This short piece of advice is based solely on if you are blogging about current events regardless if its entertainment, news , tech, etc. Only Post Mon-Weds 2-5 times per day (both mid-day and early morning) unless you have some hot piece of news that you know will get a lot of attention. Why I do it like this? I do this because you are looking for the most social times, some one would be on during the day via their job. I based this off of inner office when someone would say some piece of news and share it people would flock and google this piece of news. NOW IF YOUR SMART ENOUGH. You would know what you need to do here to get to work but since common sense isn't too common I will give you my simple method for hitting first page for current events. Have accounts with: Twitter Tumblr Facebook Blogger Or own site buzzfeed mashable Make money from: CPA Adsense (personal pref) A product Software: Social bot or BMD Some type of rss submitter Now lets say you have set up your site or blogger, gotten your source for income chosen, have the software, and finally found your current events from your news sources this is what you do. 1. Google the biggest stories to get more info and check how much competition. Make sure your rss is spread via your rss submitter 2. Write a New blog giving a simple overview of the event linking back to your source or sources. 2 1/2. If it is a subject you feel you can write about then put your opinion into and create something people can talk about with no need to site where you got the info from since the blog is now your own. 3. your link on fb, twitter and tumblr post the image related for that blog post linking back to your site 4. open your bookmarking software up post to about 5-10 diff sites you don't really need to do much for it. 5.Submit to buzzfeed and Mashable You should be golden from there some posts will hit some won't but overtime you will make money and build a following especially if you have your own site. Also you will save time not having to worry about posting everyday. I have used this method to build facebook pages, sell products, get real youtube subs, make money, etc.