Since it’s been about a year since I started to write reviews for Blogcritcs I thought I should report out on the results. As fate would have it, Jill Asher from Blogcritics sent out a message informing us that they are soliciting for new writers. I’ll get to that in a second but first here’s a little about Blogcritics.
Blogcritics.org is a new kind of online magazine, an interactive community in which writers and readers from around the globe talk about stories, issues, and products…Blogcritics.org writers gain an exponentially higher level of visibility than they could ever achieve through their home blog or website alone. That increased exposure often leads to increased traffic and enhanced search rank. Further, Blogcritics.org editors work with member bloggers to improve writing skills and reach “the next level.”
Shortly after starting to write a series for them I saw my monthly traffic increase by about 200 visits. Not huge, but you do have to consider that this is a martial arts blog and to my knowledge, I’m one of the few at Blogcritics who writes in this area. Since participating at BC I have also seen my Technorati ranking increase significantly.
So overall the experiment has been a success. Moreover, given that their site receives 100,000 views per day, it’s a no-brainer that you will likely receive some new traffic if you participate.
More than 100,000 daily visitors rely upon Blogcritics.org — the famously “sinister cabal” of more than 3.100 writers — for the latest news, opinions, and reviews on music, books, film, TV, popular culture, technology, and politics.
Here’s an excerpt from Ms. Asher’s message:
We are actively recruiting NEW CONTRIBUTORS, and ask for your support and referrals. If you know of anyone that would like to contribute on BC, please forward on this message.
To write with BC, writers will need to complete the following form:
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I am using Blogcritics as a vehicle to promote my reviews. It allows me to expose your submission to an audience that is far wider than my blog. If you like to review they have significant amounts of free material (e.g., books, DVDs, etc.) that needs a reviewer. Sadly, none of it is related to martial arts so all of my reviews are generated by my efforts here.
In addition, they also will work with you if you have an idea for a feature series. My “Eye On Seagal” is one such example. However, an academic could write in his or her specialty, an activist could start an alternative press series, or a sports fanatic could pick a topic and turn it into a series. The possibilities are infinite.
Better still, they’ll let you write as much or as little as you can. Given that they have very little material related to the martial arts this is something I appreciate. While I am contemplating another series, currently I write reviews only after someone contacts me. This means that there are weeks and months where I’m not active on BC. So far they have not kicked me out which is evidence of their flexibility.
If you know anyone who likes to write and who wants to promote their blog or website then please refer them to this post. All-in-all writing for Blogcritics has been a good experience and I do recommend them.
Want to promote your blog to a wider audience? Then check out the information at this link!