When you think about the top bloggers in the world, who comes to mind? Depending on the niche you are in you will probably think of different people. In the world of entertainment blogs you would probably think of sites like Perez Hilton and TMZ… If you are in the writing or book niche, you might think of Seth Godin. In the “make money online” and marketing niche you might think of names like John Chow and Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.
No matter what niche you are in, the question still stays the same. How do you become a top social media blogger?
Before we start talking about “how”, we should start talking about “what is it to be a top social media blogger”. Depending on your preference your definition could be anything. In this example we are going to reference it as being an authority within your niche and having a well known blog and a large social following on Twitter and Facebook.
The infographic at the bottom of this post shoes a comparison between four big bloggers in the marketing and blogging niche; Darren Rowse, John Chow, Jeremy Schoemaker and Brian Clark. The infographic goes into detail and breaks down the following of each blogger on the major social networks. But what makes these guys stand out from everyone else?
To be an authority within your niche, you need to have quality content that people not only find valuable, but that they will also comment on and share with others. Many of the top bloggers today had something in the beginning that made them stand out from others.
- Jeremy Schoemaker had his $100k Adsense check
- John Chow makes money by telling people how he makes money
- Darren Rowse and Brian Clark both focused on being the best in their niche
Once you have the content and branding, the followers will flock to you over time through the use of all your content, backlinks and social followers. No matter what niche you are in, it’s important to find what you can offer to your audience to make you stand out from the crowd.
Enjoy the infographic below on the top social media bloggers and be sure to keep an eye on them and learn how they became top players within their niche!