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Kristen is my personal Ultimate Book Coach turned Book Ninja. She’s a great supporter and cheerleader of all my work online and I can’t thank her enough for her guidance and more so her friendship.

I’ve already successfully completed two 30-day challenges with Kristen and have been a group mastermind member for nearly a year. Kristen was integral in the rebranding of Blogger Babes–not just in the advice for our upcoming kindle series, but for blog organization. I took her Website Ninja course and followed her advice verbatim to develop Blogger Babes.

With group coaching, Kristen and I positioned Blogger Babes as an authority blog with one significant USP (unique selling proposition) compared to the dozens of other blogger network organizations, and that is: Heidi and I are authors.

We developed and established a vast Learning Library specifically for female bloggers in the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle niches. We have positioned ourselves so significantly in our niche, that our small startup (which began with less than 800 members seven months ago now has well over 5,000 worldwide) that IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers – the world’s largest fashion blogging organization with 60,000 members strong) officially announced that we are their Blog Education Experts.

IFB, like the 23 other JV partners, is not only partnering with us, but also naming us their Blog Education Experts solely because we are, first and foremost, authors. Rather than reinvent the wheel, they’re cashing in on our partnership.

Now to the business of blogging…

Using worksheets is a fast and easy way to create unique blog posts, so today’s discussion can be condensed into a must-have blogger tool and a worksheet itself.

Use a Blogging Competitor Worksheet

  1. Who are your three direct competitors in the blogosphere?
  2. What is their biggest appeal?
    • Resources they provide
    • Answers they provide
    • Personality
    • Point of View (pro or con; positive or angry, etc.)
    • Expert information
    • Tuition; “How-to”
    • Other
  3. How long is their average post?
    • 250-350
    • 350-500
    • 500-750
    • Longer!
  4. Which types of posts incite the reaction?
    • Sharing on social networks
    • Comments
    • Reviews of or editorials about the post
    • Debates
    • Other
  5. Name six of your top competitors’ biggest “hot button” topics
    • 1. ___________________________
    • 2. ___________________________
    • 3. ___________________________
    • 4. ___________________________
    • 5. ___________________________
    • 6. ___________________________

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Ponn Sabra is a best-selling author and homeschool mom of three tween and teen daughters, also bestselling authors and probloggers. The Managing Partner of Blogger Babes, Ponn keeps tabs on her blogging competitors closer than her colleagues’ blogs because she’s always eager to turn her competitors into her newest colleagues and partners. Do you do the same?

Kristen Joy

Kristen Joy

Kristen Joy Laidig is the founder of The Book Ninja. She has authored over 40 books, started over 50 publishing companies, trained over 10,000 authors worldwide, has her black belt in karate, and eats way too much chocolate. She currently changes lives through her students… one published message at a time, manages her two retail stores Toy Box Gifts & Wonder® and Nerdvana Outpost in the heart of her newfound hometown, Chambersburg, PA, is in the start-up phase of at least three new businesses at any given time, and generally causes anyone reading this bio to be out of breath. On her “off” time (what’s that?) she brainstorms business ideas with her awesome husband, the great Public Domain Expert himself, Tony Laidig, and hangs out with her two ragdoll kitties. She’s even been known to sleep... occasionally.


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