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…
- Talk about brands or products no one else has, stay ahead of the curve
- Make connections with publicists
- Pitch yourself to the press
- Get friendly with other bloggers
- Start a local blogger meetup
- Solve a problem
- Have an opinion
- Get a little controversial
- Position yourself as an expert
- Contribute to link round ups, like Links a la Mode
- Get snapped by street style photographers
- Use Fashion Week to your advantage
- Host your own events
- Write guest posts on other blogs
- Stay topical
- Create partnerships within your niche
- Hone in on your skills and show them off
- Have a different point of view
- Find a way to do some good
- Freelance on the side
- Reach out to smaller businesses
- Connect with those involved with things you talk about, even if they are non-bloggers
- Have a local appeal
- Leave thoughtful comments on topics that interest you
YES! YES YES YES! Simple and sweet! Love it.
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! www.purplebananasandfudgeballs.blogspot.com
I’m new to all this craziness and this was perfect! 🙂
Wow! Now that’s what I call short and precise! This is really helpful! Thank you! 🙂
Love this article, such a great list of tips to inspire your blog content & hopefully help you stand out as well.
Great ideas! I also will be bookmarking this to refer to again. I hope that everyone there is staying dry and safe.
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.
Really simple but great ideas and I will definitely be referring to them again and again. Thanks Chelsea
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.
That is what i was searching! It could well be titled as my ‘Objectives List’!!! Haha 😀
Thank you 🙂
fabulous! I feel I have goals now xx
Easy to do! Very useful!
Firenze & Roma, Italia
Great round-up, I’ll have to bookmark this for future reference.
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…
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.
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.
The information I receive from the IFB is beyond amazing! This post is everything I needed and so much more! Thanks a million!
Thank you, this was very helpful 🙂
Che, the shoe lover
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
I always love these tips! Although I’m a designer they help my small business as well
Thank you so much! I love these kind of articles, they are so helpful to us bloggers. thanks thanks thanks! xo
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.
Love this advice! It’s always good as a blogger to be reminded of these!
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.
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??!?!?!?!?!?!?
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??!?!?!?!?!?!?
Love it! Thanks you!
Wonderful article. I love it when IFB posts ‘tips and tricks’ posts! They are so helpful and fun to read… very motivating <3
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!
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!
Rena @ the Style Gospel
inspirational !! I like this suggestion… =D
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 🙂
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!
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…
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!