Have you heard that term and thought “What Is Cross Blogging”?
Cross Blogging is holding a conversation with someone besides yourself. *giggle*
When a blog article (post) is written – it is usually an article based on a topic of conversation… but it is not a conversation.
Did you sit down this morning and read an article in your local daily newspaper? That is the same action you are doing right now… reading an article on this website.
But… if you turned to the person next to you and commented on the article – that is a conversation. Are you following?
What if now you want to ask the “Article Writer” a question? It could be a question about the article you just read or a question about anything you think the author might be able to answer. Still following my drift?
Now – you have asked the author the question. You didn’t email the author or ask on a forum. No… You asked the question on your blog. Right out in public for everyone to read.
So how are you going to get your response? In a comment on your blog? No again.
The original author will answer the question on their blog. They will write a nice long juicy article with all the details you might want. And then… The author will ask you a question. Yes… if you are going to be authentic and fair… you must allow someone to ask you a question.
That’s my definition of “Cross Blogging”.
Want an example of a Cross Blog Conversation? Here is one between Nicole Dean and Kelly McCausey where they asked each other questions and gave answers on their own blogs. It was fun and I’m sure gave each blogger more exposure to their target market.
It’s an intriguing idea and I am all gung ho about trying new tactics. So far – I have about 10 blogger’s that I will be “cross-blogging” with.
I will only write one article (question) to about 6 of the blogger’s. They have already agreed to answer my question on their blog and ask me a question. So essentially – I will have 2 articles on my blog linking to theirs and only one article on their blog linking to mine. That may not seem fair to you… but it’s Super Fine with me.
The other 4 participants will probably want more of a back and forth q&a. I’m hoping for at least 3 blog posts on each of our blogs leading to each other. That’s a lot of link juice and love. 🙂
Some of these bloggers are in the internet marketing niche and a few are in one of my other niches (decorating).
Stay tuned and I’ll get my first question posted in the next few days. I think Cross Blogging will be fun and it makes blogging easy… you can answer a question – right? If you want to “Amp Up” your blogging – try a Blog Tour or Cross Blogging strategy from Nicole Dean.