I had previously talked about blogging tools and services to share your content while simultaneously connecting with influencers. This post follows a similar approach with even more blogging communities where you can syndicate your posts and links for others to find.
Simply put, these sources allow you to submit your posts (or links) for others to discover – similarly to websites like Reddit. Unlike Reddit, however, these are much more centered around marketers who are hungry for your content and much more willing to connect with you.
Let’s get started!
Blog Engage is one of the better known blogging communities, and for good reason.
For starters, they let you enter up to five blog feeds into their system for automated submissions. They also perform some pretty heavy social media marketing by distributing your posts via their own social profiles, as well as public sources such as Facebook groups.
Moreover, your posts are posted on yet other syndication and exchange services like JustRetweet to allow even more people to re-share your content with their audience. If you think about it, what you’re getting here is a mega snowball of cross-sharing goodness that just keeps on giving.
Many more goodies are provided depending on the paid option you select, and each one is absolutely worth it.
Kingged is, by far, one of my favorite blogging communities on this list. Let’s talk about some of the main benefits:
Submit new or existing blog posts (new content often grants more exposure)
Practically every topic is accepted
View and sort posts by day, month, year, or see “incoming” content from others
The community is massive and incredibly active
Ideal place for immediate exposure, authority, blog comments, and networking
Some paid packages distribute your content across big sources like CNN, Mashable, and the Huffington Post
I am not as active as other members, but whenever I make a submission I always enjoy almost immediate results. Go and try it out – it’s absolutely free (with the exception of separate paid packages).
DoSplash was developed by well-known blogger Jane Sheeba. The system looks similar to the Reddit homepage, where many posts appear throughout the day and others get to vote them up.
You may enter up to three blog feeds for automated submission purposes, and if your posts are voted a certain number of times, they will naturally receive more exposure. For example, Jane would submit your content to her Twitter accounts, Facebook, and Google Plus.
The above benefits depend on the package you select, but they are all pretty affordable for everything you’re getting (seriously, the highest one is only $10 as of this writing) – what’s not to love?
Much like DoSplash, this service has also implemented a voting system to let the community decide which posts are worthwhile. Though this is a bit subjective in nature, the scheme still encourages you to consistently submit high-quality content nevertheless.
The homepage gives some spotlight to the top members, which link to a list of all their published content. Another widget displays the top commentators, ideal for more exposure and connecting with other active bloggers.
You also enjoy the benefit of a very clean, uncluttered interface, plus the ability to sort posts by “newest” and “hottest.”
Klinkk was started by pro blogger Erik Emanuelli, and it follows a similar setup as some of the aforementioned blogging communities (which is a great thing).
Fellow marketers and writers have quickly embraced Klinkk due to its easy-to-use interface and active community. Aside from the standard voting system, I enjoy the “Top 5 Users” widget as it allows others to easily spot you due to the lesser amount of people displayed.
The site accepts a wide range of topics across multiple categories, and even news and groups.
6. Inbound.org: These guys send out daily/weekly email digests with all the best content submitted by people like you. The community is pretty active and the interface is well-organized, with virtually every topic you could possibly think of.
7. Reddit.com: Chances are you’re familiar with this one, which I also mentioned earlier. The “trick” to Reddit is to post links that are not yours 9 out of 10 times, with the occasional self-promoted post after that. Many of their sections have millions of readers (such as Reddit.com/r/news) which could bring over a thousand visitors to your blog in a single day. Plus, you should also be a selfless and active commentator, needless to say.
8. Listiller.com: Submit new or previously-published articles that link back to your website. There are many more features for both writers and marketers alike. Please note: In the name of fairness, this source is owned by me.
While you shouldn’t spread yourself thin, I suggest using at least two of the above and then expand if you actually have more time to spare. Finally, always engage in the community and don’t use them as some kind of link dumping ground (hence, avoid spreading yourself thin).
Do you have any other blogging communities to share? Let us all know below!
Author: Elvis Michael
Elvis Michael is an avid blogger and e-trepreneur, endlessly exploring new ideas and effective ways to inspire.