Ok. You’ve written your blog post up & hit publish. Now what? How do you get people actually on your blog?
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Every now & again, I like to write about what I’m doing that’s helping my blog to grow. I like to help other bloggers out there that might be just getting started.
I have been blogging for a total of 6 years now. I have learned a lot & I have made a lot of mistakes.
In the last post, I gave you a checklist that is going to help you hit all the points you need to hit before you hit Publish. You can find that post: Do You Need A Blogging Checklist For Your Blog Posts
Don’t Have Time To Read? I Got Ya Covered.
Before We Get To The How You Need To Know The “Why”. Why Is Promoting Your Blog Posts Important?
I love blogging with a passion. It is something that I truly love to do. When I’m not blogging, I am talking about blogging. Why? Because I love it.
And you will too.
It’s like an itch that you just have to scratch once you get to doing it.
It’s fun. And a great way to help other people.
But why is promoting your content so dang important?
Because if you want people to know your blog exists, it’s the only way to get readers to your blog & potential subscribers.
The more you promote your blog the more people will find you.
So promote, promote, promote.
I know it may seem scary at first. Or it may even feel like you are bragging on yourself.
But think about it this way, if you could help just one person with your post, wouldn’t you want them to find it??
If you don’t put it out there, they will never find you. And maybe they need to hear what you have to say right at this very moment.
NEW Blog Promo Checklist To Help You After You Have Left This Blog.
What do you do after you hit Publish to promote your blog post?
Bloggers do different things when it comes to promoting their content. I may do something different than what they are doing. They may be doing something different than what I am doing.
You have to get a feel for what works for you.
But here is what I do.
Pinterest is one of the best ways to promote your blog posts.
I manually PIN my post to my “The Best of I Heart LOA” board. (Don’t pin out a bunch at one time. You don’t want Pinterest to think you are spam).
Then, I will use my Tailwind Extension in Chrome and share my posts to Tailwind Tribes.
And also add it to a board thru Tailwind that takes it to the Publisher.
Try it out for free for a month and see what you think. There are some great tribes on there that will help you promote your PINS if they are GOOD.
Use this link to get a FREE MONTH OF TAILWIND PLUS
Make sure you are using Tailwind.
Use the Tribes feature & the Publisher. It is so worth the money.
It’s easy to use & Pinterest loves Tailwind. It will help you to reach your audience at the perfect time of day. And make sure you are sharing your content out in intervals instead of pinning all at one time.
Pinterest is cracking down on people coming to the platform and bulk pinning their content all at once. They consider that spamming.
And you could get in Pinterest Jail for it. You don’t want your account suspended. So use Tailwind to keep that from happening. k
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Social Media For Promoting Your Blog Posts
I don’t blast social media all on one day, but I will make up a post or graphic for Facebook and include the link in it to the newest post on my Facebook Page. (not a personal page)
One thing about your Facebook Business Page I have noticed is that when you put a URL in your post, Facebook doesn’t share it out as much as they would say a picture-quote.
They don’t want people leaving their platform. They want people to stay on Facebook, not leave. ya know?
So you can still get eyes on your blog by doing this:
Make up some cute quote graphics to share.
Find stuff that your audience will want to share out & put it on your Facebook Page or whatever social media platform that you use the most could be Twitter! Or Insta.
Make sure you put your URL to your blog in the picture somewhere. That way the more it is shared the more people will know where it came from. And they will check out your website.
When you are thinking of things you can create that will get shared, the number one thing to think about is:
What content will my audience want to share out?
What do you usually share on Facebook?
Something that is going to make you look smarter or cool to your friends right? Something that is going to be helpful to someone else.
an opinion that you agree with.. Something that is gonna crack them up & leave a smile on their face. Funny Memes.
Think about things like that when you are creating Social Media Posts. k
There is so much you can be doing. I know it takes a lot of time to create this stuff. But figure out what works for you.
What About Video Promotion? Are You Creating Video To Enhance Your Posts? YouTube IS A Search Engine So Use It.
I always include a video in my content to enhance the user experience. So of course, I am gonna put it on YouTube. Because Youtube is a search engine.
The Number One Thing That Is Helping Me Promote My Blog Posts:
But one thing that really has been helping me is the Viral Content Bee that I mentioned in the blog post below & in the video you just watched!
This Is The Best Secret I Have Found For Growing My Audience (this post includes 3 videos showing you how to use VCB)
Video Explaining Viral Content Bee:
You Can Also Do These Things Below To Promote Your Blog Posts
- Comment on blog posts of other bloggers. But leave value. Not just a comment saying “Great post.”
I have noticed that some bloggers are turning off comments on their websites. I am going to leave my comments on. Because I want other bloggers to be able to get seen. I know a lot of bigger bloggers are probably getting spam comments, but you can prevent that from happening on your blog by using a plug-in called Askimet.
- Guest Post on someone else’s blog.
- Be a guest on a podcast
- Or collaborate with a YouTuber that is in your niche.
But before you can do any of that mentioned above.
You have to give, give, give to those bloggers.
You have to give them a reason to want to have you on their blog, podcast or YouTube Channel.
Don’t just say hey can I be on your podcast? Give them a reason to want you on their podcast. Add value to their audience. Share what it is you do and what you can bring to the table with your content.
Ok guys that’s all I’ve got for you today. I hope you enjoyed the post. I hope it helps you. These are just some things that I do to promote my own blog posts.
What do you do to promote your blog posts?
I would love to know. Let me know in the comments so that we can all learn from you! k
If you didn’t grab the checklist yet, here’s the link for that:
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to do that..
Till Next Time,