Happy Friday. This week has been all about sharing the love on My Diary Entry and today is no different. We started off the week with two amazing giveaways – in case you didn’t have a chance to check them out you can enter to win two books here and a gift box full of cosmetics here.
I recently celebrated my four year blogging anniversary and to say that I have learned a lot over the past four years would be an understatement. Today I am sharing my knowledge with you, if you are a new blogger who is trying to get your blog noticed or if you are a seasoned blogger who wants to take their blog to the next level then look no further I am here to help.
Blog Better with these 3 tips:
1. Join a network. No one will promote your blog (no matter how great it is), so go online and promote yourself. Joining a blog network in your niche is a great way to spread the word about your blog and meet experienced bloggers.
Some well known blogging networks include BlogHer, SheBlogs, Clever Member and Yakezie. Make personal connections with other bloggers and try to find ways to work together. Attending blog conferences is another great way to learn about blogging, meet other bloggers and promote your blog (and your services if you also freelance).
2. Get on Twitter. Find a tweet chat about your blog’s topic and join the conversation. Actually all social media is a good way to promote your blog. If you don’t have one yet you should create a Facebook page for your blog and join Pinterest.
Any type of sharing social media is a great way for you to share and promote your blog. There is a WordPress plugin that allows you to post blog comments directly to your Facebook page – another great sharing tool to promote your blog.
Add photos and videos. Writing for the web takes a special talent – visual effects are the key to a successful blog. No one wants to read page after page of only words so make your blog pretty and appealing with photos, videos and subtitles.
Your blog should be easy to read regardless of the topic and intended purpose. Speaking of which, your blog should have a purpose – ask yourself what are you writing about and why should people read it.
PS – if you have questions about blogging please contact me anytime, I would be happy to check out your blog and give you some feedback.
Here are some other blogs with better blogging tips:
Katie Taylor – What I Learned About Blogging When I Quit Blogging
So Over This – This Isn’t a Real Blog Post
Careful Cents – If You Want Your Business to Grow, Do This One Thing
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