I’ve known from the day I first hit “Publish” on a blog that I had a lot to learn, so I spend a lot of time looking up as a blogger. Besides sometimes being a pain in the neck, I end up asking questions such as: what separates the folks like of Brian Clark, Sonia Simone, Darren Rowse, and Chris Brogan from the rest of the mere mortals that aspire to achieve what they have?
What I’ve realized is that these supposed, “A-List Bloggers”, aren’t bloggers at all, they are really A-List business people. Sure, they run blogs. They write and produce incredible content constantly. That’s what we get to see on a day to day basis because we don’t get to peek behind the curtain of their operations.
If we had the opportunity to see what their operations really looked like, here’s what we would see:
- Smart, long-term strategies for products, content and community building.
- Coordinated efforts across all areas of the business and content creation, marketing, product development, networking and the rest.
- And chances are, you’d see a team of passionate people working together to turn their visions into reality through a business.