If you’re a blogger, this means that you have to promote your blog.
Writing your blog post is just the start of blogging. And, I’m thinking you already know a lot about how to promote your blog.
You just need to be reminded, so that you can keep it on top of your mind and focus your attention, energy, and time to reach your goals.
Your commitment as a blogger must be more than just about writing. That is, if you want to be noticed.
You have to put in just as much time implementing ways to promote your blog, as you do writing that blog post.
So…let me ask you this:
Are you determined to share your ideas, your skills, and become a thought leader in your area of expertise?
Did you answer YES, loud and clear…
Then blogging is one of the smartest, and exciting, things you can do.
But, please allow me repeat myself:
“Blogging is more than just writing.” You got that, right?
Great content (value) and mastering ways to promote your blog is about your commitment to your blog and your audience.
- Even as you promote your blog, your goal is always relationships and showing your value to your audience.
- Promote your blog consistently across the free platforms.
This is how you start your traffic and continue to grow as you promote.
** You’ll spend as much time promoting your blog post as you did writing it. **
Building your successful blog, and finding your ways to promote your blog, includes a lot of things like:
- Choosing the right topic.
Use Google Alerts to find interesting trends in your field to write about-
- Writing posts that will attract your ideal audience.
You’ll write posts that show you are the one to help them with their unique desires, problems and needs.
- Attracting your subscribers.
Make sure that your content gets noticed by your ideal audience. That’s you promoting.
- Building traffic.
If you just do these things, you’re going to see more traffic to your blog, longer visits, more comments, and more subscribers.
- Converting that traffic onto your email list.
How do people get added to your email list?
They do it by entering their details on your opt in form on your blog – usually in exchange for something great that you offer them and they have a need for.
In order to promote your blog and get those things done that will help it be successful, you’ll need to have a plan, simply writing is not the only thing – Have you read Got Your 2015 Strategy?
This is just a quick post about pushing your own blog posts to the front of the line.
Bloggers that are successful make it look effortless. How about you?
If you set yourself up in a routine and follow that routine…You’ll start making success look effortless, also!
Your 2015 strategy is you knowing how to virtually reach out to your audience online and teasing them to reach back.
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21 thoughts on “Want More to Promote Your Blog?”
I’m always looking our for more people to read my work.
The problem is lots of people think ‘oh I cannot be bothered reading fiction online’ and that is that. I’d love some more constructive feedback on my blog!
-I need to find some more free platforms!
Sophie Bowns recently posted..Defeatist- Chapter 7, part 3
Hi Sophie – Your writing is splendid and provocative – once people start reading it, they’ll look forward to your next chapter as I do –
And, of course, I would be love to take a look and give ideas 🙂
I am slowly learning how best to market my written work. And yes, I find that it takes at least as long as writing it… if not longer!
Each day it gets a little easier, a little more streamlined and a little more effective. Hopefully it will be hitting a tipping point sometime this year where at least a little momentum starts carrying it through.
Thanks for the reminder!
Elisabeth recently posted..Who Decides? Patients’ and Parents’ Rights in an Era of Government and Medical Overreach
Thank you, Elisabeth – it is so important to take it step by step – it is our implementation process presenting itself as a routine for us.
You got this one right, it does take a lot of work to get people to see your content. To me, it takes more time to promote than to write. I have several steps I take when I promote my blog. I see you do too. But, I enjoy the writing just as much as the promoting. Great content for the day Donna, I look forward to what all you will touch on throughout the year.
Jaye Carden recently posted..One Habit To Crush It In 2015
Awww… Thank you so much Jaye! I am in the process of planning my posts and also allowing new ideas to pop up – So glad to hear that you spend more time to promote that to write – becauase that is really what it takes!
Love this Donna, I often have conversations with bloggers who want traffic but don’t actually want to promote their own blog posts as that’s…. tacky! If I’ve spent a long time typing and then creating images and so forth, I want to get as many eyeballs as possible on the post or it’s just not worth my time or energy!
Sarah Arrow recently posted..Is a blog post really a story?
That is so true, Sarah – if you’ve put in time and your expertise to share, but have no one to share with – and aren’t out there promoting – others won’t even know about what you just did! Thanks so much for your comment, Sarah
great post Donna. In the simplest form blogging is about creating great value packed material and marketing. You may have awesome stuff but if you don’t know marketing, nobody will see it. Learn both and practice. That’s the key to success.
Rik recently posted..Setting Realistic Home Business Goals
Rik – that is just perfect and right one – thank you for stopping by and commenting! 🙂
Thank you for sharing yet another excellent post and list of tips! Two of my biggest problems with blogging are my lack of consistency and not doing anything with the list of people who have actually signed up on my blogs! Need to change that this year! Thanks again.
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Wonderful advice, as usual, Donna. I agree 100%. You have to promote, promote and promote. There’s no way around it. My blog is taking off quite nicely. It’s only a little over a year old and I’m pleased with the following I have. Looking forward to your next post. 🙂
Jeanne Melanson recently posted..Wordless Wednesday : Blog Hop, Jessie Cat
Thank you Jeanne! It’s just wonderful to hear that your blog is doing so well and I can understand because your content is fabulous and I see you out there promoting it!!
Hi Donna 🙂
This is such an awesome post on promoting your blog. If you are going to write a blog post and utilize your blog as your brand, you must MUST learn how to promote it daily and consistently 🙂 Fantastic tips as always girlfriend 🙂
Definately want to do another guest blog post for you……..soon, when would you like it?
Thanks so much for your value that you share 🙂
Joan Harrington recently posted..How To Live 2015 With No Regrets
Thank you so much Joan – as professional bloggers we understand that – but…I didn’t know how to promote my blog at first 🙂
I think using tools to help you promote can make a big difference in remembering to do it.
I use a combination of bookmarked links in my Chrome browser to FB groups, and Buffer to help me remember to push out my blog posts and remember where it’s okay to do that.
Jenn recently posted..Is Working From Home Right for Me?
That’s great to hear, Jenn – you have a system and are using it to work for you 🙂
I agree that we truly have to spend just as much time promoting our blogs as we do writing the content. Yes the content has to be great in my opinion but it does not stop there. You have to spend the time connecting with other bloggers, building relationships, promoting their content, while becoming known as an authority in your niche. This comes with consistency. You must have a plan of action/strategy and then execute it. Thanks for sharing.
Nate @ Frugal Soldier recently posted..How You Can Cheerfully Live on Less
Thanks – Nate- great points – and it is all time consuming but the value shows up quickly and long term.
Thanks for the share , true we need to promote our blogs as blogger so we can be found. You have set it out plainly and it looks doable.
Siphosith recently posted..The Best Ways to Utilize A Squeeze Page
Super, Siphosith – glad for your comment and that you found what I wrote doable 🙂
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