Now that you have finally created your blog and written a few posts, you want the whole world (or least your close friends) to read it. The question is just how do you go about letting others know about your blog?
It was recently reported that there are millions of blogs online today which means you have some pretty stiff competition. However, just because the blog market is very competitive doesn’t mean that you can’t generate interest or attract readers. The first thing you want to do is make sure that you sign up for a social media account. Next start “following” other social media users so you can start generating followers for yourself. Once you start generating followers, make sure you posts and tweet all of your blog updates. This is one of the most easy and affordable ways for you to spark interest and create visibility for your blog.
Another good advertising tip for promoting your blog is inviting other bloggers to be guest writers. This will potentially help generate traffic to your site, and it also provides another advertising source for the guest bloggers.
In addition, you can also profile other bloggers on your site. This can be a special section on your blog that is categorized by different topics. The profile should consist of a brief blurb about the blog writer and brief summary of what their blog is about. Some of the recommended categories are food, politics, health, finance and fashion. These categories are strongly recommended because they are currently very popular. Once your blog starts generating a high number of monthly readers, you might want to consider charging a small fee for bloggers who want to be featured in this special section.
The next advertising tip is one that most bloggers don’t think about. This is submitting a brief story about your blog to a local magazine or newspaper. The story doesn’t have to be lengthy, but it should include a good reason why online users should visit your blog. If you have a blog about wedding tips, then pitch your story to a newspaper reporters that cover weddings and lifestyle topics. Or, if your blog is about food then pitch culinary and food editors. A couple key things to keep in mind when pitching a story about your blog include, making sure your story contains a clear and concise description of what the blog is about, contact information in case the editor has questions or needs additional details, and most importantly making sure you include the correct web address for your blog.
Doing all these things consistently should help you generate a steady stream of blog traffic.