Whenever Fashion Week comes round it makes me think of my blog, what I'm doing with it and where I might go with it. Usually in the context of "what do I have to do to be invited?"!
It got me thinking, what do other bloggers do to promote themselves but in a genuine, likeable way? I'm not very good, or confident, at self-marketing my blog, yet I love discovering other blogs and commenting on them. This increases conversation, links us bloggers together and ultimately promotes your blog. I also love blogger events, it's been a great opportunity for me to meet fab other bloggers and begin a new blogging friendship! However, I always forget to bring anything about my blog with me to these events, and often end up hastily scribbling my blog URL on the back of a receipt. It made me think, what can I do to promote my blog better?
A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by a company called USB Makers, who can make batches of USB sticks in loads of styles, with your logo on. They come with a range of options for every pocket, such as larger USB sticks to smaller memory, different designs and prints, and free delivery. Plus you also get some samples to check out with your brand on. I got a few with my logo on which I'm thinking of putting some great photos on and links to my blogging details, maybe like an electronic business card. Then when I go to blogger events, I can hand them out or use them to pick up electronic files from others while subtly advertising!
I'd be really interested to hear from other bloggers, about the ways they have managed to gain more followers, increased traffic and promoted themselves for inspiration!