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Having a blog is great. Creative freedom? Tick. A way to express yourself and talk about things you love? Tick. An opportunity to meet like-minded people? Triple tick. For a lot of bloggers, writing posts and taking / editing the photos is the easy part. Heck, even making sure you take the time to ensure that your post is SEO friendly can be straight forward once you get into the swing of it. But learning how to advertise your blog can be tricky.

How To Advertise Your Blog

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Putting your posts out there can be daunting. It’s all well and good hitting publish but after that, you need to promote yourself and learn how to advertise your blog. Whether you like it or not, you really do have to be your own biggest fan in the blogging industry, especially now it’s growing and growing. You can’t always rely on people finding you, you have to make yourself found sometimes too.

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Promoting your blog doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to cost money and it certainly doesn’t have to be stressful. I get that promoting yourself, on a daily basis doesn’t come naturally to most people and it can seem incredibly self-serving and weird at first but when you’ve been in these parts for 7+ years like I have, it’ll feel like second nature.

So if you’re just starting out or just finding it a bit difficult to share your blog, here is some advice on how to advertise your blog!

How To Advertise Your Blog

6 ways to advertise your blog

Comment swaps

I love a comment swap and I’ve found some of my favourite blogs through them. A comment swap takes place on Twitter and is a easy, fun way to share your link whilst also commenting on other blogger’s posts which take your fancy! Check out @TeacupClub and @BloggersTribe for some popular ones!

Joining a pod

A pod is a small group of bloggers who are in (usually) a joint direct message group on Twitter. Joining a blog comment pod is a great way to share your blog with others in a pretty chill way, again, whilst finding other amazing blogs to read at the same time.

Joining a bloggers Pinterest board

Pinterest has become an amazing way to share your posts and gain more traffic. As well as all your regular boards, some bloggers have created shared boards which you can join and freely share your posts in. Although group boards aren’t as useful as they used to be, if you find the right ones and use them correctly, they can work well.

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Scheduling tweets

The good thing about scheduling tweets is that you can schedule a range of your posts as well as during different times of day. So if you’re worried about posting the same link over and over, you don’t have to. And if you’re worried about posting links too often, you don’t have to do that either. The average shelf life of a tweet is 18 minutes. If you’re worried about clogging up people’s feeds – you’re not.

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Making your link visible and accessible on all platforms

Promoting your blog doesn’t have to be an active thing all the time. By just ensuring that your blog link is visible in your bio of all the platforms you’re on automatically promotes your blog without you doing anything. So check your Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and any other platforms you’re on and make sure your link is there!

Advertise your blog with other bloggers

A great way of how to advertise your blog is by actually advertising your blog with other bloggers! Lots of bloggers – including myself – offer advertising packages. So if you do have a bit of spare cash to spend on advertising, then advertising with other bloggers is a great options! You can find information about my own advertising packages here!

How To Advertise Your Blog

I hope this post on how to advertise your blog was helpful if you’re a beginner! If you have any other tips, let me know!

116 Comments

  1. I am a big fan of pods, i often save them up and sit down with a cuppa to read them all, plus ive found some really amazing bloggers through it!

  2. I’m really trying to work on promoting my blog right now, so this is very helpful! I think I often forget how valuable Pinterest can be too. I’ve heard so many great things about it! Thank you for the tips ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thank you for sharing these excellent tips Jenny! I would like to hope I’m getting a bit better with promotion but you can always learn more. I really need to use Pinterest more, I just get so confused on there haha!
    Beth x

  4. These tips are all so useful, I really need to get back to scheduling my posts. I’ve found that really helps get traffic onto my blog. I just need to find the time.

  5. Thank you for these tips! I joined my first Twitter chat the other day and had so much fun doing it and interacting with other bloggers. I find scheduling very dull (lol) but vital to get my blog and my posts out there, I also rely on RT accounts.

  6. Thank you for the great advice as usual Jenny. I canโ€™t wait for your book of blogging as your advice has always helped me. I am now off to find myself a twitter pod group.
    Kate x

  7. I’ve checked out @TeacupClub, and they only have 11 posts, and a very small following. I’m confused. The other tag seems to be quite popular though it’s in the thousands for comments and followings. Is the @TeacupClub tag correct? Maybe I’m missing something – it is Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

    You’ve made some really neat points. i’m going to see if I can join some blogging boards on Pinterest – I have my own for my blog, but your suggestion would give my posts a larger audience. Thanks!

  8. Thanks for the tips Jenny! Hadnโ€™t thought about Pinterest but itโ€™ll probably be useful to me soon. This has been really helpful for me as a new blogger- I really appreciate it! โ˜บ๏ธ

  9. Some really great tips! I was pleased to see that I actually already do most of them except for the Twitter chats, I always forget them! x

  10. So helpful for myself as I’ve only joined twitter recently but have had my blog for close to two years now! Thank you for sharing x

    twinkexthoughts.blogspot.com

  11. This is such a helpful post! I love Pinterest but hardly promote my blog on it so Iโ€™ll have to start doing that more. I love discovering new bloggers via chats and comment swaps as well. I think I just need to spend more time to be able to promote everything! Thank you so much for this post, Jenny!

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

  12. Ahh thank you for all the ideas lovely!! I feel like Ive tried and am doing so many of these, but I cant break through the current barrier I am stuck at! My blog hasn’t improved in a while so Im definitely going to take this on board and work harder!! Thank you lovely!! xx

    http://zoe-ware.com

  13. We just launched on the first of September and it is a pretty weird feeling promoting yourself on the daily. But it is amazing how well it works! And it is wonderful how supportive the blogging community is. There are some tips in this post that I will definitely need to try!! Thank you!

  14. I hardly ever self-promote anymore and I really should. I keep meaning to get back in to the habit of scheduling tweets, joining comment threads and participating in chats (that arenโ€™t my own) but I always let myself down on that front. These are some great tips, Jenny, definitely taking them on board!

    Charlene McElhinney (@blogabtnothing1)
    http://www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

  15. This was such a great post! I love twitter chats but I get so bored of scheduling out tweets because the app I use only lets you schedule ten and I get so fed up of having to do it daily! X

  16. I love your posts like this! They always reveal a few hidden gems that I have never heard of, and leave me feeling all inspired and motivated! Thank you! Comment swaps are something I’ve only really got into the last few months or so and not only has it made a big difference, I’ve found some great new blogs to follow as well!