The Old Soldier has just come back from his walk on this dreary day in Pittsburgh. I picked up the City Paper, the free weekly that covers the local political and cultural scene. There was an interesting article about Occupy Pittsburgh, the new local anti-corporation movement; but there was nothing in the article that I could use for the PFF Gazette because the local movement is really in the embryonic stage. The group is still trying to figure out when and where to hold its first protest.
I have a few things to say about promoting your blog if you have a blog. Just to make things simple I’ll tell you how I’m promoting the PFF Gazette. I’m active on the site of a professional blogger who makes his living from blogging and I’m active in a community of flash fiction writers.
In other words, you want to find someone in your niche who is much more successful than you are and then learn from them.
The owners of Sonny’s Tavern, one of the places where I hang out and sing karaoke at, have allowed me to put up flyers to promote the PFF Gazette. And just today the manager of my apartment building allowed me to put up flyers on the bulletin board in his outer office and in the lobby. You know, the flyers say Short Story Submissions and then down below are strips with the URL of the PFF Gazette so that people can tear the strips off and check out the blog.
Now I’m thinking about putting up flyers on the campuses of the colleges and universities in the city. And since I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 with an MFA and the campus is only a 15-minute walk away, I may as well start there.
Does that give you any ideas about promoting your own blog?
Flash fiction writers can click on the Submissions tab at the top of the page to submit their short stories for publication in the most dynamic flash fiction magazine on the internet. Send me something. Good luck.
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