Getting My Blog Off the Ground

United States
January 31, 2007 2:40pm CST
Thank you to everyone who gave me tips on blogging. My blog is up and running and has adsense installed to generate some extra cash. I went with blogspot, and so far I'm happy with the set up. Now comes the tricky part: publicizing my blog. How does one go about that? I have it listed as my personal webpage, but what are some good ways to increase traffic to a blog? I don't want to just spam everyone I know and wave it in their face. The main subjects covered in my blog revolve around disabilities and sexuality. Anyone know of any good places to advertise and generate some traffic?
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I post to message boards using my blog in the signature line. That's brought me a lot of traffic. If you join message boards on your topics, it should help you find interested readers.
• United States
31 Jan 07
That's a really great idea. Thanks for that.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
That's a very, very good idea! Thank you!
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@banta78 (4335)
• India
1 Feb 07
That's good idea for promoting ones' blogs. Though i had heard of it but never knew if it worked or i simply forgot about it. hope to do it in future though for pormoting my blogs.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
31 Jan 07
The best place I have found is BlogExplosion. You surf other members blogs and in return they send folks to yours. I've gained most of my readership through them, and I've found some pretty awesome blogs there too. http://www.blogexplosion.com/index.php?ref=BunGirl
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@allyzha (89)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
So are you making money from your blog right now? How do people make money from blogging?
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Thats great to hear. I had a rough start with that myself. I've been using the Hubpages.com and like the way they are setup too. You might check them out there is a link on my internet places interests.
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
Try joining some traffic generating programs like BlogMad, Blog Explosion, and Blog Soldiers. They will get you hits, plus you'll get to view other blogs and meet people. Let me know if you'd like to swap links. Blog rolls and link exchanges are a great way to get your blog going. Also register at Technorati and ping your blog there at each update to get yourself moving up the search engines. Best wishes!
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@yanjiaren (9050)
31 Jan 07
try traffic swarm..i can send you a link if you like..that usually brings alot of peole to your attention..and maybe hook up with other bloggers who can add your link to theirs..when i get mine up and running we can exchange each other's links? what do you think?
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I thought your blog looked great. I wish I could help with the rest, but I am trying to get my own blog up and running as well.
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@tenzen (114)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
On a side note - maybe you should also have your cosplay pics, or a separate cosplay site of your own.
• United States
1 Feb 07
You know, that's a really good idea. I think, once I've gotten the hang of this, I'll start a Cosplay blog.
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@DigWeed (227)
• Romania
1 Feb 07
Who can`t learn me to do just like u ?I can make that and i have all the time! Please whos gonna help me to make me understand what is a blog and how do i use`it ?
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@kfg20012003 (1037)
• India
1 Feb 07
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It depends on your search engine optimization you do on your blog,you can either request websites with higher page ranks to link to you and you do link to them,or find other methods to do the optimization
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@kfg20012003 (1037)
• India
1 Feb 07
It depends on your search engine optimization you do on your blog ,you can either request websites with higher page ranks to link to you and you do link to them ,or find other methods to do the optimization
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
1 Feb 07
What abou disability support groups? That was my first thought, when I saw the main subjects of the blog. Signatures in your emails and message boards. Word of mouth from your friends could also help.
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I have read your last two blogs they were very interesting to read ...You can always join some free social networking places and set up a profile on each ...they also have a place to blog and you can link your blogspot to that as well...some one else menttioned technorati ..that is also a good site to use ... Social Book marking can help you blog also ...many different way to get traffic to your blog ..you will just have to see what you prefer .Normally do not suggest the traffic exchange sites but for your blog it might work well because if the intersting content ... I have some sites on my profile here for social networking ,if you would like to take a look... I
@imsilver (1669)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
First off... I love the site :) I've got a site going as well, Silver Sity (link is on my profile). I've got a whole section in there on how to get traffic to your site. It can be time consuming but it's kinda fun :)
@ipanks (892)
• Indonesia
1 Feb 07
i have blog to in blogspot.try to sign into my yahoo to publicizing in net,make account in technorati so if you write a post then you can ping your blog.its a must to do.try to make account to in blog explosion to add your blog in there so the other member of blog can view and see your blog and visit your blog.make an exchange links to other blog that really same with your blog.make up to date your blog.try to post with image.i think that you can try to publicizing your blog.i wish you luck.
@Goranimal (315)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Myspace is a great place to network and bring in traffic. www.myspace.com/hotmix106 you can add your blog url and increase your reach by 1000s...it really does work.
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• Thailand
6 Feb 07
One place you might signe up with is http://www.mybloglog . It is a community of other blogers and some may link you to their blogs. It, in itself, will not pay you but it might help to build traffic.
• Thailand
6 Feb 07
A correction on the link. I will be so happy to reach 500 so that I can cut and past links so this does not happen. Sorry http://www.mybloglog.com
31 Jan 07
Promoting a blog. Find people who have recently started one. offer to refer people to them in return for a link back to you. (link exchange) I'd happly add your link to my website and also mention it inside my blog. (both get a large amount of hits) Also the message board idea is good but remember some sites count this as spamming if you don't take part in the community. =) Best advice is to keep your blog intersting. mines about projects and my life, not very "exciting" but people read it and visit it often. (more than some of my minor projects) lol
• United States
1 Feb 07
Thank you very much for the offer! I've been doing some networking to try and get some links to my blog. My blog is here: http://grumpygimp.blogspot.com/ and it's basically just the adventures of a disabled lesbian with a satirical tone. Not too exciting, but I hope it's at least entertaining! Do you have a link to your blog?
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@manmaxman (850)
• India
6 Feb 07
there is the some thing to say but i cant tell sorry
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
1 Feb 07
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