After you finish writing a new blog post you want to share it with the right audience, right?
The people that will love to visit your blog and read it.
You’re not just waiting for people to come to your blog, you need to go to them and let them know about it. You need to spread the word.
So, in this post I’m going to share with you the steps I take when I finish writing a new blog post and I want the right people to know about it.
Chances are you found this post exactly through one of those steps too.
1. Share on Pinterest
If you’re a blogger, you need to be on Pinterest.
It’s the perfect place for bloggers to share their content and attract and engage their audience, driving traffic back to their blog.
So, once you finish a new post, pin it into Pinterest. You can use a tool like Canva to create a beautiful perfect Pinterest size image with the title on it.
Make sure you pin it into the right board on your profile but also pin into group boards related to the theme. If you wnat to know more about how to find and join group boards, click here to get a free guide.
2. Share on Twitter
Twitter is also a great place to share your blog post and reach your audience.
On Twitter though you need to share several times. This means sharing on different days and times.
You can use a tool like followerwonk to check the best times to post (when your followers are online) and you should post on those days and time, but make sure you also post on other times as well, because you also want to reach non-followers and new people.
So, for example, if your ideal day and time is Monday at 11am, share it at that time, but try and share it on the same day at 8pm too, or next day at 2pm.
My peak time at the moment is 5pm, but I make sure I share my blog posts at other times too.
Use the right hashtags! For example, if you’re sharing a blog post about a lunch recipe, make sure you add some related hashtags such as #lunchrecipe or #foodrecipe, so you reach your audience.
You can always do a search on Twitter first and see the search volume of each hashtag to see if it’s worth it to use. You don’t want to use hashtags that no one is searching for, right?
3. Share on Facebook
Facebook is the top social network driving traffic to websites (followed by Pinterest), so you should definitely share it here too.
If you have a page or a group, post it there and then use your personal profile to share from there into your personal page.
Also, if you’re not already doing it, I advise you to join Facebook groups related to your topic/industry and share your blog posts in there.
There also many groups on Facebook just for bloggers to share their blog posts. It’s a great place to post and also to meet and connect with other bloggers!
4. Share on bookmarking sites
Bookmarking sites are sites where you save content you love and also share/recommend it to others.
Bookmarking sites are great because you are telling others about your content and if you write a great post, it might even end up on the website’s homepage!
Make sure you follow relevant people on this bookmarking sites too, most fo the time they’ll follow you back!
5. Submit it to Google
Every few days Google will crawl your website and index your pages. But if you submit your new blog post as soon as it is visible on your blog, you’ll speed up the process and make it appear on Google searches sooner.
6. Share it on Linkedin
This of course, depends on what you write about.
Linkedin is a more professional network so it will go perfect to share blog posts about career management, entrepreneurial topics, economy, and other more professional niches.
If you have a blog about home decor or fitness, might not be the right fit. But, if you wrote a post about how to do some exercise in the office, then it might be a good idea to share it.
Have that in mind before using Linkedin.
7. Send it to your mailing list
If you have a mailing list, send an email blast announcing your new blog post to your readers.
Make sure you clearly state the “whats-in-it-for-me” in the content of the email, explaining how that blog post will help your readers to do something, or solve a problem, so you get them excited to click and read it.
8. Use Promoted Pins on Pinterest
If you’re based in the US or the UK, you can use promoted pins on Pinterest.
Promoted pins are paid advertising. You pay to promote a specific pin and you can choose who you want to reach, their interests, location, age, etc.
So it’s great fif you want to quickly get your audience’s attention to your post, especially when you’re fairly new on Pinterest and don’t have yet many followers.
9. Share it on Google+
I’ll have to be honest, Google+ is not my cup of tea, but… it is Google’s social network.
And that means it’s great for SEO! So make sure you share your blog posts on Google+.
This social network also has specific groups related to certain themes and topics, so join them and share your blog posts.
10. Share it on a Pinterest Link Party
I love Pinterest Link Parties!
They’re a great way to share your blog posts, connect with other bloggers and get your content seen by a lot of people pretty quickly.
You just need to find link parties that are related to the topics you write about and then share your posts on the day of the party.
If you write great content, you might even get featured!
Click here to get access to a Pinterest group with many Pinterest link parties and see if you find one for yout niche.
11. Use a sharing plugin or a social media management tool
If you got here thinking “these steps are all very interesting, but also very time-consuming”, then I’ve got the perfect solution to you.
If you use WordPress, there’s this wonderful life-saving plugin called SocialMetrics.
You ca use it to quickly post your blog posts to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and also bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon and Digg.
And the added bonus is that it gives you stats as well, so you can see how many people shared your content on each channel.
You can also use a social media management tool to share and schedule all your updates, especially if you want to share them more than once. I recommend using Viraltag, you can access all social networks and also have access to great stats and features.
12. Share it on Quora
I absolutely love Quora! It is a great place to ask a question, find great information and also a palce to help other people with their questions.
So, how do you use it to share a blog post? You basically need to do a search based on the topic of your blog post. For example, if you wrote a post about travelling to Greece, you’ll search for questions about travelling to Greece.
When you find a question, what you need to do is first to respond to the question and to give valuable information to the person asking it.
You want to show your knowledge and help them, and after you create this value to them, you can then say something like “I hope this helps, if you want to know more, please check this blog post with great tips” and add the link to your blog post.
If you provided great value in your answer and are really concerned with helping people, they’ll click and read your post.
If you do this regularly, you might end up being seen as an expert in your niche and even get Quora recommending other people to ask you questions directly.
Over to You
I hope this helps you to know what to do when you finish a blog post and want to quickly share it with the world.
If you have any question or comment, please feel free to use the comment section below.