How to Get Interviewed by Popular Blogs: 11 Tips

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  March 22, 2021 blogging tips 🕑 9 minutes read
how to get interviewed by popular blogs

Nicosia, Cyprus

 

(Post updated March 22, 2021)

 

Do you feel confused about how to get interviewed for popular blogs?

 

I’ve been featured on a number of popular blogs over the years.

 

 

 

Some features were my guest posts, a few were mentions noting me and a Blogging from Paradise link but the majority of features were interviews. Scoring this range of features on popular blogs is not impossible. Nor do you land features solely because you seem lucky. I began Blogging From Paradise with a decent-sized friend network but carved out my:

 

  • blog
  • brand
  • presence

 

through good old fashioned, smart work.

 

How to Get Interviewed by Popular Blogs

 

Being interviewed rocks because interviews:

 

  • Establish your authority
  • Make you a go-to person in your niche
  • Spread the word for your brand
  • Are quite fun to do
  • Help you meet new blogging buddies

 

Gobble up interview requests. Be aggressive folks. In a nice way. I’m not blogging from paradise by accident. I realized that, as Robert Kiyosaki says, successful people build networks and everybody else looks for work.

 

Network Generously

 

Olivia the banana lady in Fiji may not do blogging interviews but she knows the power of networking. She owns no cell phone. Not sure if she even has a phone. She lives in a small village called Nagigi in Fiji.

 

Kelli and I went on one of her custom tours to Nagigi during our Fiji trip. She prepared lunch for us and we spent the afternoon at one of the most beautiful beaches on earth.

 

She has no cell phone. She has no website (although I’m sure you knew that), but, she told us that recently she did a tour with 20 people. TWENTY PEOPLE.

 

How does a woman who has no modern means of connecting with folks draw in 20 folks for her tour? Easy. She networks like a champion, in person.

 

Ask for “Olivia the banana lady” at the market in Savusavu. Everybody will know her because: she’s sociable, gregarious, she makes you feel warm, and she seizes every opportunity to connect with people, in person, 1 to 1, while at her market stall.

 

If Olivia can run a tour for 20 people without any modern means of marketing you can land interviews on popular blogs.

 

How can you do this?

 

Let Go Bad Professional Matches

 

As you grow, let go. Moving up in circles means you’ll let go some folks who aren’t growing at the same rate. Release poor matches. Make room for good matches. Score more interviews on blogs.

 

Some folks are simply no longer matches. If you release non-matches you create a vacuum sucking up good blogging matches.

 

Let go. Grow. Be free. Score a ton of authority interview requests.

 

Practical tips:

 

  • ignore desperate pleas from relationships you’ve outgrown
  • move into higher blogging circles by networking solely with pro bloggers from your niche

 

Release poor matches to let go energetic anchors. Connect with prospering matches to move higher in blogging circles. Be seen by blogging influencers. Score interviews on top blogs.

 

Create Long-Form Content

 

Authority bloggers interview bloggers who published detailed, long-form content regularly. Value attracts value. Pros perceive long-form content in an authority light.

 

Do a smash-up job each time you publish a blog post. Readers crave value. Bloggers on the prowl for folks to interview seek value. Publish thorough, valuable blog posts spanning 2,000 to 3,000 words or longer to deliver eye-catching value.

 

Basically, long-form posts carefully crafted tend to pop up on the radar screen of big dawg bloggers. Snag their attention with your dazzling content. Interview requests tend to follow.

 

Gobble Up Interview Requests

 

Gobble up opportunities for interviews. What happens next? You begin to give off a “PLEASE INTERVIEW ME” vibe which goes out to the Universe – that’s a lot of folks – and more folks will interview you.

 

Sit with fear arising as influential bloggers pitch you interview requests the first few times. I did mental gymnastics to get clear on knowing I was worthy to be interviewed by authority bloggers for sites like Forbes, Fox News and Entrepreneur. Sit with discomfort. Allow your ego to whine, kick and scream for a bit. Let ego tire itself out. Do the interviews. Keep gobbling up more interviews too, to be seen in more influential spots.

 

What you seize, multiplies. Seize interview requests. But do be picky on some level because you also need to turn down non matches.

 

Turn Down Non Matches

 

I know what you newbies may be thinking: beggars can’t be choosers. But you have a serious issue if you accept any interview request which comes down the pike. Accepting non matches wastes your time and also wastes your fellow blogger’s time.

 

This is kinda similar to tip #1 but I need to flesh this bad boy out a little bit more.

 

Saying “no” to or moving on from interview requests offered by bloggers with little to no followings lets you enjoy life-time offline. I appreciate every blogger who offers me an interview but I do not have enough time to fulfill all of these requests while enjoying my life of travel and personal growth. I let go non-matching requests to maintain a sense of balance between my work life and offline life.

 

Reject Interview Requests from Bloggers Outside of Your Niche

 

Imagine if a pet care blogger asks to interview you for their blog. How many pet care blog readers/fans will want to follow your blogging tips blog? Maybe a few, but why not focus on connecting with other blogging tips bloggers’ audiences?

 

I scan blogs before fulfilling an interview request. No comments, no social media shares, no branding, no party. No go. I do not have time and energy to do interviews for every blogger who pitches me. Knowing this, I filter requests to pinpoint established bloggers. New bloggers simply need to move higher in circles by blogging for the right way for a while before raising the eyebrows of pro bloggers.

 

Do a Good Job on Interviews

 

I do thorough interviews. I make each one count.

 

Either I make a massive impact to have a profound effect on someone or I mindlessly answer a few questions in either fewer words. Unless I am pressed for time I share at least a few deep thoughts concerning blogging and/or traveling.

 

Nothing shines through like your example.

 

I’m living the dream. I know this. Yet part of my dream life includes going above and beyond. I arrived here by over delivering in all that I do, and that includes over delivering on the interview front.

 

Go super in depth with your answers. Do a smashing job. Doing an excellent job opens the door for more interview requests.

 

Look at the interview as more of a guest post and less of an interview.

 

Most bloggers I know would be more than happy if you hijacked their blog for a post, with some seriously in-depth answers, because they crave value more than anything else.

 

More folks will read your thorough, thoughtful, detailed interview, and will ask to interview you, too.

 

Make it Personal

 

OK, let’s say I was asked the interview question:

 

“How do you attract return readers?”

 

What sounds better?

 

“Create really valuable blog posts to attract return readers.”

 

Or….

 

“Well John, I create three, 2500 to 3800 word blog posts weekly. I may blog about how Fijian fruit bats teach you to be a better blogger, or perhaps I’ll share how trashing 3400 blog posts from my old blog was my finest blogging moment.

 

I create massive value, but I tell stories too. I personalize the experience. I may share images of Kelli and I feeding rare and endangered squirrel monkeys in Quepos, Costa Rica, or I may just discuss my daily stories here in paradise, in Savusavu, Fiji.

 

Either way, I’m creating some serious value through an in-depth post, and I’m adding stories that no one in human history can replicate. That my friends, is how I attract return readers.”

 

You will be featured in relation to how much attention to detail you pay, to all that you do…..and you’ll be featured in relation to the quality of your blogger outreach campaign.

 

Tell your story in interviews. Nobody wants dry advice. Add flavor by sharing personal details from your life. Stand out with the one thing no other blogger can claim: your story.

 

I simply want to be genuine, authentic, and more than anything, I want to help interviewers know that I am looking them in the cyber eye with a smile through my name dropping/personalizing.

 

Be an Interview Comment Lounge Lizard

 

If someone interviewed me it’s only right that I stop in to respond to comments. I see an interview as I do a guest post; I’ve been given the keys to an awesome blog. I should handle that baby with care by responding to as many comments as possible.

 

Sunset, Savusavu Bay, Fiji

Sunset, Savusavu Bay, Fiji

 

Responding to comments builds bonds between you, the interviewer and their audience.

 

Pop in once or twice daily to respond to comments on your interview post. Form bonds. Be a live body. Score more interviews on authority blogs.

 

If you care, more people will care about you and more folks will seek out your expert opinion.

 

Comment Comment Comment….

 

…on authority blogs.

 

Commenting builds bonds which lead to interview requests. Commenting also impresses new friends, or new acquaintances.

 

Share your genuine thoughts via blog comments. Be persistent in following your blog comment campaign. At the end of the day, bloggers tend to invite generous, skilled, social blogging buddies to share their thoughts via interviews. Following a genuine blog commenting campaign is a simple way to be social and to make blogging buddies.

 

Check In…i.e…Don’t Fall Asleep at the Wheel

 

I receive interview requests through:

 

  • My About Me Page comments
  • My emails
  • My twitter @reply stream
  • Facebook
  • Other channels

 

Checking these channels frequently (i.e., daily on most days unless I’m traveling somewhere) helps me see the requests so I can review them and respond in a timely fashion.

 

Check your email, blog comments and social networking sites folks.

 

Be a live body.

 

Complete and Return Interviews in a Timely Fashion

 

I’m pretty quick on the draw.

 

Why?

 

It goes back to the vacuum thing. If you complete and email back interviews quickly the Universe will send you more authority blog interviews. It’s an energy thing.

 

Just one note; don’t rush your responses. Be thorough. Over deliver. Make completing interviews a priority to land more interviews on top blogs.

 

Persist

 

Top bloggers interview generous, patient, persistent bloggers who slowly but surely built up their blogging skill sets.

 

Why would anyone interview you? Bloggers want to pick the brains of skilled, successful bloggers with a wealth of wisdom to share. Developing serious blogging skills demands you persistently practice various aspects of blogging.

 

Figuring out how to get interviewed by popular blogs usually takes a long time because bloggers waste precious years looking for:

 

  • shortcuts
  • hacks
  • overnight strategies

 

to score interviews on top blogs. Disappointment meets each of these bloggers because skills land interview requests. No one develops serious blogging skills via shortcuts, hacks or overnight strategies. Good things take time.

 

Conclusion

 

Getting interviews seems to be preceded by giving value, offering help and being persistent.

 

Make patience your blogging buzzword.

 

Interviews by top blogs will flow your way if you generously help people in strategic fashion.

 

Your Turn

 

What tips can you add to this list?

 

How do you land interviews on top blogs?

  1. Kevin Duncan says:
    at 9:54 am

    Hey Ryan,

    Thanks for the awesome shout out! I really appreciate it!

    You’re going to get a kick out of my latest post (published yesterday), considering my shout out in this post of yours is touting my long-style content! (The chuckle will be due to irony, once you see what my post talks about doing next week. Haha.)

    You definitely impress with the frequency you pop up in interviews and roundup posts. I thought it was funny… yesterday, I was featured in two “expert” roundups. And guess who else was featured in both roundups? My good buddy Ryan Biddulph! You truly are everywhere, my friend.

    Thanks again for the mention, as well as yet another great post. To quote you…

    I’ll be Tweeting in a bit! 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:51 pm

      Hi Kevin, Yes I saw you in both as well. You’re making the rounds KD, as your content – long or short 😉 – and comments, and super positive energy is becoming infectious. My pleasure, and thank you so much 🙂

    • Mandie @ RamblingMandie says:
      at 12:41 pm

      Lol, Kevin I just had to comment on this because I came directly from your blog post to this one, and reading that shout out made me giggle. Definite irony, but he’s still right about you creating some serious value. Even if it’s only 736 words. 😉

      • Ryan Biddulph says:
        at 4:29 pm

        Yep irony indeed Mandie 😉 That’s the fun of the blogging world/life.

  2. Rohan Bhardwaj says:
    at 11:15 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Wow, I am amazed on how you do this every week. May be it is your paradise environment that motivates you, or maybe it is your desire to deliver which makes you consistent or perhaps you are the determined blogger who is bounded to deliver values.

    Awesome post.

    Interviews are the result of connection’s and you do it much greatly. When writing is passion then connections just happen with love.

    Congrats on you being featured, you are meant to be featured. Loved the tips. 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:49 pm

      Rohan, Doing it with love is a sweet way to put it, and it’s the perfect way to put it….and you’re ALWAYS showing the love brother 🙂 Thanks so much.

  3. Tom Leonard says:
    at 12:00 pm

    Ryan: Thanks for the great tips. I can tell you know what you are doing. Building authority and personal branding is so important. It takes time but it is worth it if you are serious about being successful online.

    And thanks for the stories from Savusavu. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Fiji a long time back. Our training was based out of Savusavu. I still remember the wild landing at the airport and dodging coconuts when the wind would come up at Namle Plantation. Great memories.

    Tom

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:46 pm

      Tom, How cool is that? We landed at Labasa but it was pretty darn tiny too, the landing strip, and oh yes, we bumped around a little bit. Ditto on coconuts; windy one yesterday and we were watching out! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Tamira Hamilton says:
    at 3:01 pm

    Very thorough blog post with great information. I agree with letting go of people who are not moving at your speed or expressing even a desire to do so. It can be hard to let go, so I have found putting more space and distance helps!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:44 pm

      Tamira, I agree so much. Letting go helps you grow, and doing what needs to be done to let go will accelerate your growth online. Thanks so much.

  5. kelli says:
    at 6:26 pm

    Hey
    Even after seeing you do this for all these years, I am still blown away by your posts–they are just so thorough, insightful and just..wow. I mean this sincerely.

    I particularly like the points about being selective and waiting for better matches to come–but I am sure that is not surprising given my stance on LOA. Going into the process with an energy you should take whatever you get in case something else doesn’t come along, or thinking you should not turn down any opportunity, creates a bad energy that will taint your efforts.

    Great stuff as always!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:36 pm

      Hi Kelli, Thanks so much 🙂 The match/non-match thing is the key to happy living. The Universe will provide, if you let go poor matches and seize great matches. Don’t chase opportunities; perfect opportunities will flow to you if you calmly explore each. You’re a pro at this; preaching to the choir 😉

  6. Steven J Wilson says:
    at 12:04 am

    Hi Ryan,

    I really like your practical points on this topic.

    You point on letting go is huge. It can be hard at times to let go of certain people or 3400 blog posts but sometimes we have to do it to better ourselves.

    I think we get comfortable with just being comfortable. As we all know, we have to get out our comfort zone when trying to do big things like get feature on 15 sites in a week 🙂

    I like your position on being persistent. We have to find our voice and stay true to ourselves and things will come together for us. We don’t know when it will happen but we guarantee failure by giving up.

    Along with persistence comes being realistic as well. A person who can only invest a few hours a week on there blog for now can’t expect traffic like from Authority blogs. I think if we are real with ourselves, it will go a long way with being persistent.

    I enjoyed this post Ryan! Have a great weekend.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:05 am

      Hi Steven, The persistence one is so big, and if you’ll keep at it, even if you don’t have as much time as a full timer you can make awesome strides on the blogging or business end of things. Such a good point Steve, thanks so much and you too my friend.

  7. Harshajyoti Das says:
    at 2:10 am

    After reading your interview on dosplash, I was really hoping to see you write a guide on how to get more interviews. This blog post is very much equivalent to a big fat guide. You couldn’t have said it better.

    I love the way you have personalized a “how to get more interview” guide.

    In-depth articles will help you to get noticed. There are so many 400 words articles in numerous places. When you see a 3000 words article, it definitely catches your eye. It’s just hard to get noticed without a solid strategy. Ryan, thanks for sharing your techniques.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:03 am

      Hi Harsh, Agreed on that. The bigger guides help you get on the radar, big time. So happy the timing was good for you. Have a great weekend, and thanks for your support my man.

  8. Bruno Buergi says:
    at 10:20 am

    It’s so true, when people want to make an interview or a guest blog and it does not fit in with your niche, it’s really better to say no. Except in the other niche are potential customers for you.

    Something I also started lately is to comment more on blogs from authorities in my niche and sometimes I also see that people come to my website from the blog I commented. But it’s still something I have to improve and dedicate more time for it.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:13 pm

      Bruno, I’ve noticed the same thing. Especially folks who tell me they met me, or clicked through, based on the comments I left. The explicitly let me know so I know things are working. Keep on persisting buddy, and thanks so much.

  9. Kate says:
    at 7:12 am

    Hi, Ryan!
    As always you’ve covered an awesome blog post. The idea of running a crystal clear blog, all you fun of lifestyle blogging, the feeling of freedom and inspiration are what makes you so powerful and successful. Interviewing with authority blogs is really low key to connect with experts and get useful thoughts on your niche. The overall process you’ve passed through bloggig is really inspiring and push me and inspire me on great creations. Keep up the good work!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:47 pm

      Kate, thanks so much for stopping by. Keep on keeping on and please let me know how you’re doing on the blogging front, OK?

      • Kate says:
        at 3:31 am

        I am working over it. But thanks for asking it! I really appreciate it!

  10. Sue Price says:
    at 2:43 am

    Hi Ryan

    Great tips and well done and deserved on being featured on 25 blogs in 10 weeks. That says you are doing some great things.

    I love your video too. They keep getting better and better and of course that is about consistency.

    I have never written a post of more than about 1000 words as that is what I was told when I started blogging but I hear what you are saying. I will re-think what I am doing.

    Love watching the life you have created Ryan.

    Sue

  11. Carol Amato says:
    at 12:53 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Wow, love the title for this article – and the picture of that slide, incredible! Huge! Hopefully you don’t find one in a shoe one day… I have a friend in Honduras, and he has to check pockets and shoes before putting them on because of scorpions. Ack!

    It’s awesome that you’ve had this much exposure in the last ten weeks, I think that’s great!

    It definitely does establish authority, increasing reach, networking and brand awareness for sure. I’m excited about a podcast interview I have coming up, and much prefer podcasts over Google hangouts. Have never cared for hangouts, as I’m a GoToWebinar sorta gal. 🙂

    Olivia the banana lady sounds like my kind of person. I love to network in person but don’t have any meet ups locally here. Angela has encouraged me to start one, and it’s definitely an option and consideration, but on the back burner till other projects are completed.

    Yep, I help all the people I possibly can, but there have been a few leeches over the years, and I have had to cut ties for sure.

    I definitely agree that being picky about who to interview with is necessary – I am picky because people seeking interviews are not always a match.

    Giving our best at whatever we do, including interviews, is essential to make it in this business as so many entrepreneurs are bringing their A Game to blogging.

    Making it personal is also an important ingredient – I couldn’t agree more! 🙂 A willingness to be vulnerable and transparent is what pushes the interview over the edge and causes it to go viral.

    Loved it when I read: “I don’t fancy myself as some blogging elder statesmen, pontificating from paradise. I simply want to be genuine, authentic, and more than anything” <— Awesome, and agree completely!

    Yes, it’s awesome that you comment on guest posts and interviews. Do you keep a running list so that you go back to old guest posts or older interviews weekly to keep up?

    Yep, you have to respond immediately with a heart-felt YES or the opportunity will slip by… As Tiffany Lambert says, “Do it afraid, courage will follow.” or something like that… lol

    I enjoyed reading your article, Ryan – and am so happy for your success. Thanks for putting out such awesome content. Sharing right now…

    – Carol 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:52 pm

      Wow Carol thanks for the awesome comment as always. Personalizing really does make you stand out from the crowd.

  12. Andrew M. Warner says:
    at 1:56 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    First off, that’s a big freaking spider compared to the ones I see here in Canada and even the States. Wow.

    Yep. You said one thing that ALOT of people need to pay attention to. Turn down BAD matches. If you feel as though the person that’s requesting the interview isn’t a good match, don’t feel obligated to do the interview. The exposure you receive from that interview may not be good exposure.

    Same goes for guest posts as well, if it’s a bad match, don’t accept them.

    Doing a good job in the interview is all about really going above and beyond. When you provide very detailed answers, you’re not only helping yourself or the interviewer … you’re helping each listener that interviewer has and they’re formulating an image of you based on your answers. And because they do that, you better give your absolute best in your interviews.

    Really great post here, Ryan. Have a great week.

    – Andrew

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:50 pm

      That above and beyond advice rings so true to me Andrew. As for spiders she’s huge right? She just laid her eggs 2 days ago. Still alive, unlike Charlotte from Charlotte’s web 😉 Thanks much.

  13. Matthew Karsten says:
    at 1:12 am

    Excellent tips Ryan. I’m over here reading this post because I noticed your longer & frequent comments on my blog, so yes it certainly works! I need to set aside more time for that in the future…

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:00 pm

      Wow I’m honored Matt! Yep they do seem to be working, which is why I created my last eBook covering that topic. Takes a little time to do it right, but well worth it. Thanks again!

  14. Andrew Spence says:
    at 6:07 pm

    This is a great article Ryan. I can really tell how your mission is now clearer. When you are ‘on purpose’ things become clearer and you just feel it. Things start to happen and the universe brings you exactly what you need when you need it. For example, I recently re-evaluated my core business model and spent time writing down exactly how I was moving forward.

    One of the points on the list was to do more interviews. Now, I’ll be honest, I’m not currently approached by many people to do interviews, but the night I wrote down that list I received two emails, both asking me to do an interview, one of which was from a TV network on entrepreneurs. So, when you say that the universe likes speed, it really does! My advice for all entrepreneurs would be to follow your lead, get crystal clear on your goals and future progression, and then take all out massive action. Watch what happens…

    You rock my friend, keep doing what you are doing!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:46 am

      Wow Andrew, congrats! Clarity really is a wonderful thing. So happy for you, and the TV interview developing is awesome 🙂 Thanks so much….

  15. Anders Orsander says:
    at 7:59 am

    I just saw you tweet on this post. Loads of wisdom here. I read another great post on commenting the other day by Doren Morin

    As you say: comment, comment, comment. Connect with people and build relationships. Nothing beats that.

  16. Gemma Two Scots Abroad says:
    at 2:08 am

    Very thorough and accessible.

    ‘Tell your story’ – Craig had to get used to that. He’s private, I’m an over-sharer!

    Could you share an example of an ‘authority’ blogs – big names or companies?

    Thanks for your continual support, it means a lot to us Two Scots.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:57 pm

      Sure Gemma; Nomadic Matt’s site, or Wandering Earl’s blog, would be authority blogs. Thanks for sharing and heck, over sharing lol…i love it!

  17. Javier says:
    at 9:47 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    My goodness this is a truly helpful post, really great tips to make bloggers notice you. I’m going to follow these tips on my blog and maybe someday be a rockstart like you.

    I’m really enjoying the content from your posts and ebooks. Will continue to learn from you.

    Javier Velazquez

  18. Tom Southern says:
    at 7:05 am

    Yikes! A 5 inch spider! Is that including leg span?

    They come to you because you’re a star at giving such good and useful information.

    Totally agree with your point about getting clear on what you want your blog to do for you – and for your readers. I’ve actually just written a post on this myself with (my first published) video to go with it.

    And yes, Kevin Duncan is a fine example to follow.

    I’ve yet to get invited to do interviews but I’m going to start inviting guests to interviews as well as guests to write for my readers.

    Thanks Ryan. Enjoyed reading this post. Great inspiration to move forward and get started with interviews.

    -Tom

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:52 am

      Tom, yep! Scary stuff. We saw some really big ones here in Nicaragua too, and of course we spotted a few hefty ones in Fiji and Bali and Thailand. These guys are harmless; the appearance totally wigs most folks out, though 😉 Scary stuff indeed. I’m happy you’re diving into the interview game and I’ve seen you on more and more blogs as I make the networking rounds. Awesome man. Sharing value and making friends are 2 simple ways to both land interviews and to yield that clout to ask and interview fab bloggers to spread the word. Thanks for the fab comment and all the best with your interviews!

  19. Anthony Gaenzle says:
    at 11:07 pm

    This is a great piece. Interviews are hugely valuable. They show that other bloggers, marketing pros or others (in whatever industry or niche you’re in) see you as enough of an experts to highly you and your interview answers. They aren’t easy to get, but I agree that if you follow the tips you’ve laid out, you turn yourself into a serious target for site owners looking to interview experts.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:17 am

      I feel grateful any time I land an interview Anthony for that very reason. Knowing bloggers respect me enough to share my thoughts on their blog humbles me. What a special treat.

  20. Sai Mithun says:
    at 12:49 am

    Hey Ryan,
    Excellent tips. I’m over here reading this post because I noticed your longer & frequent comments on my blog, so yes it certainly works! I need to set aside more time for that in the future

  21. Donna Merrill says:
    at 12:08 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    I love the new look of your website.
    If there is one thing that stuck in my mind for me to change is gobbling up interviews. I’ve been asked several times, but I’ve been so busy. There that’s an excuse isn’t it? This struck me because I realize I have to stop making that excuse and accept more interviews.
    Its been a tough 8 months taking care of my mom, but now that its over, I am back on track.
    Gotta say that comments are so needed in our industry. We need to get out there and comment on others to receive reciprocity. “Comments are the backbone of our blog” is what I always say.
    Be well,
    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:21 pm

      Love and hugs to you and your family Donna. When Kelli’s mom passed we experienced these similar emotions. Embracing a tough 12 months felt exhausting emotionally and physically but as we grieved, we slowly but surely got back on track after her passing. Comments rock, as does seizing interview requests. You certainly have been so busy caring for your mom that it simply was not time to do interviews; beyond understandable. So good to see you back. Take care my friend.

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