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How to Market your Blog

There’s more to blogging than just writing articles and publishing them on your blog everyday. You need to realize that you’re not writing for yourself alone. Your writing for an audience. Spending long hours researching, writing and editing can be a huge waste of time when no one’s reading.

 

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If you own a blog you might know by now that the major problem bloggers face is getting people to visit and read their blog, and have those readers keep coming back. For the probloggers out there, it took them years to grow their reader-base, and many of them started growing their readership with these steps  –

STEP #1 Get clear on who’s your target audience

To effectively market your blog, you need to know who exactly you want to attract. This will help you stay focused on the set of people you want to market your blog to. Remember, you’re not just looking for people to come to your blog. You’re looking for people who will consistently visit your blog, share and comment on your blog posts.

Take time to go through your analytics to see the type of blog posts that get the most views and comments. Dig to get to know your target audience better and give them the content you both want.

STEP #2 Be active on Social Media

Social media is a great way to reach out to a lot of people. The reason why social media is so effective is its convenience. It’s an easy way for people to keep in touch with latest news.

To effectively make use of social media, you need to know which social media platform your target audience hangs out. It’s so much better to focus your energy on the right social media platform where you know they will always be present.

Share your blog posts on a daily basis on social media.  Do not spam! If you’re going to share a link to your blog, then make sure that you craft your status in a way that it is informative. This will make your potential readers interested in clicking on the link to your blog.

STEP #3 Guest post on other blogs or websites

This may sound a bit strange to some people but guest posting is one of the most effective ways to market your blog. Some people will think that they’d rather spend their time populating their blog, but the truth is that if you want to get more people to see your blog, then guest posting is the way to go.

Guest posting involves writing a blog post on another blog. The aim behind guest posting is to share your knowledge, tips and helpful information with a larger audience. Within the article, you can share relevant links to your blog so as to direct people to check your blog out.

Make sure that you write a quality article each time you post on your blog. Quality articles will make people want to visit your blog and read more of your posts and get to know who you are.

 

These are a few tried and tested tips that help market a blog successfully. How do you market your blog?

 

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Bedding & Bedroom Comforts

My bedroom is my little sanctuary. I like to retreat to my little sanctuary when I need my sleep, or to relax. So I like my bedroom to look nice and chilled. I pay attention to my bedding and bedroom furniture. I have lost count of the number of bedding sets I own at the moment. I like my bedding smelling fresh and clean, so I change them quite regularly. I even got a bedding spray recently while holidaying in Amsterdam, and I have fallen in love with the fragrance.  There is nothing not to like. Show me someone who doesn’t like the smell of clean sheets?

I am currently lusting after a few pretty things for my bedroom. I have been snooping online like I always do and I am happy to see most stores have the summer sale going on at the moment so this is the perfect time to shop. Here are some of the items I am loving at the moment.

 

Fleurie Platform Valance £59.99 £39.99

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This Fleurie Platform Valance bedding set by Yorkshire Linen is a true beauty. It look so posh and out of this world. I love the beautiful shade of gold. It is timeless and very elegant. It would look amazing in my bedroom and as this best part of it, is that it currently on sale, with a lighter price tag of £39.99. I can see myself buying this high quality bedding on Yorkshire Linen‘s website easily.

Faux Mohair Throw £20

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This Faux Mohair Throw by Matalan will be a nice bedroom addition. And it would look amazingly beautifully paired with the Fleurie Platform Valance set above. I love the rose gold colour. And it looks like a soft, comfy throw to have around. At just £20, I see myself grabbing this too.

 

Debenhams White Pillow Top Duck Down Mattress Topper £100 – £185 £90 – £166.50

I see mattress toppers as bedroom essentials. They make the bed so comfortable. I recently came across this White Pillow Top Duck Down Mattress Topper by Debenhams, and I think I will be needing it. It is quite pricey but I believe it will be worth the price tag. It looks so good and I bet it will be quality stuff.

 

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Now I have never had a TV in my room but I think I want 1 now, even though our living room is just across the bedroom. Having SKY TV in our room would mean I would be able to watch some TV from the comfort of my bed on a big screen. That would be so cool! Do you agree?

What are your bedroom essentials? Sound off in the comment section please.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

Product Review: activbod

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Hey peeps. Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. I have a product review post for you to read and I hope you find it informative.

I received a pack of activbod products some weeks ago, and I have finally got around to using all three products – Mind over Matter Balm, Cooling Finish Lotion and Feel Great Shower Concentrate. This is Britain’s first range of skin care products designed for the active lifestyle, so if you have active lifestyle, these products are designed just for you.

 

activbod Mind over Matter Balm

Our best-selling motivating balm uses the power of essential oils to help focus the mind and give you that kick-start we all need sometimes!

We all need that kick-start every now and again and this portable aroma balm offers just that. Focus the mind and get into the zone with a stimulating blend of rosemary, peppermint and bergamot essential oils. Peppermint also helps clear the respiratory tract for the perfect pre-exercise pick-me-up. Quick and easy to use, no spillage or product on your hands.

Apply to clean skin as desired over pulse points – wrist, temples and neck. 

 

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PROS

  1. As soon as I applied this balm on my wrists, temples and neck, I felt energised.
  2. Peppermint is a great pick me up fragrance.
  3. It is quite affordable at £7 a pack.

CONS

  1. None.

 

activbod Cooling Fresh Lotion

Cool down and replenish skin moisture levels with our post workout cool down body moisturiser containing menthol which delivers an enjoyable cooling sensation to the skin.

This winning concentrated shower gel is perfect for your gym kit. A travel friendly lightweight tube that delivers double the washes. An energising blend of sea minerals, green tea extract and almond oil work to cleanse and nourish the skin, whilst a stimulating fragrance of pepper, eucalyptus and lemon fragrance restores body and mind.

Apply to clean skin as desired and massage in.

 

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PROS

  1. I loved the cooling sensation I felt after applying this lotion.
  2. It is non greasy.
  3. My skin felt moisturised.
  4. It is quite affordable at £8 a pack.

CONS

  1. None.

 

Feel Great Shower Concentrate

Our unique concentrated shower gel is perfect after exercise to cleanse, refresh and nourish skin. Helps to reawaken body and mind to leave you feeling invigorated.

Massage onto damp skin and rinse thoroughly.

 

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PROS

  1. I love the stimulating fragrance.
  2. I felt energised after using this shower concentrate.
  3. It is quite affordable at £5 a pack.

CONS

  1. None.

I can’t faulty any of these three products. I think they are amazing, and I recommend them to the fitness lovers, they are great products to before and after exercising.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them? Drop me a commnet, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading.

 

*PR samples included.