I rose to fame very quickly as a blogger in 2009, mostly about my expertise around guest posting and networking. I fell into this by accident. I ended up with a strategy that involved offering strategic tutorials as guest posts on other sites, and writing about my experiences creating a business on my own.
My networking prowess got me a lot of attention, but I was never the best business owner. Here are the articles from that period.
The story of how my first major guest post went viral. It was a crash course in blogging and had many lessons/benefits that I leveraged for future posts.
In 2010, many people guested posted to build their profile or send traffic back to their blog. In this post, I share other ways you can leverage guest post opportunities.
In 2009 my career was starting to rise… but I kept sabotaging it.
The lessons learned when trying to create a social media consultancy.
Networking tips to stand out at conferences.
How my naivety impacted on the launch of my first ‘real’ business.
My first major conference! It was around this point I started to take myself more seriously.
In-depth post about how I built my profile from scratch.
A trend I noticed in the marketing niche I used to belong too. People thought there was launch fatigue but really, there was too many people in the one tribe marketing to everyone else in that same tribe.
Sometimes, it can take a lot of effort to be a good filter for your community. You should acknowledge and plan for this.
I made nearly $1000 on my first ‘official’ product launch. In this post, I explore how my fear of self promotion massively held us back.
Mid 2010, I wrote a list post that went nuts in the community. I approached it differently to other list posts as the main goal was to create brand awareness. It ended up being really successful.
Mid year, I ended up being invited to attend Blogworld as the networking assistant of another blogger. This post details of how I provided value to the client leading up to the offer, and how I was planning to rock Blogworld.
Stories about the cool people I met and how important community can be for blogging.
2010 was the year I said “Yes!” to many of the things that had been scaring me. This was really challenging and triggered my anxiety big time. Despite all of this, I managed to grow – both personally and professionally.