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Have A Blog? 3 Ways to Get It Noticed

Have A Blog? 3 Ways to Get It Noticed

You may have read here that having a blog can be beneficial factor in your job search (or career). In addition, you have been told here the reasons blogging are numerous and here on how to get started. Now that you have a one, or at least, want to start one – how do you get it read and noticed by those in the blogosphere?

Whether your blog is focused on your career field, major, or hobby, there are three ways to draw in readers while making connections with other bloggers. Consider these tips below:

Commenting. Much like being a guest blogger, commenting on other blogs can create awareness about you. Using links in your comments can redirect new readers to your site as well.

Use Social Media Forums. Both Twitter and LinkedIn are great for spreading your content – engage with the users in Twitter chats and LinkedIn groups.

Be A Guest Blogger. Writing a guest post for another related or well-known blog will you exposed to other readers and boost your credibility. For tips on how to create guest blog content see here.

Doing one or all of these tips can keep your blog focused, professional, and aid your personal brand.

Do you have a blog dedicated to your job search or career? What do you blog about?

 

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Katie Lewis is currently a senior at Florida State University and will graduate in May 2012 with a B.A. in Editing, Writing, and Media. Minoring in Communications and attending her first meeting of the Florida Public Relations Association Student Chapter inspired her to pursue a career in public relations.

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16 comments

  1. This is great, I have just launched a new site and blogging is very new to me! I will be saving this article :-)

  2. Thank you so much for this wonderful advice. Never thought of commenting on blogs I follow.

  3. A very useful little blog post. Commenting is a big part of getting noticed. Especially if those comments are on blogs within your own target niche. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great advice. The commenting is definitely a help. I’d also suggest commenting on blogs you’d like to potentially guest-blog for. Helps the owner get to know your voice before the offer is made.

  5. Good points – in a concise article. Keep writing.

  6. Guest Blogging and Commenting on other blogs is a fantastic means of generating traffic – and bring interested readers to your site.

    Good luck – and keep writing!

  7. Great points and methods. I would also suggest staying active in forums related to your field of interest. By having a link to your blog in your signature section on the forums you will get traffic and subscribers as you remain active.

  8. Looks like there’s a link missing in the post? I thought the ‘see here’ for tips on guest blogging might lead somewhere …

  9. Also? Circle back to the comments on your blog from time-to-time and encourage thoughtful feedback. I heard that from an expert who actually does it…

  10. Great advice for a newbie like me. I have enjoyed blogging and think I have been able to post some worthwhile material so I would love to see the validation of seeing loads of visitors. I will certainly take this advice to heart by posting on other blogs…starting with this one!

  11. I have to get better at commenting more often. It doesn’t take long to acknowledge, appreciate, and comment on another blog’s thoughts and ideas. Thanks for bringing this topic up again.

    Brock

  12. Great post, from one Katie to another. Good tips but I just want to point out that if someone is going to write a blog that includes information from a past or current job, they should be careful what they say and keep in mind what the legal ramifications might be. Otherwise, I agree blogging is a great way to build a reputation and meet new people online.

  13. Excellent career path Katie and good tips. Thanks and best of luck.

  14. Well, Kathy Lewis, I wish you the very best in your career after graduation. Thank you for sharing your ideas on how to get your blog noticed.

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