Time To Share Your Blog Posts With Others! But, Where?
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We are well aware that blogging is only one side of it, and promoting is the other. After putting lots of time and effort into something, it’s quite natural to ask for things in return. Now, it’s your time to attract readers by promoting your blog posts on the right platforms.
Maybe you’ve tried to share your posts on your personal Facebook profile and tweeted about them. Was it enough? We don’t think so, if you are a regular user on both platforms. Apart from your friends and family, there is a wider audience out there which you should be sharing your knowledge.
Here’s where you’ll find those people and how you’ll spread your blog posts!
1) Social Media
Okay, that was too obvious. Posting your blog posts on your social media accounts should be “the” habit for you. While sending them on popular social networks, don’t forget to insert alternative and attractive headlines, in addition to beautiful images.
Facebook, Twitter and Google+ should be your best buddies. Add hashtags about the content of your blog posts on Twitter and Google+. You may try to tweet about the same blog post in different times, with different titles and images. That will increase your chances of visibility, without repeating yourself.
Don’t forget to share them publicly on Google+. It will also help your SEO performance and contribute your ranking on search engines, too!
One crucial feature you should get to know here is “LinkedIn Groups”. Since it is the place where your colleagues or people interested in your area are gathered, your group members will be the right audience.
Join some groups about your interests, share your blog posts on the board. Without spamming, of course!
2) Other Blogs
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Your blogger friends are right there!
Before, we’ve talked about how to socialize with other bloggers and expand your network. Now it’s time to make better use of it!
It’s easy to find out who has been blogging around the same topic as you do. All you need is a quick Google search. Check the blog posts around your subject and see if you can contribute with your own content.
Don’t hesitate to comment, give link to your related blog posts. Others will appreciate your time and effort, and click to see what you can provide them!
3) Bookmarking Sites
Many people choose to follow blog posts directly from bookmarking sites. They are time saving and compact. Sending your blog posts into these websites will make everything much easier for the reader.
You can choose between famous bookmarking sites and RSS readers. Here are our favorites so far:
Flipboard: “Flipboard is a single place to discover, collect and share all the news you care about. And now Flipboard gets even more personal with the addition of over 34,000 topics to follow.”
Digg Reader: “Digg does curation: building products that make life smoother, simpler, and smarter. Re-founded in 2012, Digg now provides the most relevant and compelling content to millions of users a month.”
StumbleUpon: “We help you easily discover new and interesting stuff on the Web. Tell us what you like, and we’ll introduce you to amazing web pages, videos, photos and more that you wouldn’t have found on your own.”
Scoop.it: “Scoop.it fills the need that a growing number of people and businesses have to publish content in an efficient and impacting way.”
Forums are not dead! Many people still use it to reach the information needed. With this simple trick, you’ll become both useful and popular on forums!
Try a Google search related to your blog topic, find some forums to become a member. Follow the threads which you can provide users with some beneficial answers. Link people to your blog posts and you’ll be the hero. It’s a win-win game!
Say, you are a blogger on “Easy Recipes”. Check women’s forums and find threads asking questions about a recipe that you’ve previously blogged about. Paste your URL, and all set!
Bonus: You can also check the questions that people have in mind and create a blog posts directly answering to them. Great inspiration from the users, for the users!