You’ve put precious time into creating a content-rich blog with useful tips and information for your current and future clientele. Bravo! Now, how do you attract more readers?
If your blog is more than three months old, submit it to a blog directory. Simply put, a blog directory is like phone book of blogs for the web. People visit blog directories to find reading material on any topic. There are hundreds of blog directories you can submit to, but I suggest paying special attention to the few below.
Delightful Blogs is exactly what it sounds like – an edited collection of over 3200 blogs that are “personal, passionate and stylish.” Your blog will be in good company. This directory attracts more upscale readers. There is a small fee to submit your blog in this directory but it’s well worth it.
How to submit to Delightfulblogs.com:
- Click the “submit” button on the website’s header.
- Fill in the name of your blog and the URL
- Choose the “Design, décor, style” category
- Fill in your blog description*
*Note, writing a fabulous blog description is imperative. Spend some time drafting a short but informative description of the type of things you are writing about and who would find the topics interesting.
BlogRollCenter.com is one of the most well-known blog directories and has a specific “interior design” category – the perfect place for your fabulous blog to shine. This directory is free, but you must include the website’s badge somewhere on your blog.
How to submit to BlogRollCenter.com
- Click the “add site” link on the website’s header.
- Enter the URL, title and description*.
- Choose the “Home & Garden: Interior Design” Category
- If you site has an RSS feed submit that in the “feed” category. If you don’t, we can help you set one up. Stay tuned for the next blog post.
- Be sure to include BlogRollCenter’s badge on the bottom of your blog.
*Note, this can be the same fabulous description you used for Delightfulblogs.com.
I also recommend checking out Bloggeries. It is one of the most respected blog directories out there. The layout is clean and concise and readers are able to find what they are looking for in a snap. The submission process is similar to the above directories. Remember to submit your blog to the “home décor” section and include your blog description.
And finally, the EatonWeb is a powerful list of blogs with a strong “interior design” category. The fee pays for a review of your blog which can be a powerful tool when attracting new readers.
Take some time to explore the blog directories. Maybe you’ll find a new blog you can’t live without. Happy Blogging!
If you have questions, I’m happy to help! Post your questions via Twitter to @MolloyMgmtGroup or on Julia’s Facebook wall. And if you have a specific question, as always feel free to give us a call. (503-208-2757)
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Thanks and look for more Marketing and PR tips specific to you Interior Designers.
Until next time – Expect Great Things!