Every Custom Blog Creates It’s Own Following With Social Media Buttons
These days, there’s no such thing as a blog that isn’t a marketing tool. Even if you’re just a single dad blogging about your daily life, every blog is a money-making venture. If you’re not profiting from your blog, guaranteed whoever is hosting it is. And there’s nothing wrong with that — but it does mean that blogs are, quite justifiably, ranked by observers largely based on the size of the crowds they draw.
Fortunately, it’s not hard to get a decent following going. Be edgy and vaguely inflammatory, post regularly and with a consistent topic and voice, and by all means encourage your crowd to grow itself. That means lavishing social media buttons all over your custom blog. Creating a following is often as easy as showing people how easy it is to tell their friends about things they love.
Whether you start with the basics, like Facebook and Google Plus; you go old-school with the Digg and Reddit-style social bookmarking buttons; or you get into the mass-sharing arena with Tweet and Pinterest buttons, putting some kind of social media buttons — if not all of them — on your blog is a great way to grow your readership. After all, people love to share the things they enjoy with their friends and family. Rather than make them email URLs back and forth to one another, give them a simple button that they can push that will tell everyone about the coolness automatically.
Nothing can guarantee that you’ll go viral, but shouldn’t you give your followers every chance to make it happen? Especially if you mention the buttons (subtly of course), or just make them very obvious and flashy, your articles will naturally find their way out into the world.
Just as importantly, you’ll be able to judge your posts’ success based on the number of people who click on the buttons. By paying attention over a few months, you’ll be able to get an idea of what your followers actually care about — or are at least entertained by. Replicate those, keep your base growing, and you’ll be a hit.
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