Four-Leaf Clover Strategy for a “Lucky” Blog

Want to bring some of that “Luck ‘O the Irish” to your blog? Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a four-leaf clover strategy for a “lucky” blog.

Leaf #1: Blog Consistently & Share Great Content

Leaf #2: Promote Your Blog by Syndicating Your Content

Leaf #3: Reward Your Commenters & Interact with Them

Leaf #4: Make Your Blog Easy to Share & Encourage Sharing

What are your favorite ways to incorporate each of these “leaves” into your blog?

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21 Comments

  1. There are good ideas. I hope you will go deeper in each one, particularly on “syndicating your content”. Are you thinking on RSS? There are other options?

    Thanks!!

    Gonzalo

    1. Yes sir! I’ve got a post in the works for each of these that I hope to get out this week. Thanks for asking.

  2. Hi Michelle,

    Love your short and punchy posts, they resonate with me.

    1 – I write a post each day and make sure it’s related specifically to some issue I see on social networks or blogs.

    2 – Facebook groups, pingomatic, zimbio, digg, stumbleupon and google.

    3 – I respond to every comment and either RT, FB share or connect with each person in some other way.

    4 – I include share buttoms: twitter, FB share and an all-encompassing share button at the bottom of my posts.

    Thanks for sharing!

    RB
    Ryan Biddulph recently posted… Are You Laying Out Bread Crumbs with Your Network Marketing CampaignMy Profile

    1. Thanks, Ryan. You’ve got all four covered!

      I’ll have to check out zimbio, I’m not familiar with that one.

  3. Hi Michelle,

    I have 3 out of 4. The only one I am not clear on is Leaf #2: Promote Your Blog by Syndicating Your Content. What does that entail? Thanks as always for your help!

    All the best,
    Diana
    Diana recently posted… Lighten Up And SmileMy Profile

    1. There are lots of options for syndicating your blog. I’m working on a post to share more about that. It’s a great strategy since most of it is more along the “set it and forget it” lines.

  4. I love this – short and to the point. And, you don’t even need to hunt for a 4-leaf clover, you provided one. :)
    Lisbeth Tanz recently posted… Life Is Like CoffeeMy Profile

    1. Hmmm… I should hide one somewhere on my blog! LOL Next holiday’s tie in idea…

  5. Love the ‘Four Leaf” strategy Michelle! I would like to add … be positive, never ever ‘sell’, always give back good valuable responses and consider participating in a blogging challenge!
    Lynn Brown recently posted… Are You Working Hard but Not Achieving SuccessMy Profile

    1. Blogging challenges are a GREAT way to build your blog!

  6. I also like your short and to-the-point style. Very good advice for great blogging.
    Thank You!
    Janette Fuller recently posted… I Am EnchantedMy Profile

    1. Thanks, Janette. Sometimes short and sweet is a great way to go.

  7. I say i again, you are SO creative incorporating holidays into your blog post. I like some of the other commentors would like to know more about syndication and what that means exactly.

    Which plug in are you using for you “Who’s Talking Back”? I’m having a little problem with mine.

    Thanks for another great post!
    Rhonda Neely recently posted… My Husband’s Favorite GiftMy Profile

    1. I’m using Top Commentaters but was having serious issues with it too, until the latest update. Maybe see if you’ve got the latest version. Mine was just doing it’s own thing before I updated the last time and now it’s working nicely again.

      Holidays are always fun–a little extra freedom to be creative. :)

      1. Thanks Michelle, I’ll try to update it.
        You are the best with holiday ideas. I need to start a swipe file of your holiday ideas so I’ll be prepared for next year. :)
        Rhonda Neely recently posted… My Husband is Verbally Abusive What Can I DoMy Profile

  8. You are so clever! Love the idea of the 4 leaves.

    Looking forward to reading more about each one.

    1. Fun way to lay out a concept. :)

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  11. My lucky clover worked when I found Michelle’s blog.
    Invaluable advice, well-structured, and a wealth of resources and strategies she points us to.
    I really needed the syndication advice, Michelle, thank you so much.
    Helenee recently posted… Dying for Freedom at Thermopylae- The 300 and King Leonidas of Sparta updated Wed Mar 23 2011 My Profile

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