Exercise 3 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog

Today’s exercise is about promoting your blog with suggestions that include asking other bloggers to link to your blog, posting to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter or sending out newsletters.

I can honestly say that asking someone to link to my blog is not something that sits comfortably with me. After all, their opinions may turn out to be not the same as mine. And if I felt I needed to remove their link, I expect I would feel uncomfortable advising them I had removed their link.

At this stage, I’m also not keen to start sending out newsletters.

I guess I will have to go with the suggestion to share posts on other social messaging sites such as Facebook and Twitter. I find this a far more comfortable suggestion and one in which I can hold a degree of control over what is promoted.

My blog was designed using WordPress and as a newbie to designing and operating a blog I’m enjoying learning new ways to develop the site. Looking around at compatible programs for WordPress, I thought I would try the automatic “Add a Link to Facebook” plugin. Sadly, I’m finding the instructions a tad technical.

If I haven’t set up the plugin successfully, I will have to remain content, for now, to manually add links to my posts on Facebook. At least, until I can get someone more tech savvy to show me what to do.