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I Published My Post, Now What?

November 12, 2013 | By Dee Ann Rice

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Most of us have writing blog posts figured out. Even someone just starting knows they need to write a  blog post. Without posts our blogs are literally empty and no one will ever visit us at an empty blog. After all we have all heard it said that “Content is King”.

The real question is what do we need to do after the post is written and published on our blogs. What needs to be done to really make the content king?

So, after you have published your post to your blog you want to promote that post. There are several different ways you can do this.

 

 

1. Send Email To Your List

Go to the auto responder of your choice and write an email that will be sent to your entire list announcing that you have just published a new post.

This is a great way to stay in touch with your list and also let them know that you have added another post to your blog so they can go and read your new post.

I use Aweber** for my auto responder and really like it. It is very easy to use.

2. Share Your Post On Social Networking Sites

Sharing your post on all of the social networks will get more exposure for your post and help to drive traffic to your blog.

Personally I just manually share my post to all of the social sites I want it on. I do this by using my social share buttons at the end of my post.

If you want to use a tool to share your posts Hootsuite is a tool that many people use to share on multiple social networks. Tweetdeck is a great tool to use for Twitter.

3. Submit Your Post To A Blog Carnival

Blog Carnival is a blog carnival that I have used in the past.

A blog carnival is when a person collects multiple good posts on one topic and then combines all of the posts into one blog post called a carnival.

Submitting your post to a blog carnival is a great way to get more exposure to you your blog and your post.

4. Submit Your Post To Bookmarking Sites

Submitting you post to bookmarking sites is a great way to gain exposure as well as building backlinks. I know that backlinks are not as important as they were at one time but they are still beneficial.

A great way to submit a post to many bookmarking sites is to use the tool Social Monkey**. Social Monkey will submit your URL to multiple bookmarking sites over several days. They use an article spinner to make the submissions all different. There is a free and paid version of this tool.

5. Use Triberr

Triberr is a great place to get your post in front of a lot of people. If you don’t know how to use Triber check out this post Can You Navigate Triberr?. I wrote this some time ago and it goes into just how to use Triberr.

6. Comment On Other People’s Blog Posts

Get out there and comment on other people’s blog posts. This is probably the best way to grow your blog. It creates natural backlinks and gets more comments on your blog.

These are just 6 things that you can do after you have published your post to your blog. I am sure there are many more things that can be done.

Do You Have Ideas?

Do you have more ideas on things that can be done after publishing posts in order to get more exposure to a blog?

I love comments and would love to hear what you do to share your post?

Even is you don’t have any more ideas I would love to hear from you. Just comment with your thoughts.

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1 Adrienne
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November 12, 2013 at 8:30 am

Hi Dee Ann,

Last August Ana Hoffman published a post about how to promote a blog post. Of course you know I had a tragedy at the end of July so it took me several months before I made it over there. She really laid out everything she does to promote her posts and boy is it a lot.

I don’t do half of that but one thing I do that you didn’t share here is I post it to groups on Facebook and communities on Google+. I know you mentioned the social media sites but people need to join groups and communities within that platform so they can get their content out in front of more people.

Triberr is my favorite because it can get in front of so many people who would never have an opportunity to see it before. I know a lot of people use the blogging networks but I’ve never had much luck with those myself and I don’t’ really like the voting system. Like your content isn’t important unless a lot of people vote on it. Really!

Great list though and a great place to start for sure.

Hope you have a great day and got everything done last weekend. I’ll talk to you here soon.

~Adrienne
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2 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Adrienne,

I will have to go over to Ana’s blog and read her post. I know there are a lot of other things that can be done to promote a post. I wanted to put something together that people could do to start out and have a fairly good plan.

I do not like the blogging networks as I got tired of voting. It seemed like I voted for everyone and I did not get very many votes back. I though it was more of a popularity contest than actually voting on content. You are right about your content being good though. It is good whether anyone votes for it or not usually. The best votes are the comments on your blog. I know I am a little weak there right now as I am spread a little thin at the moment.

Blogging groups in social media are a great place to promote a post as is Triberr. I actually though about putting down the groups when I mentioned Social Media but did not do it.

Thanks for your ideas and suggestions and for stopping by.

Dee Ann

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3 maxwell ivey November 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Hi Dee Ann; You surprised me. I was reading along thinking I was going to be able to say I’m already doing all of that. smile First, I need to learn more about auto responders. Is it anything like a pinging service? do you have a resource or past post about it? Second, I have seen blog carnival returned in search engine results but I didn’t know what one was. Considering my narrow niche do you think there are blog carnivals out there for someone who writes about carnival rides mostly trying to sell them? And I’m definitely going to try social monkey and read your post so i can actually start using tribber. Such a great post. thanks for reminding me that there is always something new to learn about the world of blogging. take care, max
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4 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Max,

An Autoresponder is something where you collect peoples names, emails and possibly phone or address. If you look at my blog you will see that sign up spot for Triple Blog Traffic. That blog is connected to my autoresponder. I then collect names and emails. I can then go into the autoresponder and write an email that will be sent out to my whole list or just part of my list.

I usually send out an email about each post I write alerting people to go to my blog and read my new post. I have not done a post on that but it is a great idea for a post. If you sign up for Triple Blog Traffic, you can see what kinds of emails I send. I do not flood your email box. Aweber is a very easy autoresponder to use. You can sign up for a month free I think then it is about $20 a month.

I would look into the Blog Carnival. They have some fairly wide categories that you may be able to fit a post like yours into. There may be one on Sales or entertainment (I know that is not exactly what you write about but that is what I think of every time I go to your post) or something like that. Your post might be a great addition to a category like that as it is a little different from the run of the mill. You are the only person I know who sells carnival rides. Have you ever sold anything to Silverwood? It is an amusement park right near us in Idaho and my kids work at it.

You definitely need to check out Triberr and it is easy to use. Just read my other post.

Hope all is well with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dee Ann

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5 maxwell ivey November 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm

hi deeann; funny you should ask if I’ve sold anything to your local park. I have yet to sell anything to one of the large amusement parks. They generally buy new and recycle their rides among multiple parks by changing the names and paint schemes of them. I am waiting on one sale this week that would be my first to a park. wish me luck its a beautiful enterprise ride that would be headed from the netherlands to maryland. but if it isn’t too forward maybe one of your kids knows someone who knows someone that can get my name to whoever handles the disposal of rides there. i tried social monkey and had two problems. One in your post it doesn’t say that they are now charging and may soon be raising the cost. the other thing is it hung up my screen reader. I had to restart my computer twice to get away from it. smile not your fault just the hazards of using speech. i will try the blog carnivals. what you are suggesting is kind of like with guest posting you can’t always find a blog for your topic so you have to craft your article to fit into theirs. and i’m signed up at tribber so will be checking out your post on it soon. thanks for all the help. take care, max
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6 Ashley Faulkes November 13, 2013 at 12:38 am

Hi Dee Ann,
Perfect summary of what we need to do.
I do not spin or propagate my articles though, so that is a nice new suggestion for me :>
thanks
ashley
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7 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Ashley,

I tried to make it very simple and to the point. It is a good start. There are lots of other things that you can do but this is a beginning.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Dee Ann

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8 Lisa
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November 13, 2013 at 1:37 am

Dee Ann, I have not heard of social monkey, that sounds very interesting and I will have to check it out! I do like Biz Sugar and Scoop.it as well. With Scoop.it you can also share via another 5-10 networks which is nice. I do not send emails for each post now, I try not to send too many – no more than 1x per week and sometimes just 2x per month. I’m a big fan of Triberr as well. It took time to grow but when it does, it is so good for traffic and to meet new bloggers along the way.
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9 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Lisa,

I will have to go look at Biz Sugar and Scoop.it. Several people have mentioned them and I have not used them in the past.

I love Triberr. I need to be more consistent about using Triberr. It is a great place to get traffic from especially if you are consistent.

It is my plan to send an email everytime that I write a post but I do not always get it done so mine ends up going about twice a month.

Thanks for your imput and for stopping by.

Dee Ann

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10 Huzaima Khan November 13, 2013 at 1:41 am

I use scoop.it, bizsugar, BlogEngage, Blokube, Ifttt, to promote my post. And yes blog commenting is the most used tool by me. I wrote an article in past on this topic.
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11 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Huzaima,

I will have to check out some of those as I do not use them. I think my main way to promote my post is commenting but I do use a few other things that do not take much time.

I will have to go and check out your post.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

Dee Ann

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12 silviu November 13, 2013 at 2:38 am

Hi Dee Ann,

I like the sending emails to your list part. Thumb up for Aweber. Good program.
Also, I share my posts to social media and I am a big fan of Triberr and blog comments.

Now, for the same content you can use different formats, with a little bit of change, of course. You can: write a blog post, post a link with a description to a blogging community (like Bizsugar), write and publish an article on ezinearticles and point to your post for more information, then create a podcast to talk about a specific part of a blog post; make a bulletted list with the essence of your blog post and create a video and finally you can use that list to make a powerpoint presentation and upload it to Slideshare as a slideshow.

Have a wonderful day
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13 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Silviu,

Sending an email to your list is a great way to promote your post.

I like your idea of doing the slide show. I have been going to do that and have not gotten it done.

Thanks for stopping by and for all of your ideas on how to promote a blog post. They are all great ideas and will help other people.

Dee Ann

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14 Lance Carlson November 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Hi Dee Ann,

You gave me 2 big pieces here the part on Triberr (I have been there but couldn’t get it together) but I will now and the I still need to get through the blog carnival part but this is going to be for my later reading tonight. Thanks so much,

Lance

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15 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Lance,

I am glad that I was able to help you out. You will love Triberr when you figure it out. Blog Carnivals are also great. I was submitting all of my posts to Blog Carnival and then I got so busy I have not done it but plan on getting back to it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dee Ann

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16 Jeevan Jacob John November 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Great list, Dee Ann!

In the past, my main promotion methods were guest blogging and blog commenting (of course, social media is up there, but I spend more time with the first two methods).

I have use Triberr in the past (frankly, I didn’t like it the first time. Sure, I got more exposure and all. But, back again, I wasn’t a fan of automation; I didn’t like members automatically posting everything on Twitter. I wanted them to check the posts and see if it is useful for their audience and then share it.

My ideals have changed (and so have Triberr’s rules). I think Triberr encourages engagement (via comments) now, don’t they?

I do plan to recheck their site soon :D

I am still in the process of developing a promotional strategy for my upcoming blog. Right now, I have decided to form set sets of sites to promote to: a permanent set, and a rotating set (monthly basis). The rotating set will allow me to experiment and promote with more sites, without having to devote more time for it (and within a few months, I would be able to identify which sites are best for my blog :D).

Anyways, thanks for the post, Dee Ann :) Hope you are having a good week!

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17 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Jeevan,

Yes, Triberr now encourages comments right on Triberr which allows for more interaction and not just going down and retweeting posts without ever looking at them.

I love Triberr as it is a quick way for me to promote my post and support others. I will admit I do not read all of the posts that I tweet but I will stop and read some that look interesting to me.

Your plan for promoting your new blog sounds interesting. I would be interested in how that works for you.

Thanks for stopping by and for your thoughts.

Dee Ann

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18 Barry Wells
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November 14, 2013 at 7:16 am

Hi Dee Ann,

OMG how do we keep thinking of the same posts, are you peeking over my shoulder :lol:

After I wrote the post about checking the post before publishing I started a post on what to do after publishing a new one, but work came up so I didn’t finish it. OMG we must be so in-tuned Dee Ann it’s freaky ha ha

I do most of what you’ve listed here but am having second thoughts about the bookmarking sites, now that Google are playing around with things again. Having fallen out with them once and putting that right I’m quite cautious now….Maybe too much so?

I was using IM Automator and still have an open account but just haven’t topped up my credit since becoming concerned.

I used to use Social Monkee as well but don’t like spinning my titles or the intros. I think that if people land on the same post but from different titles and intros it kind of puts them off coming again.

In addition to your list I copy the tweet, add a few words, and paste it into JustReTweet. I add words so I can see where the tweets have come from and know who to thank etc.

I also use Blokube to share my posts :)

I hope that everything is going well your end Dee Ann.

All the best,
Barry
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19 Dee Ann Rice
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November 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Barry,

I keep telling you great minds think alike. lol. It is pretty weird that we keep coming up with similar posts.

This idea just popped into my mind while I was working out at the farm this last weekend. Thank goodness we are about done with the house. Have just a small amount of painting left to do and we will be good.

i did not realize that you had an issue with Google. I have never had a problem. I used social monkey a lot a while ago and have not been using it recently as I got tired of spinning the description and title. I have not used JustReTweet but that sounds good.

You should do a post on what happened to you with Google. May you already have. I have not gotten everywhere as much as I should in the last year. If you have not it would be a great post. I can not copy that one as I have never had that experience.

Hope you are doing well and I am so excited to get started on the eBay stuff.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

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20 Gilbert Samuel November 19, 2013 at 6:45 am

Hi Dee ann,

I use all the tips mentioned except blog carnival, I’m just the lazy type of guy but we have to try newer strategy of promoting our blog post in order to get newer audience. This is how I do mine, write and link to others, mention them while they help in promoting your post on socialmedia.

Building relationship works you know? Umm thinking of other methods.
The question here is promoting a blog post immediately after publishing,. How about google+ communities, use it?

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21 Dee Ann Rice
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February 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Gilbert,

I think building relationships is the most important thing you can do with your blog. What ever works for you to do that is great.

Sorry this reply is so late. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comment.

Dee Ann
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22 Liz McGee
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November 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Hey Dee Ann,

I’ve got to say I’m not really good about doing all these things. I have a couple of blogs and between writing blog posts, answering emails and staying up on the marketing thing it can be a lot to do. It helps to get and stay organized :-)

#3 and #4 are the things I’m weak on and don’t do enough of. Getting familiar with those sites will help me a lot. Your post on how to navigate Triberr has helped a lot.

Blessings,
Liz
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23 Dee Ann Rice
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February 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Liz,

I find it hard to keep up with everything also. I have had a real issue recently and have not even been able to get online.

It is alot to keep up with.

Sorry this reply is so late. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Dee Ann
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24 Michael Belk November 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Dee Ann those are some good resources. The only problem is I think we have too many sometimes because i am trying to conquer social media right now.

I am short on time to spend on all these networks. It is good to focus on a couple, I believe.
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25 Dee Ann Rice
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February 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Michael,

There is a lot to conquer on the internet. I find myself faced with to much to do and learn also.

Sorry this reply is so late.

Thanks for your comment and for stopping by.

Dee Ann
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26 Alan Ashwood November 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Hi Dee Ann
I’ve been away for a while, and thought I’d come over to see what’s new.

This post is an eye opener. I’ve never heard of most of these resources, so once I’m up an running again properly, I’ll have to look into using them.

Thanks so much.

Alan
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27 Dee Ann Rice
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February 22, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Alan,

I have not been around for awhile as I got drawn away at the beginning of the year to do some off line stuff that really needed to be done.

Thank you for stopping by and sorry my reply is so late. Glad that you enjoyed my post.

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