What’s the one thing that most bloggers hate to do? It’s a verb that starts with the letter “p” and has a lot of work in between.
If you guessed, “promote” and are cringing on the other side of the screen, then keep reading.
This Saturday I’ll be giving a talk at WordCamp Seattle 2012 about how to conquer your fear of the big, bad “p” and learn how to promote your blog without losing your soul. Here’s what I’ll be talking about:
Congratulations, you have a brand new blog! But how do you get people to read it? ‘Promotion’ is something you need to learn if you want anyone to see the website that you’re putting a lot of time into working on. We’ll talk about how you can leverage social networks and social bookmarking sites to gain readers and how to build relationships with other bloggers who will help you out along the way. By the end of this session you’ll know how to market your blog without losing your soul.
After my talk, I’ll post a recap with a quick-and-dirty checklist of how to promote your blog posts (in a non-self-promotional way) after you press “publish.” So stay tuned!
If you are a blogger, what tips do you have on how to promote your blog posts after you publish?
Leave your tips in the comments and I’ll give you a shout-out during my talk and in the recap.
Update: Slides from my presentation are up — plus what it was like to lead my first solo talk.