31DBBB Day 3: Promote a Blog Post

This is Day 3 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, a group project 60+ other bloggers are doing together in an effort to help each other become better bloggers. You can read more about it and still sign-up to participate here.

I’ve talked to a number of bloggers over the years who are frustrated that few people read their posts or comment on their blog.  After asking them what they write about, I usually ask them what they’ve done to promote their blog and connect with new readers.  Often, the response I get is just a blank stare.

There seems to be an “If you build it, they will come” mentality with some bloggers.  Some believe if you start a blog and write something every once in a while, readers will magically show up, engage, and become regular readers.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Successful bloggers, proactively reach out to people to build their audience.

Today’s lesson in the 31 Day’s ebook, gives some good suggestions for how to promote a blog post.  Here are some of the things I do on a regular basis to promote blog posts published here and my personal blog.

Twitter – Twitter and blogging are like peanut butter and chocolate, they’re a match made in heaven.  To use Twitter well, you need good content to tweet (aka blog articles).  And to blog well, you need channels to get the word out about new posts (aka Twitter).  I tweet every post I write.  And usually more than once.

Facebook – OurChurch.Com has a Facebook page, which we post our blog posts to.  I post a link to my personal blog posts on my personal Facebook profile.

Commenting on other blogs – I try to comment quite a bit on the blogs I read.  When doing this its important not to be spammy.  You genuinely want to contribute to the conversation.  But often times I can contribute to the conversation but posting a link to an article I’ve written on a related topic.  I don’t do this often, but you could Google the topic you’ve just blogged about as a way to find similar blog posts, and then post a meaningful comment with a link to your post.

Email distribution – Most of the people who register a username & password on OurChurch.Com check the option to be added to our blog email subscription list.  Once a week, we send a post out to that list.

Newsletter – Once a month we send a newsletter to all our web hosting clients.  One of the regular features in each month’s newsletter is an exerpt from a recent blog post.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t thinking about today’s topic when I wrote the list post on this blog yesterday.  6 Things I Learned from Day 1 of #31DBBB is not likely to appeal to people outside of our group, and so I going to find another post to promote.

Discussion

  • What did you do to promote your list post from yesterday?
  • What ways of promoting blog posts have you found to be most successful?
  • What other innovative ways have you promoted your blog or posts, that weren’t listed in today’s lesson?

The Extra Mile

A few other things you can do to take your blog, other bloggers, and this project even further today…

  • Reply & give other bloggers feedback on their promotion ideas.
  • People continue to add comments to the Day 1 & Day 2 posts, check em out.
  • Tweet, share, & bookmark this post.  (You could win a $25 gift card!)
  • Ask & answer questions about blogging but unrelated to elevator pitches in the forums.

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Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

229 Responses to “31DBBB Day 3: Promote a Blog Post”

  1. I have decided to promote my blog post from yesterday (list post) on Twitter, Facebook, Digg and StumbleUpon. I found one blog that wrote about something similar to mine, and so I also left a comment at that post with a link to my post.

    I also wrote a follow up post to yesterday's list post.

    I have always been using Twitter and Facebook to promote my posts automatically through TwitterFeed, so that was no new addition.

  2. Not sure what to do about this today, as I have been tweeting and posting to facebook about the 31dbbb since we started. But I will continue to comment and keep on keepin' on.
    B

  3. To be honest the only things I don't do are: submit to professional news outlets and newsletter updates as I don't have a newsletter though I have toyed with the idea.

    Like I said above, I'm hoping today will be the day that someone gives me an "Ah ha" moment in terms of turning visits into comments.

  4. Good morning! This was a harder post to write and a much bigger time commitment than my listicle because as beachdaze, Stuart and Coenraad have already hinted, it's strange that blog promotion got its own standalone day. So I wrote a post about my own blog promotion techniques, which are not extensive, but they fit my personality.

    the better blogging promo:http://j.mp/cQDYJu

  5. Good morning! This was a harder post to write and a much bigger time commitment than my listicle because as beachdaze, Stuart and Coenraad have already hinted, it's strange that blog promotion got its own standalone day. So I wrote a post about my own blog promotion techniques, which are not extensive, but they fit my personality.

    the better blogging promo:http://j.mp/cQDYJu

  6. Sometimes the difference in promoting a post is not in where you promote it by how.

    This morning (yes, I know a day late) I posted my list post on LiveIntentionally.org. It's titled "5 Myths about Shattered Dreams" This is what I tweeted this morning:

    5 Myths About Shattered Dreams (Inspired by @PWilson's new book Plan B) –http://bit.ly/9jAyKb

    I had 2 reasons for doing this. First, a lot of my followers know who Pete Wilson is and have either heard about or read his new book Plan B. Referencing them may pique their interest. Second, by including @PWilson in the tweet, the tweet showed up in Pete's "mentioned' list. If I'm lucky maybe Pete will read my post and either comment on it or retweet it. We'll see.

    Also, when I wrote the post, I lined to the book review I posted 2 days ago.

  7. Sometimes the difference in promoting a post is not in where you promote it by how.

    This morning (yes, I know a day late) I posted my list post on LiveIntentionally.org. It's titled "5 Myths about Shattered Dreams" This is what I tweeted this morning:

    5 Myths About Shattered Dreams (Inspired by @PWilson's new book Plan B) –http://bit.ly/9jAyKb

    I had 2 reasons for doing this. First, a lot of my followers know who Pete Wilson is and have either heard about or read his new book Plan B. Referencing them may pique their interest. Second, by including @PWilson in the tweet, the tweet showed up in Pete's "mentioned' list. If I'm lucky maybe Pete will read my post and either comment on it or retweet it. We'll see.

    Also, when I wrote the post, I lined to the book review I posted 2 days ago.

  8. Since I am new to this blogging thing I have very few followers yet. I have plugged the blog at Facebook with not much response yet (maybe I don't have enough friends, boo hoo!).
    I guess I don't understand the Twitter thing. Probably because I have not signed up and started using it yet. But most of my (non-internet) friends don't twitter either. Can someone explain to me what it really does?
    I have found that by posting good comments on others' blogs I can generate traffic to mine–not just by the blogger but also by some who read the comments. My list post from yesterday promoted several other blogs, http://junctionforjesus.blogspot.com/
    maybe someday I will write something others will want to promote as well.

  9. This one was really tough for me, mostly because I'm the guy who doesn't like self promoting. I'm in Marketing and used to pushing other people's stuff but not my own…it just seems kind of disingenuous.
    Anyways on Wednesdays of every week I write a special post/newsletter to the Youth I work with and since I always post that teaching on my blog, i just reformatted it a bit to direct them to my blog instead of packaging everything into a newsletter. Only problem was that it made it difficult to link to other posts. Anyways here it is 🙂 http://justapen.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/waiting-

  10. This one was really tough for me, mostly because I'm the guy who doesn't like self promoting. I'm in Marketing and used to pushing other people's stuff but not my own…it just seems kind of disingenuous.
    Anyways on Wednesdays of every week I write a special post/newsletter to the Youth I work with and since I always post that teaching on my blog, i just reformatted it a bit to direct them to my blog instead of packaging everything into a newsletter. Only problem was that it made it difficult to link to other posts. Anyways here it is 🙂 http://justapen.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/waiting-

  11. This one was really tough for me, mostly because I'm the guy who doesn't like self promoting. I'm in Marketing and used to pushing other people's stuff but not my own…it just seems kind of disingenuous.
    Anyways on Wednesdays of every week I write a special post/newsletter to the Youth I work with and since I always post that teaching on my blog, i just reformatted it a bit to direct them to my blog instead of packaging everything into a newsletter. Only problem was that it made it difficult to link to other posts. Anyways here it is 🙂 http://justapen.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/waiting-

  12. Twitter and Facebook are the big ones for me. I love that twitter allows you to have a link to your blog on your profile page, making it even easier to find what people are writing. There are people I enjoy following, but 140 characters can only tell you so much.
    Staying with Twitter, I would use Twitter directories like WeFollow.com and Twellow.com to find other tweeps that have the same interests as you. This can be a great way to increase your followers on Twitter which can also lead to more blog readers.
    On Facebook I use networked blogs as a way of getting my blog post out. Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of success with this so far, but I think that is primarily because I have had blog identity crisis. In the past my blog has been a mix of too many different things, now it is more focused on a single topic.

  13. hmmm, this one is a bit of a frustration for me.
    First because I try almost every avenue – tantamount to firing a shotgun,
    and second because everyone ducks when I fire; even my close friends.

    The power in promotion lies not in the channel you use to promote but in the other people inside the channel who choose whether to further your promotion or not. For Example Twitter – one tweet does a little to promote your blog but if friends participate then wow – your reach is extended 100 fold.

    But there is a downside: I submitted my post yesterday to StumbleUpon, I got 194 referrals them them; not a single comment and almost 100% of them pure visits with no further pageviews – hence huge Bounce.

    Otherwise, my strategy is to use Digg, Buzz and twitter most times, StumbleUpon, Readit sometimes. Then I have setup a FaceBook Page for my bloghttp://www.facebook.com/pages/SynapticLight/18211

  14. hmmm, this one is a bit of a frustration for me.
    First because I try almost every avenue – tantamount to firing a shotgun,
    and second because everyone ducks when I fire; even my close friends.

    The power in promotion lies not in the channel you use to promote but in the other people inside the channel who choose whether to further your promotion or not. For Example Twitter – one tweet does a little to promote your blog but if friends participate then wow – your reach is extended 100 fold.

    But there is a downside: I submitted my post yesterday to StumbleUpon, I got 194 referrals them them; not a single comment and almost 100% of them pure visits with no further pageviews – hence huge Bounce.

    Otherwise, my strategy is to use Digg, Buzz and twitter most times, StumbleUpon, Readit sometimes. Then I have setup a FaceBook Page for my bloghttp://www.facebook.com/pages/SynapticLight/18211

  15. hmmm, this one is a bit of a frustration for me.
    First because I try almost every avenue – tantamount to firing a shotgun,
    and second because everyone ducks when I fire; even my close friends.

    The power in promotion lies not in the channel you use to promote but in the other people inside the channel who choose whether to further your promotion or not. For Example Twitter – one tweet does a little to promote your blog but if friends participate then wow – your reach is extended 100 fold.

    But there is a downside: I submitted my post yesterday to StumbleUpon, I got 194 referrals them them; not a single comment and almost 100% of them pure visits with no further pageviews – hence huge Bounce.

    Otherwise, my strategy is to use Digg, Buzz and twitter most times, StumbleUpon, Readit sometimes. Then I have setup a FaceBook Page for my bloghttp://www.facebook.com/pages/SynapticLight/18211

  16. You can learn a lot from a bunny. Check out my latest blog here: http://ronniespoon.blogspot.com/2010/05/bunnies.h

  17. Some great advice by all on here! I will put some of these into use.
    http://ragamuffinray.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-to-

  18. Some great advice by all on here! I will put some of these into use.
    http://ragamuffinray.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-to-

  19. Some great advice by all on here! I will put some of these into use.
    http://ragamuffinray.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-to-

  20. I do like the community of bloggers…friends from all around the world. So in some ways, 'promoting' is really just sharing a discussion among friends.

    David, Red Letter Believers,http://www.redletterbelievers.com, "Salt and Light:"

  21. I already receive a lot of blog love from my Facebook Friends. I used a service that automatically posts a link to my blog entries to my Facebook wall once they have been posted. I'm don't do as well with Twitter, though I typically post links there as well.

    I did write a new blog for today: "Is it Still Legal to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo?"http://captainestes.blogspot.com/2010/05/is-it-st… It's a funny little post written to celebrate today. Since it is humorous I decided to try posting a link to it on Reddit. So far I've received about 80 hits from that link.

  22. Since I started my blog I've had the availability for people to receive the posts via email, and of course I have an RSS feed. Though this has given me more access to readers, it does keep them away from visiting the actual blog and interacting in any discussion.

    I tried limiting the RSS feed once to a paragraph or two and got a loud uproar in return. I've decided not to be controlling with the content just because I want people to visit the actual site.

    Anyone else struggle with this? How have you handled it?

  23. Since I started my blog I've had the availability for people to receive the posts via email, and of course I have an RSS feed. Though this has given me more access to readers, it does keep them away from visiting the actual blog and interacting in any discussion.

    I tried limiting the RSS feed once to a paragraph or two and got a loud uproar in return. I've decided not to be controlling with the content just because I want people to visit the actual site.

    Anyone else struggle with this? How have you handled it?

  24. I'll be writing my post at lunch, but I am going to take a little different approach. Earlier today I commented on the blog of some one who is inspiring me through his efforts to raise money for autism:http://www.operationjack.org The post will promote running for a cause, then I am going to promote it like crazy. I hope that the combination of highlighting someone else's efforts and putting my own in will make an impact. Lunch is in a hour, so I'll post again when it is up with the a link.

  25. I'll be writing my post at lunch, but I am going to take a little different approach. Earlier today I commented on the blog of some one who is inspiring me through his efforts to raise money for autism:http://www.operationjack.org The post will promote running for a cause, then I am going to promote it like crazy. I hope that the combination of highlighting someone else's efforts and putting my own in will make an impact. Lunch is in a hour, so I'll post again when it is up with the a link.

  26. I'll be writing my post at lunch, but I am going to take a little different approach. Earlier today I commented on the blog of some one who is inspiring me through his efforts to raise money for autism:http://www.operationjack.org The post will promote running for a cause, then I am going to promote it like crazy. I hope that the combination of highlighting someone else's efforts and putting my own in will make an impact. Lunch is in a hour, so I'll post again when it is up with the a link.

  27. I joined networked blogs and feedburner and also twitter. At least got a few followers from networked blogs.

  28. Not sure what to do about this today, as I have been tweeting and posting to facebook about the 31dbbb since we started. But I will continue to comment and keep on keepin' on.
    B

  29. I have been pushing my blog posts to Twitter and Facebook since the beginning. I have more than a couple of blog that I read on an daily basis, and I try to comment on a consistent basis, but I have not yet linked back to my own posts doing this.

    Another thing that have helped me in getting new readers to my blog, has been to promote other blogs on my site, which generates ping backs to their sites in turn.

  30. To be honest the only things I don't do are: submit to professional news outlets and newsletter updates as I don't have a newsletter though I have toyed with the idea.

    Like I said above, I'm hoping today will be the day that someone gives me an "Ah ha" moment in terms of turning visits into comments.

  31. I think one thing that wasn't mentioned is to keep blog posts SHORT. For me, short means certainly less than 1000 words, and preferably below 800. Sometimes I will go over that, but not often, and then only when what I have to share doesn't lend itself to being broken up into a couple of posts.

    Another thing I think helps a lot is a picture. It doesn't necessarily have to add to the blog as long as it doesn't clash with it. I find I'm always more likely to look at a post that has a picture, and I'm sure I'm not all THAT wierd.

    That said, I do the automatic Facebook and Twitter posts, and since I started out with a Facebook app to get my blog posted there, now that WordPress has an option to post to Facebook, my posts go up there twice. Handily, they don't generally post back to back, though sometimes it works out that way. If it's a really good post, I'll post it up there again. I don't bother with that on Twitter because I don't really understand or follow Twitter. Maybe we should have a Twitter day or something. I think a lot of us are in that boat.

    Really, I think the most helpful thing I do is read other bloggers' posts and comment on them. I know I like positive and also constructive-tho-negative feedback (I like the positive better!) and so I like to encourage my fellow bloggers with a comment. I try to make it substantive, but sometimes all I may have time for is a note of appreciation, and if that's the case, that's what I do. I haven't tracked it much, but it does seem to help.

    Blessings, Cindy

  32. I think one thing that wasn't mentioned is to keep blog posts SHORT. For me, short means certainly less than 1000 words, and preferably below 800. Sometimes I will go over that, but not often, and then only when what I have to share doesn't lend itself to being broken up into a couple of posts.

    Another thing I think helps a lot is a picture. It doesn't necessarily have to add to the blog as long as it doesn't clash with it. I find I'm always more likely to look at a post that has a picture, and I'm sure I'm not all THAT wierd.

    That said, I do the automatic Facebook and Twitter posts, and since I started out with a Facebook app to get my blog posted there, now that WordPress has an option to post to Facebook, my posts go up there twice. Handily, they don't generally post back to back, though sometimes it works out that way. If it's a really good post, I'll post it up there again. I don't bother with that on Twitter because I don't really understand or follow Twitter. Maybe we should have a Twitter day or something. I think a lot of us are in that boat.

    Really, I think the most helpful thing I do is read other bloggers' posts and comment on them. I know I like positive and also constructive-tho-negative feedback (I like the positive better!) and so I like to encourage my fellow bloggers with a comment. I try to make it substantive, but sometimes all I may have time for is a note of appreciation, and if that's the case, that's what I do. I haven't tracked it much, but it does seem to help.

    Blessings, Cindy

  33. Here's a thought….

    a RT club. I actually belong to one though it has never taken off and the organising power behind it has now dropped me from his circle of folks to follow – so he's obviously decided that is dead in the water. However, he was trying to do it from a standpoint of nothing tying folks together.

    So it could have mean that I might end up having to RT something I'm not happy with. Whereas with christians at least we all have an initial commonality and the likelihood is that our posts whilst not of a subject that interests me, may do to our own twitter followers.

    If folks want I'm happy to organise such a thing. Just drop me an email and we can discuss the fine print. But it will need a decent'ish response to be viable.

  34. Here's a link for my post today:http://trainingcrucible.blogspot.com/2010/05/run-… Since it is about a great cause and inspiring dedication by a dad for his son I hope that everyone will check it out, and if not, at least go tohttp://www.operationjack.org for the whole story.

  35. I promoted my list post "Things to Decide Before Starting A Blog"http://tijuanabecky.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/thin… by tweeting it last night and this morning, and posting it on Facebook.

    I've found successful promoting by tweeting it several times on the same day, posting it on Facebook when lots of friends are on, and by talking about it in chat. Like if someone is chatting with me while I'm blogging and asks what I'm doing, I might say I'm blogging and tell them what I'm blogging about.

    I use TwitterFeed so it automatically posts to Twitter, and when you comment on other peoples blogs or sign in to do comments you can leave your website and sometimes you get readers who are reading your comments on other blogs.

    Todays blogpost is about "Things In The Spring 1 – Looking Forward"http://tijuanabecky.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/thin

  36. I promoted my list post "Things to Decide Before Starting A Blog"http://tijuanabecky.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/thin… by tweeting it last night and this morning, and posting it on Facebook.

    I've found successful promoting by tweeting it several times on the same day, posting it on Facebook when lots of friends are on, and by talking about it in chat. Like if someone is chatting with me while I'm blogging and asks what I'm doing, I might say I'm blogging and tell them what I'm blogging about.

    I use TwitterFeed so it automatically posts to Twitter, and when you comment on other peoples blogs or sign in to do comments you can leave your website and sometimes you get readers who are reading your comments on other blogs.

    Todays blogpost is about "Things In The Spring 1 – Looking Forward"http://tijuanabecky.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/thin

  37. I promoted my list post "Things to Decide Before Starting A Blog"http://tijuanabecky.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/thin… by tweeting it last night and this morning, and posting it on Facebook.

    I've found successful promoting by tweeting it several times on the same day, posting it on Facebook when lots of friends are on, and by talking about it in chat. Like if someone is chatting with me while I'm blogging and asks what I'm doing, I might say I'm blogging and tell them what I'm blogging about.

    I use TwitterFeed so it automatically posts to Twitter, and when you comment on other peoples blogs or sign in to do comments you can leave your website and sometimes you get readers who are reading your comments on other blogs.

    Todays blogpost is about "Things In The Spring 1 – Looking Forward"http://tijuanabecky.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/thin

  38. I promoted my list post "Things to Decide Before Starting A Blog"http://tijuanabecky.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/thin… by tweeting it last night and this morning, and posting it on Facebook.

    I've found successful promoting by tweeting it several times on the same day, posting it on Facebook when lots of friends are on, and by talking about it in chat. Like if someone is chatting with me while I'm blogging and asks what I'm doing, I might say I'm blogging and tell them what I'm blogging about.

    I use TwitterFeed so it automatically posts to Twitter, and when you comment on other peoples blogs or sign in to do comments you can leave your website and sometimes you get readers who are reading your comments on other blogs.

    Todays blogpost is about "Things In The Spring 1 – Looking Forward"http://tijuanabecky.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/thin

  39. My current promotional strategy consists of:
    1) Twitter
    2) Facebook
    3) Posting on others blogs.
    4) Networking @ conferences
    5) I am putting together a couple of free conference for church leaders in my area to educate them on blogging and help some of them get started.
    6) In this group, I have done what others are doing. I am not limiting my comments to this blog, but visiting others blogs and commenting there as well.
    7) I have also talked with one person about swapping guest posts on each others blogs. I would be interested in doing this with others here that are writing similar content.

    For today's post, I pulled several of the posts from yesterday and made them available on my blog today. I pulled the material that was most compatible with my readership. It probably won't help with lots of traffic as my blog is new and doesn't have much readership, but it is at least a link back to your blog.

    Here is today's post: http://larrywestfall.com/let-me-introduce-you-to-

  40. My current promotional strategy consists of:
    1) Twitter
    2) Facebook
    3) Posting on others blogs.
    4) Networking @ conferences
    5) I am putting together a couple of free conference for church leaders in my area to educate them on blogging and help some of them get started.
    6) In this group, I have done what others are doing. I am not limiting my comments to this blog, but visiting others blogs and commenting there as well.
    7) I have also talked with one person about swapping guest posts on each others blogs. I would be interested in doing this with others here that are writing similar content.

    For today's post, I pulled several of the posts from yesterday and made them available on my blog today. I pulled the material that was most compatible with my readership. It probably won't help with lots of traffic as my blog is new and doesn't have much readership, but it is at least a link back to your blog.

    Here is today's post: http://larrywestfall.com/let-me-introduce-you-to-

  41. I knew just what to do. ; – )

    Darren Rowse, Please Link to Me…
    http://greeninventionscentral.blogspot.com/2010/0

  42. I knew just what to do. ; – )

    Darren Rowse, Please Link to Me…
    http://greeninventionscentral.blogspot.com/2010/0

  43. Since I am new to this blogging thing I have very few followers yet. I have plugged the blog at Facebook with not much response yet (maybe I don't have enough friends, boo hoo!).
    I guess I don't understand the Twitter thing. Probably because I have not signed up and started using it yet. But most of my (non-internet) friends don't twitter either. Can someone explain to me what it really does?
    I have found that by posting good comments on others' blogs I can generate traffic to mine–not just by the blogger but also by some who read the comments. My list post from yesterday promoted several other blogs, http://junctionforjesus.blogspot.com/
    maybe someday I will write something others will want to promote as well.

  44. Twitter and Facebook are the big ones for me. I love that twitter allows you to have a link to your blog on your profile page, making it even easier to find what people are writing. There are people I enjoy following, but 140 characters can only tell you so much.
    Staying with Twitter, I would use Twitter directories like WeFollow.com and Twellow.com to find other tweeps that have the same interests as you. This can be a great way to increase your followers on Twitter which can also lead to more blog readers.
    On Facebook I use networked blogs as a way of getting my blog post out. Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of success with this so far, but I think that is primarily because I have had blog identity crisis. In the past my blog has been a mix of too many different things, now it is more focused on a single topic.

  45. My list post doesn't go up until tomorrow, so I haven't promoted it yet. (But I will, tomorrow, using Twitter and Facebook!) I have, however, promoted my last two posts on my blog using Twitter and Facebook. I also had a post up yesterday about why we homeschool that linked to another blog, where I was "guest posting." I got a lot of hits on my blog yesterday from her site. They read what I wrote and then used the link to my blog to see what else I've written!

    About using Twitter and Facebook to promote your blog: I have noticed that people seem more willing to visit your blog and check out what you're "offering" if you've taken the time to build a relationship and rapport of sorts through interactions with them that are unrelated to promoting your "product" (whatever it is). I don't like it when others do nothing but "promote" themselves and their "stuff," and it would seem that others don't care for that either. Let's get to know each other! 🙂

  46. I always link my blog posts on my facebook page. Though I must admit I have been avoiding Twitter. Why? Not sure. Maybe I am trying to rebel from the current trend. Though I am slowly being drawn to the tweet light. Do you really think Twitter adds that much more traffic??? just asking.

  47. I am reluctant to promote my blog just yet. My website where my blog is attached is not in its final form and the free on-line bible studies available for download. In the next two months this will all change and I will certainly use a blog as a major way to draw people to the site. ____I am so thankful for the ability to be a part of this learning process. I can FULLY see the benefit of promoting an informative and encouraging blog entry as a means to draw in followers. ____THANKS

  48. I have been posting on Facebook, but not Tweeting. My experience has been that the biggest draw to my blog has been posting my comments on other people's blogs. I have tracked this and know it to be true. Even participating in this project has increased what little traffic I have. The problem is time. With all of the rest of life pressing on me, it is very difficult o find the time to read and comment on other people's blogs.

    I've been doing a little series on what makes a husband "safe" to his wife. Here's the latest installment of "The Best Safety Device is a Careful Man":
    http://preparation4eternity.blogspot.com/2010/05/

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