6.6.08

Do You Follow the Pied Pipers of Blogging?


Follow that dream   Aspiring blogging entrepreneurs in search of the Holy Grail are kidding themselves by spending too much time visiting all the A-list bloggers. No doubt, we can't stop them if they believe that's where they can find the "magic formula" that will bring them success in a monetary sense.

It's an infectious phenomenon that if you're a top-ranking blogging glitterati, all the moths will be attracted to you, the 'guiding light'.

I believe the blogosphere is big enough and free for anyone to be unique in his or her own way, and to become successful by having a proper focus on how you conduct your blogging without blindly following these Pied Pipers who seem to have a hold on many bloggers who should know better.

Everyday there'll be thousands of new bloggers coming out of the woodworks and you bet many have one main thing in mind - how to make money online. Many of these bloggers are like regular visitors to the A-list blogs. You would think they have learned a lot from these visits but when you check them out at their own blogs one can conclude that there's a lot to be desired. Pretty dumb! They must be wearing blinkers!

What can you do to be different and set yourself apart? Think differently (out of the box) and be more unique than what the masses are doing.

Don't dream along with the A-listers. They are looking out for themselves. Come down to earth and work out your own niche or blogging scheme. Get the best out of your own blogging experience. Only listen to those who talk sense and take the trouble to communicate with you.

Of course, there are blogging mentors. They sincerely give you the real lowdown on how you should be blogging.

But the bottom line is this: Do you have what it takes to make a success of your blogging? Turn your blogging experience into a positive, not just follow some half-baked advice and get led up the wrong alley.

20 comments:

Top Rated said...

I don't even notice the A-listers anymore, they're just white noise. Guys like Court, Vic, and Grizz do get my attention though. Of course I am somewhat jaded, and still realize they have their own agendas as well.

Markk said...

> Top rated: As I see it, everyone's in it for the moolah. Every blogger has his or her own agenda. You're right there, mate. At least, the "3 Musketeers" are trying to help others not so gifted in their blogging without being pretentious about it. With common sense we should be able to distinguish between white noise and sweet music.

Jessica said...

Every newbie blogger goes through this phase before realising that those niche toppers are not actually helping them out infact they are just helping themselves. By writing posts on blogging and there experience they are just providiing a "bait" for newbies to stick to there blog "in search for the magic formula"

But they soon realise that its all the same and these A-List bloggers hardly answer your questions or answer your emails.

So it should be the oher way around instead of following the A list bloggers or so called PRO's what should be done is to network with people who are on the same levels or guys who you could help out so they will remain in touch with you and help you in our cause too..


Jessica
Editor
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andy wood said...

Lots of people want to copy or follow the crowd. Its much easier than thinking for themselves. In the end they rob themselves.

Grizzly said...

Markk,

Thanks for the nod. I agree with Top Rated - we all have an agenda. Just wish I knew what mine was... Lol.

Markk said...

> Grizzly: Ho, ho! That's good for a laugh.

Wolfbernz said...

Well said.
I would say, do what you think is Right for your blog, Follow your path, Be passionate about what you do and the money will follow.

Peace
Wolfbernz

Sharaz said...

Ill be honest i do follow the crowd especially large bloggers, but i follow thier technqiues using my niche which is completly diffrent. You can learn a lot throgh these so called A star bloggers

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Patrick Everett said...

There's really no secret formula on how to make it big online. The same rules of marketing in the real world also applies to marketing online. You have to first find a niche for yourself. Just because everyone's doing something, it doesn't mean you have to do the same thing. Like you said, think out-of-the-box. Offer something that no one else has. And of course, you have to have the passion for what you're doing. If you're just into it to make money, sooner or later, the lack of heart will show in your work. So be different, and love what you're doing.

Jack said...

Thank goodness for the 3 musketeers. I dont even want to think about where I would be right now without having found their sites. Uggh. I wonder how those a listers sleep at night...

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you are so right about the A-lister thing. A huge part of why they are an A-lister is because they did something that no ones else had 1st, or if it had been done it was previously done very poorly. In order to become and A-lister you need to find somewhere where A-listers aren't yet, then just dominate that niche. Great post!

Matt said...

We have to remember that no one starts from the top. Everyone starts from the bottom. In order to be a master at anything you have to put in the time. All newbies will feel the same when they star off "clueless." We all realize something new everyday. New bloggers have one thing in mind "CREAM" CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME. But understand that blogging is like a plant seed. If you don't water the seed, it will never grow. Time is what blogging will require, time and dedication. The three musketeers have already figured that out.

Jordan said...

By writing posts on blogging and there experience they are just providing a "bait" for newbies to stick to there blog "in search for the magic formula"Offer something that no one else has. And of course, you have to have the passion for what you're doing.

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Lots of people want to copy or follow the crowd. Its much easier than thinking for themselves

Raivyn ~ Idiot's Guide to Blogging said...

Definitely some great bloggers there. While I don't read their blogs religiously, I can say that I've picked up a few pointers from them here and there.. and the same goes for A-lister Darren Rowse. I think my choice of blogs depends on the people writing them- their personalities, how they present their information (as it pertains to me), and the overall quality of their blogs.. I've never been one to follow the crowd and mold my opinions around a person's fame. Nice post. :)

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Rich from project webmaster said...

Very Very Good Advice. The "make money" bloggers are out to make money off their visitors. I recommend reading their blogs to keep up with latest info and maybe even use them as a guide, but yea new bloggers need to come up with their own thing. Most people cannot compete with these guys anyway.

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When a man learn something new at first follow a special ideal. I follow the crowd specially large blogger.I think they can help me to proper utilize my thinking.I follow only their techniques and I think it's help to me reached the top.