Good job, your text is done! After publishing, you should take these five steps to make sure as many people as possible see your masterpiece.
We are coming to an end with our Become a Word Wizard series. During these last few months together, we’ve covered choosing the right platform, writing errors, finishing touches, and content planning. In this final part, we’ll discuss the next steps: what to do once your text is done.
(By the way, if you’re still struggling with finishing your text, download my free editing guide.)
Don’t sit back for too long
Once you are done, it’s not the moment to sit back and relax – you want to keep on working to make sure as many people as possible will see your text.
The good news is that you can simply follow this checklist! How many of these do you already use regularly?
1 Your own social media channels
I imagine this one goes without saying – but I’ll say it anyway. Share your content on your own personal channels as well as in your blog’s profiles.
Hands up, who has already set up their newsletter? It’s a great way to nurture your tribe and make sure they don’t miss your latest piece of content.
If sending an email out after every new blog post, you can group a few of your latest posts together and send a newsletter once a month, for example.
3 Social media groups
Sharing your latest posts in groups gets them in front of thousands of new pairs of eyes. But don’t exaggerate on this one: if you share all your posts on every single group you belong, it can seem spam-y. Share only relevant content that can really help people.
You can share older posts in discussions, too. Link a helpful blog post into your answer.
4 Email signature
Add a link to your latest post to your email signature. Free visibility with every sent email! Since many of the recipients already know you and trust you, they are more likely to click than complete strangers.
5 Social share links
Make sharing easy by adding social share links at the end of the posts so your readers can help you with spreading the word.
6 “You might also be interested in…”
Use a feature that suggest further reading for your blog visitors. You can also add links to older content within your blog posts.
7 Social media – again
Who says you can only share one post on your social channels once? Reshare a recent post with a fresh angle or share an old one, which relates to current events.
If you’re a fan of LinkedIn, you can also publish your blog post as an article there.
READ MORE: Which is better, blog post or LinkedIn article?
8 Web magazines & blog portals
Many portals like ‘Thrive’ allow you to publish your content there. This is a great way to go after a bigger audience and find new followers.
9 Guest blogging
Would your post serve as a guest blog post on somebody else’s blog? Don’t recycle the same post as it is, but really think about how you could provide added value to these readers.
10 Paid promotions
From time to time a paid promotion can give that extra boost that you need to conquer the hearts of new followers. Be strategic, use A/B testing and promote on days and times that prove to be the most successful.
So here we are, at the end of the Word Wizard series! I’d love to know which part you have found to be the most useful or if you still have questions. Drop your questions and comments below or join the discussion on Facebook.
In case you’ve missed some of the earlier parts, here they are:
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I’m actually with WordPress, and I use Divi Theme.
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Thanks for letting me know Fredericka, I’ll have a look at the issue!
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If you’re just starting out, a free platform is probably the safest choice. You can always upgrade as you go.
You might find this blogging checklist and tips helpful when launching your project:
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I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts
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Hi Leonida and thanks for your kind words! Before writing, I sometimes like to call my mind through meditation. I shared some really quick ideas for that here:
Also, you might want to try free flow writing. Just sit down and write anything that comes to mind. don’t censor yourself, just get started The goal is not to publish the text but to get your creativity flowing. You might also find these tips helpful:
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Thank you for your kind words. I’m using a theme called Divi, and did the site on my own. It’s very easy to use, even for beginners like myself.
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First off I would like to say superb blog!
I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
I’ve had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there.
I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?
Thanks for leaving a comment! That’s a very good question actually, because it’s important to set yourself up for success when you get to writing.
It’s not bad if the first 10-15 minutes are just free flow writing, it primes you for the real stuff. Maybe take the pressure off and give yourself permission to just write anything for a few minutes in the beginning.
Another thing you could try are these short mindfulness practices. They can help you get centered:
Enjoy your writing!
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I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do
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Hi Kayla! It can be a little bit of work in the beginning, but it’s also a very rewarding project. I recently published a check-list that will get you started. You can download it here:
Let me know once your site is up so I can follow you 🙂 Good luck!
Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
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Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!
I’m with WordPress and have been really happy!
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