Summer Blog Social: Advice For You

I know. Everyone is at BlogHer but me, and you if you are reading this. I don’t feel to left out though since BBCD and 4 Plus an Angel came up with the #SummerBlogSocial to help me feel in the loop.

What’s that you say?

Oh. Well click the link and find out. You won’t be sorry. Can you wait until after you read my post though? Thanks so much. 😉

As for me? I chose Prompt #5: What activities, practices, features or events have helped you most in terms of blog or social media growth?

Have you ever noticed my sidebar? It seems really cluttered, doesn’t it? But, if you look a little closer to the right, you see a list I call “You Can Find the Poop Here”. Those are the places I frequent, most notably groups like The Red Dress Club, a writing club for women (though we have recently had some men join in too). There are other writing groups as well, and just above that space in my sidebar, you see “The Poop is Writing on the Walls Here”.

Say what? Your writing poop on other people’s walls?

Yep, I sure am. I post every Wednesday at Rage Against the Washing Machine (though its currently on hiatus for a couple of weeks) and I lead the writing workshop group for Tiffany at Bloggy Moms.

Why is this important?

Did you know that by joining Bloggy Moms your blog gets noticed? And? if you join the Writing Workshop, I notice your blog, and when you participate? I tweet about it. As often as I can, because your blog deserves to get noticed.

Why did I tell you about my weekly post at Rage?

That gets my blog noticed too. Seriously. I have met so many new people via her blog I can’t even begin to explain.

The next piece of advice I have? Memes.

Participate in them. There are so many out there to choose from. I’m quite sure you can find one that suits your style. My current memes are

I also participate in By Word Of Mouth Musing’s Friday Facebook hop, which gets my Facebook page noticed. Do you know I went from 105 “likes” to 493 within 2 weeks between her hop and a discussion in bloggy moms? WOW!! That’s a jump! Participation on the page has even gone up.

I run a feature every Friday, too. I call it The Best Scoop of the Week. Its a chance to get your blog featured, and break in your guest posting abilities at the same time. How do you do that? You just email me 3 of your favorite links. It’s easy as pie (or maybe I should say ice cream, since that’s what you get when you are featured. Three scoops to be exact, and I promise its not poop.) When its your turn, you’ll get an interview question from me for your feature, and a prompt for your guest post. Need more info? That’s easy to come by. Just click the Best Scoop of the Week (BSOW) tab at the bottom of my header.

Did you see what I did there? I promoted MYSELF. Ha. AND? I told you about a cool meme of my own.
 
And it didn’t even hurt.

Did you know blogger makes it easy to promote your posts? At the bottom of every post you write a little grib pops up. I always click on the twitter symbol to tweet, and post to my facebook page too. The google + button is there as well.

I also joined some websites, though I don’t really know how to get promoted on them, so anyone with the goods on getting syndicated on BlogHer or getting published on Studio 30+ and Indie Ink, I would grateful for. (Ha. So I worked in Prompt #6 or 9 here too.)

Basically, the more you join, the more you get promoted. It’s been made SO easy for you. All you have to do now is sign up. What are you waiting for?

Have you joined Google + yet? I have invites.

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