Monday, 25 January 2016

How To Successfully Promote Your Blog

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Successful bloggers aren't magicians! Although there is an element of right place right time as regards to the success of most bloggers, it goes hand in hand with lots of other elements! One of the most important of these this the promotion of your blog! It doesn't take a magician to work out the more successful you are at utilising social media platforms to build an audience the more your blog is going to grow! Of course, blog promotion goes hand in hand with various other factors! And as I can't resist a bit of baking analogy " Promotion of your blog is an ingredient to a recipe but you need all the ingredients to make the final cake" Now that I have stopped being Mary Berry, I thought I would share with you a selection of quick and easy tips to help you become more successful at promoting your blog and hopefully growing your traffic too! 


#1 USE BLOGLOVIN ( and go through the pain)

Okay, no offence here to anyone that actually likes the bloglovin website but I think it's ugly and also find it hard to use in one sense! The app isn't much better, but slightly more bearable! However, if you grin and bear it, it actually is a great place to promote your blog! You simply set up an account and link it to your blog(s) and promote that link around! By promoting that link around on other social media, people are more likely to find it and click on the link! However, what makes bloglovin different is that others can follow your blog! They can then log on to their account and whenever you upload a post, it appears in their feeds and boom you got yourself some more traffic! It's really simple to set up and although bloglovin need to take some lessons from bloggers in relation to designing an aesthetically pleasing website if you stay with it can help build a consistent base of regular readers! 

#2 TWITTER TWITTER TWITTER

Twitter is my absolute favourite app ever! I am totally addicted to it and find myself constantly scrolling through my feeds multiple times a day! There are so many reasons why I love twitter but because I don't want to bore you to death, I think I will leave that for another day! One of the main reasons though is the interaction with the community! I talk and interact with so many of my favourite bloggers and friends on there. I get direct access to new posts straight to my feed ( it's like a more efficient royal mail), I get to host and be involved in twitter chats as well as all this it provides the perfect opportunity for me to share all my latest posts! Simply sharing a link to my most recent post with a couple of hashtags attached and accounts that will retweet it so it reaches a bigger audience will see you getting more traffic to your blog in no time! Twitter is definitely my biggest platform in gaining traffic to my blog and I highly recommend you jump on board ( seriously, though, you won't regret it!)

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#3 BUFFER VS. HOOTESUITE 

Now I have used both of these apps and it is safe to say I do have a favourite! I'm internally sorry to all you die hard HootSuite lovers but buffer is the way forward for me! Now if you are completely new to the blogging world, you may have no idea what I am on about, that's okay! I will fill you in! They are basically both apps that you use to share your tweets, Facebook and twitter links but in the future!! I know right! Pretty cool! You can create a schedule and buffer your tweets or posts so there is always something going up, meaning that you don't forget, which would be tragic! By having a regular flow of tweets or posts, it means that more people are likely to see your link and click on it and there you have more traffic! But be careful not to go overboard! No one likes a spammer! Buffer lets you sechelude 10 tweets at a time in advance for free but I am not sure about HootSuite though!

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#4 CREATING THE PERFECT THEME ON INSTAGRAM

Okay, not going to lie a bit of a confession here I used to be addicted to Instagram! Back in like 2013, I was obsessed with having a themed account and that got me impressive 3k followers however after a while that craze died out and I ended up having literally 2500 ghost followers, so I started a new account! I never really got back into it, if I am honest! I just don't see the point really! Haha, I have twitter what more do I need! Instagram is extremely good at driving traffic to your blog, though, I need to take my own advice here I think! 

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#5 I THINK FACEBOOK IS STILL A THING

I personally don't use Facebook for my blog because I am a bit nervous of people finding it and it being very awkward! However, I also know people that shout about their blog all over their personal Facebook page and then there's the others that create a page purely dedicated to their blog, where their followers can keep up to date with the latest posts and blog links, which ultimately boosts traffic! Facebook is still very much a Marmite situation, you either love it or you hate it! I know bloggers who jump all over Facebook and that works fine for them and others, like myself, stay as far away as possible! It's very much up to you!

#6 AND THERE IS THE REST OF THEM...

Tumblr, vine, Snapchat, Pinterest etc. Although I don't use many of these, Pinterest is definitely something I want to get back into! I know it often has a ton of inspiration for bloggers and post ideas, so I definitely am looking to use this platform in the near future! As regards to the rest, I don't know much about them but I do know that some bloggers love to use them! So if you are interested in promoting your blog even further then I would definitely recommend you think about checking them out! 

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this quick round-up of six easy but effective ways you can promote your blog and hopefully increase your traffic while doing so!

Do you use these to promote your blog?! What else do you use!? Let me know in the comments below x 

Thank you for reading, as always x 
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33 comments

  1. I am a newbie blogger so just use Bloglovin at the mo but I really need to step it up with my Twitter game!

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely! You will really see your traffic grow x

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  2. Such a helpful blog post. I need to start scheduling tweets a lot more, it definitely makes a difference.

    Tash x
    www.skindeep247.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes you should! They pull in all my traffic x

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  3. I am currently trying to use Twitter a lot more and it seems to be making a difference! Similar to you, I also avoid Facebook for my blog! x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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    1. Glad I am not the only one who can't stand Facebook.

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  4. Bloglovin annoys me as well even though I've been using it for years.
    I also use TweetDeck and is very convenient.
    x
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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    1. Bloglovin does my head in! I have also started using tweetdeck x

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  5. Great post. I use twitter, buffer and I have a separate page on facebook (but this is really only for friends who have liked the page!). What I need to get in to are blogger chats but I either come across them after they've started or feel a bit funny joining in. x

    Julie from That Age Style

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    1. oh you should definitely get in to twitter chats, they are so much fun! Nothing to feel funny about x

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  6. Such great ideas, twitter chats are the best for meeting other bloggers and getting new readers :) xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I reaallllyyy love twitter for connecting with other bloggers and promoting my posts too, it's such a useful platform! I can never keep an Instagram feed, kudos to you for doing so
    Dalal
    Monochrome Daisies

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    1. I agree! Twitter is such an amazing platform x

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  8. Thanks for sharing these tips. Twitter is definitely my go-to and I've finally got a theme going for my Insta. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  9. This is so incredibly helpful. I like to think that I'm pretty good at Instagram but Twitter and Facebook are a real pain in the ass for me. I just can't seem to get followers there :(

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

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    1. Try interacting more, I always find that helps x

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  10. I really, really need to try to get involved in the Twitter chats. I always seem to just miss them! :-/

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    1. try setting alarms that may help you x

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  11. I have this feeling that Bloglovin' is like a version of Facebook, but just in a "blogging world" :D. It is great for both discovering new blogs as well as promoting your own, but at the same time it is super annoying. Most of the time Bloglovin' whether works very slowly or doesn't work at all :(

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    1. I could not agree more with this, well said x

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  12. I'm still quite new to blogging so I live for posts like these! Also, I must say that I agree with you on the bloglovin front!

    Jemma | jemmas-simple-life.com x

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  13. Bloglovin drives me crazy but it does help a lot! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  14. Loved reading this post, at least someone else feels the same!! I spend literally all my time on twitter hence why I have a pretty nice following on there but I totally hold my hands up to neglecting every other platform and it definitely shows in my followers. I'm trying to consciously spend time on another platform every time I reach for twitter but I'm struggling to really get into them.

    Lauren - Blonde Vision

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    1. Yeah, I always reach for Twitter first x

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  15. I am sure these tips will come in handy!
    I think Bloglovin' and twitter are the best instruments of promotion.
    I also think it is a good idea to join blogging fb groups.
    Her campus are great!

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. ohh! I haven't heard of many fb groups, will have to check them out x

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  16. These are great tips! I love twitter for my blog, and I've just got into using instagram to promote it. I'm not to sure instagram is making that much of a difference though, I feel people like my photo but don't actually come and check my blog out. I've also just switched from Hootsuite to Buffer and I have to say I'm loving it!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.co.uk

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    1. Yeah people interact a lot more on Twitter than instagram x

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  17. These are great tips, and I will definitely try them out, especially the twitter one.
    Really like your blog :)

    Cece
    http://justthisrandomlife.blogspot.dk

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