I started blogging as a hobby but as time passed, some tasks I needed to do to publish a blog post just took so much of my time. Not to mention the gadgets and skills I needed to edit photos and videos. I didn't lose interest but I wasn't able to maintain it in the past. But now, everything from taking photos/videos, editing to publishing my posts happens in my phone. Don't get me wrong, I'm still using my laptop to type my articles conveniently.
On this post, I'll be sharing you the applications I'm currently using that made my blogging a whole lot easier for me.
Facebook groups have done a lot for me when it comes to growing my blog. I got excited with its fast results and decided to search and join more groups that could cater my blogging needs (Check out my post “Choosing Facebook Groups for Bloggers” to assist you).
Now that you got in, the next thing is to maintain it so you won’t get kicked out and, of course, to increase the number of different visitors to your website and social media accounts from all the groups you’re in. I don’t have a VA and I’m not planning on getting one so I need to get organized. Here is the list of the things I did to manage and maximize the groups I’m in.
Recently, I joined several blogging groups on Facebook to promote my blog. I started with three but after some time, I was able to find and get approved to more blogging groups. Most of which were really helpful in creating better quality posts and growing my blog further.
Listed are a few things you may also want to consider when choosing the groups to join.
1. Group Description
Most of the times, you’ll find the activities of the group in the description box. You may want to think it through if the kind of engagement they offer is what you need for your blog. You may also get a hint on close groups whether they are organized or not by reading this section.
Promoting your blog can be quite difficult specially when you have little time to research your strategies. Include the fact that I didn't want my family and friends to know what I'm doing so posting on my personal social media accounts is also off the list. That leaves me with no source of traffic at all. Then I decided to search blogging related communities and facebook groups. I did find a lot but these two groups are where I'm most active.
I started blogging back in 2006 as a hobby but it was in 2010 when I decided to take it seriously. I even got approved as a Google Adsense Affiliate and Youtube Partner. But after changing jobs and going back to school, I wasn’t able to maintain it and lost my domain name, my few followers and subscribers. Now that I’m finished with my academic requirements, I decided start a whole new website. Here are a few things I considered before I even started writing.
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