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The Sunday Backtrack: Another Look At Building Blog Traffic

Back when I wrote this post about building blog traffic, I was already sold on the value of the guest post.  Since that article, I’ve written more and more for other people and I’m more convinced than ever that giving your best material away is my golden key to finding new readers and creating genuine good will.

It has also created business opportunities and led to wonderful people.  I hope it’s obvious that I can’t say enough good things about guest blogging.

Several people have asked me for a list of all the guest posts I’ve done.  This isn’t all of them, but they’re the ones that I’ve gotten the best results with.  You can check them out at How I Build Blog Traffic – The Guest Post.


Fun fun fun

Fun fun fun

Now that I’ve got some visitors coming through, I’m getting many requests for interviews.  I love to do interviews, but am still getting used to the idea that anyone wants to hear (or read) anything I have to say.  No accounting for taste, I suppose.

While maintaining that I don’t know a whole lot, I’ve included a few of those recent interviews in this list (they’re also updated in the blog traffic post) here because they were really fun to do.

Interviewed by:

Tyrone Shum from Internet Business Path

Gordie Rogers from Lifestyle Design For You

Laura Cococcia from the Journal Of Cultural Conversation

Ben Fulton from the Salt Lake City Tribune

Always Accepting Guest Posts

Even better than writing for other people has been the surprising fact that many people are now anxious to write for World’s Strongest Librarian.

And nothing could be more fitting.  This is a community.  Librarian is a state of mind.  The more the merrier.

I don’t care how big or small your blog or business is.  If you can write and you have an idea you think could work here, let me know.  I love my guests.

If You Would Like Me To Write Something For You

Please contact me for rates and we’ll work something out that you’ll rave about (in a good way).

Thanks for the visit!


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  • Robby G September 6, 2009, 6:58 am

    I still can’t believe I haven’t finished reading “A Hero of Our Time” yet, because I know I promised to send you a review of it. I’ll get to it and will try to get something to you asap.
    I also wouldn’t mind getting an interview out of you sometime if you’re willing. Cheers 🙂

    • Josh Hanagarne September 6, 2009, 8:15 am

      Robby, just let me know how you’d like to do it. Sounds fun. I just started “A Hero Of Our Time” myself. I might beat you to it if you don’t hurry!

  • Josh – thanks again for the fantastic (and fun) interview – and I’m glad to be a part of your community. Your post on “How I Build Blog Traffic – The Guest Post” is something I think is a great tool for all blog authors to keep in mind – someone (yes, another ‘expert’ blogger) once told me that I should run a Google advertising campaign to get more traffic. Might work for some, but definitely more important (in my opinion) – to focus on content to build both traffic and an engaged readership. Well done my friend!

    • Josh Hanagarne September 6, 2009, 11:17 am

      Laura, thanks. I have no problems with experts. If they are good at what they do, more power to them. But every blog does not have the same focus. There are also plenty of ways to make money and build traffic. I don’t mind advice, but I prefer to ask for it before I get it. Unless of course, I’m behaving in a way that I can’t see and someone calls me out on it.

  • Robby G September 6, 2009, 9:52 am

    @Josh: haha that’s amazing. Hmm, maybe we can review it on each other’s blogs (that is if I hurry and finish in time).
    Now this makes me wonder, did you end up finishing the book I sent you?… and what’d you think. (fingers crossed) 🙂

    • Josh Hanagarne September 6, 2009, 11:14 am

      Robby, I’m almost done. I’ve got a lot to say about it, and as a fan of Palahniuk and Harry Crews, there are some very good things about it, in my humble opinion. We’ll talk more soon.

  • Casey Brazeal (North and Clark) September 6, 2009, 12:28 pm

    Couldn’t agree more about the value of guest posts and the importance of building good will. I know that as a blogger I love to have comments, followers, or stumble upons on my blog so I try to do the same for other blogs that I enjoy. It’s easy to create good will and its invaluable. One post that I wrote a few days ago for site sketch covers this very topic. http://www.sitesketch101.com/articles/inspiration/5-reasons-pay-attention-guys/

    (I hope this plug doesn’t come off spammy but I think its relevant to what you’re talking about).

    • Josh Hanagarne September 6, 2009, 1:47 pm

      Casey B, you’re here often enough that it doesn’t look spammy. Congrats on the guest post.

  • Casey Brazeal (North and Clark) September 6, 2009, 3:11 pm

    Thanks Josh and congrats to you on a blog that keeps me coming back.

  • Beth L. Gainer September 6, 2009, 5:18 pm


    Another insightful post, and I’m glad we are part of the same writing community. Like you, I love to write, and the more I do it, the more addicted to it I become.

    Thank you for asking me to guest post on your blog. It was an honor to do so.

    • Josh Hanagarne September 6, 2009, 6:29 pm

      Beth, the honor was mine mine mine. We’ll do it again soon.