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Be Authentic! It’s your own blog!


Are you an authority?
A question I get often in results of the amount of reviews in many formats I have shared in the past.
But..

Are you authentic?
After writing about how I feel towards “advertising only” blogs here, I think it’s time to ask the next question:

How can you become a reliable authority blogger?
Well, the answer is very simple: You build your reputation online by time. But it’s hard work:
Research, read, get involved in forums and groups, comment on other blogs with your opinions, join social networking sites and socialize with people around the globe, go to trade shows or join webinars, join twitter and stumble upon (but don’t spam others with unwanted junk!), visit digg or mixx and learn as much as you can before writing on any subject.
Do videos or audio and post them along your blog posts, then ofcourse write, write and write more.
I know it takes time, but before you know it, you will have 100’s of readers to your blog, 100’s of youtube subscribers and maybe 1000’s of Twitter followers!
These I call my “quality and loyal” readers or subscribers that I would share any knowledge with them (like my free online training program on www.WAHOL.com) and will always love to interact with them on a personal level 🙂

And before you know it, you become an authority. Thanks to all the research, hard work and long reading hours, people will stop by you for reliable information. And to me, that means a lot.
Other wise, what’s the benifit of being a blogger?! Right?
Please let me know if you think that you are an authentic blogger and please share your blog’s link on the comments area of this post.
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Meeting JohnChow.com in Boston

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I have never thought that I will go back to Boston that fast, after being there for a week last year attending eBay live, in fact I still have photos to upload to my flickr account from last years trip (which I am planning on doing within the next week).

However, I was reading my RSS feeds from all over the Internet, like I normally do everyday (Of Course I am subscribed to www.JohnChow.com RSS feed) and I found out that John was coming to visit the U.S. attending the Affiliate Summit east in Boston.

I acted quickly and tried to contact John in every way I could (Mostly by commenting on his blog), and to my surprise, John answered: “Sure! Come on down.”

I quickly got a bus ticket online (it is a long 4 hours ride, but the bus had WiFi access on board, which was just perfect), and I went down to meet John.

Now I have to clarify this: I am not writing this blog post as a blogger, but as a loyal fan of his work.

John was absolutely a humble person, very quite, and straight to the point.

I took the chance to ask him for a video interview to be posted on my blog with some advice from him. He agreed 🙂 (The video will be posted on my YouTube channel shortly and on this blog along with a post).

After meeting John for 15 minutes (That’s all I needed) I felt that I was the luckiest blogger in the world for that moment, so I went on to keep lucky by going to an Irish pub to get my lucky charms from Boston (I had to kill time until the bus time anyway).

However right before I left John, he gave me a gift that any blogger or affiliate marketer will like:

As in the picture below: a duffle bag, a water proof flexible keyboard (lights in the dark), a 2GB flash memory/writing pen and a nice T-shirt.

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That was very cool of him, so I thanked him then I asked him this question:

The bag was from an affiliate company called Market Leverage, so I asked him what he thinks of the company, he highly recommended them as a good affiliate network, to check them out click here.

I will write more about this interview and post the video very soon. I will also have a big surprise for you guys soon 😉

This was like a dream come true to me, meeting 3 top bloggers in the world is a thing that I considered to accomplish within the next year, now I am one third done 🙂 (The other 2 bloggers are Darren Rowse and Yaro Starak).

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