I had a great conversation with a new blogger yesterday. The question was basic but the answer is much more complex than I think she (or I) initially expected. The question was simply, "What advice do you have for a smaller blogger who wants to get big?" Superficially, this could have just been one or two bullets but in reality everything is connected and things get complex very quickly. Superficially, blogging and attracting audience to your content might look easy but the moment you scratch beneath the shiny veneer of red carpets, luxury hotels, and amazing destinations it quickly becomes confusing and that some are simply just "lucky". The true answer is that it's a lot of hard work that goes unappreciated and most bloggers don't share that publicly since nobody cares that you I just spent three hours editing photos, or responding back to 20 different PR people who all have the "next big thing". The life of a blogger would be an entire different article, but here are seven things you need to do if you want to grow your blog and attract attention to your content.
We're kicking off a new streaming show designed specifically for men who blog. In our first "mini episode" we talked with Sujeet from GuysGab.com about our upcoming trip to Bradenton Florida for our "Blogger Mancation", a bit of a preview for stuff coming out of this week's LA Auto Show.
What happens when you bring Silicon Valley Veterans, Hollywood Executives, and Navy Seals together? Simple! You get some bad ass programming targeting guys like almost nothing out there today. NuBlu TV is a new OTT (Over The Top) streaming channel and we're sponsored to help promote their newest show, "Time Warriors".
Mike Satterfield is one of my favorite male bloggers and we've done a lot of traveling together recently. Not only does he have a great personal style but has deep insight into how to make great content while still focusing on the business aspects of running a blog. At first glance, his site - TheGentlemanRacer.com sounds like "just a car blog" but in fact, he's been able to wrap everything together to talk about other aspects of a modern man's lifestyle including fashion and travel too.
While much of being a great blogger is having something to say and being able to write it down - photography skills are essential too. My hope is that by launching this monthly photo challenge that we can have a fun way to showcase members of the #MenWhoBlog community and improve our skills at the same time. October's theme is "Festive Fall Photos". While some challenges may be more specific and focus on a specific technique, this one is wide open. Simply take an original photo depicting fall in your town or in one that you are visiting this month.