A couple of days ago I came across an interesting community idea: it’s called MyBlogU, and it basically works as a platform to connect like-minded bloggers and content marketers online.
It’s free to join, and once a member you’ll be able to participate in several ways. Here is a breakdown of this innovative and unique platform:
Brainstorming – help develop quality content and get cited:
First of all there’s a ‘Brainstorming’ section where you can post details about your project ideas, and other members will give you feedback and ideas to improve your project. This is great for coming up with interesting stories and outlines that will make a great read for your blog.
Interview – conduct an interview with opinion leaders and influencers, or get interviewed yourself:
Second, there is an ‘Interviews’ section where you can both request interviews to publish on your site and participate in other people’s interviews. As a blogger, this might help you to get new content for your site and coming up with a great story for your readers. You can also choose from a variety of people who apply, which in turn may garner new relationships and possible collaborations in the future. As the interviewee, you can submit a request to interview in certain blogs which can help to increase your social proof and byline strength. Not only that, but that could also serves as a link acquisition platform because in most cases you’ll get a mention to your website/company page from the interviewer’s blog. This is a true win-win situation, a very cool feature indeed!
Media – Create awesome content and use updated and interesting graphics to ramp up your stories and add value to your blog readers:
Third, there is a ‘Media’ section where you can find graphic material like charts, stats and infographics to use on your articles. You can also upload your own media if you want, and when other members use it they will reference your site, sending some traffic your way. Like mentioned before, this could serve as a way to gain some nice backlinks and raise some brand awareness.
I think the overall idea of MyBlogU is quite interesting. They are basically trying to find ways in which bloggers and site owners can collaborate to improve their sites, increase their popularity and enhance their online visibility. I believe that if the community keeps growing it will certainly become a useful resource, for various activities such as content distribution, getting quality backlink and building a brand of your name. Definitely check it out.