Number One Blogging Tip- How To Get Noticed In A Sea Of Self Promoters

I’ve done it you’ve done it we all do it. Shameless self- promotion. “Hey come to my community, like my Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter, come to my blog hop, no come to mine,” Are you ready to discover the number one blogging tips that will really change the tide in your favor and create success for you?

Have you heard bloggers tout: I have tips, I have stories, I have cool pictures. I dress up and pretend to go places that I’ve never gone just so the cyber world thinks I’m cool.

Lately all this self promotion has me thinking. How is it possible to have your blog stand out and be noticed in a a sea of self promoters?  Ah ha! What if you stopped promoting yourself or at the very least cut back and started promoting others?

If you really want to be unique in our current blogging atmosphere all you need to do is help other bloggers. Recently I announced in my Newsletter the Mogul Life that I’ll be adding Mogul Life Allstars every edition. I love it because I can promote my readers and give them a place to shine. I also like to see comments and Tweets because I can Retweet those to my audience.

OK I’m interrupting this post for a comedic break but it goes with the post so watch this 20 second video and I’ll catch you under it.

This skit by Brian Regan reminds me of bloggers   (myself included).

If you’ve never seen the whole skit it’s hilarious. It’s all about how one person dominates the conversation and only wants to talk about themselves.
So what is the number one blogging tip for bloggers? Don’t just Toot and Dump.
 If you’ve never heard that phrase it’s because I made it up. I like to do that sometimes.  Don’t just hop on a person’s blog or their Facebook or anything else and say “Toot toot follow me, I’m cool, don’t you want to see what I did?” then leave their site and not even know what they wrote in their article. After all if you just dumped your toot in their comment section you want to make sure it relates to their post.
It happens to me tons. I’m not upset though I just smile and think. “OK I’ll come visit you” But some bloggers really can’t stand that.
I have a girlfriend as some of you know I’ve been a singer for years. We’d meet up on the road on some gigs after not seeing her for a year or so and she’d say ” Girl I’m so happy to see you what’s been going on?”
After my second sentence she’d jump in and the rest of the night was like that video all about her.
When it comes to your message and your blog do we really  want 5,000 followers or more who only followed you for the free crap you offer?
Most of them probably don’t read a word of what you say. Some do but I’m thinking most don’t.
My number one blogging tip and I’ll end it with this because I’m suppose to be working on a few guest posts that are due.

My number one tip is try to make the blogger you follow and those who follow you feel appreciated.

 Try to retweet your friends content.  I ask in my newsletter all the time if I can help and what I can do.  And I am happy to share what I have learned.
Don’t be like that old 70’s song “Bad Girls” and be a “Bad Girl Blogger” who says “Toot Toot yea Beep Beep” And Toot and dump all over the place.  For those who are too young to remember this song ( God help me) They said Toot Toot at the beginning of it.

Basically those who help others will always stand out because many people only care about themselves.

I hope this post helped and I trust that you will begin to promote another blogger right after reading this.

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  1. says

    This is a great post!

    I have been promoting other people’s businesses and that sort of thing on my blog for a while and there is nothing quite like other people sending their friends to your website so they can promote themselves!

  2. says

    Hi Lisa,

    Boy, do I feel like you reposted this for me to read today (LOL—see its all me these days…uggghhh….LOL). I’ve been buried in my own work developing great things to help others out and it’s been in the back of my head bugging me that I really should be out connecting with my readers and I have been putting it off. Thanks for reminding me that there needs to be a healthy balance to all of this and what good is a great service I am putting together if I have no readers to enjoy it. They are the most important.

    Thanks Lisa. I appreciate all you do. = )

    Irish
    Dedicated2Life.com
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  3. cassandra says

    I know exactly what you mean! I have a youtube channel and I HATE when other girls send me messages or write on my feed saying “OMG I LOVE YOUR CHANNEL! COME CHECK OUT MINE!”. It’s funny so many people “LOVE” my channel and yet my subscriber list doesn’t seem to go up. It drives me up the wall. Honestly I check all my subscribers channels to see if they’re someone I’d be interested in following so if they’d done that simple task I would have checked out their channel anyways. Great post!

    • says

      Hey Cassandra 🙂 Thanks and welcome to my space .
       

       

       

       

      To find out what I think is the number one blogging tip you’ll have to keep reading.

      I’ve done it you’ve done it we all do it.  Shameless self- promotion. “Hey come to my community, like my Facebook, follow me on Twitter, come to my blog hop, no come to mine,” Check out my Parenting article ( that’s my shameless promotion in case you didn’t get that), I have tips, I have stories, I have cool pictures. Oh Yea well I dress up and pretend to go places that I’ve never gone just so the cyber world thinks I’m cool.

      Lately all this self pumping promoting had me thinking. Like the cute yellow dude in the picture. How is it possible to stand out  and be noticed in a a sea of self promoters?  Ah ha ! How about promote others? OK I’m interrupting this post for a comedic break but it goes with the post so watch this 20 second video and I’ll catch you under it.

      This skit by Brian Regan reminds me of bloggers ( sometimes myself included).

      If you’ve never seen the whole skit it’s hilarious. It’s all about how one person dominates the conversation and only wants to talk about themselves.
      So what is the number one blogging tip for bloggers? Don’t just Toot and Dump.  If you’ve never heard that phrase it’s because I just made it up. I like to do that sometimes.  Don’t just hop on a person’s blog or their Facebook or anything else and say “Toot toot follow me, I’m cool, don’t you want to see what I did?” then leave their site and not even know what they wrote in their article. After all if you just dumped your toot in their comment section you want to make sure it relates to their post.
      It happens to me tons. I’m not upset though I just smile and think. “OK I’ll come visit you” But some bloggers really can’t stand that.
      I have a girlfriend as some of you know I’ve been a singer for years. We’d meet up on the road on some gigs after not seeing her for a year or so and she’d say ” Girl I’m so happy to see you what’s been going on?”
      After my second sentence she’d jump in and the rest of the night was like that video all about her.
      I also wonder because I’m about to start my own blog hop with the New Year, do we really just want 5,000 followers?  Most of them probably don’t read a word of what you say. Some do but I’m thinking most don’t.  I have a few followers now and more are coming in by the day.  I can probably count on two hands the number of blogger friends who comment and talk with me on a regular basis.
      I can tell you when they do it makes me feel awesome.  If you’re reading this you probably know who you are and I love you guys!  If I do a blog hop then people who want to follow my blog should really want to follow. I know everyone is busy. There is barely time for anything when you’re a mom let alone reading 50-60 blogs it’s just not possible.
      My number one tip and I’ll end it with this because I’m suppose to be working on a few guest posts that are due ( see how self promotion just creeps in ) eek gads!  My number one tip is try to make the blogger you follow and those who follow you  feel appreciated.  Try to re-tweet your friends things.  I ask in my newsletter all the time if I can help and what I can do.  And I am happy to share what I have learned.
      Don’t be like that old 70’s song “Bad Girls” and be a “Bad Girl Blogger” who says “Toot Toot yea Beep Beep” And Toot and dump all over the place.  For those who are too young to remember this song ( God help me) They said Toot Toot at the beginning of it.
      I’d like to end with a final thought.
      In honor of our upcoming presidential elections let me l say:
      I’m Lisa Cash Hanson Mompreneur Mogul and I Deeply Approve This Message.BTW make sure you add your comments below now that you know what to do ! 🙂



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  4. says

    I enjoyed the reality of what you shared and as a newbie I’ll make sure that I don’t do this. In addition to what you shared, I think that really having a passion for what we write about on our blogs may tone down this type of behavior and really help us to get into the people.

    • says

      Thanks Aimee sometimes it’s just human nature to care about ourselves but then we have to think,”how would I like them to treat me?” Then do that. Thanks for your comment.

  5. says

    Lisa, I enjoyed this post. I am relatively new to blogging and have SO MUCH to learn. I found your blog when signing up for the Linky Followers. I haven’t had any of those off the wall posts to my blog but I have seen them on other blogs. I read one similar to what Lindsey mentioned happened to her. The blog owner’s sister had passed away and everyone was leaving heartfelt notes of condolence. Someone popped in with a happy little, “Love your blog!!! Please join mine!” Ouch!
    I am not a young mom. My daughter is grown, married and made me an estatic grandmom! So, your parenting tips I will ignore because I will no doubt think I know better than you, but everything else I will try to soak up like a drunk in a wine vat! So, I have to get back to reading your tips now. Catch you later…
    Ann

    • says

      Ann I love your honesty ” So, your parenting tips I will ignore because I will no doubt think I know better than you,” LOL my tips are more like stories of what I”ve been through 🙂

      I’m glad I hope you enjoy the site there are a ton of things on here and my book will be out soon so look for that as well I know it will help tremendously 🙂

  6. says

    Hi Lisa.

    “love this post”… but actually, I think I just love your authentic writing style.

    Re: toot and dumps – yeah, I try and respond to everyone that comments on my work. But when it’s just a “Nice post. I should definitely do this!”… I always hesitate a little.


    Michael

  7. says

    Hi Lisa, Thank you for dropping by my blog recently & for leaving a sweet comment. I enjoyed this article. It has some interesting points. Thanks for sharing the information.

    Warmly, Michelle

  8. says

    Thanks so much for sharing these words of wisdom at the Blog Tips Cafe over at my place, Lisa. Appreciation does go a long way! If we’re truly looking for engaging our community, making for a 2-way conversation is a goal as much as possible. I definitely am striving to show appreciation for those who link up by promoting them on my blog, Facebook, pinterest, etc. and to comment as much as I can. With a more-than-full-time job, this is challenging, but I really am looking for a more meaningful engagement than the toot-and-dump (lol!).

  9. says

    I'm a new follower from the New Years Blog Hop. I have to say that I truly agree with what you have to say. It's frustrating to have someone comment and it just say "new follower" but has nothing to do with the post. While I appreciate having new followers, I get more excited about the idea of someone comment specifically on that post.

    Long story short, your blogger advice should be posted everywhere for everyone to see!

    http://lifebyrachelle.blogspot.com

  10. says

    I'm a new follower from the New Years Blog Hop! I'm horrible about not commenting on people's blogs, even though I'm a faithful reader so I'm trying to get better about that. I really dislike it when people leave the generic comments to! I'm excited to start reading your blog.

  11. says

    Love your post! Looking forward to reading more about your blogging tips in 2012! I could really use some advice!! So glad I found your blog via the New Year Hop…I'm a new follower on GFC!

    Lisa
    Criss-Cross Applesauce

    P.S. – I'm a bulldog owner too! Ours is 9 and not quite the bully she use to be…though she still does like to eat the kid's toys when we're not looking!

  12. Kacie says

    Truth! It drives me nuts when people leave comments that obviously have nothing to do with the post. I'm thankful for the readers I have that take the time to leave relative comments.

    I found your blog on the New Year, New Followers follow fest and look forward to seeing more from you!

    http://firefly-chasing.blogspot.com

  13. says

    Some great comments with everyone and it's nice to know I'm not alone. I got in to blogging to make connections for the purpose of getting to know other bloggers, learning to and from each other and to try and support each other. I love writing so I'm always thrilled when people leave a comment. I don't get annoyed if it's not related to the post but I definitely am thrilled when it does relate to it. I've commented and done short posts encouraging interaction and inspiring each other. Unfortunately those ones didn't get the comments lol. I'm sure happy to see the interaction happening here 🙂 not surprised that you wrote such a great and thought provoking post Lisa. Loved it.

  14. says

    You guys are all so right 🙂 I'm also super happy to meet you and I'm excited you've decided to follow my blog – Thank you you are very appreciated. I'm going to check yours out in the morning Matilda is fighting a cold and I'm a worn out mama LOL

  15. says

    Yup!!! You said it all!

    The main reason I blog? It's to make friends. I love big numbers (and Lord knows comments make me geek out) but I don't want people to follow me superficially. I'm trying to build relationships!

  16. says

    Sherryl thank you for stopping by. Yes I have been very fortunate I have some wonderful mom bloggers who support me and I do the same with them. No one wants numbers we all want friends even if they are via the internet 🙂

  17. says

    Hi Lisa,
    I just followed your link here from our Bloggers Helping Bloggers group on LinkedIn. As soon as I read your title "…Get Noticed In A Sea Of Self Promoters", I knew I was in for a good read.

    You've summed up well a blogging phenomenon where bloggers hop from one blog to another without ever forming solid relationships. Actually, this behavior is similar to what happens at many real life networking events.

    Hang in there, because you're on the right track. There are lots of us who are determined to form real communities around our blogs and we're supportive. It looks like you've already started finding some.

  18. says

    Thank you ! All of you . I'm glad you like this post.
    @DgM I need to find your on blog frog:)
    Lindsay you make me laugh 🙂
    Jessica glad your here 🙂
    Tara LOVE your blog name 🙂
    @ Mommalicious I'm super glad you found my blog too. I know what you mean every time I get a new idea my husband gets this look like " here we go again " LOL

  19. says

    Hello!
    Love love love this post!
    I actually really hope my new followers interact with me on my blog and visa versa..otherwise one tends to feel like they're writing to air…nothing makes me more happy then a comment on my posts from someone who's actually read them 🙂 MUCH better then followers!

    Im so glad I've found this blog! Im a mompreneur myself. Im a single mom who works from home so I can be with my son. Im continuously thinking of new ideas..I can't seem to stop myself 😛
    I look forward to reading your blog and learning from you!
    x

  20. says

    I haven`t had people leave comments of nothing to do with my posts but have seen it on others Blogs. This would irritate me for sure. I am now following your blog and loved this post, timely as I am looking for direction on furthering my blog. Thanks, and feel free to check out my Blog and follow back if you would like…

    http://www.twomischievousmonkeys.com/

  21. says

    I love this post. I love blogging & the blogging community. I'm not the biggest fan of non-personal comments. I write because I like to express myself! If you choose to follow me I HOPE it is because you like what I have to say, not because you want a fake follow.

    Jessica @ anewadventureblog

  22. says

    Good post, Lisa! I asked the question on Blogfrog not so long ago about whether people ever actual read the blogs they follow. I want readers, not just numbers. I'm a writer, not just a blogger and I want my words and work to mean something to someone. I haven't always succeeded at this, but I try now to only follow blogs I'm truly interested in reading or following. And I try very hard to leave a comment that is meaningful and relevant. And on my blog, show me you've read something! Related to my post! Now I'm all riled up. Good post! Now, come follow me too! 😉

  23. says

    Lady, you are absolutely right. I'm one of "those" bloggers that cannot STAND when someone leaves a comment that is completely irrelevant to the post that just asks for a return visit. It's rude and makes me NOT want to visit that site just out of spite.

    Here's the perfect example – I wrote a VERY heartfelt post about the abandonment I was feeling by my father and how heartbroken I was. I got 12 very supportive and helpful comments. Then this one:

    "fun fun fun fun blog! Im so happy i found you! proud follower now! come follow me back! thanks!

    http://www.SELFISHPERSON.com"

    I mean, really!?

    I have found that the best way to get readers to visit and engage in conversation is to visit and engage in conversation elsewhere. Leaving relevant and heartfelt comments are a sure way to get someone curious about who you are and what you do. Much better than "HEY I'M COOL, COME LIKE ME!"

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