I queried “blogging” on Facebook a few moments ago and saw this:
I queried “blogging” on Twitter a few moments ago and saw this:
Out of 2 billion human beings who use Facebook, Facebook suggests the first related keyword to “blogging” as “Ryan Biddulph”.
Out of 400 million human beings who use Twitter, Twitter suggests “Ryan Biddulph” as the #2 person to follow for a “blogging” query.
I gave 15,000 hours of my life to HELPING OTHER PEOPLE become successful bloggers. That is it. This is the secret. Bloggers who influence Facebook and Twitter to be seen as influencers or authorities gave their lives to helping OTHER people become successful bloggers but for a long time. 15,000 hours is a long time. Helping people to blog for 15,000 hours has been fun and fulfilling but challenging, scary and uncomfortable. However, out of 2 billion human beings, if Facebook suggests that a “blogging” search registers a “Ryan Biddulph” keyword, as suggested keyword #1, #10 or #15, the 15,000 help hours influenced Facebook to list RB as someone to follow for bloggers.
Ditto for Twitter. I tweeted 600,000 times. Many tweets helped bloggers. Whether RB is #2, or #20 to follow, Twitter deems a helpful blogger who aided fellow bloggers as someone to follow about blogging.
I do not care about how I am doing or any of these results because my attention and energy is for helping you. I have fun helping people blog. Being helpful means everything to me. Being popular means nothing.
I do not care about how I am doing or any of these results because my attention and energy is for helping you. I have fun helping people blog. Being helpful means everything to me. Being popular means nothing. #blogging Click To Tweet
HOWEVER….being helpful to bloggers for a long time on Twitter and Facebook gives you greater exposure and the proper visibility to help more people become successful bloggers. HOWEVER, you need to care about helping people with 99% of your energy and care about being deemed as an influential on Twitter and Facebook with 1% of your energy.
Scan the blog post headline. Being seen as a blogging influencer on Facebook and Twitter is hard, smart, generous work executed over years. Influencing Twitter and Facebook as a blogging authority consumes years of your life. But if you plan to spend years living and breathing on planet earth the only logical choice is to do what feels fun largely in order to help people and succeed. Doing anything else is not a sane choice of how to spend your time.
- hold an intent: be a helpful blogger
- help people for 1000s of hours through Twitter and Facebook
- hit #blogging, #bloggingtips and #blogger hashtags
- drop blogging, blogging tips and blogger or bloggers keywords seamlessly into a high percentage of your blog posts
- answer questions generously, thoroughly, patiently and persistently on Facebook Groups related to blog and in response to #blogging hashtag tweets on Twitter
- release attachment to being popularity by facing, feeling and releasing fears in your mind grounded in self-hate, worthiness and deserving thoughts-feelings
- publish helpful blogging tips content to your blog; share on Twitter and Facebook
- publish helpful blogging tips content as guest posts on top blogging tips blogs
Be generous, patient, persistent and work social media with targeting in mind. Use Facebook to help bloggers. Use Twitter to help bloggers.
Most of all, OTHER BLOGGERS and LOYAL READERS will have far more of an influence on being seen as a social media authority than via your singular efforts. I may tweet 30 #blogging tweets today. But after I go to bed, my blogging buddies and loyal followers will retweet and like my blogging tweets to hundreds of thousands of human beings via their Twitter followings. While I sleep, my blogging buddies do 100 times the amount of blogging work I could do, awake.
Do you understand why engaging in genuine blogger outreach is so important? Large, loyal blogging communities literally move Facebook and Twitter and their algorithms through the limitless power of love.
- Lisa Sicard
- Sue Ann Bubacz
- Mudassir Ahmed
- David Boozer
- Alonzo Pichardo
- Apurva Vishwakarma
- Janice Wald
- Corey Hinde
moved Twitter and Facebook algorithms by:
- sharing my #blogging related content
- engaging me via comments
- offering me guest blogging opportunities
Facebook and Twitter algo’s spotted all the blogging content they shared through their accounts, or, commented on, through their accounts, and figured Ryan Biddulph was a blogger to follow. Plus 100s of other generous bloggers moved the algorithm by sharing and commenting on my Twitter and Facebook content related to blogging.
Help, help and help bloggers some more.
Influence Twitter and Facebook to see you as a blogging authority by serving bloggers for 1000’s of hours spanning years of your life.