Thursday, July 03, 2008

Get Your Blog Exposed to 40,000 Eyeballs!

Yesterday morning, I woke up to a nice surprise. Sitting in my inbox was a comment from a reader of my post on Copyblogger.com. For those who might be unfamiliar with this site, it is one of the leading sites on the web for freelance writers and copywriters. How prestigious? The RSS feed has close to 40,000 subscribers!

Remember a couple of months back when I wrote about guest blogging? In the post entitled, Why Darren Rowse, John Chow and Brian Clark Scare Me: How Guest Blogging Helped Me to Overcome Fear, I wrote, "Even though they weren’t advertising for guest posters, I submitted posts to CopyBlogger and Problogger. To date, I haven’t heard anything. FYI, site owners won’t respond with a yes or no; they’ll just publish the piece if they decide to use it."

Well, that's exactly what happened. I sent the guest post I impetuously wrote to Mr. Clark, the brain behind Copyblogger, around the first week of May. Yesterday, he published it. I wrote him a thank you and he responded that he'd meant to notify me that it was going to be published, but he was traveling and forgot.

And, the post is still live on the front page. A full 36 hours front and center on a site like this . . . and all it cost me was time. Viva la guest posting! Get on it you all. And, fyi, if you really want to know how to improve your copywriting, this site is a must. Subscribe. Read the post, 3 Things to Consider When Deciding How Long Your Blog Posts Should Be, here on the site.
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Why Bloggers are Primed to Make Money Online

Switching gears, do you want to know why bloggers are primed to make money online? Yesterday I wrote about it at BloggingTips.com. It's quite shocking how wide open and easy it is for bloggers to make money online. Read the post to find out why -- and how.
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InkwellEditorial.blogspot.com is an Award-Winning Blog

In May, Profreelancer.com voted InkwellEditorial.blogspot.com as one of the Top 60 Blogs for Freelance Writers (we're #6). . . and this is in addition to the accolade the blog received back in March, when it was voted one of The Top 100 Freelancer Blogs (#13). We're moving up in the world -- yeah!

Thanks for recognizing my hard work Profreelancer.com and BusinessCreditCard.com.

Have a happy 4th of July to my American counterparts. And everyone, I'll see you back here next Wednesday, the 9th. My new website design is almost done, so I'll be unveiling a new look soon for InkwellEditorial.com. Stay tuned!

Declare Your Independence!

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Sincerely,
Yuwanda Black, Publisher
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2 comments:

Lindsay said...

That's inspiring. (And, yes, I found your blog through your article on CopyBlogger.)

I usually worked the article submission angle for SEO and traffic for my other blogs, but I'm wanting to try guest blogging and more social networking for my new project. I probably wouldn't have had the guts to send articles to the big name bloggers at first, but now I know I'll have to give it a try when I'm ready to work more on link building. :)

Thanks for sharing!

~Lindsay

Yuwanda Black said...

You're welcome Lindsay.

Like you, I've had great success with article marketing. The more I do it, the better it seems to work, so it's a strategy I'll never abandon again. The only problem is having to write an article a day. Oh well, everything has its drawbacks.

As for guts, I constantly try to push myself out of my comfort zone, so this is what made me send my stuff in to the likes of Darren and Brian. And, as it work, it's more proof that each time you conquer a fear, only good can come for it.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.