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how to get your blog read by many people?

  1. Hello everyone,

    I've started using WordPress just a few hours ago but that there is NO ONE (yet) reading my blog makes me feel kinda weird and lonely.
    So, could you please tell me:

    1, whether it's normal when no one is coming to your blog BUT you?
    2, if it's a normal thing to write and read the blog all by urself, but somehow you're not comfortable with it, how could you get your blog read by a few more people?

    Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is somehottea.wordpress.com.

  2. You only started a few hours ago. No-one even knows you exist yet! There are lots of threads in here and the Off Topic forum about promoting your blog. Have a look around and you will find amazing tips.

  3. lol, it took me 6 months get me noticed.

  4. Search the forum or just page back a few days - you will find hundreds or thousands of suggestions on how to build viewers - but also take a look at why you started to blog, do you really need my approval and for me to read your blog?

  5. thanks teamoyeniyi, noirciplume, and auxclass. you're very kind.

    after posting the thing here, i find it quite amusing how we've got so large a circle of friends and acquaintances in real life and thus somtimes feels the urge to withdraw every once in a while.... but when we're here (wow, you want solitude, now you've got it), we're thinking about getting noticed by other people ^__^ .

    maybe its not true in ur case but that's pretty much what i'm feeling at the moment. silly me. let's just go to sleep then.

    thanks again!

  6. You started blogging a few hours ago. Please be aware that there is no such thing as passive blog promotion. The notion that one can build a blog and others will immediately come to read posts is a myth. It takes us all at least 6 months of active blog promotion to build even a small following of regular readers. I suggest that you focus on creating and publishing lots of high quality content and learn how to promote it effectively through social media and social networks.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/11/18/blogging-focus-on-content-creation/

  7. moved to Off Topic forum~

  8. FWIW, it has taken me 4 years and 7 months along with lots of coffee, late nights and patience to build SHIMWORLD with close to a million page views today!

    I live by the adage from Kevin Costner's movie Field of Dreams "Build it and they will come." Focus on quality content and viewers will come! All the best.

  9. oh! okay.

    thanks timethief, shimworld for answering and thanks 1tess for moving the question to Off topic forum.

    i think your answers are enough for my question. cheers.

  10. My blogs have an aggregate of nearly seven million hits, and I've answered this question countless times. All those answers are still here in the forums, so poke around and you'll find those tips and others'. Plenty to keep you busy for years.

  11. @Raincoaster - all I can say is you are a hog. (Hope that means the same thing over there).

    You need to learn to SHARE - didn't your mother ever teach you to share your toys?

    seven million is way too many for one person.

    Momfog - what do you think? Should raincoaster share? :P~

  12. @somehottea Beware what you ask for. Your question is out there now and people will continue to answer whether the "answers are enough for your question" or not. You've asked the most popular question and the answers are already in the forums and they aren't going to change

    @team I am in total agreement with you. Sharing is a good thing. :-)

  13. @ momfog: i was silly to have asked then, and will try being smater by unsubscribing.

    once again, thank you, everyone, for having answered this old old old old old old old boring popular question. much appreciated.

  14. @somehottea
    Hang in there. It's lonely at first but it does get better. You learn how to become a content creation machine (said with a big grin) and you make friends. Your blog posts get comments. Not to worry just take one step at a time. Have you located this tutorial? The Learn WordPress.com tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series http://learn.wordpress.com/

  15. As a novice blogger I think it takes time to discover how to get your log noticed and read, but the lessons are fun so I don't mind

  16. The only way to get your blog read by many people is to write the interesting article and post. be honest.

  17. @thehottoys

    The only way to get your blog read by many people is to write the interesting article and post.be honest.

    Gosh ... I can guarantee that I was honest above and I have no reason to doubt the others who have responded were honest too.

    I disagree with you. On one hand, you can create and publish a post completely lacking in original content with someone else's video in it, or a single image with a line of text under it, promote it on Twitter and Facebook, and it may go viral. On the other, your can publish a high quality original post and fail to promote it. Well, if no one knows it exists then who will read it?

    (1) Don't play hide and seek with search engines. WordPress.com makes search engine verification easy. The easy to follow step by step instructions for registering and verufying your blog with Google, Yahoo and Bing can be found in the WordPress.com Support Documentation at the Webmaster Tools link. http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/

    (2) Search engine optimization, is the strategy and process of increasing the amount of visitors to a site by making structural changes to the site and the content in it that result in the site ranking high in search engine results. The higher a site ranks in the results of a search, the greater the chance that that site will be visited by a user who has been using a search engine to locate material of interest to them. http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/blogging-learning-seo-is-worth-the-effort/

    (3) There are twenty five steps all bloggers can use to increase targeted traffic to their blogs. The steps are found in this post and you will find they are internally linked to tutorials http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/twenty-five-steps-to-increase-blog-traffic/ In addition this post provides step by step blog promotion instructions http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/blog-promotion-basics/

    I believe many interesting posts that are not optimized and not promoted published every day that fail to attract a high number of readers because their publishers have erroneously ascribed to the notion "build a blog and they will come".

  18. I just noticed this when I clicked the OP's username:

    somehottea.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.

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