Blogs have become an extremely important part of public relations, media, and online interaction. There are many blogs that have tremendous following and can have a great impact. As blogs have become more relevant, it seems that everyone wants to start one. Since this is the case, it’s important to set yourself apart from the crowd.
You might have terrific topics and a lot of support from your friends and family but still not be reaching your goals. Without a solid internet following, your blog might not be as impactful as you’d like. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get the word out about your site. Return On Now offers these suggestions:
Start a Meetup.com group in your subject area and share your blog at events and online.
This is a great way to connect with people in your area that share similar interests to you.
Make insightful comments on other blogs and include a relevant link back to your own blog.
If you interact with others, chances are they will interact with you. After all, it’s all about who you know!
Write a press release and post it on free PR sites.
Not every site posts every release, but it can’t hurt to try! Make sure your releases are relevant and newsworthy so they will spark interest.
Provide free trainings to local nonprofits, universities, and meetup groups to establish expertise.Groups that can’t necessarily afford to hire someone but would love to build a blogging presence will appreciate help from someone with blogging expertise and will pass your name along.
To read all 25 of Return On Now’s ideas for free blog promotion, click here. Do you have any to add?