So many of us have something to say we feel is important. We would like to have an audience, and best of all, we would like a little dialogue about our writing, either with us or with other readers.
You write to inform or inflame, you write to describe or elucidate, you write because you see and feel and wonder if others do, too.
What would be really nice, of course, is if somewhere down the road someone actually pays you.
All of this starts with your blog, of course, and the next step is to get exposure for that blog.You do that through blog syndication, and on the internet, you do not have to go far to be nationally syndicated.
For starters, you can be our own syndicate. What is a syndicate anyway? The definition of syndicate is simply a package of users to whom the outcome of your talent is delivered on a regular basis, in a more or less regular format. A columnist who is popular in a local area is picked up by a syndicate who resells the columnist’s work to newspapers, magazines, or subscriber websites. When that happens, the writer has become a nationally syndicated columnist. The same goes for nationally syndicated radio shows (mostly talk shows today), and nationally syndicated TV (how Star Trek became part of the American landscape).
But how do you become nationally syndicated? Well, you can easily start by publishing your blog to some social networks. You will quickly find there is software available to do this for you, instead of going site by site yourself. If your audience is important to you and you want to see responses and postings about your writing, you will need to keep an eye on the social networks where you post. Make sure you also provide backlinks to your original blog so people can find their way back to you.
If you want to do a little less work but still be nationally syndicated, you can employ a syndication service that is easy to set up and automated. Your blog can be carried to various social media sites. Be careful about Google, because if your blog is on many sites, Google may happen to drop in on one where your popularity is low, and you will not get picked up in an individual search.
Other choices for you to be nationally syndicated? A free blog syndicate (usually specializing in certain content, like finance), an ad supported blog syndicate where you might (but probably will not) get paid for your blog and finally, a licensed blog syndicate where our blog becomes one of the offerings of a paid subscription service, and this you get paid for