We all know the usual ways to share our blog posts. There’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and the other major social networks. These are the first places our new posts are sent when we hit publish. There are other options, though, and they are worth taking into consideration. If you are anything like me, you are always looking for new ways to grow your blog audience. One day, I hope I can only focus on photography and writing, but until I hit it big, I need all the help promoting my blog as I can get. So without further ado, I present to you Unique Ways to Promote Blog Posts After Hitting Publish.
7 Plus Unique Ways to Promote Blog Posts After You Publish!
When I put this question to our Facebook group, I didn’t get any responses. This is rare. Usually, someone has something to add! Especially when they know I am going to link their response to their URL…. Without any responses, I had to ask our board members to help me out, and thankfully two of them chipped in some helpful information.
StumbleUpon, HARO, Flipboard, and More
Orana from Crazy Little Family Adventure posted a great article on StumbleUpon in March and the information still holds true. StumbleUpon might be considered by some to be just another social media channel, but I think it’s more like a news channel. Only the news is picked by real people like you and me. I have had significant traffic from StumbleUpon on some of my personal photography posts. Read Orana’s article and give it a try yourself.
Sarah from ND Consulting recently posted an article on her business blog, 5 Creative Ways to Promote Blog Posts. She mentions Slideshare, Medium, Quora, Periscope, HARO, (Help A Reporter Out), and more. I haven’t even heard of HARO myself and I can tell you that I am going to be checking it out very soon. I have done several interviews, and I can tell you that they are a great way to let people know you exist and you are interesting, (aka… Read my blog!)
The IBA had a Twitter Chat a couple of weeks ago, and the topic was Flipboard. Flipboard is another type of news channel where you can promote blog posts. Take a moment and check that article out here: Bloggers: Get Flipping with Flipboard from #IBAchat. In this article, you can read the chat via Storify and learn about Flipboard and what it can do for you.
Medium and Getting Syndicated
Medium has been mentioned, but let us talk about that a little more for a minute. Some people use Medium as a stand-alone blogging platform or for resharing old content from their personal blog. Great ideas but Medium can be used to share new content from your personal blog as well.
Here is an example with my post Paracutin – We Climbed a Volcano in Mexico with Three Kids. I basically posted a teaser leading to the original article on my blog. I stopped it about half-way through and said “Read more, (or in this case see more 🙂 All 40 images of our volcano climbing adventure!” I pointed this sentence to my blog, Los Gringos Locos. Then I made sure to let everyone know, (Or Medium made sure), that this article was “Originally published at www.gringoslocos6.com on February 2, 2016.” See how easy that was?
Another way to promote blog posts is by syndicating them on various networks or other websites. How does this help you? If they really like the article, they will visit your blog to find more of your awesome content. A few examples of networks that accept syndicated content are SheSavvy, BlogHer, and even HuffPost if you are accepted as a contributing blogger.
As far as websites go, there is a long list of sites that will accept previously published content. I have compiled a small list of these sites here: Blogging 101 under the subheading Guest Posting. I am always trying to keep this list up-to-date and add suitable sites as I find them. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
Viral Content Buzz and CoPromote
Viral Content Buzz is one of my favorites. Set up a free account and find great content to share in your niche. Once you accumulate 30 points share one of your best articles and it will be put on the first page under the topics you chose.
Viral Content Buzz also offers paid accounts which you may find useful if you really love their free account. I have found content to share and have had some of my best posts widely promoted in return. Try it! What can it hurt?
CoPromote was introduced to me by Haley, the President of the IBA, and it is definitely worth mentioning. CoPromote is for promoting your social media posts, and by doing so, you are increasing your reach. If more people see your links, more people will click on your links, and read your blog.
Makes sense right? In a manner similar to Viral Content Buzz you can pay for an account or you can use the free account. You simply sign up and share posts on various social platforms that appeal to you. In return, you get points to spend on getting your links shared. Simple as pie!Click here to share this great post with your followers on Twitter. Thanks for the support!Click To Tweet
Okay, now it’s your turn! Tell me in the comments ways that you promote blog posts. Besides the regular social media outlets. I am looking forward to your responses below!
Let’s Make Your Blog Awesome is an original blogging learning series written for the International Bloggers’ Association. Stay tuned for the next edition of Let’s Make Your Blog Awesome coming November 2nd.
Have a wonderful week wherever you are in the world! Signing off, Tina in Mexico