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Blog owners pride themselves on a lot of fronts. First, blogs are usually about self-expression, and having people read about your life can be uplifting, not to mention inspiring. Second, blogs can be difficult to maintain, and blog writers need to be bursting with ideas and creativity in order to keep their blogs alive. Third, blogs don’t promote themselves, and the best blog owners are those who are able to spread the word about their blog and get a lot of attention in the process.
Why do blog owners want a lot of attention? Blogs are not just about expression nowadays. Thanks to the power of Internet marketing, blogs can be used to post advertisements. Each time blog readers click on these advertisements, the blog owner can get commissions.
Moreover, there are online companies that pay blog owners to write blog entries on products, services, ideas, businesses, websites, and even speculations! There are many ways to earn money through a blog, and they all involve making the visitors come to a blog. This is the reason why blog owners are often all about promotions.
How do blog owners promote their blogs? They can post their blog addresses in their email messages, tell their friends and family to read their blogs and to spread the word about their blogs, or they can ask friends to link to them. Another way to quickly spread the word about a blog is to post on forums. Forums are a great way to not only meet people, but get the word out on any kind of news. Some blog owners choose to place their blog URL’s in their signatures, or they place them in their posts, enjoining people to read more at their blogs.
What are the best forums to go to and post about a blog?
There is no golden rule for which forums are the best for promoting a blog, since there are thousands of blogs out there that have thousands of different topics, writing styles, and target audiences. The choice of a forum on which to post is entirely up to the blog owner, but there are a few rules that you as a blog owner may want to follow as you look for a forum to promote your blog in. If you are interested in using forum posting to get the word out on your blog, take note of the following pieces of advice.
- Go and post in a forum that is directly related to your blog. You want to have your target audience right in front of you, and you should not make a shot in the dark and post your blog in every forum from A to Z. This is a sign of politeness on your part, not to mention consideration for the people who visit forums and do not wish to see an onslaught of blogs that they are not interested in.
Moreover, this shows meticulousness on your part: you know where your audience is, and you know how to target it. If you look like you are groping about blindly, then you can risk losing your target audience.
- Keep a balance between densely populated forums and smaller communities. You want to be able to reach out to a bigger audience in a large forum, but since a lot of people come and go, and a lot of posts get relegated to the bottom of the forum pile, you may want to offset this density by keeping to a small community as well.
- Have more than one forum to post in. You can never do well if you keep your eggs in only one basket.