Earlier in the 31 Day Project that I’m running this month I suggested taking some time out to analyze your Blog’s Competition as an exercise to help you improve your own blogging.
In that post I wrote:
“I use the word ‘competition’ hesitantly because the thing about blogging is that those blogging on the same topics as you are potentially your biggest allies. Connect and work with your competition and everyone improves.”
I’ve previously written more on when competition is good in blogging – but today we’re going to put the theory to the test.
Today’s task in the 31 Day Project is to link to another blog in your niche – a ‘competitor’.
While linking to other blogs in your niche might seem a little bizarre to some I’ve seen it’s power many times in my own blogging and that of others. Outbound links Matter!
So here’s the task – find a way to link up to at least one other blog in your niche.
There are of course many ways to do this. I regularly do it here at ProBlogger in my speedlinking posts (random recent links) and at DPS in a similar format called Digital Photography Tips from Around the Web – but there are other ways to go about it from linking to a post someone else has written, to writing a review of the blog in question etc.
So get linking up – and let us know how it goes in comments below!