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There Is A New Blogging Star Born Everyday, Are You Next?

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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

Two, how do you become the next blogging star.blogging star, make money blogging, make money with a blog, money dummy, johnpaulaguiar.com

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?


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  • http://affordableseotipsandtricks.com Joseph

    Personality, an ability to communicate that online and your desire to help others around you to succeed (and an ability to motivate others when their appetite for the graft is growing thin – I read (over on ZK's great blog) about John Chow doing this and its to be thoroughly admired!) are what it takes to become a blogging super star, in my own very humble opinion!


  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea I wouldn't follow john chow advice to much as far as blogging..lol The way Chow blogs and makes money isn't something most people will ever be able to do.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea I wouldn’t follow john chow advice to much as far as blogging..lol The way Chow blogs and makes money isn’t something most people will ever be able to do.

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  • Guest

    Yet you weren’t very helpful to me and for some reason unfollowed me on Twitter. Yes, out of the 56,000+ people you follow, I must be the most uninteresting one. Or it’s your way of saying that my blog is (pardon my French) crappy.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Actually probably because you was spamming me your crap. The only reason I unfollow people.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

    Funny, I did a post a few weeks ago about becoming a Blogging Rock Star that touched on very similar topics. I follow a few other key bloggers who are “stars” in the niche and categories I am focused on.

  • http://twitter.com/expertetiquette Lyudmila Bloch

    Hi John,
    I was reading your Blogging Ebook this weekend. It’s really great. Do you offer any webinars to new bloggers? Your instructions are fantastic: clear and concise. Thank you so much!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Great minds man haha This post is about 6 weeks old, but still a good read.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Lyudmila.. TY I’m glad you like the guide :)

    No webinars yet.. I do offer some paid services on my blog on the Hire Me page.. if you need more direct help. If you just have a question or 2, just email them to me and I will help you :)

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  • http://www.extremejohn.com/ Extreme John

    I guess I better get on the boat then, I don’t read and never have read any of the four blogs you listed. Makes sense as to why my star is all fizzled haha :) Great post John and thank you for the additional reading tips, maybe I’ll check out a few of those bad boys.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea man. those 4 are awesome.. you will get a lot from them, especially Gary V.

    Glad you liked the post.. and your blog star is good man lol Just polish it up a lil haha

  • http://www.extremejohn.com/ Extreme John

    Cleaning it up right now sir :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Your businesses are killin it.. having a quiet blog wouldn’t worry me to much man haha

  • http://coffeestylish.com/ Danijela

    A lot and lot of work I think. But I agree that these are really important. Just, this means that we need to work even more now… :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    TY for the comment Danijela and you are right.. hard work is what will get you there.

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