I never had a guest post before. Although I blog for more than 3 years, I just didn’t have any. This is why part of my intended promotion strategy was to include guest posting in my second half of the year as a full time blogger. But I wanted something different. Guest posting seemed like a very good promotion strategy, but I had to come up with something new. And several weeks ago I came up with this the idea of massive guest posting. Now, what is this thing and how it’s different from normal guest posting?
Massive Guest Posting
Regular guest posting means publishing one of your articles on another blog. Massive guest posting means
- publishing several of your related articles
- at the same time
- on several host blogs.
In my case, the related articles emerged naturally as a spin-off series from one of my most read articles: The 7 Ages Of A Business. That was an article with a good potential. And even while I wrote the article I knew I can add a lot to it. There was so much left to be said. So, I thought to write a separate post for each business age with more details.
But instead of publishing all the 7 posts in my blog I thought it could be interesting to publish each post on a different blog as a guest post. From here it was pretty simply, I contacted several good personal development bloggers and pitched them. After 2 weeks, I had a complete lineup of 7 host blogs and also a structured approach to it. I intend to write a bigger article about massive guest posting once this experiment will be done, in which I will analyze what went right and what can be improved. For now, I will just announce that the massive guest posting is live.
Beyond the benefits of normal, atomic guest posting – and by atomic I mean one guest post on one blog host – massive guest posting offers a very interesting potential: connections at the blog hosts level. Since the posts are related, if one reader would want to know more about the exhaustion stage after reading the enthusiasm age, can visit directly that specific blog host. The content is spread over 7 blog hosts which are creating not only a semantic web of links, but also expectation and value.
As far as I know, there wasn’t yet any experiment like this. Guest posting is almost as old as blogging, but I haven’t see any massive guest posting in the last 4-5 years, forgive me if I’m wrong. And by massive guest posting I understand spreading more than 4-5 related posts at the same time on more than 4-5 different blogs. There was a little bit of a leg work to make this work, but I’m thrilled to make it happen.
The 7 Ages Of A Business In Reality
Just a short disclaimer about the theme of this series: the described ages of a business are not always surgically identifiable in the real world. Most of the time there is a blend between two or more ages at the same time. For instance, if you’re just starting your first business, enthusiasm and naivety stage can coexist happily in the first few months. If you are more like an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll stay longer in stages like attention, maturity, expansion and leadership. Those ages are also mapping the entrepreneurship behavior, experienced by me and by the entrepreneurs I met and done business with during my 10 years as self-sustained business man.
Massive Guest Posting Hosts
Here are the blogs in which you’ll find the posts. Must say beforehand that all of these blogs are very dear to me. I constantly read them for many months now, and I also have a very good relationship with the authors.
The post about the enthusiasm business age is published at AttractionMindMap.com, a blog created and maintained by Evelyn Lim (@evelynlim on Twitter). I always enjoy reading Evelyn’s posts, she has a way of writing about spirituality in a very earthy manner. I feel a deep connection with what she writes and I am also proud to be one of her Akashic Readings client. More about Akashic Readings in a future post. AttractionMindMap.com is an inspiring place.
The post about the naivety business age is published at SmallBizBee.com, a blog created and maintained by Matthew RInger (@SmallBizBee on Twitter). Writing about business in an understandable manner is not an easy task, but Matthew does it brilliantly. I like the fact that almost articles are quick and clear. And the ones that are longer are usually interviews in a project called Featured Entrepreneur. SmallBizBee.com is a fast growing and useful small business resource.
The post about the attention business age is published at AdvancedLifeSkills.com, a blog created and maintained by Jonathan Wells (@mrjWells on Twitter). We’re all students of life, as Jonathan says on his blog and we all need advanced life skills if we want to make the most out of it. I like the clear, crispy style of Jonathan and I’m also becoming a fan of his ebook “7 Simple Steps – Life Transformation Guide“, but more on that on separate blog post.
The post about the maturity business age is published at StevenAitchison.co.uk, a blog created and maintained by Steven Aitchison (@StevenAitchison on Twitter). This is one of the most resourceful personal development blogs not only in terms of high quality articles but also special support materials. If I would be you I wouldn’t miss the excellent guides about lucid dreaming and making friends, those are really great resources.
The post about the expansion business age is published at RatRaceTrap.com, a blog created and maintained by Stephen Mills (@ratracetrap on Twitter). If you’re after new, exciting and powerful ways to extract yourself from the rat race trap (a dull, boring, 9 to 5 day to day perspectiveless life, that is) and you’d like that served in an exhilarating yet compelling style, than Stephen’s blog is what you’re looking for. If you don’t have the courage to do that yet, start by Developing The Courage To Take Risks.
The post about the leadership business age is published at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com a blog created and maintained by Steve and Jennifer (@mywifequit on Twitter). The blog documents the business journey of a young couple after Steve’s wife decides to quit her job in order to raise their beautiful daughter. One of the most constant and well written blogs about personal development and about having and running a small business. Read their full story about opening a successful online store.
The post about the exhaustion business age is published at LearnThis.ca, a blog created and maintained by Mike King (@Mike_King on twitter). This was one of the first blogs about personal development I started to constantly follow and I often congratulate myself for that. Mike’s universe is filled with great ideas and articles about self learning, career, leadership and life improvement. One thing you could really do to get in touch fast with his work is to access his free resources page.
Now it’s time for you to read and enjoy. Once done, remember to come back here and share your thoughts about the massive guest posting idea. Feel free to leave your comments on each of those sites as I will monitor all of them and answer to you there.
Running For My Life - from zero to ultramarathoner
The spooky thing about depression is that it sneaks in. There aren’t really trumpets and loud voices announcing: “Hail, hail, this is depression entering the room, all rise!” Nope. It’s slow, silent, creepy. It doesn’t even look like depression. It starts with small isolation thoughts like: “Maybe I shouldn’t get out today, I just don’t feel like going out”. And then it does the same next day. And then the day after that and so on. And then it starts to whisper louder and louder in your ears: “Why would you go outside, you loser? Didn’t have enough yet? Want more people to make fun of how much of a big, fat loser you are?”
And then you start to breath in guilt and shame, instead of air. Every breathe you take is putting more dark thoughts into your body.
Until you get stuck. You can’t move anymore. At all.
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