This month marks 15 years since I start­ed blog­ging. I start­ed with the now defunct site Themestream, and short­ly after it went down, I moved to Blog­ger. Actu­al­ly, in a sense, I’ve been blog­ging longer than that. For 3 years pri­or, I was writ­ing arti­cles for a week­ly ezine.

Any­how, over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks for dri­ving traf­fic to blogs. One key to build­ing a com­mu­ni­ty around your blog is shar­ing on social media.

In 2015, this should go with­out say­ing, but each time you write a blog post, share it on your social media accounts. On some accounts, like Twit­ter, share it sev­er­al times over a peri­od of sev­er­al hours to increase the like­li­hood of your social media fol­low­ers see­ing your blog post.

Con­sid­er also using Face­book Notes and LinkedIn Pulse to dupli­cate the con­tent of your blog post but link­ing back to your blog post.

Don’t for­get to use your per­son­al social media accounts to like, retweet, com­ment, and share the blog post. Inter­act­ing with your blog con­tent on your pro­fes­sion­al social media accounts will also help more peo­ple see your blog post.

If peo­ple like what they see, they’ll com­ment on it, like it, and reshare it, cre­at­ing a viral snow­ball effect that can help dri­ve traf­fic to your site.

Share your blog posts on social media is one of the best ways to build a com­mu­ni­ty and dri­ve traf­fic.

What’s your favourite trick for boost­ing blog traf­fic? Let me know if the com­ments below.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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