What you HAVE to do after publishing a blog post!
You’ve spent tons of time publishing a blog post, but are you promoting it correctly? The ultimate key to blogging is 20% content creation, and 80% marketing. I’m sharing my five things that I do after I publish every single post. Not only are these great habits to have in the blogging world, but it is a great way to grow your blog as well. Most of these take less than five minutes to complete!
Share your blog post on social media!
Social media is literally a blogger’s best friend. Not only is it a great way to connect with fellow bloggers, but it is also free marketing! If you are starting a blog, the best thing to do is to go ahead and grab the social handles that go along with the name you selected. Buffer is a great way to schedule your social media posts if you don’t want to constantly be on social media too. I use it for work and my blog, and it is free, yay! The first thing I do after publishing a blog post is schedule it, I want others to know that it is out and ready!
Pin it on Pinterest!
Even though Pinterest is now basically a social platform, many users are still using it as a standard Pinterst though. I’ve said a few times that you need to be making mulitple graphics for your pins, and that is probably the biggest tip I can share. Pinterst is my biggest source of traffic, and has been for quite a while now. Also, you should seriously consider joining some Tailwind Tribes! They have been an amazing way to continuoulsy grow my traffic!
Place them in an email newsletter!
I send out one newsletter per month to subscribers, did you know that!? I use my newsletter to feature some of my favorite posts of the month, and a sneak peak about what is to come as well. Newsletters are a great way to connect with your audience beyond your blog. I’m constantly working on ways to grow my newsletter list, but putting in blog posts never misses an email! PS: You can join my newsletter now!
Always update your posts!
If you have read my blog before, you know how much I love updating old posts! Not only is it crazy important to keep your content updated and fresh, but it is a great way to make sure your SEO is on point as well. Even if it is creating backlinks to new posts, or just updating photos, it is one of those tedious blog activities, but important! If I am publishing a blog post about my skincare routine, I’ll go back to other posts about skincare and check them out to make sure everything looks great.
Reply to comments
After publishing a blog post, the comments can start rolling in! Honestly, there is nothing I love more than responding to comments. If someone is taking the time out of their day to comment on content that I have created, you can bet money that I am going to respond as quickly as I can. Engagement is so hard to come by these days, and if you know about the struggle, be thankful! It doesn’t matter if it is on social media or my blog, I’m getting back to that viewer as soon as possible. Plus, I’m a chatty kinda gal, so I love to connect with others.
What are your must do’s after publishing a blog post?