My internet friend Pauline writes a terrific blog about her life as a divorced mother. Here’s her own description:
I am a survivor of a world-class gnarly divorce. My dastardly ex-husband is suing me for full custody of my son, and more time with my daughter. He’s super-rich and I’m super-not. You get the picture.
The reason I mention this here is not just because Pauline is a wonderful writer (which she is) with a sense of humor that survives intact. But also because she’s had a brilliant idea for how to increase traffic to her blog, while helping other bloggers get some exposure too.
What she does is to invite other bloggers to describe their blogging space and why they write there. Once a week she runs this feature on her blog. Naturally, these bloggers share it, ‘like’ it and re-post the piece on their own blog, thus getting Pauline’s blog out to a wider audience. It’s painless, it’s fun, and it works.
This week she asked me. Here’s what I wrote, and you can see other writers’ blogging spaces as well as Pauline’s own writing here:
So how are you going to extend your blog’s reach (without stealing Pauline’s idea…)?
perilsofdivorcedpaulineSeptember 25, 2011 - 3:09 pm ·
Wait…you have ANOTHER blog???
Gabi CoatsworthSeptember 25, 2011 - 6:38 pm ·
I just started this one. It’s designed for my writer friends and anyone else who’s looking for ideas and opinion about writing, while keeping it relatively simple… I’ll be asking you for a guest post soon – once I figure out a relatively painless email interview.