Today we are going to talk about promoting blogs. No, not the kind that goes from being an AVP to a SVP. Promoting, according to the Urban Dictionary is:
OK, wrong choice in dictionary usage (though reading the Urban Dictionary entertains me for hours on end) but a decent example. But let’s go to Webster for his meaning:
|WRONG WEBSTER BUT HE IS JUST SO CUTE!|
So there are ample ways to promote your blog to get the readership you are looking for. I chose to blog as a means of keeping a record and holding myself accountable. But once I started getting followers, I loved that fact that people liked what I was saying. And then I
think I started writing more meaningful things. The
more followers: the more I write.
Ways to promote your blog:
These are fantastic to drive people to your blog. I always make sure that when I host, one of the stipulations in entering is posting my giveaway on your blog. This drives up your stats and in turn, new followers. I then scroll through someone’s followers and start following myself. It’s the circle of life. At least that’s what Simba said.
These are great little tools that people can post on their website to say they follow you. And I think it dresses up a blog. There are numerous tutorials on how to make these. My favorite is at Musings of a Housewife.
Jon over at 2 Slow 4 Boston went above and beyond by creating this excellent source for finding other running blogs and promoting yours. The only drawback at the moment is he hasn’t figured out how to include Wordpress blogs. Baby steps, Jon, Baby steps. But all in all it is a great little tool to find running bloggers. I looked up bloggers by State to see if there was anyone in my area that I wasn’t following (I mean this literally and figuratively). I would love to find a local to run with…….but I’m the shy girl in the corner dancing to my own tune (which sounds a lot like Pitbull so if you’re into Hip Hop, get atcha girl ova herre).