Friday, November 12, 2010

friend friday: shameless promotion

happy friday, all! that means it's time for friend friday. remember, to see other's posts on this subject, or to join yourself, head on over to Modly Chic

topic: blogger self promotion

1. How do you promote your blog?
we don't do super serious promoting. we have a facebook and twitter account for two birds, and use that form of social media as our main source of promotion. we will sometimes use our personal facebook pages to link to personal favorite posts, as well. we also belong to sites such as IFB, and groups like Friend Friday, which have helped a lot with promotion. we are still so new though, and we write this blog for fun, so we aren't expecting to make millions off of it. that doesn't mean that it's not fun to see when a new person is following us!
2. in your experience what has been the most effective form of self promotion?
well, Friend Friday has definitely helped. but facebook for sure has been great. while we might not have a huge documented following, we do get a lot of personal emails and comments which shows us that people are at least reading the blog, even if they haven't formally followed us.
3. do you think there is a wrong way to promote yourself and your blog?
there are a lot of people who will post comments just to promote themselves. obviously everyone would like to have people people click on their blog name when they read a comment; but to promote in such an obvious way can be annoying. especially when someone writes a comment that has nothing to do with the post...something along the lines of, "love your outfit, you should follow me!" if people want to read your blog they will. sure you might get a few new clicks from linking your blog to a comment, but if people don't enjoy the blog, they aren't going to come back. we would rather have people following us who actually really like the blog. quality, not quantity.
4. when is comes to others pushing their product what annoys you?
oops, looks like i already answered that question!
5. in Dressful's post on this topic earlier in the week she said, "It's impossible to respect someone who wants all the attention, but adds nothing worthwhile to the conversation." Do you agree?
sure do! this kind of goes with #s 4 and 5. people will read your blog because they like it. we hope that tons of people like our blog. we imagine that they will if they get there at some point. but until they get there, we aren't going to push it on anyone!

happy friday! have a tremendous weekend!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! The skirt in my photos was a recent purchase, but it was on the sale rack, so the picking might be slim! The Uptown one still has some if you hurry! (Also, thanks for posting this - really interesting!)