Tonight I had a conversation with a very close friend who is trying to break into the world of writing.
Naturally, I explained to her it is much easier to blog and get the same response at a quicker rate.
It is the natural progression for very powerful authors to become very powerful bloggers. I have noticed that a lot of my favorite authors have made the switch. Of course it really depends on the style of writing they do. But columnists for the New Yorker are also Bloggers.
I obviously told her to research the hundreds of blogs about SEO and Blogging, because those are the two secrets of becoming a “Power Blogger”. But personally I don’t feel like I have enough experience to guide her.
Is it easier to blog about a niche? I’d think so. What is the best affiliate network to work with? How do you explain PPC to a beginner? How do you convince a talented write to blog? These are my questions. Of course once there is valuable content it is easy to promote on social platforms and various SEO tools/ Content Promotion sites, like Digg and Del.icio.us. But how do you convince a friend to break in?!
I’m sure I will find the answers to these questions when I network @ Pubcon.
Any further advice for my friend would be appreciated!
You can read her blog now here: My Pop Roks