Writing fresh, useful and engaging posts on a regular basis can be an arduous task (unless you’re running a big blog with thousands of guest contributors waiting for their turns in the queue :D)
Composing a great post typically starts with the process of “idea generation”. Once you have enough ideas, examples and case-studies (let’s say), your post starts getting a proper flow and structure. But here’s the key problem – Enough ideas usually don’t strike our mind, as and when they are required. It’s a natural limitation of our mind.
How would it be if you could have a FREE idea generation machine? Generating as many fresh ideas and examples as you may need? Exciting, right? Here’s where MyBlogU enters the picture…
Meet MyblogU – another awesome project by Ann Smarty to help bloggers/writers create epic content by crowdsourcing helpful ideas and examples. It’s a community of bloggers and writers who help each other by collaborating together. My last published post – “How to Write From Your Heart?” was a MyBlogU assisted project. I received around 11 to 12 fresh and useful ideas in just 3 to 4 days of publishing my (free) brainstorm request there. And the results? The post was widely appreciated by my friends and blog readers. Further, to my surprise, Ann promoted the post to her huge following and it went viral on StumbleUpon! Thank you Ann 🙂
Here’s how MyBlogU works –
- Start by creating a free account and adding all important details like your blog URL and any link(s) to social media profiles that you may want to add
- If you’re looking for ideas for a new/upcoming post, head on to the brainstorm section and post your free brainstorm project. To get good responses, make sure that you craft a good title with a crystal clear description of your post and what exactly you’re expecting from the community! For an example, here’s a screen-shot of my brainstorm project
- Someone from the MyblogU admin team will review your project request and it will go live on the brainstorm section for the entire community to see
- That’s it. Now sit back and relax. The members of the community (who are also bloggers and writers like you and me) will start sending you their ideas. Ann says – You can approve any or all the ideas whether you’re going to use them or not : Just simply if you think they are valuable. However, if you use any in a blog post, make sure that you cite the source (idea sender) in your post. For any approved idea that you’ve published in your post, please mark it published by providing the post URL. This way, you’ll notify the idea sender that his idea has been published and he’ll be encouraged to promote your post across all his social media channels!
- As an incentive, all MBU assisted projects are automatically added to viral content buzz to generate even more shares.
Here’s a video that walks you through MyblogU –
Under one registered username, you can play two roles at MBU – the idea seeker (if you’re looking for new ideas for your post), and the idea generator (if you’re looking forward to help others to get cited and build your authority). I’ve played both the roles and it’s been exciting so far 🙂
So, if you look closely – You’ve got nothing to lose. The service is absolutely FREE (say thanks to Ann :)). It’s a win-win situation – You get lots of fresh ideas for your post and the idea authors get a chance to get cited and build their authority. It’s not necessary that you publish each idea that you receive. However, make sure that you do approve or reject any received idea whether it’s helpful or unhelpful. There’s also a point based rewarding system at MBU (similar to Yahoo Answers). Whenever you approve an idea, the author earns some points, growing his MBU rank and authority.
And it’s NOT the end… Here’s some more awesomeness –
While brainstorming is the key focus area of MBU, it also provides you an opportunity to participate in group interviews (you can take one too!), and to use its media library for FREE. The media library is a collection of various digital assets of its members (like info-graphics, photos, videos and e-books) which they are willing to share with the community for free, expecting citation in return.
Have you tried MyBlogU?
Hearing it for the first time? Go ahead and try it out. Take it as my recommendation. Don’t get stressed that you’re building your blog all alone. Join hands with the MyBlogU community and experience the power of collaboration. Come. Join us. Let’s build it together 🙂