Let’s say you’ve finished blogging your book. Or not. Maybe you are still blogging your book. In either case, you are still waiting to be discovered. What should you do while you wait?
Here are 10 things to keep you occupied and attract attention to your blog at the same time.
- Tweet about the subject of your blog. Notice I did not say Tweet about your blog. It’s not good Twitter etiquette to promote your blog. However, it is good etiquette to offer great information on your topic.
- Offer great links on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to articles and other people’s blogs posts on the subject of your blog–including links to your best blog posts.(Yes, it’s okay to promote your own blog posts if they contain helpful information.)
- Turn your blog posts into e-zine articles (or write an e-zine article on the topic of your blog). Then publish them to Ezinearticles.com or join SubmitYourArticle.com and post them there. Make sure the resource box that goes with these articles directs readers back to your blog.
- Create videos out of information related to your blog. Make sure the video directs people back to your blog. Then post this to YouTube. You can even recycle information from blog posts.
- Offer tips related to your blog on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Create audio clips out of your blogs and load them to ITunes. Simply read your blogs into a digital recorder, then use a free program like Audacity to edit them.
- Comment on other people’s subject-related blogs. Be sure your comments link back to your blog simply with your name. Don’t spam anyone by leaving a link.
- Get involved in related LinkedIn groups. Leave lots of great information as comments in discussions. Mention that you have a blog with similar information and provide the link.
- Turn some of your information into a free e-report. Sell this or give it away on Smashwords.com.
- Write guest blog posts for other bloggers. Become an expert by offering guest blog posts to other bloggers with blogs on similar topics. Your bio will have a link back to your blog.
If you do these things, you’re bound to get more traffic, which means more readers. In the process, you may attract an agent or acquisitions editor–and maybe a book deal. If not, you’ll at least have established a built in readership (platform) for your book, which means you can successfully self-publish.