Welcome to my new blogging section on Sophie Elise! I've been wanting to chat more about the blogosphere, so there's no better place to do it than right here. Let's talk about the simple bits to begin with, like promoting your own posts.
I think one of the things I find most difficult about being a blogger is promoting my own posts - talking about things I'm proud of has never come naturally to me, so how on earth do I shout about my blog posts on a daily basis? The answer to that is for another post, I'm sure, but for now here's what I use to promote my blog posts.
Twitter is my go-to for blog promotion and interaction with other bloggers. There is just something so effortless about Twitter that I love and I feel like I don't have to hide anything there. Just tweet about your posts and tag some retweet pages and you're all set! It's also so much fun to engage with other bloggers and read their posts.
I've only recently got the hang of promoting my posts on Pinterest, but so far it's really taken off. As long as other people are pinning what you post, then the promotion pretty much works for itself. Over three weeks in November, my Pinterest traffic grew from 250 to 25k so all I'd say is being active is key. Also, make sure you have a cute graphic for people to pin! To create pins I use Canva.
Truthfully, I neglected my Facebook page way too much and don't bother with it any more. I do get some views from there, though, for previous posts. This is mainly from people I know in person who follow and support my blog, which is always super appreciated. You can join some blogging groups though, and you can either update the members when you've got a new post up or join in with fun blogging threads.