I was able to catch up Murray Newlands, a famous blogger. We were able to have nice about his work in affiliate marketing, and the secret behind the site, Murraynewlands.com, an affiliate blog that came from nowhere and is now everywhere on Google and Twitter. Not only has he some great content on his blog, but is getting picked up and noted all over the blogosphere. Google Famous Blogger and you will see his name, I even hear he is working on Celebrity Blogger!
Murray, what ideas are interesting to you at the moment?
Chris Brogan’s writing on Trust Agents hit a chord with me. I have been very successful as a blogger since launching my blog earlier this year. My SEO is great, and a large reason for this is the links that people give me. I put this down to the content which people do like, yes, but there is more to it than that. I get lots of links from some great people I know in the industry become they want to help me. I always try to help others and I have found that truly what goes around in the blogosphere comes around. You want to connect with people who will engage with you and you soon learn who can fulfill that need with you and who will not. Once you get a reputation for being engaging and helping others, you are soon introduced to more people who will also interact with you. It is a virtuous circle of people who help each other, and these people swim in schools.
Who are some bloggers I should be trying to connect with?
Greg Rollett http://www.rockstarlifestyledesign.com
Heather Smith boatinginbeautifulbritishcolumbia.com
Steve Hall Adrants.com
Shawn Collins blog.affiliatetip.com
Chris Brogan ChrisBrogan.com
Eric Schechter www.ericschechter.com
Missy Ward www.missyward.com
How does blogging fit in with your affiliate marketing work?
Well, I blog about my work, and writing is a great way to explore ideas and concepts as well as share industry news. It is also a good means of making new contacts within the industry many of whom I now do business with.
What fears do you have with blogging?
When I first started I was worried about what people would say about my blog, my writing, MY SPELLING. Now I am not so worried about that, what I do worry about is the people who I forget to say thank you too and the missed opportunities. There is so much going on and so little time. I also have other projects which are getting more demanding and taking me away from my blog. I am not giving up.
Footnote: Murray knows how to draw positive attention. He ranks on Dennis Yu via just one interview with me.