25 Ways To Get Your Blog Featured
By: Chelsea Burcz

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Be the first, be the best. But what else can you do to get your blog featured? We’ve rounded up 25 ways give your blog that extra push into the spotlight…

  1. Talk about brands or products no one else has, stay ahead of the curve
  2. Make connections with publicists
  3. Pitch yourself to the press
  4. Get friendly with other bloggers
  5. Start a local  blogger meetup
  6. Solve a problem
  7. Have an opinion
  8. Get a little controversial
  9. Position yourself as an expert 
  10. Contribute to link round ups, like Links a la Mode and the Project
  11. Get snapped by street style photographers
  12. Use Fashion Week to your advantage
  13. Host your own events
  14. Write guest posts on other blogs
  15. Stay topical 
  16. Create partnerships within your niche
  17. Hone in on your skills and show them off
  18. Be innovative with your content, constantly evolve
  19. Have a different point of view
  20. Find a way to do some good
  21. Freelance on the side 
  22. Reach out to smaller businesses
  23. Connect with those involved with things you talk about, even if they are non-bloggers
  24. Have a local appeal
  25. Leave thoughtful comments on topics that interest you

 

Do you have any more suggestions? Leave them in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Avatar of TheAsiaMonique

    YES! YES YES YES! Simple and sweet! Love it.

  2. Avatar of purplebananasandfudgeballs

    Great suggestions! I’ve only actively pursued and conquered one: being featured on Links a la Mode. But, I’m proud to say that my blog has been featured on two blogs that I really look up to: Shamepuff and XoJane! http://www.purplebananasandfudgeballs.blogspot.com

  3. Avatar of Hey Mishka
    Hey Mishka says:

    Excellent round-up. Adding this to my bookmark toolbar for a refresher every once in a while. ;}

  4. Stephanie says:

    Love this article, such a great list of tips to inspire your blog content & hopefully help you stand out as well.

  5. cathy says:

    Definitely great suggestions! Thanks. (:

    check out my last fall-inspired outfit:
    http://onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/10/an-olive-autumn.html

    check out my post on falls favorite trend: burgundy!
    http://onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/10/colors-of-autumn-burgundy.html

  6. Avatar of Caroline
    Caroline says:

    I’m new to all this craziness and this was perfect! :)

  7. Avatar of Camille Soto
    Camille Soto says:

    Wow! Now that’s what I call short and precise! This is really helpful! Thank you! :)

  8. Donna says:

    Great ideas! I also will be bookmarking this to refer to again. I hope that everyone there is staying dry and safe.
    Donna
    http://www.prettysparklythings.blogspot.com

  9. Donna says:

    Also I watched a news piece on the photoshoot that they did with Taylor Swift for that Glamour cover. It was very interesting to see what they liked in a photo and what they didn’t. They chose that shot because she was looking directly at the camera.

  10. Avatar of Onianwah
    Barbara says:

    Really simple but great ideas and I will definitely be referring to them again and again. Thanks Chelsea
    Barbara
    http://barbsiesmusinsgs.blogspot.com/
    Lagos, Nigeria

  11. Avatar of Costanza O.R.

    Easy to do! Very useful!
    xo Costanza

    http://www.thebontonpeony.com
    Firenze & Roma, Italia

  12. Avatar of CynthiaCM
    Cynthia says:

    Hosting an event was the worst thing I ever did. Maybe I just had bad PR/a bad event planner, but few people showed up. At least my reputation wasn’t completely messed up…

    http://thecloset.delectablychic.com
    http://www.delectablychic.com

  13. malaika says:

    Have original content is great way to be featured.
    Great list by the way, but you might want to rename your post to how to get traffic to your blog.

  14. Avatar of Dazzlin Sana
    Dazzlin Sana says:

    That is what i was searching! It could well be titled as my ‘Objectives List’!!! Haha :D
    Thank you :)

    agirlsfancies.blogspot.com

  15. Avatar of Annie Bean
    Annie Bean says:

    fabulous! I feel I have goals now xx

  16. Avatar of Katy
    Katy says:

    Great round-up, I’ll have to bookmark this for future reference.

  17. Avatar of Bree
    Bree says:

    Very interesting! I have never really thought much about getting my blog featured but I do think it would be a neat thing to strive towards. I’ve always thought if it happens, it happens and didn’t realize you could really speed up the process.
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

  18. nionvox says:

    Sign up for the HARO list. It’s a 3x dail email that lists reporters who need sources on various things. I got featured on shape.com that way.
    It’s http://helpareporter.com/

  19. Avatar of Frugal Flirty N Fab!

    The information I receive from the IFB is beyond amazing! This post is everything I needed and so much more! Thanks a million!

  20. Avatar of Che
    Che says:

    Thank you, this was very helpful :)
    Che, the shoe lover
    http://Www.connoishoeur.com

  21. Fashion-isha says:

    This is another great post. I love reading your helpful articles…now I have to start taking some of your advice!
    xo
    Sharon

  22. Delmonicole says:

    I always love these tips! Although I’m a designer they help my small business as well

  23. Very motivational! Great list! The HARO tip in the comments is very true, too. I’ve gotten my husband quoted in New York Times, and me & friends on Good Morning America & Nate Berkus Show, just to name a few, as a result of HARO

  24. Avatar of Erika
    Erika says:

    Thank you so much! I love these kind of articles, they are so helpful to us bloggers. thanks thanks thanks! xo
    http://www.lolabluethecloset.blogspot.com

  25. Ashley says:

    Just when you think you’re doing everything you can, there’s always other solutions! Thanks so much for this list. I’m saving it now for future reference.

  26. Avatar of Amy
    Amy says:

    Love this advice! It’s always good as a blogger to be reminded of these!

    Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

  27. Avatar of Nadya Helena
    Nadya Helena says:

    Honestly, as a blogger outside US and Europe where brand-blogger collaboration are robust, I’m a little confused as to how I can connect with publicist and brands in order to collaborate with them. But for the rest of the list I agree, there’s no point of staying the same with other bloggers, we have to stand out and reach out in a good way.

    Nadya

  28. Avatar of Ren Ohayon
    Ren Ohayon says:

    I do not know if I can still tell myself a new blogger, but I really think I like .. Maybe these great tips but I really do not know how to do some of them .. as you wrote-
    “Make connections with publicists
    Pitch yourself to the press”

    How can I make it happen??!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Ren
    http://typeofashopaholic.blogspot.co.il/

  29. Avatar of Ren Ohayon
    Ren Ohayon says:

    I do not know if I can still tell myself a new blogger, but I really think I like .. Maybe these great tips but I really do not know how to do some of them .. as you wrote- “Make connections with publicists ,Pitch yourself to the press” How can I make it happen??!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Ren
    http://typeofashopaholic.blogspot.co.il/

  30. Avatar of Ooh La Loft
    Ooh La Loft says:

    Love it! Thanks you!

  31. melissa says:

    These are all great and usable tips to take your blog to the next level. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Avatar of Maria
    Maria says:

    Wonderful article. I love it when IFB posts ‘tips and tricks’ posts! They are so helpful and fun to read… very motivating <3
    xo Maria
    http://avenuemaria.blogspot.com

  33. Dea Win says:

    I so needed to read this. I’ve been working on this issue lately. I was so wrapped up in doing events now I’m pulling back to focus on building my credibility. That’s really important to me!

  34. Avatar of Rena A Thompson {The Style Gospel}

    As a newbie blogger, it’s been tough to find a following ’cause there are so many out there. I’d like to establish more “real” relationships with other bloggers, but it’s been difficult when it seems everyone wants you to “follow me, and I’ll follow back” and in actuality, they just want you to follow them – but there is no real personal connection ever made again.

    But I’m glad I saw this post. I’m going to print it out and add it to my ‘to-do’ list!

    Thanks!
    Rena @ the Style Gospel

    http://theStyleGospel.com
    http://facebook.com/theStyleGospel
    http://twitter.com/theStyleGospel
    http://instagram.com/RenaAThompson

  35. inspirational !! I like this suggestion… =D

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    Rebel Fashion Junkie says:

    short and sweet i love it! straight to the point while being helpful and very much detailed. i’ll make sure to give your tips a try.. thanks :)

    http://wecanwaitforthesun.blogspot.co.uk

  37. Darren says:

    Okay, so this post is going to become like my version of the bible. I feel like, after a couple of months getting going, that I am ready to start ‘being featured’ and ready to branch/reach out to others and the ideas and tips you have featured will help me to do this. Thanks for the great advice, I think I will pretty much work through the whole list. I fully expect to come back to you when I have checked off number 25 and am an internationally renowned blogger. See you on the front-row!

  38. Avatar of Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    Oh, I’m actuall going through IFB posts and these are so useful. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned. I do think I have a different point of view but some people do not respect that because obviously not everyone agrees with me…

  39. Ahjumma2012 says:

    I came across your site in search of information on niche blogging and was not disappointed. I have absolutely no fashion sense, (& only a passing interest in the subject, until now), but the blogging posts listed here, have been very informative, insightful, well thought out and fun to read. Thank you for posting them!

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