There’s a lot to do with a blog post once you’ve written it, and this article will discuss different ways you can use to promote your blog post, but first, let’s talk about the post itself.
A lot of people ask me on a regular basis, what is the right length for a blog post?
While it’s hard to tell what the right length is exactly, I would say that an 800 to 1000 word post is usually considered to be the norm for valuable content when it comes to blogs.
When I write for my own and my clients’ blogs, however, we are talking more like 1000+ words. I actually do not write posts that are even 800 words anymore.
I do not write long articles on my blog just for the sake of using space, but to write high quality content with a lot of information. That takes some writing. I do not care about people who will just scan my content. I do not write for them in the first place.
So, once my beautifully written blog post is complete, it’s time to promote it.
Here are some ideas for you…
Social Media (all and any of them)
Promoting your blog post is something you’ll have to do every time you publish a new one. You can start by sharing it on your favorite social media sites. You do have an account on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and so forth, don’t you? If you don’t it’s essential that you do in order to start promoting your content there.
Posting Media Sites
What I call posting media are sites such as Tumblr and Newsvine, for example, which are between social media and content sharing where you would have to write like a mini post of its own to promote the main big one on your blog. Do no copy from your own blog. Write new content and link your own blog post.
These sites are slightly different than social media; because you need to share other people’s content in order to have yours shared by others. Here I’m talking about sites such as Triberr, Social Buzz Club, and JustRetweet, for example, but there are many more.
I have been using EzineArticles since 2006 with a long break; I have to admit, because I’ve been very busy building my professional blogs, but article directories such as this one can help you promote your blog post as well. Just make sure your article is original, informative and follows all the rules.