Writing and Syndicating a Blog Press Release

Have you ever thought about writing a press release to announce the launch of your new blog?

It’s a great way to “get your blog out there” and helps to officially launch your blog.

Take a look at a few of the latest news releases I found about launching a blog:

Notice there is sort of a common theme here? These press releases are all highlighting the benefits that these new blogs will bring to their readers:

  • Connect with patients
  • Share more tips
  • Helps Employers Maximize Top Asset– Their Employees
  • tracks ‘best practices in digital journalism’
  • a new resource for those looking to improve their odds while dating
  • Moms Who Wine (http://momswhowine.wordpress.com/), is not only quenching the thirst of stressed-out moms, but is also offering a respite from hectic family and work life with humorous stories and words of encouragement.

To help get started on your press release I rounded up a few press release templates for you:

  1. Social Media News Release Template
  2. Instant Press Release
  3. Press Release 101 for Mompreneurs: Free Template Included!
  4. Google Docs Press Release Template

I also complied a list of sites where you can syndicate your press release.

So what would be the headline of your blog’s press release? How will your blog benefit your readers?

Publishing your Inaugural Blog Posts

Once your new blog is ready to go you will want to publish your inaugural posts. Although there are no “rules of engagement” for new bloggers, it is a good idea to have a few posts ready to publish right off the bat.

For this blog, I published a series of 10 posts upon launch. The reason I choose to do it this way was so I would have a nice chuck of fresh content on the blog once my first readers landed here.

This would give them an inkling of what to expect going forward and hopefully give them a good reason to subscribe to my RSS feed so they will keep coming back!

I have also learned to ask a question at the end of each post. What better way to encourage readers to comment and share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences!

Also, don’t forget to choose your categories, add in your tags, fill in your extra SEO meta tags and choose the author (if there is more then one) before you hit publish.

How did you publish your inaugural blog posts?  Did you publish 1 post or a series of posts? What worked/didn’t work?