In the last paragraph of the entry, I mentioned that I answer questions on LinkedIn when I feel I can help somebody or add to the conversation.
I recently answered a question asked by Denise Wakeman of buildabetterblog.com about business blogging. Whether we like it or not, writing is a business, and I always look outside the industry to see what’s working for other industries and seeing if it applies to what I’m doing as a writer.
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Part of my answer to Denise was used in the entry — so please head over and check it out.
It Does Take Time
My quote is very basic; it really does take time to build a blog following.
I know black hat SEO tricks I could use to increase my following, but I’m a very patient person. I’ve been writing for The Juggling Writer for over a year and I’ve only recently seen an increase in traffic and replies.
I make a living writing and editing technical documents from home, but it feels better than getting paid when somebody replies to something I wrote that helped them, or when a stranger lets me know they like my podcast.
And it’s a nice feeling knowing that I was able to answer a question posted on LinkedIn that helped somebody write a great entry about business blogging success that we writers can learn from.
Thank you, Denise!