The Pop Culture League is a loose knit, ragtag crew of pop culture fans who get together each week to write about a shared topic. We cross-promote one another and introduce new readers to our sites.
Here’s how it works…
Each Monday, I announce a different topic here on Cool & Collected. Any blogger or pop culture fan with a social media account who wants to contribute to the weekly topic has until the following Sunday to respond to the topic. Once the article is posted, the writer must leave a comment on the topic page along with a URL to his/her article.
If you are posting a response via social media, be sure to tag it with the hashtag #PopCultureLeague (and you may also want to tag me on Twitter @cool_collected and on Instagram @coolcollected to ensure that I don’t miss it).
Every blog that contributes to the weekly topic, should include links to some of the other contributing sites. This is optional, but the more people that do this, the more traffic will be generated for all of us. (You can not simply copy and paste someone else’s list because that could adversely affect your, and their Google rank — it is better to incorporate the links within your text somehow.) There is a distinct advantage to getting your post up earlier in the week, but don’t feel that you need to rush. Quality content is always better than quick content.
Benefits to you:
1. You will gain an increase in traffic. Once you write up your post, a link to it will appear here on Cool & Collected, and then other contributing sites will add links to it as well.
2. You will gain new readers. When you increase your blog’s traffic, you will also introduce new people to your site. If you are posting informative blogs consistently and new visitors see this, they will find reason to keep coming back.
3. You will gain new links back to your site. These links will increase your ability to get traffic, not only from the participating blogs but also from the rest of the internet as well, thanks to the search engines.
4. Fresh ideas! Sometimes as a blogger or social media content creator, it’s difficult to come up with an idea of what to write about. By participating in the Pop Culture League you will get a new idea to consider each week, and will hopefully see an increase in your traffic due to the increase of new inbound links you receive.
How to Join the League
It’s easy to join the League, all you need is a blog, a YouTube Channel, a Facebook or Instagram account, or any other online presence! Send me an email to let me know you want to take part. Here’s a list of some of the sites that have already joined. The turnout and participation so far has been incredible, and the best part is that we’re all having a good time!
Here’s the Pop Culture League logo, feel free to grab the size that works best for your site (right-click to download), and get ready to write!