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

  June 13, 2017 blogging tips πŸ•‘ 8 minutes read

Where I – and Blogging From Paradise – have been featured.


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. Β 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. Β 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 thisΒ 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 CommentingΒ (eBook)


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


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.

  1. Andrea Torti says:
    at 9:02 am

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

  2. Nirmala says:
    at 9:17 am

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:06 pm

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


  3. Balaji Krishna Nethi says:
    at 11:10 am

    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!

  4. Prosper Noah says:
    at 11:25 am

    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.

  5. Hassaan Khan says:
    at 11:40 am

    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.

  6. yogesh says:
    at 1:06 pm

    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:54 pm

      Cool Yogesh; boosting frequency and digging the writing process helps you get on the radar. Thank you πŸ™‚


  7. Max Anderson says:
    at 3:06 pm

    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!

  8. M Tahir says:
    at 4:26 am

    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!!

  9. Pamela Montgomery says:
    at 5:04 pm

    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!

  10. James Orogan says:
    at 9:21 pm

    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.

  11. Praveen Verma says:
    at 1:34 am

    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

  12. Shantanu Sinha says:
    at 2:57 am

    Hello Ryan,

    Great guidence tips up here πŸ™‚

    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

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

    Thanks for the share

  13. Ash says:
    at 4:48 am

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

  14. Susan Velez says:
    at 8:34 am

    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 πŸ™‚


    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:01 am

      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!


  15. Caleb says:
    at 11:34 am

    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 πŸ˜‰

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:26 pm

      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 πŸ™‚


  16. Chris DeeWaard says:
    at 5:16 pm

    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

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:23 pm

      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!


  17. Hussain Omar says:
    at 5:15 am

    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!


  18. Joan Torres says:
    at 6:05 am

    Hey, Ryan, this post is great. I’m going actually to PIN it πŸ˜‰
    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.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:39 am

      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 πŸ™‚


  19. Rupesh Kumar says:
    at 4:44 pm

    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.

  20. Jeannie Hall says:
    at 1:42 pm

    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!

  21. Crista Crawford says:
    at 8:57 am


    I really appreciate the long term perspective that you offered. I instinctively knew consistenty was king, but I wasn’t sure how long it would take for the payoff.

    My goal may be a little different. I am not necessarily seeking to post for major brands. I am interested in sharing a message. It can feel like I am writing into oblivion, but lately I am noticing less curves in the train tracks.

    The one to two year mention was of great encouragement to me. I also thought about commenting more on other’s posts, but I never want to be disingenious. I think commenting just to comment actually diminishes what people think of you. Your mention of valuable commenting also gave me encouragment to keep staying the course and not giving up. I don’t want my two years turning into ten!

    I am very glad that I stumbled upon your post. It was very timely.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:08 am

      Great stuff Christa πŸ˜‰ Happy you are on the right path. Keep up the great commenting, and the great work.

  22. Siva Sanaka says:
    at 6:58 am

    Good detailed explanation on major online marketing things like – Commenting & Guest Posting. I will follow these steps & Try to write new article every week (Of 1K or More Words). Thanks for great knowledge sharing.

  23. Nostalgious says:
    at 6:04 am

    Hey Ryan, it seems the more I read of you the more impressive and inspirational you become! I would usually pass on a blog entry like this because most authors feed the same nonsense to their readers over and over, but this post was so original and well-written with unique points that it was genuinely eye opening.
    You are an incredible person and I feel like you genuinely care about assisting other people in reaching greatness. Thanks for everything you are doing.

  24. Connor Pete says:
    at 7:52 pm

    Honestly, who doesn’t want to get featured in the famous blogs in the world? I would personally be on top of the moon if my blog and business is published on the top 20 blogs! I can imagine what it will do for me πŸ™‚

    What I am actually doing now is connecting with other bloggers, although they are not close to those huge famous blog. But every little connection counts! Thanks for sharing your thought with us Ryan, I have been following your blog (can’t remembered the name of the one you discontinued some year(s) ago).

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:20 pm

      Ah yes Connor; Cash With A True Conscience Dot Com πŸ˜‰

      You are correct sir. Meaning that connecting with bloggers 1-2 through comments like this and social shares and promoting other bloggers and this is the way to increase your reach and to appear on the famous, super well known blogs. When you appear to be all over the place.

  25. Julia says:
    at 8:45 am

    To be very honest, its a dream of every blogger to get features in famous blogs. I would be really excited if my blog is published on world’s top 10 blogs.
    Right now, I am trying to make good connections with famous bloggers. What I have learned in this field is to stay connected with the network because connections counts a lot.
    Thanks for sharing your views Ryan. You are really a gem in the blogging industry.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:42 am

      Our connections count so much Julia. I learned this lesson over nearly a decade spent online. But especially over the past 4 months. Things really took off with my blog – more than ever – because I placed a heavy emphasis on building meaningful bonds by serving other human beings.

  26. James Stam says:
    at 9:27 pm

    WOW. I am absolutely thrilled. Thank you so much for this amazing revelation. A little question here. With all the numerous blogs sprouting up recently, Can a newbie stil grow from nowhere to become a worldly celebrated high profile blogger?

  27. Nzekwe Godswill says:
    at 9:42 pm

    Hello Ryan,
    Initially i came to your blog accidentally but after going through 3-4 articles on your site i feel like keeping all my work aside and just keep reading your articles and gaining more and more knowledge.thank u so much for all such rapid and easy tips and ideas.will be looking forward to read many more articles from you.

  28. Jake Burns says:
    at 2:53 pm

    Nice article Ryan and you’ve highlighted some good points. I particularly like your suggestion to write 1k words a day and am going to give that a go.


  29. Hailey Morgan says:
    at 7:47 pm

    I loved the way you started this Ryan!! It had me hooked. And I really love how to the point your writing is. I am working on cutting out the bullshit fillers because even I appreciate when people get to the point (in an artistic and humurous way) so I can admire your style!! I was wondering what your writing process is like? Do you write out and cut and cut and cut? Do you write a draft and publish it same day or do you give it a few days to simmer?

    Thank you for the great content! Looking forward to reading more from you

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:57 pm

      I am a huge fan Hailey of writing and doing moderate to nil editing. Maybe one edit, a few tweaks, and that is it. But I have been writing 1000 to 10000 words daily for many years, as practice, so the words just flow. Thanks much for reading.

  30. Taiabur says:
    at 4:57 am

    Hello Ryan,

    Great steerage tips over here πŸ™‚

    Indeed diary commenting are a few things terribly necessary to ascertain the relations with the highest influencer.Commenting on blogs further as sharing the article of prime bloggers on our social media do facilitate plenty to induce in their

    Certainly still learning new things from your diary, it ne’er to late to be told things.

    Thanks for sharing ..


  31. Kelvin Walters says:
    at 1:48 am

    Nice Article Ryan ,

    I’m new to blogging and still trying to find my way around the community. Would try out some of the tips you mentioned and i hope they work in my niche.


    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:14 am

      Sounds good Kelvin. Welcome to blogging! See what tips vibe with you and dive in; you’ll get connected and land features over time buddy.

  32. john says:
    at 9:26 am

    this article is very informative about how to be famous with blogs . highly recommended.

  33. Maria V says:
    at 2:32 pm

    To be featured on major publications you need to pay. Nobody offers freebies anymore and you must be foolish to believe that Forbes or other influential website will talk about your blog, unless you write something out of ordinary things.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:19 pm

      Hi Maria πŸ™‚

      1: Why do you believe this?

      2: Have you ever been featured on Forbes? If not, how can you say this, if you have not been featured? Why would someone believe what you’re saying when you do not have the credibility of being featured?

      Just asking buddy, to help you unearth fears aka limiting beliefs, so you can reach your blogging potential.

      Thanks much.

  34. Rohit Mishra says:
    at 5:27 am

    Hey Ryan,

    You article to get featured on top blogs is excellent and I will follow your tips on the same for my blog

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