{24 Days} Day #4 ~ How to promote your blog


Over the last couple of months I have learnt the art of promoting my blog, I am not saying I have perfected it or even know how to do it better I am saying for 'me' I have learnt what seems to be working for me. I do not have 2k or even 10k views a day I have 200 to 500 and for me this is HUGE to some this is peanuts which is fine by me 'each to their own'. I never thought my blog would be where it is now in a million years, I had hoped and dreamed of it reaching somewhere near to where it is at now but never knew how to get their. So now that we have settled that let me share a few ways I promote my blog;
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— Myrabev (@MyraBev) November 2, 2014
Facebook - love it or hate it, it is one of the biggest ways to promote your blog. Some people get a lot of traffic from social networks like Pinterest but I am yet to get such traffic from it but then again I hardly pin things. I have joined a couple of facebook pages (I would like to mention but not sure if allowed so will skip this part) but these facebook pages have really helped drive traffic to my blog and helped me make friends who check out my blog not because I shared a link but because I have become a part of their morning routine (checking out other blogs) as they have mine. If you don't have a facebook page for your blog I suggest you get one but don't neglect your normal account because it usually starts with family and friends.

Family & Friends - Almost all my close friends and friends of friends now read my blog via word of mouth. I had a friend of a friend the other day PM me to say 'thank you for being so inspirational continue blogging I love waking up to read your blog' I was taken aback because though I hope my blog touches or even helps someone's life I did not think or even imagine ever hearing such words it is truly amazing.

Advertising - most people use PassionFruit Ads (I did too until recently), check out bloggers in your niche first and see what those blogs offer and how much readership they have etc and then invest some money into appearing on their side bar. Don't only stick to small bloggers think big and go large but remember not all will accept so be ready to accept that.

Twitter/Instagram - for the last two months I have seen a great increase in traffic from twitter and even IG. I am so glad about this hence its included, I use Hootsuite to schedule my posts (I have hash tags all set up) and this has made all the difference.

Affiliate networks - I met one of my now best friend (yet to meet in person) on an affiliate network, we have been chatting for over a year now and I feel so close to her than I do with most people I have know for a long time.

There are so many ways to promote/drive traffic to your blog and the few mentioned above have worked for me quite well. What other ways do you promote/drive traffic to your blog? What has worked for you?

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::The Myrabev Life::: {24 Days} Day #4 ~ How to promote your blog

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

{24 Days} Day #4 ~ How to promote your blog


Over the last couple of months I have learnt the art of promoting my blog, I am not saying I have perfected it or even know how to do it better I am saying for 'me' I have learnt what seems to be working for me. I do not have 2k or even 10k views a day I have 200 to 500 and for me this is HUGE to some this is peanuts which is fine by me 'each to their own'. I never thought my blog would be where it is now in a million years, I had hoped and dreamed of it reaching somewhere near to where it is at now but never knew how to get their. So now that we have settled that let me share a few ways I promote my blog;
Facebook - love it or hate it, it is one of the biggest ways to promote your blog. Some people get a lot of traffic from social networks like Pinterest but I am yet to get such traffic from it but then again I hardly pin things. I have joined a couple of facebook pages (I would like to mention but not sure if allowed so will skip this part) but these facebook pages have really helped drive traffic to my blog and helped me make friends who check out my blog not because I shared a link but because I have become a part of their morning routine (checking out other blogs) as they have mine. If you don't have a facebook page for your blog I suggest you get one but don't neglect your normal account because it usually starts with family and friends.

Family & Friends - Almost all my close friends and friends of friends now read my blog via word of mouth. I had a friend of a friend the other day PM me to say 'thank you for being so inspirational continue blogging I love waking up to read your blog' I was taken aback because though I hope my blog touches or even helps someone's life I did not think or even imagine ever hearing such words it is truly amazing.

Advertising - most people use PassionFruit Ads (I did too until recently), check out bloggers in your niche first and see what those blogs offer and how much readership they have etc and then invest some money into appearing on their side bar. Don't only stick to small bloggers think big and go large but remember not all will accept so be ready to accept that.

Twitter/Instagram - for the last two months I have seen a great increase in traffic from twitter and even IG. I am so glad about this hence its included, I use Hootsuite to schedule my posts (I have hash tags all set up) and this has made all the difference.

Affiliate networks - I met one of my now best friend (yet to meet in person) on an affiliate network, we have been chatting for over a year now and I feel so close to her than I do with most people I have know for a long time.

There are so many ways to promote/drive traffic to your blog and the few mentioned above have worked for me quite well. What other ways do you promote/drive traffic to your blog? What has worked for you?

**Don't forget I have a giveaway ongoing, win £15 amazon gift card** a Rafflecopter giveaway

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36 Comments:

At 4 November 2014 at 10:07 , OpenID pillsandpillowtalk.com said...

Thank you very much. Concise and insightful!

 
At 4 November 2014 at 11:08 , Blogger Masshole Mommy said...

I don't think many of my family or friends read my blog. At least on a consistent basis.

 
At 4 November 2014 at 12:11 , Blogger Amy Glass said...

I think it's super important to find your target audience. I have also found that over sharing on social media can hurt numbers instead of help.

 
At 4 November 2014 at 12:31 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I only found out recently that mine receive my updates in their inbox and they read them so if i share something they are not happy about they definitely let me know lol

 
At 4 November 2014 at 12:32 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

It's very important to learn and target your audience and oversharing could be detrimental but its learning the balance

 
At 4 November 2014 at 12:32 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you appreciate that x

 
At 4 November 2014 at 14:26 , Blogger Fiona said...

Oh I'm totally in love with Instagram at the moment. I think sharing on Instagram is a form of blogging really and sometimes I get more feedback on there then on my actual blog!

 
At 4 November 2014 at 15:46 , Anonymous Erica Brooks said...

Congratulations on the growth of your blog. It's wonderful that you are sharing how you reached and exceeded your goals.

 
At 4 November 2014 at 17:01 , Blogger Kung Phoo said...

Great growth i would like to have that on my blog! I agree though facebook i hate, but we need it to get things through and done.

 
At 4 November 2014 at 18:20 , Blogger Jillian Fisher said...

Facebook is not as good as it used to be a few years ago. Now my readers rarely see when I post unless I want to pay for everything to be seen. I decided to start over with a new blog name and a new Facebook last March and it has been a struggle getting back to over 1500 likes, but I try to take it one day at a time. Keep up the awesome work!

 
At 4 November 2014 at 18:34 , Blogger CourtneyLynne said...

Facebook and I have a love hate relationship.... My blog was doing fine without a page but to get the bigger companies giving you Sponsored post they almost make you have to have a fb page these days....now that I have a fb page I feel know one wants to subscribe to my actual blog anymore... They see my post on Fb... But at the same time I found a new audience....ughhh .... Lol #BloggerProbz

 
At 4 November 2014 at 20:40 , Anonymous Carmen Perez (listen2mama) said...

I have to say I mostly use Facebook to promote my blog, and it has generated a lot of traffic for me, but I am still looking for additional ways to increase my readership.

 
At 4 November 2014 at 22:15 , Blogger Taylor Dean said...

I promote my blog mainly using facebook and twitter!

 
At 5 November 2014 at 00:21 , Blogger Marie Moody said...

I promote my blog through all my social networks at least three or four times a week and I join give-away linkies.

 
At 5 November 2014 at 00:43 , Blogger Michele D said...

Great tips for new bloggers. I promote my blog on all my social media networks.

 
At 5 November 2014 at 00:59 , Blogger Pam said...

I get a lot of my traffic from twitter and Facebook. I have been working to help promote my blog more through other social media as well, but it's always greatest when someone hears about it through word of mouth.

 
At 5 November 2014 at 02:01 , Blogger Rochkirstin Santos said...

I love receiving comments from readers saying that they have been inspired because of my post. Yes, hearing those is truly amazing.

 
At 5 November 2014 at 02:23 , Blogger Amby Felix said...

That is so cool that you met your best friend through an affiliate network! I am so grateful for the friends I've made through blogging. Although I am still working on befriending other bloggers who's niche is similar to mine!

 
At 5 November 2014 at 04:22 , Blogger Margarita Ibbott said...

I am looking to expand my blog and take to next level so this was great to read. Thanks.

 
At 5 November 2014 at 09:32 , Blogger Liz Mays said...

Twitter has always been a great source of traffic for me. I love Instagram too!

 
At 5 November 2014 at 11:17 , Anonymous Juliana RW said...

Thanks for the tips. FB & twitter is good bring traffic to my blogs too :D

 
At 5 November 2014 at 11:18 , Blogger Aisha Kristine Chong said...

I think a lot of people enjoyed passionfruitads - but for some reason I never had luck with that :( Most of my traffic is more on FB and Twitter.

 
At 5 November 2014 at 12:57 , Blogger Shaney Vijendranath said...

Thanks for the tips, I'm always looking for ideas to expand my readership.

 
At 5 November 2014 at 15:10 , Blogger Rebecca Swenor said...

These are great tips to promote your blog and this is a great giveaway too. I think it is great you are sharing what works for you. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 5 November 2014 at 15:27 , Blogger Lynndee said...

They all worked for me. Also, not to forget Pinterest. :)

 
At 5 November 2014 at 20:39 , Blogger The Mommy-Files said...

These are definitely great ways to promote your blog. I love to promote my blog posts through my social media channels.

 
At 6 November 2014 at 01:53 , Blogger Barbie's Beauty Bits said...

I've been wondering about Passionfruit. I need to find a few great programs as opposed to a bucnh of them as they start to get confusing!

 
At 6 November 2014 at 03:41 , Blogger Nile Flores said...

My site is pretty old, so I still have a lot of older readers. I join some exchange communities, but those are mostly to meet more bloggers... yeah getting comments and such are fun, but the connection is a bonus.

 
At 6 November 2014 at 05:07 , Anonymous Cam Bibs and Baubles said...

I promote through social networks. These are all great ideas for marketing your posts.

 
At 6 November 2014 at 16:10 , Blogger Ashley Nicholas said...

Thanks for sharing these tips! I get about 70% of my traffic from Pinterest!

 
At 6 November 2014 at 16:36 , Blogger Nicci said...

Thanks for the tip about advertising on other blogs. I had forgotten about that important step in promoting a blog.

 
At 6 November 2014 at 18:05 , Blogger Risa B said...

I use the groups on Facebook too. I would like to have some traffic that comes from more than just these groups though. I hope that those that read because they "have to" will start reading because they want to.

 
At 6 November 2014 at 23:03 , Blogger Hannah Staveley said...

Promoting is so important to get your blog seen so much.

 
At 7 November 2014 at 08:52 , Blogger Adelina Stoiconi said...

Thank you for sharing this! I promote my blog on facebook, twitter, instagram.. almost everywhere I can! :D

 
At 8 November 2014 at 02:56 , Blogger Sharon Ruggieri said...

I promote mine pretty much the same way and I've made great friends through the networking for my blog too :)

 
At 10 November 2014 at 01:11 , Anonymous Grace | A Shutterbug's Lair said...

I promote mine on twitter and pinterest, and on facebook too! :) But thank you for sharing this..

 

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