So how do you get readers to your blog?
It certainly doesn’t hurt if you’re mentioned on other blogs:
But what else can you do?
- Comment, comment, comment! Comment on other blogs. Alan Johnson over at www.theratingblog.com said that when he started his blog he commented/participated actively on atleast 40 other blogs! Here is his comment when he posted as a guest over at John Chow (http://www.johnchow.com/competitive-niche-bring-it-on/)
For example: initially, I didn’t just comment on a few blogs, I commented on over 40. Not only that, but I was the most active member of those communities as well and yes, as hard to believe as it may sound, I was the “top commentator” on over 40 blogs.
Had I just commented here and there, I would have simply gone by unnoticed, but, since I provided value to each and every one of those over 40 communities through both quantity and quality, I did it in style, and I did it in a way which made me stand out.
- Post CONSISTENTLY! This new site has been up about 30 days and I’ve got 149 posts – not including this one. That means about 5 posts per day. I think that is a little bit overkill so I’ve gone down to 2 – 3 posts per day. I know that posting multiple times in a day can be tough, but it can be done!
RSS – subscribe to other blogs feeds! You will not only get ideas for posting but insight into what others are doing.
E-Mail – e-mail you receive should also give you blog posting ideas, don’t overlook this valuable resource.
Comments – blog comments are a GREAT source for blog posting ideas – not only comments on YOUR blog, but comments on OTHER blogs!
I’ve got one GREAT method to capture readers and spread some notariety – however I am going to password protect that blog post. I honestly feel that this technique could be worth HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS and I will share it on a password protected post later this week. The password protected post will be revealed on Friday by 9:00am PST. So you MUST subscribe before then in order to get the password.
I will only e-mail the password to those people that have subscribed to the blog alerts service – it’s at the top right of this page. I will not spam you – that is my promise to you.