In my last post, I highlighted a great new blog that is highlighting the craziness of Left-wing environmentalists called Life in Greenland. In my post I demonstrated how I network with other bloggers. I generously linked back to Life in Greenland in the actual content of the post, and I anchored my links with keyword phrases that were relevant.
I also subtly hinted that I would like Life in Greenland to return the favor, and as a fellow political blogger that completely understands how this works, the author returned the favor.
Check it out:
Not only did the author return the favor, he also anchored the link with the phrase “Political blogging strategies,” which is a phrase I would like to be found for in the search engines.
As you can see from the post title, the author also decided to play along with my suggestion of writing a post about Naomi Klein and Disaster Capitalism.
Boom! Did you see that link at the end of the previous sentence. That is a link from my page ranked blog back to the specific post on Life in Greenland with anchor text “Naomi Klein Disaster Capitalism.” This is a perfect example of what I would like refer to as the political blogging equivalent of a sniper team.
We are two skilled bloggers, who have narrowed our sights on a specific target, and we are now poised to attack. I chose the phrase “Naomi Klein Disaster Capitalism” because my keyword research indicated that this was a phrase that gets mid-range traffic with lower competition that two bloggers working together could likely rank with. Some of the higher traffic competition keyword phrases would have been harder to rank for with the efforts of just two bloggers. However, if 10-25 bloggers with page ranked sites were to participate in an endeavor like this, we could probably dominate any of the Naomi Klein keyword phrases.
Strategically networking like this has several benefits:
- My political blog is now a weapon – not just a sounding board for my opinions that no one cares about. It has PURPOSE. It is worth pointing out that this is why political blogging is very important. We can’t just camp out on social networks all day and think we are moving the dial there.
- I have made a new ally who is likely to become a casual if not dedicated reader of my blog. I would rather have ten dedicated readers that will share my content and read everything I post than a thousand readers who come once and never come back.
- I now have a new topic to explore with my blog. Instead of staring at my screen for an hour with writer’s block and getting distracted by social networks I sat down and knew exactly what to blog about: Naomi Klein and disaster capitalism.
On that note, here are my thoughts on Naomi Klein and disaster capitalism.
The picture of the book cover above is a from Naomi Klein’s book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” (by the way the picture of the book cover is an affiliate link, so if you don’t yet own this gem, I recommend you support Revolutionary Blogger by clicking on the image above to purchase it. I don’t really care to have more people reading this book, but as a greedy capitalist I would like to make some money off the labors of someone else. No one said you have to actually read it. For all I care, you can take the cover to its logical conclusion and use the book for target practice).
I haven’t read the book, but according to the Amazon review here is what it is about:
Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn’t just some relic from the bad old days. It’s alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
Sounds like what she is trying to do with this book is a little nefarious to me. Its like she is trying to destroy my love for capitalism, and in the rubble of this epistemic disaster area she is playing a reprehensible game of bait and switch and nefariously transmitting ideas into this ideological vacuum that I never would have considered during less muddled times. As if this wasn’t nefarious enough, she is doing it through a mass-produced, mass-distributed book, which is a product of the capitalistic system of excess and exploitation that she so despises. Naomi Klein has mastered the art of disaster capitalism so well, she has become one of its greatest practitioners.
Didn’t Stalin say something about capitalists and ropes?