I could title this series of posts something else, like maybe “Generating Traffic,” or “Getting People To Read Your Blog.” But, after reading a long and insightful guest post on ProBlogger.net by Tony Hung titled “How To Market Your Blog In 2007,” I think it is more useful to think of it as marketing. You’re actually selling your work online, even if you don’t get paid, just as you’re actually selling yourself when you apply for a job, or ask someone out on a date.
Thinking of getting readers and keeping them as marketing has a lot to offer. It moves the subject and tasks up a logical level and automatically widens the scope of options and possibilities you can discover and use.
So, the following series of posts (I don’t know how many that will be at this point, but a lot, so come back for more.) is all about marketing your blog, and that includes marketing your words, ideas, and a whole lot more. Use any of the following techniques and suggestions and you’ll increase your traffic. Use them all, and you will almost certainly create a huge increase in your reader base.