ATOI365D #Office365Challenge Just because you’re passionate about the blog you write – doesn’t mean people sit there watching and refreshing the page, waiting for something to happen. You have to promote your blog, especially if you don’t have regular followers yet. See below for 7 tips on getting your message out.


Day:  335 of 365, 30 left
Tools:  SharePoint 2016, Office 365
Description: 7 Ways to Promote your SharePoint Blog
Audience:  End User / Power User / Site Admins

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What does Microsoft say:  Use the Blog site to quickly announce company announcements, or post ideas, observations, and expertise within your team or organization. The site contains Posts, Comments, and Links. Blog tools help you approve or reject draft posts, and edit or delete old posts. You can even receive alerts when the blog is updated. Read More…

Sharing your blog

In SharePoint / Office we have various ways of sharing content. A new blog will be no different.

Alerts:

As an admin / full control user, you can set an alert for a group of people on the blog list – make sure you’re not spamming them and that they would appreciate the notifications:

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Announcements:

If your company or department has an announcement list, add announcements there to promote your blog:

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Emails:

Send a weekly wrap-up newsletter via email with important announcements / links to your blogs.

Email Signatures:

Create a banner for your email signature that links to your latest blog:

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Blog Notification Web Part:

Add a Blog Notification Web Part to your landing page (of your blog site), this will allow users to quickly setup an alert or get the RSS Feeds link for your Outlook RSS Feeds (or web part):

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Posters:

Create an A4 Poster for your Announcement Board, or hand out flyers to create awareness.

Teams:

If you guys are using Teams, setup a Learning Channel where other people can contribute and share links to blogs as well.

Hope these last 3 posts helps you get your blog up and running on SharePoint.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

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