Blog Tip Tuesday: Promote Your Blog With Publicize

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Writing a great blog post is just the first step in getting your content read. You also need to promote your blog on a variety of social media platforms. In today’s Blog Tip Tuesday, I want to show you how you can do this automatically on WordPress with the Publicize feature.

Publicize makes it easy to promote your blog by sharing your WordPress.com posts to your accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Linkedin.

Here’s how to do it.

1. Set up Publicize

To set up publicize on your WordPress blog  go to Settings -> Sharing in your site Dashboard.

2. Connect your WordPress blog to your social media sites

A list of the services to which you can share your posts will appear on your screen.  Click Add Connection for each site you wish to connect with.

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A message will appear asking you to authorize the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your social networking accounts, providing access to public profile and friend list. If you are happy to do this, click ok.

3.  Using Publicize

Once you’ve approved a connection to any or all of your social networking sites, you’ll see a Publicize section in the Publish box on your post writing screen each time you write a new post.

Now when you hit publish on your WordPress blog it also sends your blog posts to your connected social media networking sites to automatically promote them for you.

4. Opt-Out 

If you want to opt out from any of the Publicize services for a specific post, just click the Publicize Edit link. You can then uncheck whichever services you want.

 

 

About

Marie Ennis-O’Connor BA, MIAPR, holds an Honours degree in History from University College Dublin. She is a graduate of the Irish Academy of Public Relations and has worked in a variety of PR roles over the past 12 years. Marie is editor of several award-winning blogs ranging from life sciences to health to business. She is a panel member of the newly established Bloggers International and is a regular contributor to Health Works Collective, an online community for thought leaders in international healthcare. She is a featured blogger on Webicina, an online service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics and over 17 languages, and has been awarded a top blogger accolade by Empowered Doctor.com and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth. Marie is also in demand as a trainer in social media marketing and travels the country teaching small business owners how to get online and maximise their online presence.

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