Folks, today was a weird day. It was the first day in my life that I accidentally found myself on the Internet. Let me tell you how it happened.
I was taking a break from work (I had just finished a case study and was starting in on a website – busy day), when I decided to check out one of my favorite blogs – Copyblogger. Their post for the day was: Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2010.
I am always looking for new blogs to read and learn from, so I clicked on the third one, Make a Living Writing.
I started reading the first post on the site, which was titled: Top 10 Articles for Writers – December 2010.
Guess whose article was number 2? Mine! I actually refreshed the page to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. The cold Chicago air can do that to me. But I wasn’t. So I showed my husband, and he smiled, and then I wrote this post.
I just thought I’d share because it proves a few things:
1.) Content marketing works. The more content you put on the web, the more QUALITY content you put out there, the better the chances of you being found by people who want to hear what you have to say. I didn’t write that article as an advertisement, I wrote it because I thought it was useful. And apparently others did too. If I was able to find myself by accident, how many other people are coming across what I wrote as well?
2.) I’m excited!
3.) For my fellow bloggers, it just goes to show that guest posting really does work. I doubt if I had put that same exact post on my website it would have been picked up. Make connections with other bloggers and it will take you a long way.
So that’s my short post on how I accidentely found myself. I wasn’t supposed to post this week, but I’ll wish you a very happy new year once again and see you in 2011.