Introducing Experts Speak!… Where 18 Blogging Experts Share Their Secrets

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Finding blogging experts to learn from is hard work! I’ve spent hours going from blog to blog looking for tips and secrets that can help me become a better blogger and make my blog more popular with my readers.

Have you ever thought, “If only there was one place I could get some answers!”

So did I, and that’s why I’ve created a resource that will help.

Introducing Experts Speak

A few months ago, I was attending a live event called Collaboration Live, the brainchild of Richard Goutal.  Richard and I had become social media buddies a few months before.

Being of the same generation and with similar goals, we instantly clicked and Richard was gracious enough to invite me to speak at his event.

What happened is another story and you can read it here.

During one of Richard’s presentations, he was talking about the need to brainstorm about ways we can collaborate with others in our businesses.  

He really got me to thinking about my blog and how I could involve other bloggers.light buld image

And the light bulb went off.

What if I invited other expert bloggers to collaborate with me on a project that would totally benefit everyone?

  • What if our readers could get their common questions answered by several expert bloggers in one place?
  • What if the other bloggers could gain exposure to new readers and some link juice in the process?

Would others bloggers be interested?

The answer was YES, and Experts Speak was born.

How Did I Find the Blogging Experts in Experts Speak?

I started out with the intention of asking 10 other bloggers to collaborate, but the list grew and we are currently up to 18 expert bloggers who have agreed to share their secret strategies to common problems that all bloggers experience.

Some of the people on the list below I asked directly.

I found others through the wonders of social networking.  

When I asked Emma Tiebens to join, she immediately agreed.  I asked her for some recommendations of other outstanding bloggers she knew.

To my delight, Emma suggested I also ask Jerry Chen, George Fourie, and Eric Walker.

Now if you know Emma, you know she is a masterful relational marketer, and although Emma had not been in touch with Jerry, George and Eric in a while, she knew due to her relationship with them that her recommendation would carry some weight.  

This is why building powerful, positive relationships is so important. folks!  

I had no direct relationship with Jerry, George or Eric, but by telling them that Emma Tiebens had recommended them, they readily agreed.

That, my friends is the power of building relationships.

Who are the Blogging Experts in Experts Speak?

Our list of blogging experts in this Collaborative Project is impressive.

Introducing our blogging experts (in alphabetical order):

Janet Callaway of The Natural Networker

Kim Casteberry of Just-Ask-Kim.com

Jerry Chen of Build a Magnetic Network.com

VaNessa Duplessie of VanessaDuplessie.com

George Fourie of ThatMLMBeat.com

Richard Goutal of Fitting The Pieces.com

Timo Kiander of TimoKiander.com

Kristi Hines of Kikolani.com

Natasha Nassar of NatashaNassar.com

Mavis Nong of Attraction Marketing Online.com

Ken Pickard of The Network Dad.com

Jane Sheeba of Problogging Success

Adrienne Smith of AdrienneSmith.net

Oliver Tausend of AskOliverTausend.com

Teach Jim of TeachJim.com

Emma Tiebens of The Relational Marketer

Eric Walker of EricLWalker.com

Hmmm… I seem to be missing one.

Oh yeah … me! 🙂

Dr. Bob Clarke of The Part Time Entrepreneur

These expert bloggers represent years and years of blogging experience and all are excited to share their strategies with you!
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What Can You Expect From Experts Speak?

Once or twice each month, these expert bloggers will share their secrets regarding a common question that I’ve heard among struggling bloggers.

The goal here is to give you several perspectives on every day issues you are facing with your blogs, whether you are a beginner or someone who has been blogging a while without much success.

Our goal is to help you in any way we can.

The first question has been submitted to our experts and the answers so far are amazing.

Look for the post to be published next week, the inaugural edition of Experts Speak!

Don’t Miss a Single Post of Experts Speak

To be sure you don’t miss a single installment of this incredibly valuable blogging expert series, subscribe here.

Have a Question You Want to Ask the Blogging Experts?

Have a burning question you’ve been dying to ask?

Have a problem you just can’t seem to break through?

Ask it here — comment below!

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29 Responses to “Introducing Experts Speak!… Where 18 Blogging Experts Share Their Secrets”

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  1. Bob says:

    You’re welcome, Rani

  2. I’m just new to blogging and it’s a good thing that I read your post. I will surely check out all the names that you listed to find out more about them. Blogging is so cool! Nice post! Keep it up! 🙂

    • Bob says:

      Definitely check out our list of experts. They are definitely people to follow and connect with.

      Glad to see that you’re blogging, Angel!

  3. Mavis Nong says:

    Hey Bob,

    I absolutely love your terrific idea and I’m honoured to be part of this amazing group. I’m looking forward to sharing my advice and to learn from my fellow bloggers.

    Let’s do it! 🙂

    Mavis

  4. Martin says:

    Bob you were able to turn your pain to our gain! Thank you very much for giving us the insight that you worked so hard to find yourself. Getting to be a great blogger is not a trivial thing. I guess that is why so many websites don’t have a complete how-to on building and becoming a great blogger.

    Getting the help of others only help to increase your strength rather than drain you. You did a great job in getting the expert bloggers together. You have convinced me to consider a similar strategy for my blog as well.

    Catch you again another time.

    • Bob says:

      You’re very welcome, Martin….. so glad that this has inspired you to try a similar strategy on your own blog.

      I have to say that my work has been so much easier because of the professionalism and all out willingness to help others exhibited from our expert bloggers. They are an awesome group to work with and learn from!

      Good luck on putting this into action. Keep us updated on your progress!

      We are here to support you!

  5. Nicky says:

    What a great idea Bob -and a super line up too!
    I look forward to hearing more about this and fine tuning my blog!
    Thanks
    Nicky

    • Bob says:

      Thanks, Nicky.. it is so fun to watch a project that started in your head as an idea come to fruition. It’s been a great ride, and the best is yet to come!

  6. Ken Pickard says:

    Bob,

    Thank you so much for inviting me to be in the line up. I’m looking forward to sharing just as much as I’m looking forward to learning from others. As you know I love collaborations and masterminds. All this information and energy in one place is awesome.

    One of the benefits your readers will be able to see is how each person looks at the topic at at hand. A lot of view points may be similar in nature but approached differently. This is a huge asset to those reading this series, as they may align with one perspective and they may see how a simple common topic could easily turn into a flood of content.

    Thanks again for putting this together.

    Ken Pickard
    The Network Dad

    • Bob says:

      All true, Ken… this project will benefit the readers of all our expert panelists… and ourselves, as we learn from each other.

      Truly a WIN-WIN-WIN, I would say!

  7. Herbert says:

    There is no doubt, these are the top names in the field. You really made a very good list Sir Bob. 😀

  8. Hey Bob,

    Wow, what an awesome list of experts! This is going to be one heck of an event! Kudos to you for getting this all coordinated!

    I’m excited to dig in!

    • Bob says:

      Thanks, Cat…. if it goes as expected, this will be a long running project that will benefit all. Glad you are excited… so am I!!!

  9. There are some great blogging names there, should be very interesting to follow up on that.

    • Bob says:

      Glad you think so, Anthony… these are not only top bloggers but terrific people all focused on one thing — helping others.

      Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the next post of Experts Speak.

  10. Hi Bob,

    thanks for creating this terrific group. I feel absolutely honoured to be part of it. Half of them I know very well, half of them not. So a great opportunity to get to know new people and learning and sharing. Isn’t a great part of blogging success looking over other people’s shoulders ?

    Be blessed

    Oliver

    • Bob says:

      We are honored to have you, Oliver. Yes, we will not only teach our readers from our vast experience as bloggers, but we will learn from ourselves, as well, don’t you think?

      As I write this, the first installment of Experts Speak has been published and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. This is fun!

  11. Timo Kiander says:

    Bob,

    Thank you very much for asking me to join this project 🙂

    It’s really awesome be in such a powerful group of people.

    We can learn a lot from each other – while sharing our knowledge to your readers at the same time!

    Cheers,
    Timo

  12. Jayne Kopp says:

    HI Bob, I agree you indeed have a wonderful line up. Most of them are also my good friends 🙂 but I look forward to meeting the ones I have not had the opportunity to as of yet.

    Collaborating is awesome and getting together and masterminding definitely carries a lot of weight. I have recently started meeting with a small group of local women entrepreneurs. It’s funny that they are actually clients of mine who chose to work with me, initially to learn more about building sites and marketing online (as they have offline businesses). Because of their close proximity to where I live, I am able to recommend them to my clients, and vice versa. It’s working great! Our little meetings help us to conjur up all kinds of creating marketing ideas for all of us and results in so much added exposure.

    Can’t wait to hear your experts speak. I am sure the same idea will be very useful for many of the great entrepreneurs we have in our online communities.

    Best

    Jayne

    • Bob says:

      Hi Jayne,

      That is so awesome about your local masterminding group. It’s funny how things turn out, right? That’s why it’s always great to keep doors open whenever possible.

      Thanks for the kind words of support. The blogging collaboration project is really taking shape and hopefully will be well accepted.

  13. Janet says:

    Bob, aloha. This is such a terrific idea. Thanks so much for including me with this incredible group. because of the diversity of style, content and personality, each of us will learn so much as will your readers.

    One of the things that I think will be so helpful, Bob, is for people to truly learn, to “get” that there is not just one way way of doing things. Each blogger must find his/her own voice and be to true to that voice. We are not clones rather each of us is an individual shaped by experiences, our beliefs and our visions for the future.

    Let the party, dare I say, the celebration, begin! Aloha. janet

    • Bob says:

      Celebration, indeed Janet! This is fun!

      And I agree… the importance of the expert’s responses will be not just what is said, but in demonstrating that we all get to our desired goals in different ways. There is no 1 perfect way to reach your goals…. everyone finds their own path. That is part of the inspiration of this wonderful group!

      Aloha, Janet… thanks for your insights!

  14. Adrienne says:

    Wow Bob, what a great group of bloggers you’ve gathered. I’m so honored to be among them.

    I appreciate not only the opportunity to join in on this project but to offer my advice as well. I have no doubt that others will really find this information extremely helpful. I can’t wait to read your first post. I have a feeling even I’m going to be learning quite a bit myself.

    Great job Bob, you took the ball and ran with this one. Congratulations on putting this all together. Okay, now I get to wait. Looking forward to it!

    ~Adrienne

    • Bob says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      You’re very welcome… you truly deserve all that comes your way. You are an inspiration to many and a great teacher. I can’t wait to see your contributions and that of the other expert panelists.

      This is going to be fun and rewarding for all involved!

  15. jim syyap says:

    When I was a kid, speakers were in demand. I remember my mom and her sister regularly going to their Toastmasters Club meetings every thursdays. Back then, public speaking was effective in getting your message across, and at the same time, building up your network.

    These days, writing (blogging) is more effective than public speaking. Thank goodness. I don’t have to get over that fear anymore, right?

    • Bob says:

      Absolutely, Jim.. I remember those days of Toastmaster meetings. Actually, they’re still going strong in our area because the need is obviously still there.

      But I do agree that much of that need has transformed to getting the word out online. Blogging has become incredibly popular and competitive. That’s why I put this group together.

      These folks have one very important thing in common. They have all risen above the “noise” out there in the blogosphere and have put together really popular blogs with huge followings. That’s what all bloggers crave, wouldn’t you agree?

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Jim!

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