10 Great Ways to Get Noticed as a Blogger

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If you’re new to blogging, it can seem impossible to make a name for yourself among the hundreds, or more likely thousands, of bloggers out there covering the same topic, but don’t let that discourage you. Everyone had to start somewhere. I’ve compiled a list of ten things that worked for me. Of course, not every technique will be right for your blog; hopefully, these techniques will help you build a foundation for success over time.

1. Write good content. (This one should come as no surprise to you. If you write amazing content, you’ll attract attention.)

2. Create other forms of content, rather than just blog posts. You can build an audience if you are everywhere doing lots of different things at once. Record podcasts, shoot videos, take pictures, and utilize social sharing and social media.

3. Compile lists. Whether it’s a Top Bloggers list or another kind of “top” list (like Top Travel Destinations), this kind of thing always gets attention. Be prepared for some controversy, since there will always be people who disagree, and make sure you do your research so your list is complete and valuable.

4. Team up with other people. Joint ventures are always tricky to orchestrate, but when done successfully, you both reap the benefits. Think about what you can bring to the table. Otherwise, an established blogger won’t have any reason to want to work with you. An audience isn’t the only important asset you can add to a project.

5. Be personable. Telling interesting, personal, or funny stories can help you stand out in a sea of posts. Tell people about you — storytelling is an extremely popular way to bring people into the fold.

6. Put your nose to the grindstone and write! More content leads to more readers, as long as you can maintain quality.

7. Write great headlines. There’s no faster way to catch the attention of people in your niche than an intriguing headline.

8. Interview someone in your niche who is not a blogger. Bloggers tend to interview one another fairly regularly, and while this is a good technique to use, you can also get noticed if you interview people outside of the world of blogging. For example, if you’re a travel blogger, you could interview a hotel manager or a hotel chef.

9. Do reviews. If you’re new you might not get products for free or be paid to do review yet, but you can still review products you love. Make sure to notify the company/author/etc. whenever you do, and they’ll often share your post via social media or email.

10. Make it easy for readers to share your posts. Word of mouth marketing can drive tons of traffic if you’re a new blogger, but if I can’t really quickly find sharing buttons, I’m probably not going to bother. Don’t make it hard for your readers.

Read more great tips, articles, and stories at Bucket List Publications Online Magazine!

Stay tuned for more great ways to get noticed. Also check out 7 Great Ways to Improve Your Alexa Ranking and I knew I was Going to Succeed! Creating a Successful Blog

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645 thoughts on “10 Great Ways to Get Noticed as a Blogger

  1. Great tips, especially for a newbie like myself! Something I’ve learned, is that when you read other people’s blogs, leave thoughtful comments. Don’t just comment for the sake of commenting, but try to actually engage with the content they’ve created and hopefully even stir a conversation.

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        • Sometimes it’s difficult to fit it all in. On a post like this one where there are hundreds of comments, I physically can’t reply to everyone.

          I try to set aside 1 hour every day to look for similar blogs and share my thoughts with the writer. It goes a long way and I’ve created lasting friendships with several others in the process.

          Blogging is a community and I’m involved in a great one.
          :)

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          • Your article on tips for writing a successful blog was awesome! Thank you for sharing and also thanks for your great comment on my blog page, Whale of a Tale Adventure Stories (the article about whales, gentle giants of our oceans). I see that you have a lot of experience with marine animals during your travels…that is terrific!

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  2. Concise, useful tips. These ideas should help propel your blog forward. Another tip: join twitter, linkedin, facebook, and g+. Promote your blog on these social sharing sites. Also consider the use of ping-o-matic to alert webcrawlers to your blog. Every little bit helps.

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  3. Thank you Lesley and for being as ever so generous with your advice. Re (9) – I’ve found reviewing books and especially TV connected to my blog (food and travel) brings lots of visitors but, (10) I agree, it is annoying that many blogs don’t seem to have a ‘Like’ button and you have to ‘apply’ to leave comments … it has to be easier than this.

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  4. I’m just joining in with the general noise of approval :) You’re right about the lists, interesting blog content and pretty much all the rest! Those were the bits that jumped out at me, as well as telling stories about yourself: I think I’ve got that down pat now :D

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      • Hi Lesley I always look forward to your comments about my blogs, thank you. I’m enjoying your Facebook posts featuring Fiji. I have fond memories of Fiji from New Years Eve 1956. I was aboard HMS Cockade a Royal Navy destroyer. On new years eve I was on duty and found myself as shore patrol. Not a good job on such a night. We went to the local Police headquarters to join up with the local
        constabulary. Before we went out on patrol we sat in a large circle on the grass behind the station with the duty policemen. They
        passed around a half coconut shell that contained a mystery liquid
        Each in turn had to drink the contents in one gulp. It turned out to be quite good.Just a couple of years ago my wife and I were staying at an airport hotel in London when I met several Fijian police who were attending a conference in the city. Naturally I retold them my story, it turned out they were very familiar with the
        ritual, and told me it was still a popular practiced.

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          • Hi, Irish Rover, Lovely story. My best one from Fiji is being invited to a cricket match which went on all day, then at the close of day as the Fijian players sang to the opposing team, we 3 invitees were asked to contribute a song! We pleaded shyness, inability to sing, didn’t know any songs in common but no way would they accept. Eventually, we visitors, one Irish, one English and one Aussie quavered out My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean to great acclaim, and they all joined in!

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  5. Great little post, I’ve read a lot of these and they’re mostly the same, you have some new ideas which I will use such as making lists and interviewing similar people. Thanks for taking the time to write this and help others, Lesley. :)

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