Using IndiBlogger.in to contribute to your Blogging success
Over the years many bloggers have used IndiBlogger in a variety of ways to get their brands noticed via blogs or to create a brand around themselves. This is a post that explores some of the options that you can leverage to give your blog an edge.
We get a lot of questions on how to use IndiBlogger, how long it would take to get noticed on IndiBlogger and how to drive the maximum engagement out of IndiBlogger (basically using your time wisely). We are going to focus on these elements in this blog post.
Below are some of the steps that will take your blog from depths of obscurity to the highs of your wildest dreams in no time.
1 – Register on IndiBlogger – If you don’t have an IndiBlogger account, you can register your Blog here. Please note that your blog will be verified by a real human being. It usually takes a couple of days. We do our best to weed out spammers, plagiarists (ugh!!) and other folk who mean to do the community harm.
2 – Submit a post to IndiBlogger – Once you are verified, you will be able to use IndiBlogger freely. We suggest that one of the first things that you do is to submit your latest blog post(s) into IndiBlogger. Think of submitting your first blog post as a message in a bottle. You never know who will find it interesting, but if the post is to your satisfaction, it will find other like minded bloggers. There is no reason to fret if no one found your first post interesting, keep at it. That’s the beauty of writing, the more you write, the better you get at it and eventually, you will start attracting a following.
3 – Start your Network – Building your network is one of the most crucial aspects of using IndiBlogger. You can choose to add bloggers to your network by looking through our vast directory of Indian Bloggers. The main advantage to having other bloggers on your network is that you get notified immediately on your dashboard when someone in your network submits a post and vice versa. This will give you a chance to immediately respond to blog posts of your liking. This in turn helps you connect with like minded bloggers. The more active you are, the stronger your network becomes. The dashboard also becomes key for you to track all conversations that happen around your blog on IndiBlogger.
4 – Be a good friend – The IndiBlogger Forum is a great place to get noticed. You can ask questions, participate in conversations, contribute to knowledge, review blogs and basically share ideas on improving IndiBlogger as well. We realize that everyone is entitled to their opinion and you will find the forum to be a place of great discussion where thoughts flow and new ideas emerge.
5 – How’s my Blogging? – There will come a time when you will want to know how you are doing. Our proprietary grading algorithm popularly known as IndiRank will help you understand a few things about your blogging. IndiRank combines a number of factors including your blogging habits. You will be scored from 1 to 100. The more you write and share you will find that your IndiRank increases. This is a great way to understand how your blog is performing.
6 – Get Indispired – A lot of the times as writers and content makers, you find that you are lacking in inspiration, or have run out of things to say. Head over to indispire on IndiBlogger where you can suggest a topic and vote for topics that have already been put up. This enables you to write and contribute to ideas decided upon by the IndiBlogger community.This is our longest running initiative spanning 186 weeks!
7 – Help others discover Blog posts – “Liking” a blog post is a great way to show appreciation for a fellow bloggers work. You can only vote for a blog post once you have visited it on the writers blog. This stops spammers from simply liking every post that they see on IndiBlogger. If your post has been liked by someone on IndiBlogger, you can be assured that its a genuine visit from a real human being. Liking the blog posts that you find useful, helps the content to be discovered by others and it gives quality content the recognition that they deserve.
8 – Spread the word outside IndiBlogger – One very powerful feature on IndiBlogger is the ability to tweet “Via IndiBlogger”. This feature that connects FaceBook, linkedin, Stumbleupon, G+ and Twitter to your IndiBlogger account, helps you ferry your audience from IndiBlogger to these social channels. For example, when you tweet a blog post using this feature, it helps you start conversations based on the content of your blog post on twitter. It also helps you promote your blog better as it can reach other community members contributing and listening to the IndiBlogger channel on twitter. You can tweet any members blog post and not just your own, so this helps you to share a plethora of content on your subject of expertise. So if you are a travel blogger focusing on international travel, you can tweet travel posts from others straight from IndiBlogger onto your twitter. Hundreds of blog posts are submitted to IndiBlogger everyday and you will always find plenty to share.
IndiBlogger has a very readable interface that allows others to not only read the blog post that you have shared but it also recommends your most popular articles based on your submission history. It also helps other bloggers in your network gain as it shows the most popular posts from their network as well.
9 – The power of a comment – The one big thing that we always encourage people to do is COMMENT. It takes two minutes of your time and it can gain you a friend for life. When someone writes a blog post, he/she is willing to openly declare their vulnerabilities and when someone responds, they help share that vulnerability. When done regularly it helps create a very deep connection, much like a pitcher and catcher in baseball. Giving feedback also helps you give more ideas to others and it also helps you gain new ideas. Think of the dynamic in your offices for example, how many of you have grown your intellect by just listening and absorbing the experiences of others and vice versa? IndiBlogger makes finding the latest bloggers and blog posts very easy, so you have all the time in the world to stop by a few blog posts and comment.
10 – Beginner or Pro – A “beginner” on IndiBlogger has at-least 20 posts, so they have some experience upon signing up. Hundreds of bloggers get added to IndiBlogger every week and a true pro really knows the value of gaining influential readers. As a newbie on IndiBlogger, you instantly get access to the very top bloggers across India. You can absorb their knowledge and behavior. You can also communicate to them via the private messaging system called IndiMail (Needless to say, please be considerate when you use this feature). There is a need for both to exist and that’s a big reason why IndiBlogger is special. It is an inspiration to new bloggers and a constant source of new readers and inspiration to the pro’s.
11 – One more thing? – IndiBlogger is great for businesses who have their own blogs as well. If your business has a blog, head on in here and give it a shot. It helps you become a part of serious content creators in your own domain. If you are a large Ecommerce store or a small boutique, it helps you reach out to other members on the network and aid in creating organic relationships where both you and other creators are benefited.
IndiBlogger is a full fledged social platform for Indian Bloggers. It has some very simple yet powerful features to help you on your blogging journey. Sometimes people tell us that it is hard to get recognized on IndiBlogger. That is not necessarily true. In-fact it is the easiest social network in India that can help you get recognized.
For example, if you were solely promoting your blogs on Facebook or twitter or Instagram, even though your content reached your friends, your noise is drowned by the overwhelming number of people including spammers on these networks. It can be daunting to get started. IndiBlogger has only serious creators and influential folk. The very resource that every brand is looking for these days and most of them are registered on the network. We manually screen people to ensure that your noise is not drowned out in a meaningless chatter. This way your blog posts reach the intended and target audience very quickly. Just visiting IndiBlogger once everyday and performing some of the actions provided in this blog post will take your blog places.
It is totally free so hop on in.