As the leader of the Indie Beauty Network, I am always creating new ways to use social media tools to connect my members with each other and with the people who want to learn more about their products and services. This week, I created the Indie Beauty Blog Network widget to automatically drive traffic to my members' blogs using the magic of RSS.Their blog feeds are captured in the widget, so anyone viewing it can click on a blog title to see the headline, and then click to the blog for the full story.
You Can Get the Widget!
Want to feed new content to your health, beauty or lifestyle blog without having to do any additional work yourself? This widget makes it easy for you to update your blog while you sleep!
If you want to give your readers another reason to visit your blog for new content, you can add the widget to your blog in seconds by clicking on “Get This Widget” and following the instructions. As you can see, you can also customize the color to fit your design.
Sidebar Size Available
For those who would rather display the widget in a sidebar, you can use this widget.
When new Indie Beauty Bloggs are added, your widget is automatically updated. How easy is that? You don't have to do anything to add new content to your blog!
Anyone Can Get the Widget!
You don't have to be a member of Indie Beauty to display the widget. It's an especially useful tool for beauty bloggers and editors because it delivers a quick snapshot of new content from women business owners in the Indie Beauty industry, which includes soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, candles, jewelry, aromatherapy products.
If you are a member of the Indie Beauty Network and you update your well maintained blog at least twice a week, I would love to add you to our widget. It's a fantastic way to spread the word about what you are doing, without you having to do anything new.
Your Blog Is Your Microphone!
Your blog is your micorphone and I know you hard you work to maintain your blog. So if no one sees it, what's the point? Why not take advantage of this (and every other) opportunity share it with the world??!
You're busy enough, right? It's challenging to prepare and publish a blog post, and then more challenging to get people to read it. Our new widget pulls more eyes to your blog and you don't have to do anything extra to make it happen!
How To Be Included
To be included in the widget, first, you must be a member of the Indie Beauty Network. If you are, just add your blog information in the comments section below. If you are not a member of the Indie Beauty Network and want to connect with people who are, join our social networking site. If you want to join Indie Beauty and include your blog in the widget (and get lots of other benefits), click here. (If you're a start-up, don't forget to check out our Apprentice Program!)
Blogging Builds Your Business
Question: What do you think of the new Indie Beauty Blog Network widget? I'd love your comments and input on how it can be improved. It's very difficult to find programmers who can customize widgets so I did this one myself. If you know of anyone who could make it better, please send them my way!