So I got to wondering the other day while I was mowing the lawn…
What is the effect of a high ranking blogger on a blog? More specifically, if a more popular blogger were to comment on a rather unknown blog, what effect would they have on that blog?
Could I get someone like Darren Rowse of problogger.net to write a guest post on my blog by means of research– somehow measure the effect of this high ranking blogger posting on a blog that was relatively unknown?
The reason for this thought process was that I’ve been following a lot of social networking sites, participating in them to some degree, and yet nothing that I’ve written or stumbled or submitted ever sees anything like the traffic that people claim you can get. And if you’ve seen some of the tip sites you know that it doesn’t take much to get on the front page of some of these sites.
So, I started to muse about whether it’s actually who the person is, rather than the blog. The reputation, as it were. But I’m not sure on that hypothesis either. I mean, Fussy is a great blogger, but she’s only been around for a year. Her feed reader boast 400+ 600+1 readers, mine a paltry 70. What I believe is working for her is her great wit, those amusing images, and the mommy-blogger market that is huge. 2
So, now I start to wonder, is my content not all that interesting? too repetitive? not unique?
That’s when I started to wonder if I could lure Darren in with some kind of test– using Twitter and other tools could I talk him into seeing if him writing a post would actually do something for one of my blogs?
But I don’t know that it would. His niche is his specialty, and I don’t think it’d transfer all that well. So, I’m left pondering what it is that I’m missing and they all have. Any ideas?
- Fussy corrected me.
- That, and even though she’s pregnant she manages to keep up with multiple social networks, create multiple blogs, and keep a family together.