So, I’m really behind in technology as many of my friends would tell you. I seriously (not kidding) just got passed down my first cell phone WITHOUT buttons. You know the kind that has the touch screen? Yeah, you probably have one within arms reach right now I bet ha! The entire thing is totally new for me. The only difference between me and Judge Judy is that I do pump my own gas. Other than that, her and I could totally have dinner sometime!!!
Ok, so what I have learned about being behind in technology. When one does not know, one must find out. I heard someone say on Shark Tank the other day on ABC that their father taught them “People are not entitled to anything. We must work hard to gain.” AMEN
So in honor of that quote, I have been doing some investigating. I googled “how to promote your blog.”
I was first guided to this awesome list I recommend you check out :
95 Places to Submit and Promote your blog for Traffic and SEO
SO if 95 places seems a bit daunting, I will tell you about the one main one I focused on….
This page allows you to now only search through tons of blogs by category but also to link up your own!!!!
Linking up your blog is REALLY easy. This is coming from a girl who remember just got a buttonless phone!
Before I joined Bloglovin , they gave me option of signing up through my facebook.This is what I chose to do since it was easier than trying to recall another screen name and password. After joining and searching through some adds, I then discovered how to link my page up. You will find at the top of the Bloglovin page a picture icon that is your profile pic. Put your mouse up to it and a drop down bar will appear that says Your Profile, Your Blog, etc. Click on “Your Blog” and click “Claim Blog.” In order to claim blog they are going to give you a small link to copy/paste into a new post in your blog. Keep this window open and on a separate page go to your blog and copy/paste link into new post. ( This is just to identify that it is YOUR BLOG that you are about to claim.) Once you post link in your blog and posted, go back to the bloglovin page you kept open and click claim blog. It is then linked in your profile.
My blog is linked up here:
Now, any blogs I follow through bloglovin have the opportunity to view and follow me back if they would like.
I found a great post by J9 Designs that explains why, out of MANY social networks (Twitter, Facebook , Google) , she chose Bloglovin.
It’s easy, free, and gives you more exposure. For me, it’s not so much about having a huge number of followers as it is me being able to “reach” more people. The more people, the more ideas and conversation. I appreciate ALL that visit my blog and find that being “followed” is the largest form of flattery. ❤
Good Luck! I hope this helped some people 🙂