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  1. Solid content here, Steven :-)
    Great tips and the one that resonates most is the need to promote your content.
    I did the basics and shared on the most popular platforms when I finished a post then left it.

    We forget that content doesn't flow in streams but raging rivers and as soon as the link to your latest blog post is tweeted, it's gone.

    Going back to re share your latest as well as older posts allows your network a chance to see it, if they missed it before.

    • Hi Steven, thanks a lot for this post. Do you have an idea on how I can have a floating vertical share button from addthis on my WordPress blog?

    • SteveHughes says:

      Thanks Ray…Promoting your own content is probably the most underutilized action I see online today.

      I think too many still live by, "build it, and they will come" mantra. It doesn't work that way.

  2. Shabash! Good tips; great post…obviously counsel that is proven because you've done it. I would also recommend even a step further in re Twitter — leave it open on the desktop via HootSuite or other third-party player and respond throughout the day.

    Retweet your own blog post with a different tweet at least 5 times throughout the day. You have to market yourself, and when Triberr went down recently, we bloggers all found out just how critical Triberr is to our livelihood!

    • SteveHughes says:

      Two Computers, an iPad Mini, and windows galore open. You should see what's going on over here J. :) – Yes, I'll even keep Twitter itself open, and respond and retweet from there…

      I think so many are either shy, or don't understand that needs to be done. Self-Promoting that is…

      Have a great week!

    • Retweeting a blog post 5 times a day sounds like a recipe to lose followers very quickly!

      • SteveHughes says:

        It depends how much you're tweeting on a daily basis. If you send out 70ish a day then 5 is less than 10%. If you're only sending out 10 tweets a day then 5 would be way too many.

  3. Steven, great stuff! Is there a Triberr tutorial? I signed up awhile back but having a hard time figuring it out.

  4. Thanks, Stephen – you're right about the epic comment. Just being helpful and explaining how to do something in a post can go far – hence why some 99 cent ebooks on the Kingle store are so awesome – quick solution to a problem without having to pore through a huge book.

    • SteveHughes says:

      Jeff – Thanks for the comment. With the "epic" mindset you'll be hard pressed to generate great content on any kind of consistent basis. Be Happy when you hit publish, and you'll be in good shape.

  5. Great tips! Trying to do all of these, though difficult with a 9-5. Nonetheless, good content!

    • SteveHughes says:

      Thanks Albert…Yes, that makes things a bit more challeging, but I'd least promote on the Big Four networks.

  6. Triberr is definitely something to take a look at. I’ve heard success stories from people who have used it before. Thanks for sharing in Bizsugar!

  7. Good tips. I especially appreciate that you point out that we need to start the process off by promoting it ourselves. Many of my clients, are like, Im not going to share my own stuff. Ok… but neither will anyone else.

    • SteveHughes says:

      Thanks Jason – It's a really simple step, but as you mentioned in your example there seems to be a stigma…

  8. Great tips Steven.

    With Stumbleupon I would also recommend sharing on Pinterest, Scoop.it. The later has a great potential and 'long tail' SEO effects.

    • SteveHughes says:

      I agree Malhar, I don't think you can go wrong with Pinterest and Scoop.It – I've mentioned them before, just wanted to keep this article short and mention the top networks. Have a great week.

  9. Great tips, Steve. Sharing is one of the most important goals of social media though it can be one of the hardest things to get your followers to do. Speaking of which, great to see this post shared via the BizSugar community.

  10. 6 great tips. Triberr is probably the least obvious, and is great for extra traffic sources.

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