Where To Promote Your Blog Post

You got yourself a shiny new blog, it all fresh and looking lovely, and you have also over come the first hurdle by writing your first blog post. Well done you! Seriously you are over the hard part, trust me. Now you got your first written blog post up, I suspect you want people to read it. I mean it can be some kind of secret diary where you tell no body about it – nothing wrong with that. I’m talking about the kind of blog post where you actually do want people to read it, what the point of writing something if no body want to read it.

So the question I suspect you are asking is Where To Promote Your Blog Post?:

What is your blog about? That the first question to ask and only you can answer that. Does your blog belong to a specific niche?  Ok let me simplify it – if your blog is about Anime, look for Anime forums, groups on Facebook, hashtags on twitter, Google anime bloggers and join with fellow people who also wrote about anime. It that simple when you got a certain niche and you are catering to that niche through your blog. But what if you don’t have a niche and your blog is about all kind of different thing that you are interested in.

Social Media:

It not a big surprise that the first place I started. Social media for bloggers have become hugely important and you will guaranteed to find what you are looking for. Whether it to find that person to read your blog post or need answer to a problem you are having. It will be there:

Facebook: There are hundreds and hundreds of Facebook Blogging group. I find joining a Facebook group a great way to promote your latest blog post, in fact 45% of my traffic to this site is from various Facebook group so I worthwhile doing if you are promoting your latest blog post.

Here a list of a few Facebook groups:

UK Bloggers

Blog & Social Media Promotion

Blog Promo Community

Lifestyle Bloggers

Twitter: Join various Twitter blogging chat by using a specific hashtag. There are loads throughout the week and you can find a list of twitter chats here.  Twitter is so fast paced that the majority of your followers will probably only see the post once, so my advice is to tweet a link to the blog post a minimum of 7 times.

Instagram: I find this a tricky way to promote your blog post, and I find it only work if you do an outfit post or a recipe. I also don’t get much traffic and there no where to actually directly link to your latest blog post unless you write the url and someone copy and paste it and view the blog post from there. I would post an image with a caption, share a tip, ask a question or simply uses the popular hashtag #ontheblog when promoting your content as well.

Pinterest: This is my favorite of all the social media platforms. Content shared on Pinterest is driven entirely by visuals, so having beautiful images is a must. And since it’s a very female-dominated website blogs whose target audience is women will benefit from using it the most. To learn more on how to use Pinterest with promoting your blog post then actually search on the site search engine and it will come up with hundreds of different visual that will give you advice.

Google+:  This is my least favorite social media platform. Still just as important as the other as it an excellent place to find certain communities and group – much like Facebook. The great thing for me about Google+  is that it’s full of people who are eager to +1 and share your content, when Google+ is used properly. Don’t ignore it and use hashtag when you post.

Where To Promote Your Blog Post

Bookmark Your Post:

Bookmarking sites can open your content up to millions of potential viewers actively searching for that article you have written. I always make sure I bookmark my posts as soon as I’ve hit the publish button so I don’t miss out on all the traffic they are able to generate.

There are others bookmarking site out there, but I’m going to mentions the big one I had the most success from:

StumbleUpon: It’s a bookmarking and discovery engine that allows users to ‘stumble’ through related content. It’s easy to use and once you’ve signed up you can add your latest blog post to your account, categorize it based on your blog post topic and then let StumbleUpon work its magic and promote it to users who are interested in what you’re talking about.

If you do decide to give StumbleUpon a try for promoting your posts then I should mention that they don’t like you to just add your own content. So it might be worth actually stumbling on a few pages after submitting and adding a few on social media.

Comment On Other Blogs:

Commenting on other blogs that interest you and how you feel compelled to tell that person on how much you enjoyed reading it. Be authentic and read and also don’t be spammy.  Commenting on other blogs there’s a high chance they’ll want to learn more and take a look at your blog. This could lead to them sharing one or two of your posts, opening up your content to new audience.

E-mail Signature:

It might be a good idea to put your blog post in your e-mail signature. I often find myself clicking on links like this and then end up subscribing to new sites because they have awesome content. Also it be a good way to tell your mates about that blog post you have just written. Unless you want to keep it a secret.

Newsletter:

I don’t actually use newsletter for this site, I do it for my clients website. What I find is I often do a blog post on a client website and then put it a snippet of the post on a newsletter and then I send it out to subscriber and people will visit the site to read the full blog post.  However I do this only once a week as you don’t want to look like you’re spamming your subscribers.

 

I hope this advice have helped you, if you got anything to add then feel free to jump in.

 

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33 Comments
  • Kitty Limon
    July 26, 2016

    thanks for the tips, i’m new to blogging and have found social media especially to be a godsend in helping me to get traffic 🙂

  • Jasmin N
    July 26, 2016

    Such a great tips!

    <3: Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

  • A Frugal Desteny
    July 26, 2016

    I’m not a huge fan of Twitter or Google+. I’ve really forced myself to get into the habit of using Twitter the last couple weeks. Still haven’t found the motivation to use Google+, though!

  • Nirvashna P
    July 26, 2016

    This definitely helped. I’m still a newbie blogger and finding ways to promote my blog is always tricky!

  • Beautyqueenuk
    July 26, 2016

    I think I pretty much do all of this Anna, so am feeling quite proud of myself!

  • lavenderlife.co
    July 26, 2016

    That list with twitter chats is so useful! Will start using it, I always forget when certain chats are happening. Just got into Pinterest as well. But so far Stumbleupon has been bringing the most visitors to my blog.

  • Amy | Toothbrush Travels
    July 26, 2016

    I’ve never used Stumble Upon but hear so many good things about it! Definitely time to check it out me thinks! xo

  • Sabra of Great Green Heron
    July 26, 2016

    Very helpful. I was nearly addicted to Pinterest, but now I think I’ll get back to using it more!

  • NatStyle (wha2wear)
    July 26, 2016

    These are really good tips! I use them all (including all those fb groups and some twitter chats) and I also think the same as you about Instagram (I recently opened an account): how we promote if links don’t work? They should change that! lol
    http://www.wha2wear.com

  • Attachment Mummy
    July 26, 2016

    Great list, I get most hits from Google (SEO), then Twitter and Facebook. Linkies also help and are a great place to start out when your have a newer blog.

  • Jessica
    July 26, 2016

    These are all such great tips! I have never used StumbleUpon.
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • Grammy
    July 27, 2016

    Never heard the term bookmarking site. Thanks for all the great info!

  • Mai C.
    July 27, 2016

    These days, there are so many ways to promote your blog posts. The most popular option right now is joining link ups and facebook groups dedicated for bloggers. These are all very helpful though!

  • Lauren Kunin
    July 27, 2016

    Thanks for the advice. I haven’t tried promoting from Pinterest yet and I share on google plus, but I don’t use hashtags.

  • Vyjay Rao
    July 27, 2016

    I think your post covers all the avenues for promoting a blog, Stumble upon is good for getting more views but also increases the bounce rate.

  • beautykinguk
    July 27, 2016

    This is a really helpful post Anna, some good points made and I do need to try joining link-ups!

  • Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe
    July 27, 2016

    These are great tips. I really need to use Stumbled Upon more often it is the one I always forget! x

  • Nazrin Miah
    July 27, 2016

    These were really really really helpful! Have I mentioned how helpful these tips were? I find I’m the same with Instagram, I get next to nothing from that platform. I haven’t used Twitter as a tool yet and I’m just starting to get the hang of Pinterest, most of my posts are predominantly for females, but I’m not doing so well on that platform either. Facebook works wonders for me as does Stumbleupon!

    http://www.shewillneverlose.com

  • Kara
    July 27, 2016

    The only thing I don’t do is have a newsletter, not sure I have the time to add that in too

  • The Oracle
    July 27, 2016

    These I must remember. I’m always looking for good tips.

  • Jennifer Morrison
    July 27, 2016

    Thanks for sharing your tips!

  • Adaleta Avdic
    July 27, 2016

    I always try to promote my posts on every platform. I’ve even gotten into smaller lesser known platforms just to grow the international following! xx adaatude.com

  • Esther Mukoro
    July 27, 2016

    I love Instagram. I am still trying to get my way around it. Thank you for sharing these awesome tips.

  • Mardene Carr
    July 28, 2016

    Really great tips. Never thought about putting the blog post in the email signature so that is something I want to pay attention to in the future.

  • Delaine Myles
    July 31, 2016

    These are good tips that I practice myself. I need to remember to use hashtags for Google+ and join in on more Twitter chats though.

    Visiting from http://delainemyles.com

  • Ickle Pickle
    August 2, 2016

    Great tips – thank you for mentioning my Blog & Social Media Promotion group! All bloggers welcome 🙂 Kaz x

  • Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap
    November 30, 2016

    I love Facebook but get a bit annoyed about paying for it! I think I also get a lot of traffic from stumbled upon to…it’s a good one. Great advice and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  • Brandi Puga
    November 30, 2016

    Thanks for the advice! I am definitely going to sign up for stubleupon and add a link in my signature! Thanks! #bestandworst

  • Jackie
    January 30, 2017

    Great tips! Need to checkout the Twitter chat roundup…

  • Ewa
    January 30, 2017

    Thanks for advice. I started my blog yesterday 😉

  • Jen Anderson
    January 30, 2017

    Love the tips here. I never really gave StumbleUpon a chance, so that is my take-away for today. Thanks!

  • Naomi
    January 30, 2017

    Thanks for the tips! Really helpful especially about the FB groups

  • Molly Ho
    January 31, 2017

    This is such a great list of options! Didn’t even think to add it to my email signature.

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