Scribblings On Blog Promotion

For a large part of today I was behind the wheel on a 4-5 hour car journey to drop my son off at university following the Christmas break. This gave me ample time to focus on the first part of yesterday’s post Am I Missing Something? which was to actively think of ways I might raise awareness of my blog.

Having just checked into a hotel, I quickly scribbled down my thoughts for the day:

There are, of course, many ways of approaching this challenge and this list is by no means complete – these are simply the ideas that sprang to mind.

I’m dismissing ‘Ads’ and ‘contests’ straight away as they’re not right for me. I hardly ever click on ads myself and I’m not keen on running a contest.

Before deciding which ones to proceed with, I’m going to move on to the second suggestion in yesterday’s post which is to now stop trying so hard to come up with ideas and see what develops… Intriguing.

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  • http://yourlocalstudio.com/ Lori

    Thanks for the glimpse into your thought process – I think we’re all muddling this through. I especially like how you added ideas and then knew yourself enough to cross them off the list of immediate actions. Happy writing!

    • KarenGuttridge

      Hi Lori – I found myself wondering how everyone else goes about building their blog and attracting readers and subscribers so I thought I’d get on and share the way I stumble through it all! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/erinshermanhatton Erin Sherman Hatton

    I’m in the same boat right now. I like your suggestion to “stop trying so hard”. It can get overwhelming as we spin our wheels at things that don’t work for us or our potential readers. Thanks for this.

    • KarenGuttridge

      I think we’re all in that boat Erin! Blogging is great fun – I love it – but really hard work to keep it all going. I’m always interested to hear how others approach it which is why I’m posting my experiences!

  • Victoria

    I’m having a blast blogging but at times it gets a bit overwhelming. I’m taking a deep breath and standing back. Great post Karen!

    • KarenGuttridge

      Together we’ll beat this beast! :o )