5 Ways To Promote Your Blog



Many people write fantastic blog posts but have a small readership,simply because they don't know how to get their blog out there. There are various ways of promoting your blog and different things work for different people. However, knowing what you can do to promote your blog and its content can help you decide which method is for you.

1. Blog Directories
I would 100% recommend signing your blog up to Bloglovin as it really is a fantastic platform for allowing readers to subscribe and getting your blog seen. I've found many new blogs on there that I wouldn't have discovered otherwise. Plus, it tends to be the go to platform for subscribing to blogs these days. 
A few other blog directories you can submit your blog to are blogcatalog, blogtopsites and bloggapedia

2. Social Media
Social media is great for promoting your blog and posts. I'd say twitter is the best social media site to sign up to as you can connect with other bloggers, readers and join in with blogger chats. Instagram is another good app if your good at using hashtags to promote your pictures and can build up a decent following. Pinterest seems to be taking off with regards to blog promotion - I personally think its very underrated as if you can create a pin that goes viral, it could potentially bring a lot of traffic and new readers to your site. Although I don't have a Facebook page for my blog, you could always sign up to create a page for your site. However, I don't think Facebook is really all that as its well known that the post reach is very low - Dana at The Wonder Forest wrote a great post on it here so its something to consider before you invest a lot of time on it.

3. Networking/commenting
As I mentioned in the section above, blogger chats on twitter are a good way to network with other bloggers and share blog links with each other. You can find twitter chat times here.
Commenting on other blogs is also a good way to share your link but I would say its good etiquette to leave a comment relating to the blog post and then a link to your blog, rather than just spamming. I would also avoid writing 'follow me and I'll follow you back' as most bloggers really dislike this and having had these comments myself, I just end up deleting them. 
If you've mentioned a blogger or particular brand in one of your blog posts, why not tweet them a link to your post. Some brands will retweet links to their subscribers, which in turn could provide you with more traffic. 

4. Business cards/advertising
For blog events and meetups, a lot of bloggers have their own business cards with a link to their blog, email and social media details. You can get some free from vistaprint here and just pay for delivery but its pretty easy to make your own too. 
Thinking outside the box, you could also leave your business cards in a beauty/hair salon - obviously you'd need to ask the owner first. Also, if you're feeling brave, you could potentially put a card in your local newsagent or supermarket - they usually have a community/advertising board. I don't know if it would work but it could certainly get your blog noticed within your local community.
If advertising online is more your thing, then advertising on other blogs is one way to go. Many blogs offer competitive rates to fellow bloggers and it will certainly bring you a little more exposure.

5. Family/friends
Word of mouth can definitely get your blog recognised. It took me over a year to tell anyone about my blog as I thought they would think it was a waste of time but honestly I couldn't have been more wrong. Telling your friends and family about your blog can really help you to spread the word about it. Tell as many people as you can and if you're applying for job, put it on your CV as writing a blog is an achievement in itself. 

What are your favourite ways to promote your blog and posts?


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47 comments

  1. I use twitter and I also have a Facebook page. I have advertised on another bloggers site one and hopefully will be advertising with you soon!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. You have a beautiful blog. You just gained another follower ;). I love the pictures. For me photos really make or break a blog, though the articles have to be good obviously too. But if i go to a blog and the pictures are done without love and maybe even hazy, i move right along.

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  2. These are really great tips! I am a new blogger therefore I definitely need all the advice I can get!

    Andrea // CocoDrizzle

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  3. Good tips about leaving your card in shops. Not seen that one before. I find Twitter and networking on chats to be the best ways to promote.

    Amy at Amy & More

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  4. I have recently created a Twitter account for my blog which has definitely increase my traffic. I also find that commenting on blog posts is another way to subtlety promote your blog x

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  5. These are such great tips!! I've definitely found that commenting and really engaging in other blogs' content has helped me build blogger relationships! I totally agree with you about follow-for-follow's though; they're so annoying! And my family and friends have been a great source of support for my blog as well. Thanks for writing this post!

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

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  6. I've had my blog for a little over 6 months and I still don't really let my friends or family know. I know if I posted my links on my Facebook everyone would know about it, but I feel a bit embarrassed about it >.<
    But these are all great ideas!

    michelletabelle.blogspot.com

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  7. I have a twitter, facebook and a bloglovin page and hopefull I will be getting more viewers on my blog as well!
    -xo
    Amaal
    Check out my blog on amoraxo.blogspot.ca

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  8. Thank you so much for posting this :) will give them a try!

    Grace
    blog.gracetakesphotos.com

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  9. ooooo as a new Blogger this was sooooooooooooooooo helpful to me espeically where to put my blog on the first bit , I am on Bloglovin though but not the rest.

    Pintrest I can't make head nor tail of it yet, I need to invest more time into that one to figue out how it works :/ I am also new to Twitter too.

    Thank you for this xox

    http://rainbowsandunicorns27.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I love these blogging tips, I didn't realise how powerful twitter was till I got it, it's improved my blog so much!
    Ottilie x
    urbanbeautie.blogspot.co.uk http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11981579

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  11. Fab tips! I'll definitely be baring these in mind for the future!
    <3 Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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  12. Great advice here! I started blogging when I was 18 but sort of stopped after a while, then came back to it very recently at the age of nearly 21. I'd never used twitter for my blog before but I've just started using it now, and I absolutely love the blogger chats. It's a great tool to connect with other bloggers and for others to see my own blog.

    Jill | alittlesoapbox.com

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  13. Your posts are always so helpful. I've found over the last few months that just be commenting on others posts has made a huge difference. I've made a few 'friends' too which has been lovely!
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

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  14. These tips are really helpful, thank you so much. Love helpful posts like this <3
    Love Charlotte xxxxx
    Scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. This is really great advice. Before I started blogging I'd never even heard of bloglovin. Not until I looked up media sites for bloggers did I find bloglovin, and it has helped me connect with so many other bloggers that I don't think I would have ever found without it. It is essential, really. And of course instagram is a great way to promote your blog :) I also agree that facebook is basically a waste of time. Even with my own personal facebook I find that the majority of my posts don't even show up in my own family's newsfeed. I don't know what facebook has done to change how your posts are seen by other people, but it's not helpful for anyone.

    Great post, dear!
    xx
    Jenny
    www.mishmoshmakeup.com

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  16. VERY helpful!
    Sheesh, so much to start doing. Thanks!
    stilettosandstandards.com

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  17. Great post! Very interesting to read :)

    http://www.skinnybelle.com

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  18. I am still stuck with the beauty blogger chats since my tweets either do not show up or just several hours later (its a weird thing).
    I also already got a harsh reaction from another blogger for leaving my link under my comment (it was even a long comment and completely on subject). So that put me off adding my link for a while. I know that some blogs have a form where you can fill in your link that way that people get directed there when you click their name however, i noticed that this did not get me any traffic really. I by myself really rarely click on names but rather go for obvious blog links.
    But well now my blog just has a small audience but i appreciate everyone of my readers a lot and i love to be part of the community and talk with people via my blog about my passion which is beauty and make up.
    Thanks a lot for this lovely article. I love reading this type of posts. I will leave my link since i understand that is fine by you? Would love if somebody would give my little blog a try ;)
    xxx
    Mica

    http://sciencekoekje.blogspot.be

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  19. It`s a very useful post especially for bloggers like me who just started to blog.
    For promoting my blog I use bloglovin, lookbook and pinterest.

    Olga

    www.oljala.blogspot.com

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  20. Commenting is one of the best ways I find though social media also works really well! I always write about my blog on my CV and it always really impresses interviewers!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  21. These are great tips! I do use Instagram and Twitter but I still have to create a Facebook page :)
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  22. thank you for the advice! :) I've just started my own blog so this was extremely useful for me.

    thoughtfrombeth.blogspot.com

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  23. Good post - I do alot of these things, it is so important to connect your social networks to your blogging page. Love Bloglovin too - a fab way to keep upto date on new posts!

    LondonBeautyxx

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  24. Very helpful post! Never heard of the twitter chats...will have to check it out! xx
    -Meggy
    http://thebordeauxbedroom.wordpress.com/

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  25. Great tips! I just started my blog recently and am always looking for ways to try and promote it! Started by telling my mom and one friend...as I get more comfortable I will try and branch out using some of the other things you mentioned! Thanks :)

    http://hismusician.blogspot.com

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  26. Great post! Thank you!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

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  27. Great advice :)
    I like to use facebook groups and then I use my own facebook profile also, and instagram and of course bloglovin. I try to comment often on blog post, that helps the traffic a bit and getting some comments back. And I try to keep my blogpost subjects fresh and keep trying to work on new and better ideas. :)

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  28. I have added my blog to bloglovin and apart from this i always remember to ping my postings. And i post my new posts in facebookgroups, which are made for blogsharing :-)

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  29. Perfect post
    Thank you for your advices
    http://mademoisellevi.com
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  30. I like so much this post!
    Thank you! :D

    http://cookiescorpse.blogspot.com.es/

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  31. wow ! Thanks for the tips!

    oh and yes ! please do check out my latest post : “Paris Trip"
    Thanks!


    Chiara♥
    xmisschiarax.blogspot.com

    BLOG | Instagram | twitter | bloglovin'

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  32. This is so great! I never realized the importantce of social media, and you've convinced me to join Twitter:) thanks so much for such an amazing post!
    Ariana // Thoughts Through a Teacup

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  33. Zoe, thank you so much for this post! I am always looking for new ways to improve my blogging.
    xoxo, j.
    withlovejean.com

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  34. Wow, this post was really well written and very interesting! Thanks for your assistance, love! Your blog is beautiful! <3

    thatbrooklynnpaige.blogspot.com

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  35. I really appreciate posts like this one, it just feels like you really like watching the blogging community grow. Thanks for the directory sites, this is great!

    briannaly xo.
    briannaly.blogspot.com

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  36. Thank you for this. I enjoyed reading this article and finding out whether I am doing the right things to gain traffic. I do think that strong visuals are important, as being a graphic designer I know that people like nice images :-) It's also good to try different social media avenues. I've set up a FB page and am on twitter, which has helped! I may possibly advertise on your site, which I never thought about doing before :-) x

    www.emmajayne-designs.co.uk

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  37. Great tips here, I have twitter, Instagram and a facebook page but twitter is definitely the best source of traffic for me, will be keeping these ideas in mind.

    Diana x
    www.aretrobombshellsloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. This is a great list. I picked up a few new tips, thanks!

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  39. great post :) in the beginning its hard to find your way around and get your blog out there.
    www.lifestylingit.com

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  40. I really enjoy these posts on your blog. I personally came across your blog via bloglovin so it was the first thing I signed my blog up to.

    I think as a fledgling blogger it is great to have new ways to promote your blog and have suggestions so thank you so much. I'm looking forward to your next post.

    Emily Louise - The Reluctant Wanderlust

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  41. I try to do all of these things but I guess somehow I just get skimmed. Pretty much all the time.
    Thank you for sharing the links.

    Sana | A Girl's Fancies

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  42. Your post really helped!!! thanks for writing this....

    www.withinmystyle.blogspot.com

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  43. Social Media is my favorite way. Instagram being my favorite. I am liking Tsu also!

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  44. I'm definitely nervous about putting my blog out there to my family and friends. But I have a recipe along with photography that I'm posting next week on my blog that I'm proud of. I plan on sharing this post on my personal FB, the first time ever. So we shall see!

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  45. Thanks for the great ideas! I already have a Facebook page for my blog, but you are right - the reach is not very good. I do get much more traffic from the blog hops and using Twitter. And thanks for the idea of sending a link to the post via Twitter to any company or product that you mention or review in your blog - I just got done reviewing 3 products for OZ Naturals, and I sent out tweets with a link to the post to them. :)

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  46. I didn´t know there was a thing like Twitter Chat Calendar! Until NOW!
    Blown away and will most definitely be in attendance

    Great post!!!
    x

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