Tuesday, 28 April 2015

More Sites to Get YOUR Blog Seen...

Last year I wrote a post which drew a lot of attention - Sites to Get Your Blog Seen. I've come across some more sites where you can submit your sewing and crafting projects to be featured, so today I'm reposting, with additions to the original. It's a LONG list!!!

Sites to get YOUR Blog seen... submit your sewing and crafting projects to these sites to drive more traffic to your blog ~ Threading My Way

You've written a great post, so how do you go about getting it seen? Whenever I write a sewing tutorial, or post about a handy sewing tip, I submit it to various sites, in the hopes that they will feature it. Today I thought I'd show you some sites that have featured my work, as well as others that I plan on submitting my projects to in the future.

Even if you're not interested in having your projects featured, you may find some new to you sites that are full of ideas and inspiration.

I'm not talking link parties in this post. The sites that I'm mentioning, are, in the main, curators showcasing the work of others. Many, but not all, are large sites that could potentially send a lot of traffic your way.

Most of the posts I have had featured are tutorials, but I have had other posts showcased as well. Each site varies as to the type of projects they will accept.

Many of the sites come under the broad umbrella of craft, whilst others are quite specific in what they promote. Obviously I have a bent towards sewing, but I have included other sites as well.

With the exception of Google, AllFreeSewing is my highest referring site. You can submit patterns, links, tips or tutorials for publication. Once you have a few projects featured, AllFreSewing will set up a profile for you. Here's mine.

They are talking about me at CraftGossip.comI get lots of traffic from CraftGossip when they feature one of my projects. I submit mainly tutorials, but you can submit crafty ideas, gossip or stories that are relevant to many different types of crafts.

my craftgawker galleryI've only had 5 photos accepted by CraftGawker and 3 of those were taken by my daughter, Little Ladybird. Submissions are based on photo quality, hence my many, many rejections. It's worth persisting, though. You need to set up an account to submit projects.

Looksi Square is a lot like CraftGawker, but it's much easier to have projects accepted. You need to set up an account to submit projects that are craft related - includes sewing.

I was featured on Fun Family CraftsFun Family Crafts only features tutorials. The craft project must be for children (toddler to teen), either to be made by a child, or for a child. Here are the projects I've had accepted. You need to set up an account.

Totally Tutorials BlogTotally Tutorials feature tutorials, recipes and patterns. It can be craft related, a recipe, blog tutorial, pattern, pretty much anything as long as it describes each step and has photos along the way. At times, the submission form is closed and I assuming this is when Kym has too many submissions.

As the name implies, Denim Do Over features projects made with pre-loved denim. A relatively new site, Denim Do Over is run by Susan, the creator of Between Naps on the Porch.

Freeneedle features sewing patterns, tutorials and projects. Freeneedle doesn't seem to refer as much traffic as it used to, but still worth the effort as the submission form only takes a couple of minutes to fill out.


Sewing 4 Free is a relatively new site, run by Deby from So Sew Easy. The site features free sewing patterns and tutorials. 

Our Home Sweet Home features blog posts on the topics of de-cluttering and organising your home. I've had a couple of fabric baskets featured, each time noticing quite a lot of extra traffic.

After you create an account on SewSet, you can upload your own sewing patterns and tutorials. Only once have I noticed any extra traffic from a tutorial I have added.

Pattern Pile features bag patterns and tutorials. I haven't submitted anything in a while, but still receive traffic. There's a contact page where you can submit projects.

DIY Cozy Home features crafts, DIY projects and recipes, amongst other things, to a huge audience.


Totally Green Crafts features green projects made with recycled materials. I've only had the one project featured - my denim fabric baskets.

Sewistry features money saving sewing projects, tips and tutorials - projects that are simple and budget friendly. The projects I've had featured were all refashions. 

FaveCrafts post full projects and patterns, which can be submitted here. To submit a link to one of your posts, fill out the contact form. Projects may be featured on FaveCraft's sister sites. You will need to have an account to submit your project.

AllFreeHolidayCrafts feature holiday craft projects, representing holidays around the world. You will need to have an account to submit your project.

AllFreeKidsCrafts publish crafts for all age kids - from toddlers to teens. They feature a wide variety of project types, including nature crafts and edible crafts. You will need to have an account to submit your project.

I Share Crafts is very similar to Looksi Square. You need to set up an account to submit projects that are craft related - includes sewing.

30 Minute Crafts, as the name implies, features craft projects which can be completed in 30 minutes or less.

And Sew We Craft features tutorials - sewing, scrapbooking, recipes, crochet, knitting and quilting.

Oh! Crafts features original craft ideas - inspiration and original craft ideas for weddings, parties, children, home decoration, gifts, cards, personal accessories and templates. To submit a link, fill out the contact us form.

Oh! Sweet Babies features ideas on babies and kids - inspiration, ideas and original details for babies and kids such as decoration, accessories, toys, crafts, gifts, parties and recipes. To submit a link, fill out the contact us form.

Oh! Party features ideas for parties - inspiration, ideas and original details for the decoration of children and adults parties, with invitations, gifts, games and recipes. To submit a link, fill out the contact us form.

Oh! Weddings featured ideas for weddings - inspiration, ideas and original details for weddings, grooms and brides as gifts, jewellery and accessories, dresses and suits, stationery and decoration. To submit a link, fill out the contact us form.

Dollar Store Crafts publishes posts about crafting at dollar store prices. Fill out the form to submit your cool cheap crafts.

Make and Takes is a parenting site sharing kids crafts, home projects, easy recipes and parenting tips. The site features ideas to make and take. To submit a link, fill out the contact form.

Recycled Art features creative ideas based on Repurposed, Recycled, Reused, Reclaimed, Upcycled and Restored Things - includes sewn projects. Fill out the form to submit your project.

Burlap Projects is all about projects created with burlap, or as we call it in Australia, hessian. Fill out the form to submit your project.

Geek Crafts features crafts which are geeky and cool. To submit your links, fill out the form.

Inspiration DIY is run by Kim from Today's Creative Blog. Fill out the form to submit your projects.

DIY Home World shares ideas for creating a beautiful home and garden. To submit an idea, send them an email

Sew Pretty Sew Free posts daily free sewing tutorials. Details for submitting a tutorial, can be found on the Blooms and Bugs site.

Free Quilt Patterns only features patterns and tutorials that are free. Fill out the form to submit your quilt pattern or tutorial

Fine Craft Guild features a few different crafts each day, with sewing projects featured on Thursdays. Email your projects to Rose (link on the top right of the page, just under Rose's profile pic).

Arte com Tecidos features a wide variety of sewn projects, with a particular emphasis on bags, totes, baskets and zippered pouches. I get a lot of traffic when one of my projects is featured. Email your projects to Regina (link on the Criar com Tecidos Facebook About page).

That's a LOT of sites where you can submit your sewing and crafting projects. Too many to do in one hit. PIN the post so you can come back to it later.

... Pam

20 comments:

  1. This is an amazing load of information. Thanks for sharing the wisdom, Pam.

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  2. I didn't realize there were so many sites we could submit our projects to. Thank you, Pam, for sharing!

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  3. Excellent round up Pam, who knew that there could be so many places to promote a blog :)

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  4. thanks for all the links I'll have to come back with a big cup of coffee lol!

    Helen

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  5. Hi Pam, you can add FineCraftGuild.com to your list. Every day we have (a few) different crafts. I feature sewing projects on Thursdays. Usually projects with 1 great photo quality. Sometimes, I create elaborate features, like this one; http://www.finecraftguild.com/recycled-men-shirts-cool-girl-dresses/ ~ Rose

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  6. Wow! What a lot of sources Pam! Thank you for all your time and effort that went into this post to help all of us become more aware of what is out there.

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  7. Thank you, Pam, for sharing this immense list of useful sites. I am going to share it on Facebook. Does the order of theses sites reflect the amount of traffic you are getting from them? Thanks again and have a lovely week, Jana

    www.meandmyveritas.wordpress.com

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  8. Thanks again, Pam, for revisiting this topic. (It's almost becoming too much, isn't it?) Your efforts are much appreciated!

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  9. Great post Pam, so very useful! I love seeing my projects over at CraftGawker but it takes me hours and hours to produce a photo good enough for them and sometimes I just give up! So I'll definitely be taking a look at the other sites you mention.

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    1. Thanks, Josie. I really need to learn more about photography.

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  10. Thank you soooooo much for this post!!!!! Very useful, pinned for future reference :)

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  11. Really useful and comprehensive list, thank you!

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  12. Thanks for the list, Pam. Gosh, this is getting to be a lot of work. I was just discussing with another blogger friend about all the changes that are happening on the web that are affecting readership, and also because there are more social media platforms that readership is diluted.

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  13. Wow, I had no idea that most of these sites even existed! Thank you thank you!!!
    (Visiting from Creative Monday)

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    1. Have fun submitting your projects, Stephanie.

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  14. Hi - what a wonderful post - with lots of useful supporting notes. I've pinned this post as you suggested :) So glad I found your blog through Creative Mondays linky! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment and Pin!

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  15. Thank you for all of these .... I appreciate the information. :)

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  16. I've bookmarked this. I never thought to submit my posts. Thanks so much!

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    1. Have fun submitting your post, Kim. Hope this brings you lots of extra traffic.

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