Get Ready to Promote Your Blog

I’m trying to help a friend promote their business blog, but it is rough going.  I think they didn’t realize it would be so much work just making a blog worth promoting.
So here is my pre-promotion checklist.

  1. Focus:  have a specific topic for your blog and keywords for that topic that you sew naturally into every posting.  Put these in a txt file and have it open whenever you post to remind you, until it becomes second nature.
  2. Decent Branding:  Make your blog stand out from the crowd – in a good way, please, so people will remember it.
  3. Tags:  Use them.
  4. RSS: Make sure this is available for your blog.
  5. Titles:  Make it catchy, but not so catchy that it stops describing what you blogged about.
  6. Time & Consistency:  I like to wait until there’s at least a couple months of consistent postings before I send a blog out into the world. (This really depends on the kind of blog it is.)
  7. Other Related Content:  Gather a list of other resources; links, pdfs, videos, etc. that you can add to your blog.  Some say that this is sending your visitor somewhere else, but I see it differently:  sending a visitor to a good resource will get them to check back to your blog for more good resources.
  8. Professionalism:  I feel so silly saying this, but please remember to spell check your work and proof it carefully before publishing.

See?  That wasn’t so bad, now was it?

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