– Have something to say. Say it well.
– Break news.
– Write with an honest, personal voice.
– Post often.
– Carve out a niche.
– Digest information and spit it back out in a way that is more useful for your audience.
– Write with variety. Keep them coming back for the surprise.
– Read your comments.
– Learn from others.
– Talk to experts.
– Pay attention to blog stats – what works and does not work.
Bringing an Audience to Your Blog
– Get your name and blog out there.
– Use all possible resources.
– E-mail family, friends, co-workers, and professors about what you are doing.
– Post links on facebook, myspace, twitter, and personal website.
– Use shared bookmarks like delicious.
– Submit your site blog search engines like technorati.
– Use tags
– Use pinging services such as ping-o-matic.
– Sign up for StumbleUpon and put it on your blog.
– Expand your blogroll.
– Post intelligent and thoughtful comments and leave your URL.
– Ask other bloggers for links.
Building A Network
-Tap into the group of readers interested in what you are covering.
– Join online groups, networks, and rings.
– Focus on making the ones you do subscribe to interesting.
– Update, inform, and participate regularly.
– Link to others interested in your topic.
– Promote your blog and what you are writing about on your community page.
– Update followers on any new posts, and features that will be coming up.
– Comment on other blogs with the same topic regularly.
– Ask for links.
– Share information.
– Let this group of people know you are out there, and what you are covering.
– Join one online network such as MyBlogLog, Digg, Reddit, etc.
– Create a profile and post your URL up there.
– Start looking for people talking about your topic.
– Look for related blogs.
– Join Communities.
– Put your button on your blog.
– To do this by clicking on your registered blog. There click where it says Buttons. Here you can choose what you would like on your website.
– Add the widget named, Text, on your blog.
– Copy and paste the embed code into the widget.
– Save all changes.
How to get traffic for your blog (Seth Goldin)
How to boost your blog traffic (Paul Stamatiou)
Building blog traffic for newbies (The Blog Herald)
How To Increase Traffic to Your Blog (Web Reference)