Here I am reading an ebook by Leo Babauta (How I got 100,000 Subscribers in Two Years) when I check out this video interview on Social Media Examiner (highly recommended site by the way!) and discover Leo has now DOUBLED that number!
The video is a shade over six minutes long and well worth a look.
In line with his ‘minimalist’ blog, Leo keeps it simple.
He writes “real stuff that I’m going through and I just share stuff that I’ve learned”.
- “I’m trying to be as useful as possible”.
- “I’m still shocked to this day (about the fast growth of is blog)”.
Leo also mentions how important Delicious.com and digg.com were in the early days of Zen Habits … as well as links from other bloggers. He says he hit 26,000 subscribers after the first year – not a bad effort!
You need patience, Leo advises … “but it does happen”.
Don’t focus on the numbers – connection is paramount – “the numbers will come later”.
Sage advice. Enjoy (and be inspired)!