Promote your blog by ‘taking it to the streets’

diy blank canvas shoesWe all know that pounding the pavement is the best way to land a job, but it also happens to be a great strategy for promoting your website and increasing blog traffic. Yes, I’m being literal here, absurdly, almost painfully, literal. These DIY blog advertising shoes were made for some serious pavement pounding.

Come on, admit it, blogging is inherently self-indulgent. Oh sure, we all say we’re sharing our unimpeachableย wit and wisdom out of some altruistic impulse to inspire and serve. But let’s be honest, what other forum gives you open permission to post Calgary Stampede inspired bondage gear or a fully darted paper pencil skirt,ย or… even these shoes? Own it. Be your own best advertisement. Be proud to be a walking billboard for your precious blog creation. Wrap yourself, or at least your tootsies, in personal propaganda. Just do it.

diy blank canvas shoesWe already cover ourselves in logos, why not wear your own? I bought these ‘blank canvas’ shoesย (I know, I know, so apropos for this blog) at my neighbourhood Payless for under $20. Click here to view Payless’ online canvas shoe selection. Using a fine tip black Sharpie, I went, admittedly, a bit wild drawing my blog address and our darling mascot Mitch-the-insatiable-itch. Note: You could also use fabric pens/markers, which you can find at Michaels, along with 40 000 other products you never knew you’d ever need (and I do mean ‘need’).

Indulging one’s shoe fetish by wearing a couple dozen little penises on one’s feet is always going to lead to fun times – not to mention some very interesting conversations while riding public transit. But even if your blog lacks any reference, visual or otherwise, to genitalia, feel free to play up your theme and get creative with your imagery. Why stop at shoes? Hats, canvas totes, belts… drape yourself in personalized, attention getting advertising. Stop street traffic while increasing blog traffic! Ok, so maybe I’m getting a bit carried away, but to compete for clicks, views, and readers in our age of in-your-face promotional bombardment, it pays to think outside the box and try some on-your-foot blog advertising to get the word out. Heck, if the shoe fits…

And if you want to get your hands involved with promoting your blog and increasing your readership – the more body parts the better – you can click through to learn how to make an innovative DIY bookmark flip book. Sounds bizarre, sure, but we bloggers know that engaging (and broadening) an audience calls for every trick in the book (er… blog?).

7 thoughts on “Promote your blog by ‘taking it to the streets’

    • I was hoping you’d get a ‘kick’ out of these ๐Ÿ˜‰ I haven’t had a chance to rock them in public, but I did whip them out of my luggage in an airport lounge to show a man who was flirting (quite diligently) with me. He kept right on flirting (possibly even more diligently) after seeing them. And in the ever risky game of DIY street style, I figure that’s got to count for some major bonus points lol!

      **I’ll be sure to update this post after I get a chance to do some serious ‘road testing’

    • Thanks Lynn! You’ve been rocking your own trademark (shared with Converse) canvas colour wheel shoe collection for more than a few tours around the block. But in lieu of Sharpi-ing your rainbow, I’d suggest working your work into one of your trademark scarves. Some embroidery perhaps? Or using dye and a brush, a wordy artistic composition? Beading your brand into the borders of a scarf could make for some classy (PhD worthy) personal propaganda.

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