5 Tried & Tested Ways To Promote Your Blog

Share your blog on social media : This is likely not your first time hearing about¬†social media promotion. Sharing your blog post on social media will always be one of the best ways to promote your content. Of course, you’ll want to take the time to cultivate a strong social media presence, and ensure you aren’t posting swipe-up links to your content daily. Instead, try creating a diverse¬†social media content calendar¬†with a variety of engaging posts, and have 3-4 a month drive traffic to a new or relevant blog post.Even if a social media post doesn’t explicitly mention a blog post, you can still aim to increase followers on your social media accounts, and over time, those followers will become naturally curious and take a look at your blog for themselves. Additionally, try leveraging a¬†social media automation tool¬†that helps you share and manage all your social media accounts from one dashboard.

Answer questions on Quora : Quora is one of the best platforms for engaging with people that might be interested in topics you discuss on your blog. And, as a new blogger, Quora can be a great promotion opportunity. Create a Quora account and make it a daily obligation to go on Quora and answer questions relating to your niche. Don’t simply copy-and-paste your blog URL into each Quora answer, though, which can come across as spammy and might even get you blocked on Quora. Instead, try to genuinely help Quora users with useful answers, and simply keep the URL of your blog on your profile for users to find on their own if they’d like.

Post on subreddits: Subreddits on Reddit are another good place for sharing your knowledge with a ready audience looking for more information on a topic. Just like Quora, Subreddits are topics in which you can join and add to the conversation. This is another way of sharing your post and building your influence.

Guest post on popular blogs : Guest posting is one of the oldest marketing techniques around, and it’s still as effective as ever. Guest posting requires you to reach out to similar blogs in your niche and then pitch ideas for them to publish to their blog. This is a win-win for the two parties involved ‚ÄĒ it provides a high-quality, unique piece of content for the blog host, while giving you a backlink to your own website.However, guest blogging isn’t easy and requires a lot of work. Other than sending outreach emails to the bloggers in your niche, you also need to take the time to craft high-quality guest blog posts. To do this on a larger scale, you will need to hire freelance writers that can help you write the blog post while you conduct the outreach process.

Network on related or similar blogs : Many bloggers have neglected to leave a comment on other blogs simply because they believe it won’t affect their SEO rankings. And yes ‚ÄĒ they’re right, it won’t. But the benefits of leaving a comment on another, related blog are still worthwhile. Leaving a comment on another blog can help you get on the radar of other bloggers in your industry, and begin cultivating relationships within your community. While admittedly small, this is still a potential avenue for getting your name out there without spending money or sacrificing too much time.

Some Facts About The Tyrannosaurus Rex

1. Not the Biggest Meat-Eating Dinosaur

Most people assume that the North American¬† Tyrannosaurus rex‚ÄĒat 40 feet from head to tail and seven to nine tons‚ÄĒwas the biggest carnivorous dinosaur that ever lived.¬†T. rex, however, was equaled or outclassed by not one but two dinosaurs: the South American¬†Giganotosaurus, which weighed about nine tons, and the northern African¬†Spinosaurus, which tipped the scales at 10 tons. These three theropods never had the chance to square off in combat, since they lived in different times and places, separated by¬†millions of years and thousands of miles.

2. Arms Not as Tiny as Once Thought

One feature of¬†Tyrannosaurus rex¬†that everyone makes fun of is its¬†arms, which seem disproportionately tiny compared to the rest of its massive body.¬†T. rex’s¬†arms were over three feet long, however, and may have been capable of bench pressing 400 pounds each. In any event,¬†T. rex¬†didn’t have the smallest arm-to-body ratio among carnivorous dinosaurs; that was the¬†Carnotaurus, whose arms looked like tiny nubs.

3. Very Bad Breath

The dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era¬†obviously didn’t brush their teeth or floss. Some experts think shards of rotten, bacteria-infested meat constantly lodged in its closely packed teeth gave¬†Tyrannosaurus rex¬†a “septic bite,” which infected and eventually killed its wounded prey. This process likely would have taken days or weeks, by which time some other meat-eating dinosaur would have reaped the rewards.

4. Females Bigger Than Males

There’s a good reason to believe, based on fossils and the shapes of the hips, that the female¬†T. rex¬†outweighed the male by a few thousand pounds.¬†The likely reason for this¬†trait, known as¬†sexual dimorphism, is that females had to lay clutches of¬†T. rex-size eggs and were blessed by evolution with bigger hips. Or maybe females were more accomplished hunters than males, as is the case with modern female lions.

5. Lived About 30 Years

It’s difficult to infer a dinosaur’s¬†life span¬†from its fossils, but based on analysis of existing specimens, paleontologists speculate that¬†Tyrannosaurus rex¬†may have lived as long as 30 years. Because this dinosaur was atop the food chain, it would most likely have died from old age, disease, or hunger rather than attacks by fellow theropods, except when it was young and vulnerable. Some of the 50-ton¬†titanosaurs¬†that lived alongside¬†T. rex¬†might have had life spans of more than 100 years.

6. Both Hunters and Scavengers

For years, paleontologists argued about whether¬†T. rex¬†was a¬†savage killer or an opportunistic scavenger‚ÄĒthat is, did it hunt its food or¬†tuck into the carcasses of dinosaurs already felled by old age or disease? Current thinking is that there’s no reason¬†Tyrannosaurus rex¬†couldn’t have done both, as would any carnivore that wanted to avoid starvation.

7. Hatchlings Possibly Covered in Feathers

It’s accepted as fact that¬†dinosaurs evolved into birds¬†and that some carnivorous dinosaurs (especially¬†raptors) were covered in feathers. Some paleontologists believe that all tyrannosaurs, including¬†T. rex, were covered in feathers at some point during their lives, most likely when they hatched, a conclusion supported by the discovery of feathered Asian tyrannosaurs such as¬†Dilong¬†and the almost¬†T. rex-size¬†Yutyrannus.