Sunday, July 12, 2015

Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 66

Today's Tip: It's important to take advantage of all the tools you have at your disposal to get the word of your blog out there, but be careful that you aren't becoming your own disadvantage in the process. When I post a new blog, I do a few things to make sure that it gets out there.

1. I of course post it to G+, Twitter, LinkedIN, Facebook and APP.Net
2. I post to no more than 3 G+ communities (more on that in a bit)
3. No matter what I make sure that I appreciate those that increase the popularity of my posts. (more on that tomorrow)

Now as far as the first two go, I have my own data and research on these things over the years. I have done a lot of things wrong and a lot of things right, so I will give you a quick run down of both. G+ and Twitter get the most readers to my blog regardless of what those in the know will tell you. It's just the way the systems are set up. Once in a while something you write can go viral and get re-posted hundreds of times. LinkedIN and Facebook will not. Sorry to have to tell you that, but I do post there because once in a great while I can get a loyal reader out of those quagmires. Don't fall into the trap of thinking if you spend your entire day kissing people's asses on those two services, then you will get somewhere, because you won't.

As far as the second one goes, I have pointed out how I am and what I have seen others do. They are both typical. If you find some communities that deal specifically with what you are posting, then by all means post to two or three of them, and find the ones that will give you the best results. It will take time to figure that out, but you probably have already figured out that EVERYTHING takes time with blogging. If you post a blog and then send it out to a dozen or two communities, groups or whatever, you are a spammer. You might not think so but that's what everyone else can see. I think I don't have to tell you what happens next, so please keep that in mind when I talk about the disadvantages of OVER using the tools at your disposal.

Tomorrow I am going to go over number 3 and I assure you that you don't want to miss it, so I will see you then!