I started this blog just over a month ago after starting to be a bit more into other beauty blogs. I noticed A LOT of self-promotion in comments with the girls putting their blog links as a sort of comment signature or often flat-out saying "Please follow me" which I found sometimes tastefully done (when the comment was specific to the post and the link was just a signature) and sometimes a bit spammy (when the comment was obviously only there to ask to be followed with no real interesting reference to the post itself).
Both ways seemed perfectly accepted and got no negative responses on the blogs themselves... I decided to promote my blog with a signature-link in comments. After all, I do want people to read my blog! But I don't want to spam anyone and I want my promotion to be "natural and effortless". By that, I mean that I don't want to attract readers by being real and myself without being forceful or spammy. I post links every few posts to my Facebook and I've mentioned my blog a couple times on my other blog and I comment on people's blogs which I figured could be a good way to effortlessly and naturally get people to my blog.
I was very politely and privately messaged that since my blog was accessible through my profile, me putting a link in my comments was considered spam. She was very nice in telling me this and actually did it the ISLAMIC WAY :) I really appreciated that and it was definitely goo to know.
What I noticed though especially after this was that on CANADIAN BLOGS, self-promotion was "rampant" while it was not the case on American blogs like her's. Is it something that is accepted in the Canadian beauty blogosphere and not the American beauty blogosphere?!
You guys who have blogs, how do you feel about it and where are you from? What has your experience been and how to you promote your blog?
THANKS YOU GUYS!