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7 Ways to Get Noticed in the Blog World

November 21, 2014

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I got my first Blogger account in high school, about 10 years ago now. Obviously I hoped no one from my real life would find it and read it. Fast forward to now where I’m in a place where I want my blog to be read and I want it to be shared. I found myself searching out bloggers who I followed, admired, and trusted for some advice. That’s when I discovered one of my favourite bloggers Abby from Just A Girl and Her Blog wrote an ebook* titled Building a Framework all about how she began earning money within her first year of blogging. Now making money isn’t my goal but the fact that she was making money meant she was being noticed.

In her ebook*, Abby shares so many tips and tricks like how to get more traffic to your blog from Pinterest and how to develop a relationship with a brand. I found myself studying her ebook like a textbook with a pad of paper next to me jotting down all the things I needed to implement right away. Eventually I would have figured out most of her tips by trial and error and over the course of a few years, but reading her book gave me that inside knowledge to help boost my blog to a place where I had only dreamed it could be within days.

After reading her ebook and actioning as many of her tips as I could, I developed my own little list of tips that have worked for me when it comes to networking and building relationships with other bloggers and brands:

1. WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS

I am a list maker and I love crossing things off a list. It doesn’t feel done until I can slash a big line through it. When I got serious about my blog I wrote down my list of goals so I could see them and scratch them off when they are met.

2. APPROACH THOSE YOU ADMIRE

If you look up to them and admire their techniques, talk to them! I guarantee they will share some tips with you if you ask nicely. I suggest building a list of people you admire and check in on them often. Try and figure out what they are doing that’s drawing you in!

3. REACH OUT TO OTHER BLOGGERS

There is power in numbers! I went onto Facebook to find private groups for bloggers in my area. I had no idea I’d actually find one. These other bloggers have such a wide range of skill sets and come from different backgrounds. It’s so nice to finally find that group of people who understand the bloggy world. It takes a certain type of person to want to blog so to have that group of people to bounce ideas off of and not feel silly is phenomenal.

4. HELP OTHERS

Don’t horde all the know-how, share the wealth! I approached the hosts of a new link party and asked them if they wanted a “Grab a Button” made for them because I noticed they didn’t have one. They explained to me they had been trying to get one set up with no luck and were so thankful I offered to help! Now I have 3 amazing women I’ve broken the ice with and know I can approach if I ever have a question when it came to blogging.

5. SAY “THANK-YOU”

Nothing feels better than hearing a genuine thank-you! I just finished a batch of real, hand-written, thank-you cards to mail off to ladies who participated in my Holiday Gift Guide. It meant a lot to me that they supported my idea and shared it with their followers. Remember in the beginning when I said that my whole goal was for people to READ my work?Without these ladies help, I wouldn’t have reached that goal with that post.

6. MONEY IS NOT THE BE-ALL END-ALL

If you’re doing it for the money, stop right here and don’t pass go because there won’t be $200 to collect. When it comes to blogging, focus on content. CONTENT. CONTENT. Once you have great content under your belt and you’ve developed your niche, then start to think about monetizing but even then, content is king!

7. BE YOU

It will be easier to maintain your “voice” and come up with ideas to blog about if you’re using your voice. There are many ways to let your voice shine through. Abby gives an amazing tip for writing in your own voice but I wont spoil it for you!

Hop on over to Just a Girl and Her Blog and buy Building A framework*.

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*denotes a paid link. If you buy Abby’s ebook, I make a percentage. Mommyzoid only endorses products and services that I use and love. See full disclaimer here.

Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

I’ll be sharing this blog post with these lovely blogs!

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  • vickie

    Thanks so much for some great ideas.

  • Jeanna

    Thank you for all the great information… I’m defiantly going to check out Abby’s ebook. Thanks again.

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Abby’s ebook will probably become your blog bible! It’s something I’m constantly referencing. That’s what’s so great about it being in pdf format is I can quickly search topics from it on my computer 😉 Hope it serves you well, if you end up getting it!

      Stephanie

  • Cathy

    These are great reminders and oh so true! :-)
    Saying hello from gday Saturday! :-)
    Cathy

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      They are all things we know but sometimes things we forget! Thanks for stopping by Cathy!

      Stephanie

    • http://www.natashainoz.com/ Natasha in Oz

      So lovely to see folks saying g’day over here. G’day from me too Cathy!

  • Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    Great info!! I too read Abby’s book and started my blog off of it. SUCH a great resource!! Thanks for these great reminders, especially #3 and 4!! :)

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Yay! Abby’s book & story is so successful. It’s my blog bible! Thanks for stopping!

      Stephanie

  • http://whatsonthelist.net/ Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day Gr8 tips! All blog comments appreciated and sharing is caring today!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What’s On The List #SayGdayParty pinned

  • The Art of Better

    Hi There. . . or should I say G’day!? :) These are great reminders. It can be really hard to get noticed, especially when you’re new. Since I’ve been blogging less than two months, I consider a successful day when I get a single comment! Thanks for sharing.

    • http://www.natashainoz.com/ Natasha in Oz

      Definitely say g’day The Art of Better! So happy to see you over here. x

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Hey there! We have to celebrate each success! Keep up the good work <3

      Just a heads up, Abby's ebook will be on sale for Black Friday but you need a special coupon code for it! Make sure you come back and grab it 😉

      Stephanie

  • http://www.natashainoz.com/ Natasha in Oz

    Thanks so much for sharing these great tips and the link to that ebook. I will definitley check it out! Thanks also for joining the Say G’day link up. I’ve just pinned your post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Thanks so much for popping by, Natasha! Just a heads up you’ll be able to find a coupon code in the next few days for Abby’s ebook so you’ll want to come back and check it out 😉

      Thanks again,
      Stephanie

      • http://www.natashainoz.com/ Natasha in Oz

        I just popped to say that I am featuring you this week!

        Best wishes,
        Natasha in Oz

  • Rebekah Schwind

    This is so helpful! I just started my blog and am trying to do everything “right the first time”, but it’s complicated! I think that ebook will have to be on my Christmas list.
    My blog is http://www.charmingimperfections.com
    Thanks for the post!
    Rebekah

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      It is complicated! What I love about Abby’s ebook is she shares the mistakes she made so you don’t have to make them (YAY!!).

      Keep on the look out for a coupon code for Abby’s book on Black Friday! 😉

      Thanks for stopping by Rebekah!

      Stephanie

  • http://justagirlandherblog.com/ Abby @Just a Girl and Her Blog

    Great post, Stephanie! I agree 100% with all of your tips! And thank you so much for your sweet words about my book! You totally made my day!! Have a wonderful week, girl!

    ~Abby =)

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Oh Abby, you’re a gem. Your book is my blog bible! I usually consult it before I turn to Mr. Google!

      Stephanie

  • http://www.maryanderingcreatively.com/ Mary Hill

    Hi, this post would make a perfect Book Musings Monday post. I am not starting the linkup til next Monday, but you can leave a link in my comment area. I am promoting anyone who leaves a link to a family friendly, book related post across all my networks this week. Here is the post where you can leave the link: http://www.maryanderingcreatively.com/book-musings/book-musing-mondays/

  • http://www.therandomwritings.com/ Rachel G

    These are very useful pointers. I am also very much a list person–in fact, just this morning I was making lists of goals and tasks for my blog! I’m in the process of starting a new blog, something I haven’t done in years, and I feel like I still have so much to learn!

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      That’s so exciting Rachel! New beginnings are such a great gift. You get the opportunity to make it how ever you want! So exciting! If you wanted the ebook I mention in this blog post, it’s on sale this weekend only for 20% off! Grab the coupon code here: http://www.mommyzoid.ca/blog/building-framework-black-friday-sale/

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • http://myoverflowingcup.com Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

    Thanks so much for the great tips, Stephanie. I, too, love making lists and crossing things off of it to make me feel accomplished. I believe that helpings others does go a long way, even if it isn’t right away. I write from the heart with everything that I write. If the money eventually comes, that is wonderful, but it certainly isn’t my focus. Thanks for the tips!

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Heather, you sound like you’re in it for all the right reasons. Keep on trucking! Good things will come. If you’re interested in the ebook I mention in the blog post, it’s on sale for 20% off this weekend only. Grab the coupon code here: http://www.mommyzoid.ca/blog/building-framework-black-friday-sale/

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • http://thatrecipe.com That Recipe

    Great Tips. Visiting from You’re Gonna Love It

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked the tips.

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • http://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/ Vashti Q-Vega

    Hi Stephanie! Great tips. Thanks for sharing. 😀

  • Sherry Thecharmofhome

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Gail Akeman

    Good tips. It is good to write your goals down than they are written and you can see them all the time to remind you what they are.

  • Gilly

    Great Tips, thanks for sharing! I like that you did handwritten letters…..it is a dying art!

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Gilly,

      It is totally a dying art. I’m trying to bring it back!

      If you wanted to snag a copy of the ebook I talk about in the post it’s on sale this weekend only for 20% off! Find the code here:
      http://www.mommyzoid.ca/blog/building-framework-black-friday-sale/

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • Jennie

    Thanks for this post–hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    • http://www.mommyzoid.ca Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca

      Thanks Jennie! You too! xoxo

      Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

  • ntina nt

    thank you for these tips! I am a new blogger and they were really helpfull!

  • Charlene

    Thanks for the tips-simple and do-able! I’m about to ease myself back into blogging after taking a hiatus, trying re-learn what I’ve forgotten and learn some new tips and techniques for a better experience this go-round, as well!

  • Jann Olson

    Really great tips Stephanie! I just have fun with my blog. I do it because I love it and if I get a few bonuses or get noticed now and then that’s just a bit of icing on the cake! I think saying thanks and giving credit where credit is due is very important! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  • Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

    Thanks for sharing these ideas. I’ve been blogging since 2007 and have hit a wall.

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  • http://livinginthisseason.com/ Keri Snyder

    Great tips! I love this ebook- it is so helpful!

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  • Pam Larmore

    These are great tips. Thanks for sharing them. I’m working on my list of goals for 2015 now.

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  • Lory Robinson

    Thank you so much for these tips. Very timely for me.
    :)

  • Sarah Schultz

    These are all so true! I know many “new” bloggers that one of their first questions is “How can make money?” While making enough to keep the blog up and running is great, I don’t think that they will ever make money from it if that is their primary goal. It takes a lot of heart to keep going even if you are not seeing a financial reward for all of your hard work.

  • thegoldenrulekids

    These are some really great tips!

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  • Julie S.

    Great tips :) yes, be you is so important, as is making connections with other bloggers.

  • http://www.thedeliberatemom.com/ Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    I love these tips Stephanie! Brilliant, simple, and effective!

    I feel connecting is so important in the blogging world… whatever ways we do so makes an impact!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    xoxo

  • Alexa (Misfit Alexa)

    So many great tips! I’ll definitely be using a lot of these in my blogging future. Thank you so much!

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