7 Simple Hints and Tips on Promoting Your Blog

I set up my blog 10 months ago and have found it really hard to get ‘my blog out there’ if you know what I mean. So to make a start on my 7 Hints and Tips Thursday series for the new year I have decided to do some research and come up with my own simple hints and tips to help promote my blog in the vast spaces of the World Wide Web. These are the hints and tips I want to share with you all.

  • Posts- Write high quality posts that will engage your readers. I have found the more I write the better a writer I have become. Don’t forget to reply to any comments on your posts – it’s polite to do so.

  • Promote Others Content-Find similar blogs/websites to your own and retweet/comment on it. Connect with influential bloggers, you may find them retweeting one of your posts to their many thousands of followers.

  • Daily Action Plans- Use tools like Buffer and Hootsuite to schedule your post tweets throughout the day. I schedule 10 tweets throughout the day, mainly that day’s post and a few of my other recent posts.  


  • Join Other Blog Linkies- One of my favourite parts of blogging is to link up to other blog linkies. It’s how I have discovered some of my favourite blogs. I try to link up with at least 3 a week. 

          My favourites are:

          
           #ReadWithMe from mamamummymum on a Monday. 
           #BrilliantBlogPosts from HonestMum on a Thursday. 
           #WordOfTheWeek from The Reading Residence on a Friday 
           #PicknMix from acornishmum and mummyandmonkeys on a Friday
           #MySundayPhoto from Photalife on a Sunday. 
      
          There are lots more out there to discover!


  • Share Posts on Social Media- After each post is published I like to share them on lots of social media sites such as Twitter, my Facebook page, Instagram, Google + Pinterest. Twitter and Instagram are my favourites and where I get the most interaction. The others I need to work on!


  • Social Media Buttons- I recommend including social media buttons that are easily accessible to the reader. These are very quick for the reader to share your posts or to follow you building your audience. This is one of my plans for my blog – to add social media buttons to one easy place.

  • Run Competitions- I found out last year that running competitions are great ways to build up your blog views. There are lots of compers out there that will add your competition to sites such as The Prize Finder and Competition Database where lots more readers can find your blog. If you run regular competitions you will get the same readers returning time after time. 
I hope some of these simple hints and tips you will find useful and apply to your own blogs. I would love to hear some of your favourite tips for promoting your own blogs. Also if anyone has any ideas that I could use to improve my blog, they would be most welcome.

Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com


A Cornish Mum

                                          Monkey and Mouse

29 Comments

  1. January 21, 2016 / 7:18 am

    Some brilliant tips here lovely and thanks for mentioning #Picknmix πŸ™‚ I'd say a lot of blogging us just having fun with it so it doesn't become a chore. Not long til your first blog birthday!
    Stevie x

  2. January 21, 2016 / 7:18 am

    Some brilliant tips here lovely and thanks for mentioning #Picknmix πŸ™‚ I'd say a lot of blogging us just having fun with it so it doesn't become a chore. Not long til your first blog birthday!
    Stevie x

  3. January 19, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Great tips! Scheduling tweets is something I used to do all the time, but not so much anymore which is just silly! I need to work on Pinterest, but sharing other bloggers content is something I do as often as possible. It's great to make bloggy friends through linkies aw well. πŸ™‚ Ray xx #HowToSunday

  4. January 18, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Some fantastic tips, I highly recommend the tip about scheduling tweets, I tend to schedule the weeks tweets on a Sunday evening (around 10 tweets a day). I need to work on Pinterest, it's meant to be really good at bringing in readers, but still not sure the best way to attract readers from there. Thanks so much for linking up your tips to #HowtoSunday πŸ™‚ x

  5. January 18, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Some great tips. I definitely agree with the whole sharing on social media and commenting on other's posts that relate to your topic. What makes the biggest impact will always be the content, though. Thanks for sharing.

  6. January 17, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Useful tips – thanks! I really need to start working on Google + as I have only really been concentrating on Twitter and Facebook. #HowToSundays

  7. January 17, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I kept my blog quiet for such a long time, I almost didn't want to share it. But when I finally shared it on Facebook I was amazed how many poeple started regularly reading, and I've also found that linkys have been a great help too. Sarah #howtosunday

  8. January 17, 2016 / 11:58 am

    I'm a journalist and the saying goes 'good content will out' – I think this is so true and always bear this in mind when writingx #howtosunday

  9. January 17, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Really helpful tips. I only started blogging last year as well and have learned that it all takes time and a lot of work!

  10. January 16, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Fab tips there and thanks for the shout out and linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

    • January 16, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      No probs, I love to get inspiration from other blogs and linkies are a great way of finding others xx

  11. January 16, 2016 / 1:15 am

    Great tips! I especially agree about competitions – I've found so many blogs through entering competitions myself. πŸ™‚ #picknmix

    • January 16, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks, entering blog comps are great ways of finding new blogs! Xx

  12. January 15, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Great tips, I do all of this. I love Twitter for the interaction! Definitely need to work on Google+ and Pinterest though! #PicknMix

    • January 16, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks for your comment, those are my need to improve on areas as well xx

  13. January 15, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Some great tips – the only thing I don't do is schedule tweets as I prefer to do it more organically and tweet when I'm at my comp and able to respond if people tweet back. It's something I would consider though! #picknmix

    • January 16, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Thankyou. I always found it better to schedule tweets for while I was at work, but come to think of it I really do like your idea of being there to interact xx

  14. January 14, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    These are such helpful tips, I need to work on utilising Pinterest more, I know a few people who get the majority of their views from it but I just can't seem to crack it! Great post!

    • January 15, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Thanks Georgia, I need to look at Pinterest as well, it is a hard one to crack! xx

  15. January 14, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Great tips Rachel!
    I see you're a competition addict too, you might fancy joining in with my linky on Saturdays called Look in my letterbox? It's basically to showcase anything you've had in the post that week so if you're a comper I imagine you'd have some fab things to showcase!

    • January 14, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Great! I love the idea of a Look in my Letterbox linky. One I will be joining xx

  16. January 14, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Great ideas here. It can be really hard to get a new blog noticed as there are so many of them out there. Give it time, develop your own style and it'll all come together. The Food Blog Diary is a great place for food related linkies – well worth checking out.

    • January 14, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thankyou for your tip! When I get a new foodie post up I would love to join in xx

  17. January 14, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    This is such a helpful post! πŸ™‚ I really need to join in some linkies! x

    • January 14, 2016 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks. I would greatly recommend joining in with linkies! They are great fun xx

  18. January 14, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    Great tips! I love finding new linkies to check out, read with me will be great for finding new reads #brilliantblogposts

    • January 14, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      #Readwithme is a linky I have recently found and it's great! x

  19. January 14, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Thanks for these tips – I'm just starting out and find it a bit cringey promoting my blog, but equally I do want people to read it! I think I'm trying to do all of these bar the competitions, so I'm feeling a bit reassured!

    • January 14, 2016 / 12:58 pm

      I felt the same when I first started out. Good luck with your blog xx

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