Fun Ways To Promote Your Blog

Fun Ways To Promote Your Blog

We all want to promote our blogs. We work hard on them day in, day out and the promotion comes hand in hand with that. So we sit and we tweet and we schedule posts when we’re not going to be around to do them manually. We link up to linkys and we post links to Facebook and we ask people to share, share share! But what else can we do to get our name’s out there?

I’ve had some fun with this post. Let me give you a few ideas…

Business Cards

design your own business cards for bloggers

Sounds like an obvious suggestion but how many of us have them? I don’t, but I have some on the way. They’re great fun to design and there are so many sites that you can use these days. For these ones I used Vista Print. I can’t wait for them to arrive.

Β Mugs

mug

I can’t help but think this looks rather swanky and when I was ordering my business cards I accidentally added this to the basket. I think it will look and feel quite impressive for my morning brews at work.

Phone Case

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Now if I’m entirely honest this wonderful little item is the inspiration behind this post. When I was approached by the brand Mr Nutcase asking if I would be interested in reviewing one of their products, I grabbed this opportunity. I’m a big fan of phone cases but in all honesty, cases with photos on just aren’t my thing, so I gave it some thought and decided it would be really cool to get my logo out there! So I set to to design the template using my logos and website address. Uploaded it and placed the order. It was really simple! It took no time at all and delivery was super quick! The case itself is a really nice soft to touch matte plastic. I love the feel of it. It’s sturdy too which is obviously really important when it comes to protecting your precious phone. It’s eye catching. It’s unique and it could well get people asking ‘what on earth is that all about?!’ Cue me telling them and handing them a business card! Result! If you fancy pinching my idea – I won’t mind. Have a look at the Mr Nutcase website – cases start at Β£14.95! Cheaper than some advertisers!

There are literally so many things out there these days that you can personalise and make your own. During my research I came up with even more!

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I for one am really keen on the hoody and the bag! I still use a rucksack type bag when I’m out with the little one and what better way to advertise your blog name by having it subtly placed on the front of your bag?! As for the hoody – we all wear them with logos on anyway – what better than it to be your own?!

Note to self – must not wear and use all of the above at the same time. You could look a little daft!

What do you think? Good idea or just plain silly?

 

*I was gifted this phone case in return for an honest review of the product
**Photo credits for items other than the phone case go to Vista Print

 

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84 Comments

  1. 24th October 2016 / 8:09 pm

    They’re really smart! I was going to do some logo mugs for family as presents #MarvMondays

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Yay! You must share them with us – I’d love to see the end result! πŸ™‚

  2. 24th October 2016 / 8:21 pm

    I love the idea of promoting via your phone case. Perfect for when youre commuting to work!
    #justanotherlinky

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Definitely. Nice and discrete too! πŸ™‚

  3. 25th October 2016 / 9:45 am

    Fab post! I love the phone case, we could all look a bit swanky wearing each clothing item to promote our blogs! Amy x #TwinklyTuesday

    • Jaki
      25th October 2016 / 4:53 pm

      I think so!! Glad you liked the post. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  4. 25th October 2016 / 10:28 am

    Great ways for promotion and for gifts;). This is sharing blog love outside the box!!;)
    #Anythinggoes

    • Jaki
      25th October 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Gifts!! Yes! Even better idea! πŸ™‚

  5. 25th October 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Ooo fab ideas! I love the hoody too!

    • Jaki
      25th October 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Nice right? I may have to invest!!

  6. 25th October 2016 / 3:19 pm

    I think these are great ideas. Business cards and maybe some T-shirts have been something I’ve been thinking about for a while #twinklytuesday

    • Jaki
      25th October 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Go for it!! It’s quite fun styling them all up. But I could spend a fortune! Glad you liked the post. Thanks for reading.

  7. 25th October 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Some cool ideas there. I think the phone case is excellent promotion – if the Kardashian/Jenners are all doing it, you know it works hahaha. Hope you get great results xx #TwinklyTuesdays

    • Jaki
      25th October 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Haha! I didn’t even know they did. Damn it and there was me thinking it was my idea! πŸ™‚ thanks for reading.

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  8. 25th October 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Great ideas wearable advertising! Great as giveaways too! #marvmondays

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 4:01 pm

      That’s another great idea – & the pens and mugs aren’t that expensive at all – especially when bought in bulk! πŸ™‚

  9. 25th October 2016 / 9:55 pm

    I think this is a fun and different idea! If we don’t believe in ourselves how can we expect others too? Especially like the idea of pens! #dreamteam

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Absolutely! A nice excuse for a treat aswell! πŸ™‚

  10. 26th October 2016 / 10:42 am

    I love this idea, I honestly never thought about using mugs and phone cases, only business cards but may have to indulge! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 3:59 pm

      Great isn’t it?! It was a proper lightbulb moment. Not overly obvious on the phone cover either. Let me know if you go for it, I’d love to see the end result πŸ™‚ x

  11. 26th October 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Wowee get you with your fancy merch!! Love the phone cover πŸ™‚ #BloggerClubUK

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 3:57 pm

      Haha taking it to the next level!! πŸ™‚

  12. 26th October 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Haha my blog name on my cup when I go back to work is a fab idea! All the products are brill! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 6:41 pm

      Go for it!! They’re good aren’t they?! We could take over the world! πŸ™‚ x

  13. 26th October 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Amazing! The Rucksack looks almost designer!
    #BloggerClubUK

    • Jaki
      26th October 2016 / 10:50 pm

      They’re great aren’t they?! Tempting to order everything!! πŸ™‚

  14. 27th October 2016 / 7:45 am

    That’s some serious branding!! Love the mug and business cards! #sharingthebloglove

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 9:24 am

      Haha! Thanks. It was fun to research. Not sure I’ll be taking over the world just yet but it’s so cool we have these options! πŸ™‚

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 9:24 am

      Thanks πŸ™‚ it was fun.

  15. 27th October 2016 / 7:53 am

    I love it!!! Your logo looks fantastic and I’d totally go for all those branded items you’ve featured. After all, you are a brand and it’s all about building awareness so go for it. I particularly love the phone. Gorgeous

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 9:25 am

      Ah thanks so much. I think the right logo on the right item. It was great fun to research and play around with! πŸ™‚

  16. 27th October 2016 / 7:53 am

    Oh I just love love love!! Right, the justsayingmum is going to be making an appearance everywhere – well for my family anyway!! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 9:26 am

      Haha! Go for it! Let me know how you get on, I’d love to see what you end up getting πŸ™‚

  17. 27th October 2016 / 12:59 pm

    OMG I love this! I need these things!

    Much better idea than the tattoo I just got representing my brand! πŸ˜‰

    #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Hahaha! I love the idea of your tattoo – although come on – bad parenting or what?!?! πŸ˜‰ I love that you love these ideas – you should so get some! πŸ˜€

  18. 27th October 2016 / 4:12 pm

    I love the backpack idea…I don’t have my logo sorted yet (that’s soon 2017!) but something to remember in my “I’ve got a new logo” phase next year hopefully #twinklytuesday

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Definitely! It seems a shame to just waste it on headers! πŸ™‚

  19. 27th October 2016 / 6:03 pm

    You’ve just reminded me I need to get some new business cards with my new blog design on! I love your phone case, it would definitely get noticed by people. My trouble is I always get a bit uncomfortable when people ask me about my blog and this would mean I would get more questions! I need to be braver about it. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Yes! Get it out there! I know what you mean though. Sometimes I feel we’re a little misunderstood! As in blogging?! We’ll take over the world one day! πŸ™‚ x

  20. 27th October 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I’ve been blogging 2 years and still dont have any business cards. I’m rubbish at promoting so thank you for sharing this with us at #ablogginggoodtime πŸŽ‰

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 8:05 pm

      My pleasure – I hope you feel inspired! πŸ™‚

  21. 27th October 2016 / 7:59 pm

    I think these are awesome! the phone case is a genius idea! x #sharingthebloglove

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you – it’s surprising how much is out there for us to make use of! πŸ™‚

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 10:42 pm

      Yay! You must share them when you do – I’d love to see them! X

  22. 27th October 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I am so excited by this idea! I want a hoody and a phone case, too! Your case looks incredible and I am so jealous! #dreamteam

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 10:43 pm

      Go get one ordered! It was super quick to arrive!! Make sure you share a picture when you do. I’d love to see it πŸ™‚

  23. 27th October 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Such fab ideas! I particularly love the phone case and the mug. I’m not usually a fan of phone cases but your blog one looks great, and I would never in a million years have thought of plugging my blog this way. Makes you look like a proper brand! Which of course, you are (as are we all). #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      27th October 2016 / 10:44 pm

      I can’t believe how popular these ideas are! I think I might be on to something here!! πŸ˜„ I like that the case isn’t overly obvious too. Subtle is key! πŸ™‚ thanks so much for reading πŸ™‚

  24. 27th October 2016 / 11:03 pm

    I LOVE all of these – especially the pen – I’m a sucker for this sort of stuff…. I’m thinking of getting a hoodie done for the school run πŸ˜‰ x #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      28th October 2016 / 12:06 am

      Yes! Do it!! I’m hoping if I drop enough hints someone might get me one done for Christmas!! πŸ™‚ x

  25. 28th October 2016 / 11:48 am

    I love your thinking outside the box! I’m rubbish at promoting my blog in all the normal online ways, it would never have crossed my mind to do any of these! I don’t even have business cards yet (must sort that out one of these days!) Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Pretty cool ideas aren’t they?! You should jump on board πŸ™‚

  26. 28th October 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I love the mug. That’s bound to make your morning coffee taste a little better. #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Pretty cool huh?! πŸ™‚

  27. 29th October 2016 / 4:42 pm

    It never occurred to me to advertise the blog this way! What a great idea. πŸ™‚
    #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Ah thanks! It seems everyone is agreeing! πŸ™‚

  28. 29th October 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Oh wow. Such fab ideas. The mug looks amazing.
    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you! They’re proving quite popular ideas! πŸ™‚

  29. 29th October 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Wow, your logo looks so good on these.
    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks so much x

  30. 30th October 2016 / 8:03 am

    Love these ideas… i need to get myself sorted! And oh so love that phone case! x

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Lovely isn’t it?! So smooth and soft aswell πŸ™‚

  31. 30th October 2016 / 3:41 pm

    That mug is so cute. Having branded stuff is such a fun idea. When you are out and about, has anyone noticed your phone case? I had a play around with hoodies myself, for research of course. πŸ™‚ Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Fantastic! Let me know if you order one. I really want one – it’s next on my list!
      As sad as it sounds I’ve not been out and about much lately, so not had chance to show it off yet! πŸ™‚ xx

  32. 30th October 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I LOVE these ideas. I might feel a bit embarrased though, but hey, act confident – be confident & all that.

    Love the mug & hoodie!!

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:23 pm

      It’s subtle but not in your face πŸ™‚ if the web address is on there they might look out of curiosity without even asking you….. πŸ™‚

  33. 30th October 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I love all these different ideas! Im going to Blog Fest next month so actually some of these could be really handy ways of promoting my blog πŸ™‚ Emily #BloggerClubUK

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Go for it! Let me know if you do any and if they go down well! πŸ™‚

  34. Janet
    31st October 2016 / 12:47 pm

    These a great ways to promote your blog – I love them. I always create personalised cups for Xmas for my family but usually of the children, so why not the blog for Xmas this year or even birthdays?

    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

    Janet

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:28 pm

      I think so! Insist people take them into work! Curiosity will get the better of people eventually! πŸ™‚ thank you πŸ™‚

  35. 31st October 2016 / 1:47 pm

    I like the phone case one – clever idea! #twinklytuesday

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:27 pm

      Why thank you! It seems a popular idea! πŸ™‚

  36. 1st November 2016 / 7:50 am

    Great ideas here – I love the phone cover! I need to sort business cards out so thanks for the tip of Vistaprint – #BloggerClubUK xxx

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:23 pm

      My pleasure – they’ve arrived now and I love them! πŸ™‚

  37. 1st November 2016 / 9:26 am

    Oh I am loving the phone case what a great idea!! Will be doing that. Stopping by from #dreamteam

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Yes! Fantastic! Make sure you show me the end result! πŸ™‚

  38. 1st November 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I change my logo by the seasons so that’d get expensive!! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:21 pm

      Erm, yes it would!! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  39. 4th November 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I love the mug idea! Makes great Instagram shots too. I recently made up some Lucky Things tote bags for my blogger event that I organised in London. They had my happy motto on them – Enjoy Lucky Things. People loved them. They were cute thank you gifts

    • Jaki
      7th November 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Brilliant! And yes – Instagram shots is a great idea, I took inspiration from this just the other night! πŸ™‚

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