Productivity Improvement: 3 Smart Ways to 3X Your Productivity

By: | May 10, 2015 | Tags: , , , , |

Productivity Improvement

Productivity Improvement: Time-consuming, isn’t it?

You’re running a blog, and then you must promote it too.  Seven days a week simply aren’t enough.

You’re spending hours trying to grow your blog, but it’s possible you’re not getting much return on your time investment. Feeling burnt out would be understandable.

Fortunately, sites exist to help you save time with your blog promotion.

Bring on the productivity improvement!

One of the advantages of social media is the ability to promote your posts. However, blog promotion is time-consuming. You need productivity improvement tips.

Follow this guide to productivity improvement and save time on blog promotion.

Productivity Improvement Tips

Topsy Update: Topsy has folded.

If networking is the secret to successful blogging, then you need to network. Try to connect with influencers who have such massive followings that people who are well-known in your niche will be networking for you.

Topsy helps your blog promotion by finding those networks of people to help you.

Topsy aides in #blog promotion.

Topsy helps you find influencers to help you promote your blogs.

Here’s how it works:

  • Go to and make an account. When you log in, click “sign in” at the bottom of the screen; otherwise, you might be logging in to the “pro” version.
  • Once you log in, click “Influencers” (Nothing will happen).
  • Type the name of your industry into the search bar. Once you hit “enter,” you will be face to face with the influencers in your industry!
  • Look around and sort the information on the screen to suit your needs. For example, you can search by recency and language.
  • Topsy works with Twitter. It will tell you how many mentions a given influencer received on Twitter. Follow those influencers. Even if half of them follow you back, you will have increased the eyes on your blog or website.
  • Once they follow, send them your link by putting @their name along with your link on Twitter. Ask for a Retweet (RT). The odds of your tweet getting retweeted increase dramatically once you ask for a retweet.

Thanks to Topsy and the influencers you found, followed, and requested retweets from, you have simplified the promotional end of blogging. You’ve increased your promotion to reach more people, yet the effort and time you expended doing it diminished. Topsy is free.


Successful bloggers know they need to save time and promote their content.  One way to do this is to give Hootsuite your social media needs.

Do you ever feel like all your social media posts are ignored? I found research that shows the best times to promote on Twitter; they are times divisible by 3: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00, and so forth.

Hootsuite will post your blog links on social media for you.  You don’t need to remember to do it more than once, and you don’t even need to be near a computer when you want your links posted because Hootsuite will schedule them in advance.

Hootsuite saves you time promoting your blog.

Hootsuite helps in blog promotion.


Here’s how it works:

  • Make an account by going to
  • Link up your Twitter handle (Hootsuite can be used with many social media platforms, but this post deals with Twitter only).
  • Schedule your Tweets.
  • Add images if desired.

Hootsuite simplifies your promotion, even if you forget to post on social media.  When you do schedule your posts, Hootsuite takes mere minutes to use.

Also, because your posts will appear on social media more consistently, your traffic will increase. The day after I started using Hootsuite, I got more Twitter traffic than ever before, and you can too. Thanks to this site, you won’t even have to think about Twitter after the one-time initial set up, until you view all the Retweets you are going to get.


Triberr functions to increase the number of eyes on your blog, much like Topsy. Groups of people, called tribes, are waiting to share your Tweets on Twitter.

Use Triberr to help you with blog promotion.

Triberr helps you find tribes of people to help you promote your posts.

Here’s how it works:

  • Go to and make a free account.  Premium memberships exist for a fee if you want to increase your blog’s visibility.
  • Find Tribes.  You can join as many tribes as you want, but you can link only two blogs to your Triberr account.

How do you find people to write about your blog’s content?  One way to find tribes is by using the Explore Tribes function.

  • Click “Tribes.”
  • Scroll down until you see “Explore Tribes.”
  • Click the drop down menu and “Select A Category.”  I write about blogging, so I picked Writing.  Tribes of people, just waiting to share my blog links, came up.
  • Pick the categories that interest you.
  • Weigh the criteria of tribes that might work for you.  How many members do they have?  The more members retweeting your links, the more visibility your blog will get.  The bigger the number of their combined reach, the better for your content’s exposure.  Their combined reach is more important than how many members they have.  Look over the tribe to see how active their members are.
  • Another option is to use the search bar at the top of the screen where the magnifying glass is.  A drop-down menu lets you search by topics or people.
  • After weighing the criteria and deciding you want to join a tribe, click “follow.” At this point, you are still not a member.  Once you click “follow,” you will be asked if you want to be promoted to membership status.
  • As a follower, you can see other members’ blog posts.  They can see and share yours only if you are a member, so when you are asked, indicate that you do want to join.

Another way to find tribes is by making a “bonfire.”

  • Click on “bonfire.”
  • Start a new comment thread.
  • Introduce yourself and your topic. Hopefully, people will invite you to join their tribe. Once you accept their invitation, your content will have more potential for exposure.

When you signed up for Triberr, you put in your Email.  The chief, who is the head of the tribe, will notify you if you made the cut.

Here’s how to learn which members have tweeted your links and for which blog posts:

  • Click Stream; at the top, you will see pictures of people who have shared your link.
  • In “Stream,” under your post’s title, it says “Affinity” if anyone has shared your link on Twitter.
  • To see who shared it, click “Stats.”

Once you are in the tribe and members share your links, it is important to reciprocate, to motivate them to continue to expose your content to their followers.

How to share your tribe members’ posts on Twitter:

  • There is a green box to the right of the title you think your Twitter followers will like.  Hover over it and it will say “Share.”  A check mark will appear for your Twitter readers to see.

In addition to getting more visibility, you can find great content on Triberr you wouldn’t normally have seen.  Since you’re “exploring” topics your readers like, you have more material to consider reblogging.  It’s like having a guest post–great content for your readers without having to do the writing.

In closing, if you follow these few tips, you will reduce the time it takes to do the necessary tasks of blogging promotion because you will have tribes of people to do it for you.

Don’t waste time handling your social media accounts any longer.  Promotion is no longer your problem. You have Topsy, Hootsuite, and Triberr to work for you now, and you’ve invested only minutes. Now, is that a worthwhile Return On Investment? Of course it is.

What are you waiting for?  Go sign up!

Readers, if you think others could benefit from these blog promotion tips, please share.

How and where do you promote your blog?  What helps you save time with your blog promotion?  Do you have ay productivity improvement tips you can add? I look forward to your views.

  1. bhavpreet

    i just love it … bow down to u … what a researcher u are and helper too …. i feel its more than incredible … lovin it ..

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you! Let me know how it goes. Of the 3, I use Hootsuite daily. Many I know do too. It makes blogging promotion so easy. Put your links on Hootsuite, and then forget about them.

      • signorad

        Thank you for that. I will try that and then let you know how I get on. Thanks again 🙂

  2. john doe

    With all the information and Research that is available, it seems like colleges will soon be offering a BA in blogging. It also seems like with all your knowledge you should be selling a BA in blogging.

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  4. Zan

    Thank you for the info. I have been wanting to know how to use some platforms and you have given me some answers. Thank you for sharing with us at #homematters Linky party.

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  6. Sheena Anderson

    I am familiar with hootsuite but the other two I am not. Thanks so much!! I will have to check them out!!

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure. I write about productivity tips frequently. I will add you to my once-a-week mailing list, so you can be apprised of future time-saving posts.

  7. morewithlessmom

    You just distracted me for quite a while. Thanks for posting. Hello from Treasure Box Tuesday.

  8. D.G.Kaye

    Wow, a wealth of info here as always Janice. I’m bookmarking this site for when I have more time to organize my social media. 🙂

  9. Jody

    Great post! I am new to blogging and trying to learn everything I can (while trying not to get too overwhelmed!) Definitely bookmarking this one! Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from the SITS girls link party.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jody,
      You sound very nice. Thank you for clicking on my link and writing me. Enjoy the tips.

  10. Lisa Cornwell (

    I just love your posts! You are sooooo helpful! I am totally going to sign up with these (already use Hootsuite!). Thank so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  11. Janice Wald

    Hey Lisa!
    Nice to see you. Thanks for the nice comment. It’s my pleasure to share ideas.

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    Great post! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kimmie,
      1. I’m so glad you liked my flashlight! =) Means a lot; I have fun making the graphics.
      2. Thanks for sharing and Tweeting. Means a lot as well that you’re giving my writing exposure.
      3. I just came from your Linky party. I’m grateful for the invite but would have forgotten to go. Is there a mailing list you can add me to? Thanks!

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