Maybe you started out blogging to journal. Or to keep track of your own research. Or to learn how to make money online. No matter why you started blogging, you now have skills you can use to earn a living and create a better world.
While many continue to chase get rich quick promises that never come true or churn out content for the sake of content whose only real value is generating traffic and links, I ask you to think bigger and become a real resource.
Take the skills you have and create jobs with them -
first for yourself and then for others.
To make that happen we need to work together. We have to have a system to support each others’ efforts. GrowMap going to PR5 and being recognized in the blogosphere, for influence on Twitter, as a Small Business Influencer, and elsewhere is not because of me – it is because of the others who have supported my efforts and whose projects I support.
I owe many people who I have not made the time to thank. I encourage you to seek them out and follow them. Read their blogs. Learn from them. Klout and PeerIndex both saw fit to delete my lists of collaborators. (They do not want us to actually be able to collaborate easily; and they want to control what we see.) So the best place for now to find them all is using Topsy.
Plug the URL for any post or page into Topsy and you can see who tweeted it for you. These are the people you need to follow and connect with because they understand we have to support each other. Follow and connect with the people who have been supporting me and you will find great people who will return the favor,
Each of you has my personal apology for not getting my lists updated and writing about each of you individually – yet. You all deserve it and YOU are the reason for all that I have managed to accomplish so far.
Do me a favor?
Reaching out to so many people, offering free mentoring, and supporting what they’re doing – sometimes at the drop of a hat – are time-consuming. The owner of DIRJournal has
made what I do possible by covering my overhead so I can write about whatever is most important. That enables me to help all of you, so I need a favor from you:
Give the DIRJournal.com home page a G+ on Google Plus.
IMPORTANT: If the G+ button is already red, clicking it again will REMOVE G+1
Click again and make sure that the button is RED not WHITE
You could win a PERMANENT, FEATURED listing in their high quality directory. Leave me a comment in that post letting me know what you or your business does so I can feature you in a post on one of the 8 DIRJournal blogs.
The owner of DIRJournal makes all that I do in support of
everyone else possible. When we support him, we all benefit!
Contrary to popular FUD rumor, directories are NOT now bad for SEO or shunned by Google. Directories that are run like link farms have been penalized by Google, but high quality, human curated business directories are still valued. Here’s the scoop straight from Matt Cutt’s mouth:
If you are an SEO or work for an agency, I encourage you to consider getting listed in DIRJournal. Their site has hundreds of thousands of visitors each month. They have a team of writers creating quality content on eight blogs covering any topic or industry – and I edit those blogs so you know they’re small business friendly.
You can even suggest content that you want to see. I hope you will subscribe to all their blogs and read what I share there, too. You can see them on my writings tab and I’m working on a way to make it easier for you to subscribe to all of them collectively if you wish. You can already subscribe to each of them individually.