Anita Campbell, Seth Godin, Neil Patel and 30 other experts share their secrets on how you can build reader engagement on your own blog.

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Written by lyceum
518 days ago

Adam: Yeah, I think it is good to mix up things a bit now and then regarding your reading pattern. I have started several books and I have to compile a list for this summer and check them off. Right now, I am reading:

Guide to Investing in Gold & Silver - Michael Maloney

Risky is the New Safe. The Rules Have Changed. - Randy Gage

Colonel Sanders and the American Dream - Josh Ozersky

The Republic of Tea - Mel Ziegler, Patricia Ziegler and Bill Rosenzweig

iPhone Millionaire. How to Create and Sell Cutting-edge Video - Michael Rosenblum

+ the books listed on my site, EGO Sole Trader. I have used Amazon's book gallery as a visual element on my site.



Written by Herby
518 days ago

Great post Adam. Eye opening answers from all the participants. Thanks for putting it together, I know it took a while to complete.



Written by adamjayc
518 days ago

Thanks Herby, that means a lot!



Written by HeatherStone
518 days ago

Hey Adam,

What a huge post on engagement. Great to see the contribution from BizSugar CEO Anita Campbell among the others and thanks for sharing it with the BizSugar community.



Written by adamjayc
518 days ago

Hey Heather,

Thanks so much for commenting.

Anita has done some truly great things and done so much for the blogging and business communities with BizSugar, SmallBizTrends, TweakYourBiz and the other sites - I'm so glad Anita was able to contribute.

Thanks,

Adam



Written by lyceum
519 days ago

Adam: What are you reading at the moment?



Written by adamjayc
518 days ago

Martin, the books at the top of my reading list at the moment are -

Return on Influence - Mark Schaefer

Content Rules - Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman

Don't Make Me Think - Steve Krug

Scientific Advertising - Claude C Hopkins

The learning never stops.

What about you?



Written by lyceum
519 days ago

Adam: I can relate to your book reading pattern. I have plenty of business books to go through all the time. I will take some time this summer and read a few fiction books.



Written by adamjayc
518 days ago

Martin, sounds like a good plan to shake things up a bit.



Written by gabuzee
519 days ago

Awesome post Adam, This is really an info packed package that you shared with us.

Keep up the good work!



Written by adamjayc
518 days ago

Thanks Joseph!

I sure will ;)



Written by lyceum
519 days ago

Adam: I haven't really read much by Douglas Adams, but maybe I should do it as summer reading? ;)



Written by adamjayc
519 days ago

Martin,

You could do!

I haven't read much by Douglas Adams either, I've been meaning too but my reading is usually dominated by marketing related books .. each time I get to the bottom of the pile I end up topping it up with more.



Written by lyceum
519 days ago

Adam: Thanks for your reply! I look forward to read your next compilation of bloggers' insights! Btw: the "magic" number is 42... ;)



Written by adamjayc
519 days ago

No problem :)

Ohh, should have known, Douglas Adam's fan right? ;)



Written by erikemanuelli
520 days ago

Honored to be included in this amazing post, Adam!

What a wonderful way to learn something new from these experienced bloggers.

Thank you and keep up the fantastic work!



Written by adamjayc
519 days ago

Really happy for you to be part of this Erik.

Thanks, will do :)



Written by lyceum
520 days ago

Adam Connell: I found out about your impressive compilation of answers by experts via BizSugar. I have been blogging since 2002 and I am still learning new "secrets"! ;) Is 33 a "magic" number? ;)



Written by adamjayc
519 days ago

Martin,

Thanks for checking out the post and leaving a comment.

I think we'll all be learning new 'secrets' no matter how long we've been doing this for, things change a lot for us bloggers and there's always space for new ideas.

Any number can be magic, it just needs the right ingredients ;)



Written by PMVirtual
520 days ago

What is your most unknown secret for improving reader engagement?



Written by adamjayc
519 days ago

I wouldn't say this is the most unknown but there are still a lot of people that still don't 'get it' - the blogging community is full of people that do 'get it', but in a lot of other niches and industries, most don't.

The thing that has worked best for me is helping people.

This could be in the form of linking out to someones post, sharing someones content, getting them featured on another site ... anything that helps them out.

This is the foundation for a great relationship.

Take me and Devesh for example, he first asked me to include a link to one of his posts in a post and I did.

He shared my content and linked to me in a guest post from a big site.

Now we share each others stuff and help each other on a regular basis - it's helped us both and this type of thing makes such a big difference.



Written by tiroberts
521 days ago

This an amazing post. I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into putting this interview roundup together. I'm so glad to be apart of it. Thanks for having me and keep up the good work, my friend! :)

Ti



Written by adamjayc
519 days ago

Thanks Ti,

I'm really glad you like the post – it took a long time to put together but I'm so happy with the results and how helpful this post will be to everyone.

My pleasure, thanks for taking part – great to have you on board!

I will :)



Written by Ileane
521 days ago

Wow this post is has so much valuable information. I'm really honored to be a part of it. Thanks Adam!



Written by adamjayc
519 days ago

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Written by adamjayc
519 days ago

You're very welcome Ileane, you have done great things for the blogging community and I'm really glad that you were able to get involved with this!



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