The above subject line was written to me in a facebook message by my droogie Ryan Stewman.
He had just seen my blog for the first time.
And, was horrified by what he saw.
Specifically by two things:
1. My bare bones site design
2. My lack of social media share buttons.
Fact is, my site is as bare bones as it gets. No Facebook like buttons. No sharing links. Nothing pointing you to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the other social media sites. I don’t do anything to promote people sharing my content. And, in fact, I have my site designed so people spend LESS time on my site and not more time.
Anyway, Ryan wanted to know why?
Why NOT go for that free traffic?
He’s had posts on his site that were shared 10k times.
Why would I not bother?
I thought that was a great question — and something I should talk about finally. Especially since my site is the exact opposite: Completely stripped-down, with no graphics to speak of, and devoid of any social media links (except on my contact page).
Enter today’s Ben Settle Show podcast.
It was too big a topic to talk about via an email.
So, I rapped about it with Producer Jonathan.
You will also find out why I have such a high quality list. In fact, if you were to ask anyone I’ve done JV’s with (Brian Kurtz, Ken McCarthy, Ryan Levesque, Scott Haines, etc, go ahead, ask 'em) they likely would tell you my list is one of the most responsive lists they’ve ever seen.
It’s all yours for the learning.