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

Share, share, and share away. Like on Facebook, share on Twitter, and spread the word. The more unrealistic we are with our dreams and goals, the more we are able to achieve!

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

  1. All great tips. I enjoy making videos a lot, but I find they take a lot more work for me. Maybe that’s because I’m too much of a perfectionist or maybe I just need more practice / better software and equipment. Either way I enjoy it a lot.

    Again, great tips.

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  2. Initially in all honesty I started my blog for my sister to someday read only. But I have found its nice when other people read it and WordPress is kind of a family. What I’m getting at is now as someone who kinda wants a following, though it’s still mostly for my sister, this was a helpful post.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge

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  3. “most likely thousands” – YES, definitely!!

    Great post. Only bit I’m not sure on is creating lists. I don’t quite get that …

    Nice blog too 🙂

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  6. Thanks Lesley! Your posts on how to attract more viewers are always helpful. 🙂

    Many people have used the video feature on Instagram. I think this will only enhance your stream of pics. Hope you have a great day! 🙂

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  8. I am a fairly new blogger (6 months) with 43 followers. I read your first tips a couple of months ago, and I followed those tips, and I think that is one of the reasons why my audience is growing. Thanks for the tips!
    I want to be a GREAT Blogger like you when I grow up! 🙂
    Continue running your race! You are doing a Marvelous job!

    Coach Arthur, Certified Professional Life Coach
    http://www.niecatlifecoaching.com

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  9. This is a great list of tips. I would also add “don’t burn out just when things are getting off the ground”. I had a few days of 200 views/day with very engaged commenters but then life got in the way and I took a few weeks off to keep up with my day-to-day responsiblities. People lost interest when I didn’t post for a few weeks, so once I got back to blogging a few weeks later, it felt like pushing a giant stone up a steep hill.

    #11 Don’t get in the way of momentum or you’ll regret it later!

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  10. 11. When someone *Likes* or comments on a post, ask them to *Share* it in their feed. Most likely Facebook or Twitter.

    12. Encourage your friends who are not bloggers to write an article, review a product, or create a video for you to add to your blog.

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  11. Great post Lesley! I agree with quality of content being at number 1.
    Would like to add some thoughts on reposts / reblogs: Its a great way to create content but which leaves me itchy. Personally I am trying to avoid it, but I know other bloggers love it. If anyone does that, please give proper backlinks and credit – better yet, get permission first.

    Keep on blogging and let your adventurous spirit remain alive!

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  12. Great post with excellent suggestions. I also enjoyed reading the comments from others who added their perspective. I would add that having great original photographs is another way to make your blog appealing and if you must use a stock photo or (god forbid) one that is copywriter then please give credit where credit is due.

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  13. Well I think you have a good point with nr 3… The top-this and that are always a hit when the header is right. Looking at the number of comments you seem to be doing a great job anyway… This list made me think, so thanks a lot! 😀

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  14. Thank you for this. Two of your tips in particular have given me ideas – the list and the interview of someone other than a blogger. I’ve been trying my best with the headlines – that’s probably one of my favourite moments when writing the blog!

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  15. The timing of your post this morning is uncanny, as just I have felt in a bit of a slump when it comes to blogging. I find great joy in writing and believe that I produce quality content on a regular basis, and I still am learning how to reach others. So, thanks for the great tips and for giving me some motivation and inspiration!

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  16. Super timely!!! thanks for sharing this! Especially the interview thing. I guess it might take me a while before I can go for joint ventures. But thanks so much!

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    • I agree… it sounded easy and fun at first but does take up time posting things, taking photos and thinking about a topic. Although… I honestly enjoy it! Hope you do too.

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    • Jenny, you just have to keep at it. My first 2 years of blogging, our mothers were pretty much our only readers…but eventually, other readers found/and loved us.

      BTW, just start “Perks of Being a Wallflower” this very morning…sweet book , it really draws you in…..

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  17. Great tips, I’ve found that self-promotion is key. I send emails to anyone who’s blog I admire asking for advice. Most get no response, but the ones who do respond have always given great feedback, and a few have featured my blog. I’ve even been asked to write a post for some of them. More exposure is always good for finding readers.

    But content is critical, you have to write GOOD content.

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