing these tips, you can bet that I’ll be using them to keep growing my blog.

    Now I just need to remember to toss salt over my shoulder.

    Have a great one 🙂

    Susan

  17. Building your friend network is a big difference maker Praveen. Thanks heaps 🙂

    Ryan

  18. Thanks Shantanu, and keep on blog commenting 🙂

    Ryan

  19. Cool Ash 🙂 Keep getting clearer, keep helping, and keep following these tips 😉

    Ryan

  20. Ash Says:

    I still feel like that little nobody that the big daddies will never want to listen to. Working on it, Ryan 🙂

  21. Hello Ryan,

    Great guidence tips up here 🙂

    Indeed blog commenting is something very necessary to establish the relations with the top influencer.Commenting on blogs as well as sharing the article of top bloggers on our social media do help a lot to get in their
    eyes.

    Certainly still learning new things from your blog, it never to late to learn things.

    Thanks for the share
    Shantanu.

  22. Hello
    Ryan,
    Glad to read your another effective post. Your way of explaining is always friendly and easy to understand. Making blogging network is very important for every bloggers. In this post all the points are mentoined is very useful.

    I like all the points especially write 1000 words daily for practice and blog comment like a machine.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Praveen verma

  23. In person events rock too James. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

  24. James Orogan Says:

    In my earlier days I used to network with bloggers from Guest posting. and then I moved to event networking. I used to visit almost all blogging events in my country. Blog commenting is another great way to connect with the like minded people.

  25. Good add Pamela 😉 The value shared expands with writing 1K a day. Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

  26. Hello Ryan,
    Your blog post addresses an important goal that I have set for myself. It provides great guidance that will help me achieve the goal of being featured in world famous blogs.

    One point that you did not specifically mention is the importance of providing great service and value to my readers. I always keep them in the forefront of my mind as I write to them.

    Thanks for reminding me of the importance of engaging with influential bloggers!

  27. Thanks M 🙂

    Ryan

  28. M Tahir Says:

    Wao Nice Post…
    Yes, I agree Making blogging network really helpful to pop up on top blogs. I too would like to do guest blogging and blogging commenting. Of course, networking with the pro bloggers is the key to gain some online exposure.

    I am looking your next post very soon. Thanks!!

  29. Max thanks a bunch!

    Ryan

  30. Max Anderson Says:

    Especially the part about writing a 1000 words a day is so true… Ever since doing so my audience has almost doubled and my income has jumped to eights I never even expected! So if you are new to blogging follow the advvice found here!

  31. You are doing great with commenting Nirmala. I think you placed some guest posts too, right? Thanks much!

    Ryan

  32. Yep Prosper, blog commenting lays the foundation for awesome things. Thanks bro 🙂

    Ryan

  33. You embody this spirit perfectly Hassaan. Thanks for being a rocking blogger!

    Ryan

  34. Cool Yogesh; boosting frequency and digging the writing process helps you get on the radar. Thank you 🙂

    Ryan

  35. yogesh Says:

    Hi Ryan,
    i am starting comments from your blog. Thanks for the advice. as i was publishing once in a month, but from now i will publish at least one in a week.

  36. Hassaan Khan Says:

    Hi, Ryan!

    Great post. The reason this blog post is so good is that all of the points make sense. I’ve seen you emphasizing a lot on blog commenting the right way and writing every day. I can vouch that these tips work as I speak from my personal experience.

    I was completely in a different poster a year ago as far as blog commenting and building relations are concerned. Then I read a book named ‘Give and Take, written by Adam Grant. It helped me evolve as a professional, and interestingly, it directly impacted my blogging career.

    I want to thank you, Ryan, for everything you do to inspire others.

  37. Prosper Noah Says:

    Thanks for another wonderful post @Ryan

    Blog Commenting I Must say still remains the first step and best to get featured, when you comment, take the next step to appreciate by sharing the article, this way you get noticed as Time goes on.

    From there you can start pitching guest Posts.

    Thanks for this tip once more.

  38. I learnt new things here, Yes I agree Making blogging network really helpful to pop up on top blogs. Thanks for sharing this information. I looking for next article from you. Thanks!

  39. Nirmala Says:

    Ryan, you are simply awesome. Your writing is a great inspiration for me to work with passion.

    Coming to your post, good to know that you have been featured in great sites and yes, it is due to your excellent writing skill, friendly writing tone and engaging the readers with your better ideas.

    I too would like to do guest blogging and blogging commenting. Of course, networking with the pro bloggers is the key to gain some online exposure.

    Thanks for writing the super tips, I’ll keep your 11 tips in mind. Keep your great work.

  40. Agreed on that Andrea. Thanks for the comment!

    Ryan

  41. Andrea Torti Says:

    I completely agree – you can go nowhere without a solid network: and blog commenting is a first step to build one 🙂

  42. I left a thought.

    Ryan

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