This is my first Friend Friday and I am excited! Hope I get the Linky-Blinky thing right this week; I flunked last week!
Topic: Blogger Self Promotion
1. How do you promote your blog?
I post a couple of links a week on facebook to my blog. I mention it to friends and acquaintances; I do have a business card with my blog on it. I am a member of Twitter, but I don’t see many people my age tweeting. I actively seek out other blogs in my demographic, and make friends.
2. In your experience what has been the most effective form of self promotion?
Not Facebook or Twitter. One facebook friend visits my blog! The most effective is making real connections with people—finding friends in the blog world; good, old honest networking.
3. Do you think there is a wrong way to promote yourself and your blog?
Does the end justify the means? Sometimes. From my demographic though, I don’t think people want all the noise—the constant facebook reminders, the tweets, the newsletters. I think this is offensive for my age group, which is over 50, by the way.
4. When is comes to others pushing their product what annoys you?
When “the push” comes off as bragging, when its been done a million times before, when it doesn’t go away.
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?
Absolutely! I read Dressful’s post, and it started off with the annoyance of blog promotion in “comments”. Maybe there is a correlation between blatant self-promotion and unoriginal content. Regardless, painfully true is the fact there are no shortcuts. It takes hard work from the content you post, to the connections you cultivate. But I’m still lovin’ it!