Want to be a rock star of the blogging world?
You can be.
You can be the go-to individual for your particular niche, especially when a citation, quote, or interview is necessary for the media (social and traditional).
Having a strong Internet presence goes a very long way thanks to the ever-increasing use of search engines and the power of social media, but to truly become a rockstar of blogging, you need to do a few more things.
For example, you can:
- publish a book (or a couple)
- seek broadcast media attention
- star in a radio show or podcast
- speak at conferences and trade shows
- run your own seminars
- work out joint ventures with relevant players
- network like crazy based on all of the above
If you want to be considered an expert in your field, someone with the knowledge but also the skill to effectively pass down that knowledge, you must act like it.
Fake it until you make it, as they say.
You need to do the kind of things people who are the best at what they do tend to do. Emulate them. Develop the same habits they have.
A rockstar of blogging knows that the Internet wouldn’t be the same without him. He knows the value of personal branding, he knows that his reputation is developed and maintained by how he enhances the lives of others and what those people have to say about him, not what he says about himself.
You must have supreme self-confidence, otherwise… why would anyone else have confidence in you?