Are Your Readers Neglecting Your Best Posts?

My friend Tristan Higbee <- Listen to our interview| from Blogging Bookshelf wrote a post the other day about The Fine Art of Rejecting and Trashing Your Own Blog Posts. You should definitely check it out after reading this post of course.

But what about the posts that make the cut.  

What about the posts that you love. The posts that you put out there for the world to read and your readers just kinda go bla.

And yet, sometimes you put out a filler post. A post that you think is kinda sucky, and it resonates with people, gets a lot of attention and people just eat it up with a spoon.

I want to give those posts that you love but your audience has ignored, some well deserved attention.

Place a link in the comments section and I guarantee at least one person will read it.

And who knows, maybe others who frequent my little corner of the blogosphere will join me in the appreciation.

Dino Dogan

Global Force for Badassery | Founder of Triberr | Refugee from Bosnia | Writer for Technorati | Speaker | Lousy Martial Artist | Pretty good singer/songwriter | Hi :-)

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  • Jeanie

    Hi, I put a lot of thought into my last post and it barely got a look. For me it could be huge, a new direction, a big goal. At the end I mentioned sneek peeks my newsletter sign ups would get. Nope. Now I’d be happy if someone just read it. Sad isn’t it. For me this could mean gaining more balance, something I desperately need. It’s a light at the end of my tunnel. I’m going insane otherwise. Maybe replace going with gone, that’s more accurate.
    http://www.inspiredwish.com/2011/02/week-4-of-52-weeks-lofty-goal_16.html

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  • http://www.itinerantentrepreneur.com/journal/traffic-conversion-swipe-file/ Robert Dempsey

    Tasty stuff. I though this post was really good, but I may have been wrong: http://www.itinerantentrepreneur.com/journal/analytics-for-website-that-matter/

  • http://www.hanelly.com hanelly

    Hmm, posts no one gave a damn about, the list is long, we only get to pick one??

    Honestly though, this post I wrote for Valentine’s Day about how black hat SEO is like lying on your profile on Match.com (http://engage.tmgcustommedia.com/2011/02/search-engines-are-matchmakers/) had me thinking there would be a bit more of a response than the crickets it got.

    Cool idea, dude.

  • http://live-your-love.com/ Brankica U

    I read Tristan’s post and was worried about me writing sh.t, lol. Then again, I comfort myself saying that he is a perfectionist I can never catch up with so I get somewhat relaxed, lol.

    Wow, haven’t even thought about this one, but I think this post is good and useful, yet no comments on it (then again, my blog wasn’t as controversial as it is today, lol):
    http://live-your-love.com/twiends-part-2-how-to-maximize-roi-with-this-twitter-tool/

  • http://www.expatlifecoach.com/blog John Falchetto

    Hi Dino,
    No link love for me, I just come here to read your post and I always like what I see.

    Thanks for making us think about what blogging is really about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MorganBarnhart Morgan Barnhart

    Dino, you are a doll! :)

    Quality over Quantity: http://socialvirtualassistant.com/important-quality-quantity/

    You rock!!! I think more bloggers should do this. :)

  • Elizabeth

    My favorite probably because I learned the most. And it took my reading in a different direction: http://blog.dogbreedstore.com/2010/06/11/the-science-of-why-you-love-your-dog/

  • http://www.bloggingbookshelf.com TristanH

    Sweeeet :)

    It’s not that I particularly like this post, but it is a bit underappreciated, in my humble opinion: http://www.bloggingbookshelf.com/wordpress/publish-confirmation-plugin/

    And thanks for the mention, man!

  • http://www.allisondevelopmentgroup.com Erica Allison

    Dino…this is the nicest gesture ever! Thank you! This post was out around the time of the Ted Williams story and even though he’s mentioned, it’s really about the guy that found him…Doral Chenoweth, III. Doral and his wife actually read it, so on that note, I was thrilled. However, I don’t think it was really read and I really did like it. It’s bare bones…no bells and whistles. Thanks!
    http://www.allisondevelopmentgroup.com/blog/2011/01/the-real-social-media-story-behind-ted-williams/

  • Anonymous

    Dino this is a wonderful thing to do! One of my posts is: http://www.thetransitioncompanion.com/2011/02/01/blue-sky-dreaming/

  • http://www.TheMadtoLive.com Lauren Rains

    This is a great idea! And it’s so true too! The human mind works in mysterious ways.
    Okay, here’s one of my favorite posts:

    “We are so much Better, Cooler, Sexier than we Give Ourselves Credit For”
    http://www.themadtolive.com/2010/10/we-are-so-much-cooler-better-sexier-than-we-give-ourselves-credit-for/

    I worked really hard on that post and it came from the heart. I got a few good responses to it but I really thought, I dunno, well, that it was one of the GOOD ones, ya know? :)

  • http://www.webguide4u.com Vivek Parmar

    The other way is to interlink the posts. that will also do the trick

  • http://twitter.com/YesVictory Edwin

    Well I know you sad old post but I just published this post and want some eyes to it. Please share guys

    http://guidegoodshq.com/2011/02/websites-download-youtube-videos.html

    Thanks

  • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB
  • http://twitter.com/janetcallaway Janet Callaway

    Dino, aloha. Thx again for another wonderful surprise. Though it’s not that old, here is one of my favorites.

    http://janetcallaway.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-storytellers-business-by-janet.html

    Enjoy a wonderful weekend. Aloha. Janet

  • http://twitter.com/newbizblogger Michele Welch

    Cool idea Dino! Here is one of my favorites – http://www.newbizblogger.com/inspirational/crossroads-which-road-will-you-take. Hope you like it!

    Have a great weekend and keep the ideas coming! ;-)

  • Anonymous

    How To Get Links to Your Blog (The Smart Way):

    http://blog.marketsharebutton.com/2011/01/how-to-get-links-to-your-blog.html

    This is one of my best blog posts (in my opinion).

    Thanks, Dino!

  • http://elevationlife.com Bryan Thompson

    Dino, apparently I’ve missed your best posts lately – I have been swamped lately (with my day job – lol) and haven’t had a chance to check out all my blogging friends. I changed my URL and lost some old posts a couple of months ago – not that it mattered as I wasn’t reaching out to a big audience. But I had some decent posts – and I just uploaded an old post as my newest. Does that make sense? :)

    • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

      I know the feeling man….I’ve been swamped last few days myself.

      It makes perfect sense to re-publish your posts.

      Some of the posts that Ive written on my dog-blog/social-media-blog I reworked a little and republished here. And they were a HUGE success.

      I think its because its a totally different audience …which makes sense…anyways….republish away…Im coming over :-)

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  • http://twitter.com/Faryna Stan Faryna

    I like how you’ve created a space for your readers to share their blog posts. Too bad there isn’t an easy way to do that in a blog post!

    Actually, more interesting would be if Triberr supported automatic publishing of a tribes’s tweets to a tribal micro-blog like Tumblr. What do you think?

    My latest blog post…

    http://stanfaryna.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/the-scourge-of-inexorable-corruption-1-0/

    Looking forward to your comments.

    Best regards,

    Stan Faryna

    • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

      For sure. The plan is to build out the basic functionality using twitter as our destination broadcast network. Once thats in place, we will start adding additional destinations (like stumbleupon, facebook, digg, etc)

  • http://www.xviews.info Blogging, What to blog about

    I usually made my best posts as sticky. So some people can have a look at them. But most of them ignore them.

    Now I have made another strategy. I usually comments with the link to the post that I want to promote and I am getting some sort of success in it till now.

    @Dino. Thanks for the post. If one is getting profit with the non-best posts, then he should try to promote the best ones to get some more.

  • http://twitter.com/libdrone outofit

    Honestly,  you never know which posts will be the ones to go viral and which will remain sleepers.   I had a post that I thought was great and very clever,  but readers were just meh about it.    Other days I’ve published posts that I was meh about and got dozens of comments.       Really,  you never know.    
    http://libdronemuses.com/2012/02/16/i-need-a-new-verb/