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!
I've only been blogging for a few months and found this article really helpful. It never occurred to me that different social media platforms have ideal times to post. I've just been posting to all of mine at the same time each day. I'll definitely start adjusting when I promote posts now.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that you found this helpful Carmen!Delete
Great tips, you have introduced me to Stylegawker and I love it! Have a great long weekend,ReplyDelete
Isn't Stylegawker awesome Sarah? I love it!Delete
Hey girlie! Been meaning to check out your blog for a while now, so I thought today was the day to do it. Great post - thanks for sharing! While I don't use Twitter, I have noticed that timing on Instagram can definitely help, and for myself, I find mornings to be best. I usually comment on other blogs, but have not really tried a forum (never even heard of Stylegawker until now!) -- which sounds like fun, so definitely something to add to my to do list :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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I'm so glad that you checked out my blog Agnes, and that you like this post! Let me know how changing the timing of your social media posts works out!Delete
Great tips! I didn't know about the subreddit, so I am going to go stalk that now..ReplyDelete
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Let me know what you think Abby. I haven't visited in awhile, but I remember that it was a huge source of traffic for me when I did!Delete
Thank you for this post, it was very interesting. I've only been blogging for a few months and it's always great to find out new ressources and places to promote my post. I just registered to Chictopia & Stylegawker thanks to you !ReplyDelete
That's awesome Natacha, I'm glad that you found the post helpful!Delete
Thanks for the love Joëlle! It's always a pleasure to see your posts come through the queue. <3ReplyDelete
Awe, thank you!!Delete
Great advices! Stylegawker is one of my favorite places to post my own looks and find inpiration by looking at other bloggers. I also like to post my looks on Chicisimo and Lookbook :)ReplyDelete
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Thanks for sharing Aline! I love browsing through Lookbook, but have never created an account for myself. Do you find that it drives traffic back to your blog?Delete
It's hard do be noticed at first amongst more popular accounts, but it began to drive traffic after some time :)Delete
This is really interesting - thanks for sharing! I hadn't really considered the different times for various social media channels but think I will keep an eye on the activity at different times of the day xoxo Louise | Reads and Recipes A literary lifestyle blogReplyDelete
I'm so glad that you found this post interesting Louise!Delete
What an informative article! I've heard that Pinterest can drive a lot of traffic to a blog, but I always get so overwhelmed whenever I'm on the site because there's just so much to pin! How do you juggle social media, especially since you have a full-time job? Sometimes I feel like social media is a job in and of itself! Thanks for all the information :)ReplyDelete
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Hi Lauren! I really love social media, and interacting with readers and fellow bloggers so for me it's fun! For Pinterest my one thought is that if you like it, pin it! Pin your own photos from your blog, as well as what inspires you!Delete
Hi Joëlle, I am actually a new blogger. I started this month! So I am still very scared to share my blog with friends and family. I have posted my link on my Instagram account and I do post on Pinterest. But besides those I haven't been promoting too actively, only because I am self conscious! I know you mentioned it took you half a year to open up to your family and friends about your blog. It made me feel better, that I am not alone. But I am becoming more and more open! I am letting more people know that I have a blog and I love all the positive feedback I get back.ReplyDelete
I am so excited for this journey. I found your blog from YouTube and I have been obsessed ever since! I even stalked your oldest posts lol.
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That is so sweet! Thank you so much for watching, and for reading my posts! I checked out your blog, it's absolutely beautiful! You should be so proud xoxoDelete