I’ve been on a traffic tip over the past few days. For some reason, I’ve been concentrating more on the name poetry blog than the sensuality one, so I’m just gonna let the first blog have its way and go with its flow for a couple more days. From next week though, I’m gonna work on each blog on alternate days.
What I’ve Done So Far For Traffic…
I know some of the things I need to do to draw traffic, but knowing and doing are two different things. I’m a relative noob when it comes to the doing, so any proactive steps I take is not only a learning process but a huge improvement on, well, doing very little.
My immediate plan is to do quite a bit of relevant blog commenting, forum/message board participating and twittering. I’m also going to use Xomba to create several links pointing to the name poetry blog. (i can’t do it for the other one as Xomba doesn’t allow mature content). I read that pointing links to a blog is like spinach for Popeye. The healthier the site the link’s coming from, the better. Xomba does well on Google, so any links from there pointing to the blog is a good thing in Google’s eyes. (well, erm, that’s what I picked up from reading several blogs – makes sense to me).
I know there are other things I can do in terms of getting traffic — and I will in time — but I’d rather take my time and not overload myself into giving up. Another reason is I want to maintain a balance between enjoying (my) creativity and doing the footwork to monetise, get traffic, etc.
So far, for the name poetry blog, I’ve:
– browsed for and made a note of a handful of relevant blogs, forums and message boards (e.g., poetry, baby names, etymology sites). Started leaving comments on them.
– set up a Twitter account (@iwritenamepoems). Added/adding relevant twitterers to follow.
– stumbled the blog on StumbleUpon
– used Xomba to build backlinks to each blog post. Haven’t backlinked all yet, but getting there.
For the other blog, I’ll be doing more of the same.
Once I’ve gotten into a flow I’m happy with, I’ll add other traffic-drawing methods such as article marketing (which I’m not really looking forward to) and submitting the blogs to blog directories and such.