Last night I had a great time meeting fellow blogger, the lovely Eleni from Bijuleni over some lattes and blog talk. One of the best things about being a blogger is getting to meet so many amazing people in the same community and talk about our different styles and techniques when it comes to blogging. A topic that comes up consistently is the different ways bloggers promote their own blog posts. Everyone has different strategies and platforms that they promote their blog posts
1. Use Social Media Wisely.
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2. Find a Forum of Similar Bloggers
If you're a lifestyle/fashion blogger, then there's a ton of great communities to post your blog's content to and get inspiration from other amazing bloggers! Stylegawker is a great resource to share your fashion content to. Reddit can have it's positives for sharing blog content as well - I like the subreddit 'Today I Wore.' Chictopia is another great website to post your outfit photos to and then link them back to your original blog posts - bonus points for easily being able to find fashionistas in your area! There are so many platforms and resources out there to share your content with like-minded bloggers, and to get inspired along the way.
3. Comment On Other Blogs
Commenting on other blogs is a no-brainer, but definitely takes some discipline. When I'm at my most organized, I'll carve out a solid hour and devote it to browsing similar blogs and leaving thoughtful comments that link back to my own blog, or a specific posts that I think they might enjoy. I love reading personalized comments and always click on the link the blogger provided to check out their own site, and sometimes I'll even find myself browsing through the comment sections of my favourite bloggers and clicking on all of the links that people have left - it's a great way to discover other blogs!
Those are the methods that I use consistently to promote my own blog posts. Do you find yourself using the same methods to promote? What do you do after you hit 'publish' on a post? Let me know!