Blogs – Publish or Perish

Publicizing your blog is not as hard as you might think. Compelling content is not enough to create a dedicated large following. It takes a little work and exposure on other sites and blogs to build your readership.

 You can self-promote to other blogs by writing a brief post on other blogs that have a similar topic. Send a brief introduction of yourself to 2-3 bloggers who you would like to trade links.

Another way to publicize your blog is to ping major weblog tracking sites. Once you are blogging regularly and have a month’s worth of entries submit your blog to a blog directory and to weblog tracking sites.

You have to include your permanent main blog URL to these directories. If you don’t you may point them to a URL for an old entry and not anchor the complete blog site. Don’t overlook listing your blog with social bookmarking sites:

  •         Digg.com
  •         StumbleUpon
  •         Reddit
  •         Del.icio.us 

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2 Responses to Blogs – Publish or Perish

  1. damyantig says:

    Sound advice, all of it.
    But the main thing is to post every single day, something I have not been able to do despite the best of intentions….
    http://amloki.blogspot.com

  2. schierling says:

    Thanks so much for the hints. I can’t tell you how much I really enjoy blogging and I find it fun to get up everyday and challenge my brain to write something interesting and helpful to others. I have been doing this for over a month and still love it. I really like reading other people’s blogs also, it is a great way to understand others. Thanks again.

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