Easiest Ways to Get Your Blog Out ThereMarch 08, 2013
I have been blogging for a good while now and it has come to my attention that not many people know of all the ways in which you can put your blog out there in order to gain exposure and readers. I for one being one of those beginner bloggers who wasn't well informed of all the ways to help your blog grow so I am taking it upon myself to share the knowledge that is social media and helpful starting advice. Note that it takes time to grow your blog and will require a good amount of work on your part to get the best results. As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day.
Have an amazing post that is pin worthy? If so than this is a fantastic way to spread your reach by asking readers to pin said post so that others will be more apt to stumble upon it and visit your blog. I have had a few posts that really took off by pinning it, which ultimately helped drive a large amount of traffic to my blog, but the greatest reward for me was seeing all the re-pins and likes.
I personally love using twitter as a means to help promote my blog and have found that using twitter has really helped my blog grow significantly. Twitter is also a great way to stay up to date with your favorite bloggers as well as stay current with blog happenings. It is seriously the easiest way to communicate with fellow bloggers too and I would recommend using twitter to anyone looking to grow their blog.
I think having a blog facebook page is a great way to promote your blog and all it's current happenings such as adding your newest posts to announcing advertisement promos and even just to chat with your readers. Facebook is just a great tool to utilize as a blog owner and the fact that you can connect it to your twitter account is pretty awesome as well.
I am in love with using instagram and I noticed that majority of my followers are blog friends. I am ok with the fact that I have more blog friends them I do real life ones, but seriously instagram can be a great promotional tool for your blog if you use it that way. I find that many people use their instagram daily so say you want to promote your latest giveaway? You can bet that most of your followers will see it and go enter or at least that is what I do :)
Bloglovin is a great tool to use to keep up with your favorite bloggers posts. I wasn't much for it when I first started blogging but now I don't know what I would do without it. Not only can you follow others blog posts but people can follow along with your posts as well. I have found that so many people love using bloglovin because it is just so easy to navigate and allows you to keep up to date with all the most recent posts.
Google + is relatively new but I have been using it since the beginning and it has grown on me as of lately. I use it to promote my blog posts primarily, but I have also joined a few groups as well as have took part in numerous google+ video chats. Let me just say it can be a great use of your time if you use it frequently.
This is only used for blogger, but GFC tends to be the main way to keep up with your favorite blogs. I use this way to follow a lot of blogs and the fact that it gets added to my google reader automatically is a plus.
I am not all that certain how RSS works other than that you need a feed platform like feedblitz or feed burner to use it also, if I'm not mistaken RSS is the main way for readers to subscribe to WP blogs. I have also noticed that RSS gives you many different options to subscribe through whether it's by email or a google reader. It's an easy way to keep up with your favorite blogs.