How to Share Your Writing Online

by WordWelder

Who reads your writing online? Are you reaching out to as many readers as possible? Read on for some tips to help you share your work.

We all write for different reasons. No matter what your reason for writing is, though, the chances are that you want others to discover your work. You probably want to reach out to people who will read and appreciate the fruits of your labor.

I think that there will always be a handful of readers, no matter what you write. There is, however, the fact that your audience could be bigger and wider. It's just that there is so much information online that the chances of people finding a specific site featuring your work are not high.

Even if you write the best piece of your life, without a little sharing on your part, it might remain undiscovered. Here are some of the most efficient practices to share your writing to the rest of the world.

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Wizzley
Wizzley

Explore Wizzley and Other Sites Like It

I don't know how long you've been writing on Wizzley. I don't know why you decided to go on Wizzley. But I sure hope you do know that more than being fun, it can also help you showcase your work. When you publish articles on Wizzley, people who may otherwise have no idea that your web site or blog exists can discover what you have to say, and if they like it, they may head over to your own site and become regular readers.

Now, Wizzley is not the sole platform for this kind of exposure. A couple of popular sites are Squidoo and HubPages. I would actually be surprised if you do not have accounts in those platforms yet. 

Engage in Guest Blogging

Guest blogging involves writers engaging each other and exchanging content. 

One way to go about it is to go over the blogs that you value and also look at new blogs that you think are relevant to your own writing. You can then get in touch with the blog owners and propose a guest blogging arrangement. Usually, this means bartering or trading. 

Another option is to look for a guest posting service where you can offer your services as a guest blogger. Depending on the service, you may be compensated or a barter agreement may be arranged.

The bottom line of guest blogging, however, is to extend your reach and share your work with a new audience. Whether you go about guest blogging on your own, or you join a community or service, the goal is the same: to establish contacts which will allow you to share your work with more people.

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Appeal to Your Friends' Good Nature!

What are friends for, after all? Seriously, though, social networks are one of the most common venues for sharing your work. That's not to say they are the most effective, but they do work. And if your content is great, people will certainly click and read. You do have to remember, however, that a short snippet of what you are sharing is just as critical in getting people to click and share. So, more than merely sharing a link to what you have written, do spend a little time in crafting the snippet that you will share.

So which sites should you use? It's a no brainer at this point: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are the usual suspects.

Updated: 09/26/2012, WordWelder
 
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