Virtually every blogger dream is to wake up to thousands of views, but sorry to tell you hunay – those views wouldn’t automatically increase: people will not magically land on your blog without you seriously promoting your blog posts. Your work has only begun once you hit the “Publish” button – now, it’s time to share your blog posts to the thousands of potential views that will come from promoting on different platforms.
A general rule is that you should spend twice as much time promoting your post, as you do creating it.
Promoting yourself is the only way to get “out there”. If you don’t do it, nobody else will. Millions of people are vying for attention online and you have to be just as aggressive as they are! Choke your friends, family, social media – Ok, I’m joking! Just try not to be annoying.
I remember a few of my family and friends complained about getting my new post broadcast on what’s app and BBM and as if that’s not enough I still tag them on Facebook. Lol I had to respect their wishes and remove them from either my BBM or what’s app broadcast list. I thought that approach was aggressive but with the results I was getting it wasn’t aggressive enough.
Truth is, No matter how great your content is, it needs to be found by people who are interested in what you have to say. SO, if you want to drive massive traffic or increase your blog’s visibility like whoa, then you need to plan, focus, and commit to that goal.
OK… with that being said, here are 20 places to share your posts and promote it to live up to its fullest potential!
20 Places to share your blog posts
- Facebook Page
- Facebook groups
- Google+ Communities
- What’s app and BBM
- Quora Blogs (Answer questions on Quora and other question answering websites)
- Scoop it
- Pinterest Group Boards
- Your Email List
- Nairaland (For my Nigerian readers – It’s surprisingly a huge source of traffic)
Like this list? Take a second and download it from my resource library for future reference, and then use the share buttons below to share it with your blogger friends – they’ll thank you and hopefully me for it!
If you share your posts in at least 10 of this places, you will increase your traffic and publish more successful posts. You should make it a habit to spend at least 50% of your time promoting your content. You don’t have to share on all, find which best works for your niche, try to understand how it works and create a schedule to make it easy. Just google them, register for free and start sharing.
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In conclusion, keep in mind that this is tedious as hell but if you want your site to grow, if you want to increase your reach, get out there, find your target audience and help them out solving their problems and hopefully they will come back to your blog again and perhaps subscribe to your email list.
I hope that you find the list above helpful and as always, please share, share share.
Are there any other online resources you use to share your blog posts? Leave a comment below with your recommendations!