Got a Blog With a Community?

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Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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5 steps to engaging community Building a blog with a community is when you’re interested in developing relationships; talking with your audience.

I’ve read that there are three words about building a blog with a community:

– people, relationship, and content.

But why would people want to be a part of your blog community? Read more

Got Blog Promotion Strategies?

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Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Blog Promotion StrategiesUsing blog promotion strategies helps with the biggest challenges you face as a blogger.

I’m sure you’re quite aware of those challenges as part of your blog promotion strategies:

  1. Just getting visitors to come to your blog. 
  2. Making it easy for them want to stay and read your information.
  3. Keeping their interest enough for them enough to make a comment.
  4. Then, enticing them to come back.

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Want To Have A Popular Blog?

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Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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have-a-popular-blogYou can increase the appeal of your blog posts and have a popular blog.

To have a popular blog you need to get your content noticed.

That means you have to attract your audience.

Using strategies to promote so you can have a popular blog!

One of your tactics will have to be knowing what your readers will consider valuable content.

So you can create something better than average. Read more

Do You Have These 3 Tips to a Killer Blog?

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Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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ideas for bloggingMany of the people I talk to about starting a blog complain that they don’t know how to promote a blog, or that it costs too much…

But they don’t have these 3 tips to a killer blog…

You can still do marketing with little or no money and get better results than just random tactics to your marketing plan.

Tip #1 This is a powerful strategy for getting potential customers to visit your site.

**Comment on other blogs.**

When you submit your comment on a blog post, you’re asked to include your own website/blog URL.

Someone may read your comment, when they click on your name, they are taken to YOUR site.

==> That links back to your site, this is called a backlink.

AND, Google likes that!

Having a lot of comments can be significant in your Google ranking! (So, please be sure to comment on my blog, regularly!) 🙂

Check out the most popular blogs in your niche, because they have more visitors that will also see your comment.

Then, add an insightful comment in response to the post, including your website URL. Read more

Getting Participation and Comments on Your Blog

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Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Show the Carrot

Instead of threatening to prevent people from commenting, you may want to consider giving them a positive incentive to comment.

For instance, you could put some lower bound on the number of comments you must receive before you will create another post.
Example:
You might say that you will only post after you have received at least 30 comments from readers.

With this said, it is important that you follow the response to this policy over time. Make sure that readers aren’t simply posting “good work” or “nice post,” but instead are actively participating. Otherwise, this system will not work and you may need to switch to something else. Read more