1. Read it.
Please. Proof read your posts. Before you publish and again after. The last thing you want is some typos in your post. You’re more likely to catch an error when reading the post naturally, in its published form. Also take this time to make sure your pictures and everything else is lined up and formatted correctly.
2. Get Social!
Post a Twitter update, Facebook status, Pin, etc. about your new post and include a link to that post.
Note: just make sure ALL of your updates are not new post notifications or people will tune you out.
3. Add Pinterest buttons to an image (or two).
Traffic potential from Pinterest is huge. Give your readers an easy opportunity to “Pin” a photo in your post.
4. Comment and respond.
When reading other blogs, if you come across a post that is similar to one you did, leave a quality comment either mentioning that you wrote a similar post or linking back to it.
5. Monitor it.
Keep an eye on your statistics for posts. It’s a good idea to know which posts are getting the most traffic and where that traffic is coming from. If a certain post gets you a TON of traffic from Pinterest, try and make more of your photos like the one that’s bringing all of the traffic. If it’s an older post getting a lot of Google search traffic, try and find a way to monetize that post with Adsense or affiliate links.
While it is relieving to finally hit “publish’ on a blog post, your work is not done. Make sure you do the things above to get more from your blog post!