5 blogging resources you aren't using (but should!)
I am not a blogging expert of course, but I have been blogging for nearly 2 years and continuing to learn different bloggy tips and tricks. There are lots of ways to promote your blog, including the traditional ways on social media that you're probably already doing (things like twitter, facebook, pinterest, etc.) but here are another 5 blogging resources you aren't using (but should!) Check it out!
I don't get a ton of traffic from Stumbleupon, but it's another place to promote my posts. Also I actually find other great websites/blogs from Stumbleupon, which is a great way to expand my blogging network. If you're like me, you read a lot of the same types of blogs, but I love finding new ones and meeting more bloggers.
We all know that giveaways are a great way to promote your blog, get new followers, find new blogs and win/giveaway awesome stuff. Using Giveaway Promote is a way to promote your giveaway to reach more entrants (as the name suggests). I know that giveaways can be controversial to some bloggers, since people say that it's buying followers or you're just getting new followers without new actual regular readers. But I still think giveaways are worthwhile. Even if only a percentage of your new followers become readers, those are new readers you might've not reached without the giveaway. I have definitely found some amazing new blogs that I might've never found without the giveaway. Plus who doesn't like giving away something awesome??
3. @MondayBlogs on Twitter
On this Twitter account - you tweet your Monday blog post and they retweet your post out to over 6,000 followers. Another great way to reach some new followers and also find new blogs to check out too.
Join this group and join in on the Facebook chats. There are several prompts per week on ways to get new followers for your blog and social media sites. It's a quid pro quo kinda thing where you find new blogs and new readers find you. For free! The SITS Girls site also has some awesome resources as well.
5. Join a niche Pinterest group
We all know that Pinterest is a great way to find new readers. I'm part of a group called Pugterest which has over 4,500 followers. Not only have I made new pug mama friends through this group but it expands my Pinterest reach as well. Another group I just found is The Blogging Collective where bloggers pin their own work and repin others' work. Win/win.
These are just a few ways that I promote my blog and posts besides in just traditional social media ways. Hope these help you promote and grow your blog too! Anyone else have some other tips?