13 Places to Promote Your Latest Blog Post

So you’ve written a piece of content to be proud of – now you have to make sure that people read it! As a blogger, they say that 20% of your time should be spent CREATING your content, and the other 80% should be spent PROMOTING it! I’ve put together a list of places that you can promote your latest blog post to gain more traffic and MAXIMUM exposure.

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Personal Facebook

I know some bloggers prefer to keep their blog completely separate from their personal profile, which is totally ok! But for those who are happy for the two worlds to merge, sometimes your family and offline friends are the people most likely to share your content!

Facebook Groups

There are hundreds of Facebook groups for bloggers, dedicated to content promotion. Make sure you read the rules of each Facebook group that you’re in. Participate in promotional threads as often as you can, and reciprocate comments, likes etc with other bloggers. If you just link-drop and leave, you will run the risk of being removed from the group.

The amount of traffic that you get from these groups really depends on how much you participate! These comment for comment, like for like etc threads can take up a lot of time and energy at the beginning but once you start to build your following it’s less stressful and more fun.

Facebook Page

I was reluctant to start a “fan page” for my blog at first, because it felt a bit weird to use the word “fans” instead of “readers”.  It was a real “Who do you think you are?” moment. Saying that, I’m so glad I did. Facebook pages are a great way to increase your traffic. Chances are that if someone has taken the time to “like” your page, they’re genuinely interested in the content you’re putting out.

The Facebook Insights features also allows you keep an eye on your analytics so you can see which content is performing well. The algorithm used by Facebook means that the more “likes” and “shares” that you get, the more people will see your posts on their feed.

Twitter

Twitter is one of my favourite places to promote my content. It’s such a fast-moving platform so you can afford to share your post a few times per day without looking spammy. There are loads of accounts on Twitter dedicated to re-tweeting blog posts. Get their attention by following/tagging them and using their dedicated hashtags in your tweets.

Here’s an example of how I structure my promotional tweets:

Lots of these accounts also hold regular “chats” which are a fun way to meet and engage with other bloggers, and promote your content at the same time.

Pinterest

If you’re a blogger and you’re not on Pinterest, you are missing out on a TONNE of traffic. Make a “pin” for every single blog post you publish. Don’t get me wrong, it takes a while to get to grips with Pinterest but stay with it! It’s become one of my biggest traffic sources. Once I got my head around the fact that Pinterest is a search engine NOT a social media site, it all clicked into place for me.

Pinterest Group Boards

Pinterest Group Boards are basically what it says on the tin. They are boards with a bunch of different collaborators and pinning to these boards opens your blog to a huge number of potential readers. Don’t forget that it’s as important to pin other blogger’s content as it is to share your own. Pinterest group boards are invitation-only. If you find one you’d like to join, contact the board admin and they’ll let you know the next steps.

Tailwind Tribes

First and foremost, Tailwind is a scheduling tool which you can use to schedule your Pins for Pinterest. It’s a way to make sure that they’re pinned at the optimum time, when most users are online to see them. A Tailwind Tribe is an online community made up of bloggers and influencers usually all from the same niche. The idea is that you promote your blog posts/Pins in the Tribe and if your Tribemates like what they see, they’ll share it to their Pinterest Boards.

Promote Blog Post Pin

Instagram

Ask any blogger about Instagram and they’ll tell you about that pesky algorithm. Since Instagram removed the chronological aspect of the app – it’s harder and harder to make sure that your content is seen, even by your own followers. Not to mention the fact that you can’t put clickable links to your blog in your Instagram posts.

However, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t use Instagram to promote your posts. If a follower is genuinely interested in your content, they will take the time to go to your profile page and click the link in your bio. Even with the almost-impossible algorithm, I still get a decent amount of traffic from promoting my posts on Instagram.

BlogLovin’

Bloglovin’ is like Twitter for blogs. Once you claim your account on BlogLovin, every time you add a new post, it will appear on your follower’s feeds. I use Bloglovin’ to follow all my favourite blogs instead of subscribing to lots of e-mail lists as they tend to get lost in my inbox.

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a social bookmarking site which helps you to discover content tailored to your interests. I publish all my new posts on StumbleUpon and I get quite a lot of returned traffic from there. I have found that the more posts that you rate and “stumble”, the more often your post will appear for other readers. All in all – it’s an easy way to drive traffic to your blog with minimum work on your part.

E-Mail Newsletter

Getting a mailing list put together is one of my blogging goals for 2018. It’s an easy way to ensure that your most loyal readers know about your new posts straight away. I feel that I’m definitely missing out by not having one, so it’s a priority for me in the next few weeks.

Google Plus +

I don’t think I’ve mastered the full potential of sharing my posts to Google + just yet – but I make sure to add every post. Rumour has it that Google crawls posts from Google + quickest, so in theory you should appear further up the search pages. I don’t know how much truth there is in this – but there’s no harm in trying!

Comments on Other Blog Posts

Commenting on other blogger’s posts can be a great way to drive traffic to your blog. However, it’s important that you leave meaningful comments to make others want to visit your blog in return. “Nice post” followed by a link-drop to your own blog looks spammy and it won’t inspire people to click through.

If you want to follow me on any of the social media channels I’ve mentioned, my links are in the side-bar! Send me a message and let me know you’ve come from my blog and I will follow you back!

It’s not essential that you share your posts on every single one of these platforms. These are just some of your options. Find out where your ideal readers hang out and follow your Tribe!

Good luck x

44 Comments

  1. January 7, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    These tips are great! I really have to create a twitter account as soon as possible! I never used it but I know how practical it is, especially to engage with other people! And pinterest is so praised as an incredible traffic building machine, but I think it’s a long term kind of a thing, don’t you think so? Anyway, your post was a great read! super useful 😀

  2. January 7, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    wow, so many options I haven’t head of Tailwind Tribes but will check it out. Thanks for sharing I use my personal profile because that’s the most active one.

    • megansays
      Author
      January 7, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      Definitely do check out Tailwind Tribes – they’re really useful. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, I hope you found it helpful! x

  3. January 7, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    This blogpost is super interesting. I did not know about the bloggroups on Twitter. And pinterest is trully new to me. Should look into that. Thank you !

    • megansays
      Author
      January 7, 2018 / 11:12 pm

      Hi Ellen! I’m so glad that you found my post helpful – it’s definitely worth sharing your post in as many places as possible! Good luck and thank you for reading x

  4. January 7, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Omg this is so useful! I mean, I work in marketing and I hadn’t heard of Tailwind tribes! Thanks for taking the time to write this, you deserve some good karma for helping newbie bloggers like me 🙂

    • megansays
      Author
      January 7, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      I’m so glad you found my post! Tribes are a relatively new aspect of Tailwind so you’re not too late to the party! Thank you so much that’s so kind of you to say. Lots of bloggers took the time to help me when I first started out so I want to do the same for everyone else! x

  5. January 7, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Great list! We’re still waffling on Pinterest, it seems out of our niche/target crowd, but this swayed me quite a bit. I’m also going to check out Bloglovin’. Thanks for sharing!

    • megansays
      Author
      January 7, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      I’m really glad my post has helped you – good luck and thank you for reading x

  6. January 8, 2018 / 6:13 am

    Great post! Gonna have to try out StumbleUpon and Google Plus.

    • megansays
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      So glad you found my post helpful! Thank you for reading 🙂

  7. January 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    These tips are great. I just started my blog and have been trying to figure out the best ways to share with everyone. Thank you.

    • megansays
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Hi Jessica – thank you so much for reading. I’m glad you found this post helpful, good luck with your blogging journey! x

  8. Sheena
    January 8, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Hello Megan! Great tips. I’m struggle to grow my email list, so I will look into a few of these options. Bloglovin looks great.

    • megansays
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Glad you found it useful 🙂 Bloglovin’ is great for keeping track of all your favourite blogs, it’s not the best in the world for traffic but it’s handy 🙂

      Thanks for reading x

  9. January 8, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Thanks for these tips! Bloglovin and StumbleUpon are two places I’ve been meaning to figure out for promoting my blog. Your post gave me enough info to go figure it out 🙂 Super helpful!

    • megansays
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Aw I’m so glad you found my post helpful! Good luck with BlogLovin’ and StumbleUpon! x

  10. January 8, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    It was a really good info. I would love to follow all this on my blog too.
    Thanks, Megan.

    • megansays
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks so much for reading Salma, I’m glad you found it useful! x

  11. January 8, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Really good tips =)

  12. January 9, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Learned a few new things. Thanks

    • megansays
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 1:59 pm

      Thanks for reading, glad it helped 🙂

  13. Angela Wimbish
    January 14, 2018 / 2:53 am

    Thank you for these tips! I do not have a blog yet, but will be starting one this year and will look back to these tips! PS … I found you on Pinterest ;).

    • megansays
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 2:11 pm

      Aaah thank you so much – good luck with starting your blog, make sure to send me a link when it’s up and running. I’m so excited to hear that people are finding me on Pinterest! 🙂

  14. February 5, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Thanks for the info! I’ve signed up to Bloglovin and StumpleUpon (not so sure on the last one though) and I’ve heard a lot about Tailwind so must check that out!

    • megansays
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      Let me know how you get on! Thanks for reading ?

  15. February 7, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    Thank you for all the ideas! I will have to get on Blog Lovin and Stumble Upon since I’m in most of the others already. Thank you again!

    • megansays
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment Amy! Definitely give them a go – StumbleUpon can be really good for traffic 🙂

  16. February 16, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Thank you! This post was so helpful. I’m one of those beginning bloggers who is just starting to get enough content out there to start sharing, trying to grow my audience and now I know where else to go! I already have a facebook page, pinterest and instagram, but some of these others I had no idea about like BlogLovn’ and Tailwind. Thank you again for the tips. I’ll definitely be following you!

    • megansays
      Author
      February 16, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      Hi Jenny I’m so happy you found my post helpful! If I could recommend anywhere to get traffic it would be Pinterest and Tailwind! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment x

  17. Danielle Martin
    March 7, 2018 / 6:42 am

    Is there a way to post in Facebook groups (other than my own) as my page? Does that make sense? I have a fb page for my blog. I’m personally part of a mommy fb group and want to post in the group not as myself, but as my page. Possible?

    • megansays
      Author
      March 7, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Hi Danielle, thanks so much for reading. Unfortunately I don’t think you can 🙁 Apparently there used to be a way to do it but Facebook’s own settings have changed and you can’t anymore. It would be so useful to be able to do that though! x

  18. March 16, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Thank you for the information Megan :). I blog for fun because I like writing, but it would be nice to promote it.

    • megansays
      Author
      March 19, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      Thanks so much for reading Tonya, good luck!

    • megansays
      Author
      April 19, 2018 / 8:17 am

      Thanks so much for reading x

  19. betterthangoodenough123
    May 4, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    There is so much here I had not heard of. I feel like everything I learn about blogging comes from other bloggers who have been generous enough to share what they have learned. I don’t know how we would find our way without posts like this one! Thanks Megan!
    @joansenio1
    kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com

    • megansays
      Author
      May 5, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Aw thank you – so many great bloggers have shared their wisdom with me so I want to be able to do that for others too!

  20. May 7, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    Great list 🙂 Thanks I’ll definitely have to check out some of these places I’ve not yet explored x

    • megansays
      Author
      May 8, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thanks so much for reading Menna 🙂 I’m really glad you got some new info out of my post!

  21. May 11, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Very impressed with myself that as a newbie, I’m doing all these things! Except I’m just posting on stumble, not stumbling so will spend my afternoon doing that now!

    • megansays
      Author
      May 11, 2018 / 10:49 am

      Hi Holly

      Thank you so much for reading my post – I’m really glad you found it helpful! I’m no expert but I’ve found that stumbling even just a few pages per day sends a nice flow of traffic to my blog! Good luck!

  22. September 22, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Thank you so much! I totally learned a few new places to promote my content! I really appreciate it.

    • megansays
      Author
      September 22, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      So happy that you found my post helpful! Thank you for reading x

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