One of the most effective ways to attract new readers and gain new followers is to join a reputable Blog Hop and Giveaway. These are well organized, widely promoted, and bring hundreds, and sometimes thousands of participants to your blog in just a few days. If you haven't tried this, I invite you to register for BOLD'S PALOOZA BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY scheduled for September. What will it require from you?
In joining any Blog Hop, you will want to follow directions and follow through with your commitment. Believe me, you'll be amazed at the results, if you do. Check out the guidelines, if you think the Hop is something you can handle, then complete the registration process. Some Hops have free registration and some charge a fee. Those who charge fees usually promote heavily and offer events and giveaways that build BUZZ, benefiting your blog. Look for Hops that post an active Blog List early so that your blog will benefit from the exposure for the weeks or months leading up to the actual Hop date. Build anticipation on your blog by posting sneak peaks or teaser posts about what you will be giving away. Be sure to post the Hop's button on your sidebar, the more people who know about the event, the more people who will be visiting you during the Hop dates.
Joining 2-3 Hops a year, without exaggeration, will add hundreds of followers to your blog, your twitter account, your FB Fan page, etc. You can fund the giveaway yourself, or you can solicit sponsors who will provide the prizes for you. Choose the method you're most comfortable with. Be honest and follow through with your prize distribution, this will build wonderful PR for your next Hop.
Blog Hops and Giveaways come in all sizes and shapes, so to speak. Choose two or three that fit you during the next year and watch you blog visitors and page views soar through the roof. IF you don't believe it works, visit some of the bigger blogs, you'll notice that they not only promote Hops, they actively participate in several each year.
BOLD sincerely hopes this information will be beneficial to you, and that you will take the time to check out our September PALOOZA Hop and Giveaway.