Most bloggers know that the “write it and they will come” approach does not work. You have to promote your content for people to actually see and read it.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to join and experiment with many social media sites. The ones in the list below are among my favorites. They have been instrumental in helping me build a loyal readership.
- AllTop – The service collects the headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs on specific topics.
- BizSugar – A social bookmarking site for small businesses. Members can share their content and vote for their favorite articles.
- Bloggers – One of the biggest and best communities and directories for bloggers in the world.
- Blog Interact – A social media and bookmarking platform that allows bloggers, writers, and photo and video journalists to submit and vote for their favourite content, and interact with other members.
- Blokube – A community designed with bloggers in mind. Share your content, vote for your favorite articles, and connect with others through the Groups Network and fully integrated Chatwindow.
- Chime.in – “A social network based on interests, where people share, connect with others, and build communities around their favorite topics.”
- Paper.li – The service aggregates content from Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and RSS feeds, and organizes everything into an appealing, newspaper-like format.
- ROCKZi – A new content curation site for news stories.
- Scoop.it – Probably the best content curation platform currently available.
- Scribd – A document-sharing service that people can use to post documents (slideshows, PDfs, etc.). These documents can then be embedded on any web page.
- Slideshare – Another document-sharing platform for presentations. The service also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.
- Snip.it – A content curation tool like Pinterest but focused on web links and articles.
- So.cl – A mix between Pinterest, Facebook, Google+ and Storify.
- StumbleUpon – One of the oldest content curation sites / discovery engines based around users’ interests.
- Zimbio – This interactive magazine publisher focuses on current events, entertainment and pop culture. Add your blog and share your articles in wikizines based on specific categories.
- Zoomit – A social bookmarking site is for bloggers located in Canada or writing on Canada-related topics.
Have you used any of the sites in the list? If so, what are your thoughts? And do you have other favorites?
If you are looking for more tips to attract quality traffic to your blog, check out my latest eBook, The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips.
by Cendrine Marrouat
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