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Theme Week: 5 Things to Do With Your Blog Posts After You’ve Hit Publish

FINDING READERS

This week on ProBlogger we’re starting a new theme week that examines five different things to do when you’ve finished writing a blog post (other than hitting publish).

If you’re anything like me – you put a lot of time into the writing of blog posts. You ponder the topic, pour your heart and soul into writing, obsess over choosing the right headline, put a lot of effort into polishing the post up to look its best, and read and reread it many times over to make sure everything is just right.

But what happens next?

For many of us the next logical step is to hit publish… and to start work on the next blog post.

While turning your mind to your next post comes naturally, this week we’d like to suggest five things bloggers can do after hitting publish to make sure that the posts we put time and effort into creating have the maximum impact.

Without these ‘next steps’, your posts could go largely unread – or at the very least not live up to their full potential in helping you to reach your blogging goals.

Each day this week we’ll present a ‘next step’ so keep tuning in! We’ll also update this page with links to each step – so make sure you bookmark this page and keep checking back.

Day 1: Socialise Your post for Maximum Effect
Day 2: Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Visits Will Be Forever Lost
Day 3: How to Repurpose Your Content and Why You Should Do It
Day 4: How to Keep Readers on Your Blog
Day 5: How to Extend Your Ideas with Future Blog Posts
Day 6: Which Tip Will You Put into Practice?

About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Comments

  1. Harinder says:

    Nice article and helpful too. Thanks for publishing this.

  2. Nice teaser post! It worked, we will be tuning in. :) Always appreciate and look forward to all of your tips. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the blogging community. Cheers! AFFJ

  3. Corinne says:

    This is an interesting theme and I’m excited to see what 6 things you have. Aside from linking up newer blog posts, checking back for new comments and optimising for search engines, I can’t really think of anything else!

    Corinne x

  4. You just wrote my mind..
    I wl follow it up.

  5. Sheldon says:

    Thanks! Been waiting for something like this!

  6. Dig the idea Darren! Now I’m on a huge commenting tear. Interested to see where and how bloggers promote.

  7. i agree with you, that’s true! but don’t forget the SEO ;)

  8. I understand these but sir I do not know how to use Stumble upon? How can I use??? or start it?

  9. Jon Stolpe says:

    I’m looking forward to this series. I think it comes at a great time as I consider how to take my blogging to the next level.

  10. james says:

    nice concept, will be waiting for all the steps.

  11. metz says:

    Sure, Darren! I will bookmark this post and keep checking back to see updates! Many are waiting for something like this to be published. We will keep an eye and wait for the next steps that will be posted in the next coming days. I’m excited to read them all. :)

    I found this post shared on Kingged.com, the Internet marketing social networking site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

  12. Vidu says:

    Great Content. I generally do nothing after clicking on publish. But I will try following these steps. Hopefully It will work for me. :)

  13. Debarpan says:

    From the next time I must try to follow all these. Nice article. Thanks for providing such an useful article for newbie bloggers like us.

  14. These are really useful. Keeping my readers around is my biggest problem. I hardly find time replying to their comments and suggestions. In fact, I thought doing that is not really important. I agree with you that I should be receptive, and your suggestions are really helpful to engaged them with my blog. I admit, all I was thinking was how I can find creative ideas to post but I forgot my target audience and how I can keep them visiting my blog. I will try doing everything you have said, man. Thank you.

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