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You researched a title, matched it with a long tail keyword. You found the perfect header image and tweaked the alt description. You dug down and put together a couple thousand words of amazing content. So many factors to consider, like a juggler you kept them all in the air to cultivate this fine piece of written work.
With hours of effort behind you, breathing a sigh of relief you think to yourself, “This is gonna be huge!” You press that publish button and wait.
Is this the time to move on to your next empassioned post and start over? Well if you want your cherished blog post, raised like one of your children, to languish in the far off reaches of the internet and never find it’s way to your audience then the answer is yes.
In truth, what happens after you hit the publish button is just as important as all that painstaking work you did to make it just right. It is a waste of time to dedicate your time to writing a post that no one will read. Publicizing your post to get it in front of as many eyes as you can is crucial to your success.
Depending on how and where you publish your blog there may be some automatic sharing in place. We need to go way beyond that point. Let’s not spend any money to do it, all these places are free to use.
Here are 20 places to share your blog link. Not every post will belong in all these places but every post will need some publicity. You may click on these links below and use them directly. If you know of another great place to share, please comment and let our readers know what it is. We are all in this together and helping one helps all with no harm to your own effort. That is why I put together this list, to get you closer to your goals.
Facebook – Be sure not to get sucked into the feed for an extended period of time. We are here to publicize and get out. You should definitely have a dedicated page for your blog like this one. Share your post there so your fans can see it right away. Also join and post in a few targeted groups like How do you work at home and earn income online or How to earn money online. If those two groups don’t line up with your audience, try joining these or others that align with your reader.
Pinterest – This is a hugely popular site and is very visual. Get your graphics game in order to get the most from this social network and take in the juggernaut of traffic. Join some boards like Pinterest Strategies for a Beginning Blogger or Blogging For Beginners and share that link love by creating pins. Fine tune your approach by reading our effective Pinterest strategies.
Twitter – No matter what topic your blog covers, people on Twitter need to hear about it. If your tweet catches the eye it can be retweeted and catch fire. Gain an audience by following people and share that post!
Mix – Easy to use site that is a reader for blog posts. Follow and be followed.
We heart it – A place for people to find favorite content. Follow and be followed.
Pearltrees – similar to the two above, share and be shared when you connect with people on this simple site.
Exchangle – throw your link into the list and it will be seen by people looking for things to read. Great site for traffic.
Reddit – This site has great potential but be careful, they will not look kindly upon selfish promotion. Work your site into the conversation here.
Blogger – Post content here to point back to your site.
Bloglovin – Again, post content and link your blog for more exposure.
Tumblr – Similar to the above two free blogging sites, post your content here to link to your main blog, gain followers by engaging with posts.
Medium – Super cool content publishing site. Get your brand out there and you can see big results.
FinderMaster – If you want Google to see your blog and think it’s a big deal, put your link in here. Free classified ads can make sense for some blogs.
WallClassifieds – They want you to post a free ad for your blog content here. The whole world is watching.
LinkedIn – Not just place to leave your resume. Post articles and links for people to find. Connect with a like minded community.
Flipboard – Create your own magazine of pages for people to flip through, creative solution and easy to do.
Triberr – Wow, this site has a lot to offer. Sign up and look around, connect your feed to reap the rewards of this blogger community.
Viral Content Bee – Help others get traffic and get traffic in return. Neat system that rewards you for interacting with other blogs.
Feedly – Add your blog here so people can find it.
Quora – Are you an expert in the topic of your blog? People have questions for you. Answer them and direct them to your blog for more info. This works like a charm.