Now that I’ve buttered you up a little, I’d love to make this the best “ask the readers” segment we’ve ever created together. With your input this could become an awesome resource of traffic-building tips. Read on to find out how you can win a free strategy session with me.
A reader wrote me last week to let me know one of my blog posts had been posted to another site. It definitely wasn’t the first time, but this case was a little different because the blog in question is fairly popular itself.
Usually the blogs that copy other bloggers work are spammy and insignificant. I was surprised that someone more popular would use my work without permission. In the end I didn’t write the person or do anything about it really. The post did include attribution, so I suppose I don’t mind that much.
It made me wonder though, how do you all feel about stolen content?
There’s a debate that flares up between bloggers once in a while. Is commenting on other blogs a valuable strategy for building traffic to your own site?
Some web marketers and new bloggers swear by blog commenting as a way to build traffic, make new connections and generally raise the awareness of your own site. Other people say it’s a complete waste of time.
Here’s a question that I’ve been chewing on for months. How much of your self do you have to reveal to succeed?
I’d love to get your take on this one.
When it comes to your “voice” online, does it pay to reveal your full personality? Do you have to be fully self-expressed for your business to succeed online? Can you hide who you really are and still be interesting enough to grow a following?
In this week’s “ask the readers” segment, let’s discuss ways to make blogging easier for yourself. Maintaining a high-quality blog can be a challenge, and anything you can do to reduce that burden will improve your chances of longevity and success.
In this week’s “ask the readers” segment, I’d like to ask you how much time you spend creating content vs. promoting your site. I’m also curious to find out why you split your time how you do, and what you think an optimal split between content and promotion is for your stage of site.
The winning answer from our previous question
But first, let’s review your answers from the previous “ask the readers” question. I asked: what’s the most important measure of a site’s growth?