Inspiration From Other Blogs Or Websites

Blogging isn’t all about you. Yeah, I know, most of it is, but the truth is that blogging is really about community. And if you know how to use the community, it can bring great benefits. What do I mean?

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It’s rare that I don’t have anything to write about. My imagination is pretty good. But it does happen here and there. What I do when that happens is I go and check out other blogs. I’m one of those people that actually enjoys commenting on other people’s blogs, but in this case it’s not all I’m doing.

Something people don’t think to take advantage of is writing a long piece on their own blog based on inspiration from someone else’s blog. I do that often, and it works really well, even if I comment on someone else’s blog. But the extra step I take is that I’ll link to the article that I’m commenting on.

What that does is brings to my readers attention another blog and gives them a boost, whether they’re ranked higher than I am or not. It gives them a one way link which of course benefits their blog, and it gives me a topic to write on. We both benefit, and I show that it’s not all about me.

And here’s the thing. You don’t have to agree with whatever you’re writing that’s addressing the other person’s blog. I go both ways equally and both serves the same purpose, which is giving me something to write about and the other person a free link, even if they might not see the benefits of my disagreeing with them. It’s a win-win; search engines will love it.

This is a little tip but an important one for many reasons. Give it a try; it’s probably one of the easiest things you could ever do to give your blog more character.

8 thoughts on “Inspiration From Other Blogs Or Websites”

  1. I do this often with some very gratifying responses from the owners of the blog that I refer to. I also like it very much when someone links one of my posts on a blog post.

  2. I think this is also very useful to being a Successful Blogger. “The more we make relations, the more we can make our site popular”. Forums, Blog Commenting, Social Media sites are given us Opportunity to make good and healthy relations with other bloggers. While doing this we can also take a lot of knowledge & you must have known that learning is basic step of blogging and we can come to know very useful things which we don’t know.

    thanks for sharing

  3. Hi Mitch,

    Nice man. Taking the piece of someone else’s blog and linking them is beneficial to both of the parties. It is all about community and taking notes.

    Helping and taking help is the needed process in blogging.

    Have a great day.

  4. Sometimes I’ll take the person’s blog verbatim and post to my site. With permission of course.

    I’ll give my perspective, tell a story, etc. just before their post.

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