Bliss*Tastic Week 5: Marie from Make and Takes: Submitting Your Tutorials, Recipes and How-To Posts

Blissdom is DAYS away! I cannot wait to be immersed in all things bloggy! Today, Marie from Make and Takes  is going to share how she increases TRAFFIC to her blog…

I’m excited to be here at Oh Amanda, sharing a few tips on submitting your blog to other sites. With my blog Make and Takes, I write a lot of tutorials on kid’s crafts, easy recipes, and home projects. Once a tutorial post is up and running, I like to submit it to a few sites, bringing in some new readers. I do this for my crafts, home projects, really anything can be submitted and featured.

Here’s a few of my favorite places to submit posts:

Stumble Upon: Sign up and take a look around. This site has brought me a lot of traffic, it’s especially good with recipes. Some days I get a few hundred hits from it, other days a few thousand. So get to know this site. BUT with Stumble, you can’t submit only your own site. You’ll get flagged. I try to submit about 9 or 10 other posts from around the web and then submit one of my own. See my Make and Takes Page and you’ll see my reviews. To help with this, I’ve set up a few friends through email who are also on Stumble and we email each other our links to submit. This has been great. If you want, email me and I’ll submit your posts to Stumble any time: marie {at} A few other good sites similar to this are: Kirtsy, Digg, and Delicious.

Tastespotting: This is my favorite site to submit recipes. Here, you can submit as many of your own as you want. They do get a lot of submissions though, so sometimes they don’t make the cut. But if they do, it’s great traffic. They are picky about the photo, so make it really great quality. A few other good sites for submitting recipes are: Food Gawker and Food Photo Blog.

Craftzine: This site is a great one for all kinds of crafts, and sometimes recipes. If you’ve got something original or eye catching, they’re sure to feature it and link back. This and the ones listed next, you can submit as many of your own as you’d like. Here’s a few other places for submitting crafts: The Crafty Crow, Get Crafty, Tip Junkie, One Pretty Thing.

Where have you had success submitting your blog posts? Good luck getting featured!

Isn’t Marie the best? I feel like she just let me in on her own private bloggy secrets! {And I’m totally starting a Stumble Club so we can stumble each other’s posts. Who wants in?} Besides knowing where to submit her posts, Marie has the most amazing creative content. Her blog is so fun, please make sure you subscribe to Make and Takes. And follow Marie on Twitter. Oh, and she’s even got a cute monster craft ebook you will want to download!

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Here’s the last 4 weeks of Bliss*Tastic posts so you can brush up before you get to meet these wonderful ladies IN REAL LIFE:

Week 1: Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife: To Niche Or Not To Niche
Week 2: Christine from Boston Mamas: Niche and Beyond
Week 3: Andrea from MommySnacks: Limitations (or not) of a Niche
Week 4: Amy from Finer Things In Life: Building Your Blog Readership

And don’t forget to check out the UNOFFICIAL Blissdom Parties Guide (including MY After Party at the Pancake Pantry!)


  1. would love to be in on the stumble group. that is a great idea.

  2. Really good stuff!! And yes, “I want in” 🙂
    .-= mandi @ it’s come to this´s last blog ..Brett Favre and blissdom =-.

  3. I’ve had a little note to research stumbleupon, digg, and delicious for quite a while now. I just haven’t made the time. Seems like I need to MAKE the time. What a great tutorial!! I totally want in 🙂
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Blog Overhaul…again. =-.

  4. I consider myself schooled.
    This is genius….

    I am completely lost when it comes to things like increasing site traffic etc. I just want to write about pretty stuff and change the world.
    You know, just that.

    This is so enlightening—
    Thank you so much.

    Sara Sophia

  5. I am new to the blog world and this is very helpful!!!!! Thank you for sharing your insight.


  6. This is awesome. Count me in.
    .-= vanessa´s last blog ..guest post at abc and 123 learning today! =-.

  7. I want in!
    .-= Tracy @HallofFameMoms´s last blog ..Our Roofers. =-.

  8. These are great tips. I’m going to share on Twitter.

    See you in a few days 🙂

  9. This is a great post! I link up all the time and have not linked to most of the blogs she suggested. And I totally didn’t know you could stumble your own post.
    Thanks so much!
    Please count me in for the Stumble group!
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Cupcake Tuesday ~ Valentine Cupcakes =-.

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