I wanted to tell YOU, that I'm currently quoted in a HuffPo article (don't know if I can link outside WF so I won't, but you could PM me if you want the link... for whatever).
I've also been on Forbes and some of the biggest blogs on the internet, but this is really not about me.
It's about HOW to build your blog, get free promo bits, and great great backlinks from the top pros in your niche.
One almost sure way is to comment, comment, comment on top blogs, medium blogs, blogs that suck.
Let people know your perspective, ask questions, get into the convo. I mean really INTO the convo, not just flashing your link and running.
This is not a fast overnight sensation kind of thing. But over time, if you're talking enough, yes to influencers, but really... to everybody... you WILL get noticed.
I get requests to do interviews every day (that's actually how I ended up on HuffPo today.
I get request constantly to do guest posts, roundups, what have you.
It's because I'm out there, in my niche, interacting, never holding back, every every every day.
It all results in lots of free traffic back to my blog, subscribers to my list without even trying and yaddy yaddy.
Happy Hunting, Traffic Hounds