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4 Ways to Create a “Buzz” about your Blog!

You’ve created clever content, chosen a design to “die for,” proofed, previewed, and now you’re poised to open your “virtual doors” as a proud blog owner.
There’s just one problem.
So have thousands of other writers in your niche.
Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. :-)
Faced with stiff competition for today’s reader’s valuable time, how do you stand tall and stand out in a sea of many?

Here are a few fabulous suggestions to help you win friends and influence people!

1. Sponsor a contest on your blog—It doesn’t have to be anything labor intensive or expensive. A few suggestions would be a trivia contest, or a slogan for your blog, or it can be based around a holiday or theme. Prizes could be anything from a badge you create for them to proudly display on their blog as a winner, or even just a title to possess with pride. You can even give away books that you’ve authored or a service.
2. Take advantage of the many social media avenues available to spread the word. Twitter, FaceBook and Stumble Upon are a few favorites.
3. Guest post. But be selective with your time and talent. To get the most bang for your buck, target blogs with high visibility and strong reputations such as BloggingPro.
4. Carry business cards with your blog address and nature of business to hand out at professional and social gatherings. It’s a very inexpensive and yet effective form of marketing with great returns. You could even go a step further and create refrigerator magnets and pens with your blog identity as well. And don’t forget to add your blog’s URL to your signature line of your Emails.

Keep these four tips in mind when trying to keep your blog on the minds of friends, business associates, potential clients, and fellow bloggers. Carpe diem!

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  1. B. Durant - Ball Pythons ) says: 5/12/2010

    I don’t know if I agree with contests anymore. In the past I would have, but recently I’ve been running a few contests and had pretty much zero interest in them. One was for a year subscription to a magazine and the latest is for a $50 gift certificate. I don’t believe either to be very difficult, but more time intensive than just signing up on a mailing list or rss feed. In the past I’ve had great success running contests on various blogs but not now.


  2. B. Durant ) says: 5/13/2010

    At one point I would have agreed about contests being a good way to promote a blog, but I’ve tried two contests in two weeks and the response has been virtually zilch. In the past I’ve had great success but for some reason this time there is no interest. Don’t know if it is a reflection of a shifting dynamic in the online world or something else. Either way the contest thing isn’t working.


    • Jennifer Brown Banks ) says: 5/15/2010

      Sorry to learn that the contest thing hasn’t panned out for you. Sometimes it depends on the type of contest, the prizes, and how it’s promoted. Don’t give up. The next contest just may be a “winner”!
      Good luck. :-)


  3. KURT PATEL ) says: 10/29/2010

    I do agree with the contest that contest really create buzz. You have to a fair amount prizing for give away more in the range from $300 to $ 1000. Or some products . If the prize is real and of good value, people are always interested in freebies. Try it and it will work. Don’t give up and find a niche for give away that excites people.


  4. Adriana says: 2/25/2012

    thanks for share!


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