10 Ways To Promote Your Blog

They key to a successful blog is to set yourself up for success. You can create content that your audience wants to read and your photos are amazing but if you don’t have systems in place to get your blog post out there then your setting yourself up for failure. Today I am going to share the top 10 Ways To Promote Your Blog.

Top 10 Ways To Promote Your Blog

  1. CONSISTENCY IS KEY
    Create a schedule for your blog and stick with it. For me I post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can take it a step further by breaking down what you post on those days. For example I post for my Bold Bloggers (If you haven’t joined our Facebook Community yet then join HERE) on Mondays, so you can count on seeing a post from me every Monday and then pop over into our Facebook community to have a chat about it! On Wednesdays and Friday’s are style posts. When you have specific posts for each day it helps you to schedule your calendar easier.Set yourself up for success blog series
  2. CREATE SHARABLE IMAGES
    Every platform has it’s own preferred image dimensions so create a few images that match those dimensions so that it makes them easy to share!When you use those preferred images it helps to bump them up in the algorithm’s. In my Bold Bloggers Checklist it shares the dimensions for each platform.
    I always have a few favourite images that I like to make shareable images but it would look weird sharing the same picture over and over so I hide the image in the post (how to do this is also in my Bold Bloggers Checklist). Create your templates for your shareable images in Canva.com
  3. CLICK TO TWEET
    Creating a click to tweet image is an easy way to ask your followers to tweet your quote and share your blog. Plus once it’s created it makes it easy for you to tweet out your quote too! I’ve created the one below using coschedule (the click to tweet plugin is free)

  4. SCHEDULE
    Schedule everything! It allows you to plan ahead, make sure you don’t miss a day and be on top of your game. I schedule all my blog posts in advance, I then schedule all the social media posts that go along with them, and I take it a step further by scheduling my pinterest to continually pin my blog posts over and over again. When you take the time to schedule everything it allows you to start working on your next project or post. Check out this post on how to schedule with Planoly for Instagram

    How to use Planoly for Instagram to help you create a gorgeous feed 
  5. SHARE TIMES TO SOCIAL MEDIA
    A couple of ways you can check your best times to post for social media is to 1 test it out or 2 use apps to help analyze your data. Instagram is one that has great apps to determine when to post, you can take a look at your analytics in Instagram itself if you are a business account or use Iconosquare. You always want to post when you have the majority of your audience online. Here’s a look at my analytics on when my best time to post is for my audience. The black dots show when I tend to post and the bigger they are more I post at those times, while the red dots show when my best times.Use your iconosquare analytics to determine when the best time to post is - Top 10 Ways To Promote Your Blog
  6. USE PINTEREST IN YOUR FAVOUR
    Pinterst is such a great way to drive traffic to your blog. Think of Pinterest not as social media but as a search engine. It’s a great way for people to search for answers to questions they have like “How to promote your blog” or “how to wear a little black dress”. Create images to share for Pinterest and use descriptions in your pin that your audience would search for. In the next two blog posts I am going to be sharing how I use Boardbooster and Tailwind to grow my Pinterest and gain reach.
    Use Pinterest to increase your blog traffic growth 
  7. SHARE TO INSTAGRAM
    So not only are you going to have to pick the most popular time to share your posts to Instagram but you are going to need to make sure you schedule yourself 30 minutes afterwards to be able to respond to comments. Here’s the thing… You cannot just post and expect magic to happen for 2 reasons. 1. The algorithm doesn’t work that way. The first 30 minutes after you post is the determining factor for the algorithm on if that post is going to get seen by more of your audience. So if you make yourself available to respond to comments and also start engaging on other comments then that is going to help set your post up for more visibility.
    The 2nd reason you need to stay on is because that creates community. If you can respond as soon as someone posts on your feed the better chances you have of creating an engaging conversation, of showing that you care, and having whoever comments remember what they commented on your post in the first place.
  8. JOIN NETWORKS
    I cannot tell you how much joining Facebook groups and blogger groups have helped me. Obviously as you have read above we have our own community the Bold Bloggers Community where you can share your posts, ask questions and support each other but the other one that I am a member of is Style Collective. Style Collective is a community of fashion blogger babes who are sisters suprporting each other in our blogger journey. We have local groups, meet ups, online chat sessions, blog post comment groups and are always updated on what is new in our industry. I plan on doing a whole post on Style Collective in the future too. But please check them out before then.
    Blogging Community - Style Collective
  9. SUBSCRIBE POP UP
    This is an easy on to implement and then leave it be. I have it set up when new viewers head over to ABI there is a pop up that allows them to subscribe to the A Beautiful Inspiration Blog.
  10. BLOG POSTS IN MAILBOX
    Once you have subscribers to your email list you can set up a campaign that delivers all your blog posts to your readers right to their mailbox. This is a great way to remind your audience of your blog, new posts and keep them engaged.

A lot of these systems can be automated so make sure to take advantage of that so you can concentrate on your content and creating something your readers are going to love and share! Make sure to download the Bold Bloggers Checklist to make sure every post is promoted and shared for maximum results!

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37 Comments on 10 Ways To Promote Your Blog

  1. Shannon
    September 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm (3 months ago)

    Great tips! I never realized you can schedule your Instagram posts too. I do everything manually but really need to step up my game lol. I definitely want to start scheduling posts ahead of time, too! Thanks for the tips 🙂

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:44 am (3 months ago)

      YES!!! It is the best! I like to decide which photo I want to post and then write the set right after I created the blog post because I am feeling super inspired about it and your not super busy trying to keep up with life!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:43 am (3 months ago)

      I always print off a calendar each month and fill out what I want to post about each day of the month that I share. It has really been so beneficial.

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  2. Rachel Saville
    September 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm (3 months ago)

    Love this! And I am definitely going to be checking out board booster!

    #scsisterlove

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:42 am (3 months ago)

      YES!! Board booster is my favourite! I’m going to share a post on that next monday! Board Booster has been such a life saver!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:42 am (3 months ago)

      Isn’t that a great app! It’s super super easy to use!

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  3. Marie
    September 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm (3 months ago)

    Great tips! I am gonna start using some of these to help grow my blog

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:41 am (3 months ago)

      That is awesome Marie! The best thing I can say is be consistent with it. It can be as slow process but it will help your blog grow and then also create a community that loves you.

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:41 am (3 months ago)

      so glad you liked them!

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  4. Ariana & Hannah
    September 18, 2017 at 5:16 pm (3 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing your tips! as new bloggers, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to grow an audience.

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:40 am (3 months ago)

      I know there always seems to be something that needs to get done. I find by creating a checklist it helps make sure you get everything you need to get done for each post done and also making time to do it all. Did you download the Blogger Checklist?

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  5. Jenn Wang
    September 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm (3 months ago)

    Love this! I can tell you’re very organized and dedicated to blogging. I wish I was better at sticking to a posting schedule and planning social media posts in advance. It’s so hard to get ahead of the game when I’m balancing a full time job too! (But no excused allowed haha). Thanks for these tips. <3

    Jenn
    http://www.honeydewblog.com

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:39 am (3 months ago)

      I definitely try to be organized but it doesn’t always work out lol. I did find creating a monthly calendar helped me plan what was going to happen each week and then make sure I had everything done so I could stick to that schedule. I also found it helps to go out with a friend and do several outfit photos at once so you have the content ready you just have to put it together!

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  6. cara
    September 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm (3 months ago)

    Great tips! I personally love the analytics on Iconosquare and have found it to be super helpful in knowing when to post things on social media!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:37 am (3 months ago)

      I know I agree! I always thought first thing but mine shows 10am which I guess would be after everyone gets settled for the morning. It’s so interesting!

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  7. Sara
    September 18, 2017 at 9:09 pm (3 months ago)

    Great ideas! I’ve been working on making better shareable images and using Pinterest to drive blog traffic. I haven’t tried the Click to Tweet tool–need to do that one, too!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm (3 months ago)

      The sharable images can be hard because you always have to create different dimensions but Canva.com really helps with that one since it saves your templates. Glad I could help you find the click to tweet one!!

      Reply
  8. Tuyet
    September 19, 2017 at 12:25 am (3 months ago)

    Is style collective worth joining? I would like to know how much it would actually benefit me. kimballandkedzie.com

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 2:00 am (3 months ago)

      I really like it! It’s a great way to connect with other bloggers, ask questions, use their resources about blogging, media kits, pitching brands, groups boards, events, education and also brands that want to work with bloggers. It’s only $10/month which is really affordable. If your going to take advantage of it and get into the group and what there is to offer then you will find it so useful.

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  9. Brianna
    September 19, 2017 at 12:41 am (3 months ago)

    Lovely tips!!!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:58 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks Brianna!

      Reply
  10. Anne | onedeterminedlife
    September 19, 2017 at 1:33 am (3 months ago)

    I love using click to teeet. It breaks up my content and helps people engage with my audience

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:58 am (3 months ago)

      I totally agree!! Such a great app to have!

      Reply
  11. April Kitchens
    September 19, 2017 at 1:37 am (3 months ago)

    I’m working on numbers 9 and 10. I would love to build my email list to form a more genuine engaged blog audience, those that will visit my site over and over again.

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:57 am (3 months ago)

      I think the email list can be such a hard one but also is the most beneficial. Those are the people that love you and support you so if you can create a list of amazing peeps then you are going to be so set!

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  12. Elizabeth Petersen
    September 19, 2017 at 2:43 am (3 months ago)

    Your tips are amazing. I’m always looking for new ways to grow my blog!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 3:05 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks Elizabeth, I think even when you have your ways to grow your blog there are new ones that are coming up. Always learning!

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  13. Jenny
    September 19, 2017 at 2:59 am (3 months ago)

    These are awesome tips! Pinterest is my fav way to promote my blog.

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 3:06 am (3 months ago)

      I totally agree! I think board booster and tailwind are definitely the tools that make it so much easier to keep up with pinterest!

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  14. Leah
    September 19, 2017 at 3:35 am (3 months ago)

    These are all great tips, and I love reading articles like this one, that always give me more ideas to help my blog journey along! Thanks!

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  15. Helena Marz
    September 20, 2017 at 4:39 pm (3 months ago)

    These all are great helpful tips that I need to follow for my blogging! Thank you so much for sharing these tips❤️ xo

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  16. Debbie Savage
    September 20, 2017 at 11:35 pm (3 months ago)

    All strong points! You have it together – it is so inspiring!

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  17. Meghan
    September 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm (3 months ago)

    I definitely NEED to up my Pinterest game. I have heard so many good things about Tailwind that now I’m checking it out.

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