what’s with that title, aside from being ridiculously long, you ask? okay, so maybe you didn’t ask, but i’m going to tell you anyway. some of you know i’ve been in Bryan Allain‘s BlogRocket beta class. it started in january and ends this month. three months of analyzing my whole process, trying new things, revamping the layout and in general, looking at every thing i do here with new eyes. namely, Bryan’s eyes. so he may not actually be the one giving relationship advice to people in at least 6 countries, but he’s sure helped me do it more effectively. the Open Letters and Dear Sharideth stuff was his idea.
Bryan’s super power may blogging, but i’m convinced he must be some sort of romantic genius. have you seen his wife? sorry Bryan, you’re adorable and all but she’s way out of your league. many of my readers need to know how you pulled that off. time for a guest post, my friend.
i know that most of you have your own blogs. you have stuff to say, too. if you are considering getting more serious about your honing your voice and expanding your audience, here’s some things that happened for me while going through the BlogRocket experience:
- expanded audience – i’m averaging 3 times the hits on my blog today as i was when i started BlogRocket.
- i’ve gone global – i have people in at least 6 countries subscribed to my blog. at the end of december, it was only 2, the US and Canada. which is really like only having one.
- the formatting is better – some of Bryan’s first words to me, “I hate your layout.” he’s like an encouragement ninja.
- more focused writing – i like words. i use a lot of them. Bryan’s way of telling me to keep it to the point, “Nobody has ever told me my blog was too short.” point. taken.
- wisdom in the specifics – on a couple of different occasions i had questions about situations that came up here on the blog. Bryan responded immediately with practical advice.
i’m about to name drop. you’ve been warned. you’re welcome.
my blog was recently reviewed privately by Jon Acuff. and here’s one of the things he said, “Honestly it was hard to find things to review because your blog is so great already. Seriously, the big mistakes I have been helping other people with are not present on your blog.”
sound like i’m bragging? well, i am, but the real point is that my blog is what it is in large part due to Bryan’s help through the BlogRocket program.
Acuff also said i’m a master of the short answer. *that was bragging in cased you missed it*
this whole thing sounds like a sales pitch, right?
take some time to consider your blog and what you want to do with it. if you have a clear vision or no clue, it doesn’t matter. there’s something for everyone at all levels in the BlogRocket program.
i am honored to have been in the guinea pig class and would do it again in heart beat.
bloggers, shamelessly plug you blog today and tell a little about your purpose.
who’s from where? hit us with where you’re from and maybe how you found me.
oh yeah, all that bold type placement i do…totally Bryan Allain inspired. so there.