I got my inspiration for this post from Jay Z’s “Star Is Born”
He raps about that everyday there is a new rap star that comes up and grabs the spot light, and that everyone should clap for him.
So I wanted to take this to bloggers, since bloggers can be stars to..Right? haha
Two Sides To A Shining Star
One, how you should “Clap” for new bloggers getting started
Ok, let’s ride (rap reference) hope I didn’t lose you
Bloggers Helping Bloggers
I have been blogging for about a year and spent
about 2 mnths before that just reading and learning first. On my way I asked questions and received a lot of great support from existing bloggers that were willing to help a newbie blogger.
Without that support I would have been fine, but having someone answer a question in 2 min that might have taken you an hour of reading is huge.
Now as an AmeteurishlyGrowingBlogger (oh the grammar police are going to get me tor that one..lol)
I am at a place where I can and have helped up and coming bloggers that have asked for help. Why do I help? Hmmm…
First, I like helping people and most important – I’m not an A-hole lol
Second, it’s a compliment to me that someone feels I know enough to come to for help.
Last, I’m paying it back for all the help I received and still receive from bloggers above me.
Understand there are BIG benefits to helping new bloggers so there is no reason you shouldn’t “Clap” for them.
How Do You Get You’re Blogging Star Shining
Ok, now that we talked about the importance of blogger to blogger support, let’s talk about the MOST important part to our blogging star story.
How do we become blogging stars? Well I don’t know…I know I know, you thought I had all the answers..Well I DON’T haha I’m still learning just like you.
But what I do know is that what I have learned and have done with my blog is slowly getting my blogging star brighter each day… get your sunglasses ready!
Four Horsemen Of Blogging – Branding – Social Media
These are my top 4 Horseman that are experts in each part that is needed to be the next Blogging Star.
To me, to be the next Blogging Star you need to bring it on all levels, Blogging, Business, Branding and Social Media!
As you all ready know, blogging is JUST blogging anymore. To be a successful blogger you need to bring it on all four fronts. So learn from them and bring it all together on your blog.
Chris Brogan – Chris is the hub of the wheel. He is all about connecting and building a community.
Michael Martine – Michael looks at blog as a business, and to build your list for real success.
Dan Schawbel – Dan is a branding machine, he believes that a strong personal brand is important.
Gary Vaynerchuk – Gary is the craziest most passionate dude I have met online, he is social media and believes SM is best way to get you and your blog out to the world.
If you want to be the next Blogging Star, then you NEED to bring a little bit of all four to your blog.
I was going to end with another rap reference but since I have one rap and one country “Horsemen” I think I am good haha
What you think? What do you think it takes to be a Blogging Star?