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What else should I be doing?
« on: May 09, 2014 @ 02:09 PM »
I need help. :(

I have a blog that I've been writing for awhile. People seem to like it, but I have no idea how to get them to pass it on to other people.

I feel like an idiot when I self-promote, and I'm so bad at it, but I know I have to do it in order to gain followers. So far, most of the LIKES on my blog FB page are referral, but I'd like to increase that number and build a fun community. Does anyone have any ideas that I can try?

Thank you so much!

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I suck at this  :)


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Re: What else should I be doing?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014 @ 09:47 AM »
What if you're not "self promoting" but just getting out there and being social? Being active on social networks like Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, etc is one way. Another great tactic is commenting at other blogs when you visit. Most comment forms let you leave your website link so you can leave a little note w/out putting your URL in the message (many webmasters will consider that spammy and never publish it). Engage! I think it's fun.

And for your blog, just keep creating sharable content. Great content, make sure you've got some widgets that make it easy for readers to share posts and be out there sharing as well. Every time you share a post, link or anything to your friends or followers, think about what made you share that info. You want your readers to have that same experience.

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Re: What else should I be doing?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014 @ 03:50 PM »
You are so great, Karen. Thank you!! This is all so good for me. I can't even tell you.
Thank you so, so much! I am going to take every bit of your advice!! Total game changer for me.
Thank you!
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Re: What else should I be doing?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014 @ 12:07 PM »
Oh, good & thanks! Please do share your experiences and thoughts too because you DO have a nice size following already. I was just cracking up/nodding my head at your Youre Not Alone VII post. And I think the tub of cool whip is OK as long as it's not on top of an entire cake.

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Re: What else should I be doing?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014 @ 01:49 PM »
How am I just seeing your response? I have no idea. I am eating cool whip right now though, I'm not kidding.

Thank you for all of your insight and for the nod on the "You're Not Alone" piece. It didn't go unnoticed and I appreciate it so much.

I have such a stomachache right now...can't figure out why... (we need a barfing icon here).  :)

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Re: What else should I be doing?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014 @ 05:07 PM »
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I have such a stomachache right now...can't figure out why... (we need a barfing icon here).

My spidey senses tell me it's the cool whip!  :P

 


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