One of the best ways to compel bloggers, even very popular blogs, to write about or mention your site is to write about their sites critically and intelligently. The topic can be positive or negative, but the tone and approach should be professional. When you write about another blogger, it pays to choose an issue that’s both timely and begs a response – talk about their tactics, opinions, subtle beliefs that might be swaying their writing or focus.
When you do write about other bloggers, make sure to have the facts straight and come across as compelling and trustworthy – it’s easy to ignore the uninformed ramblings of an outsider, but tougher to dismiss honest, calculated, well-researched posts.
You’ll have an easier time getting that link if you also email the blogger after posting and let them know that you’d like to check the accuracy of the piece with them – that often will earn a read and a response.