8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community : @ProBlogger
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There are other people blogging about the same subject as you, maybe better or maybe worse—but, as you probably have figured out by now, content is no longer king; context is.
Getting repeat readers who become brand ambassadors for you is pertinent to the success of your blog. So is getting repeat customers. It allows you to focus on what you do best: make great art—writing material that people enjoy reading and writing material that will help thousands of people around the world.
All successful blogs are communities and if you want to turn your blog into something special, something that will grant you financial freedom, and something that will help countless people then you must create a community out of your blog.
This concept – that all blogs are communities – is a central one in our books: http://bit.ly/OrderBeAPerson
In fact, media theorist Clay Shirkey takes it a bit further: every Web page is a community. By this he means anyplace people gather on the Internet is an implicit community. This article helps you understand to make the community explicit.
The steps are:
Step 1 – The Idea
Step 2 – The Sea Lion System to Build Your Network
Step 3 – Implicit Understanding, Explicit Meaning
1. Camp Busters
2. Up and comers
3. Established authorities
Step 5 – Planes, trains, and automobiles
Step 6– Develop a course
Step 7 – Build up a fanpage for social proof
Step 8 – Viral!
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