I’m pointing a finger at , the CEO of Feedblitz, with whom I’ve become so very acquainted over these last 10 days since I decided to .
I wrote a blog post on my experience (link above), and Phil alongside my good friends and . No one would argue these two are short of A-listers (because all the A-listers fully deny they’re anything at all related to such a moniker).
What Phil said in his case study about my blog is that I am a “little known blogger.” (He said after that he should have said, “little known to him.”) No worries, Phil! I happen to know that my blog post about Feedblitz has influenced no less than six migrations to your Feedblitz service and about four (that I’m aware of).
Now, mind you, I was not influenced by Danny Brown’s post to migrate to Feedblitz. I had seen it, but the email marketing campaign Feedblitz sent to me worked.
And, I do agree with you, Phil…in some regard…I’m a little blogger, but not little-known, at least in social media circles.
Not So Good Little Blogger Facts
- This blog has few to no subscribers. Subscribers are NOT one of my metrics for blogging success. (Well, OK, that’s really lame; I ‘m gonna work on that!)
- There is no newsletter. Not for lack of interest; it’s for lack of time.
- The RSS feed I had was really just for my daily blog post, and I never knew how to use it. (Now, Feedblitz can share all my content from two blogs, comments elsewhere, tweets, Facebook posts, and more.)
Awesome Little Blogger Facts
- #RockHot community with comments that are so in-depth and insightful they can become blog posts on their own.
- Readers who lurk, like and tweet about what they see.
- Positive commentary everywhere that shows my content sings (based on what people tell me).
- Passion about topics, profession, teachings, sharing, engaging, and so much more.
- More than 2.5 years blogging and a year blogging on another blog.
- Contribution to the future of blogging that no one can deny.
- Consistent growth with tweaks and tech that help nurture newbie bloggers (because there is always someone newer).
- Mentorship of little bloggers and encouragement to stay the course.
So, Phil, and everyone else who regards subscribers as the best metric (especially when you make money off subscribers, I get that), it’s not always about the analytics. Although, would call me stupid for not putting that on top of the heap.
- Bloggers have goals.
- Stick to yours.
- Publish genuine, authoritative and authentic content consistently.
One day we all will be that not-A-Lister blogger who got a start somewhere.