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How will people find my blog?

  1. I have no comments, no likes, and no one's read it. I'm really worried that my fanfiction blog will never turn out to be as popular as the ones I've read. They have at least six likes, and comments that I have to scroll down to get to the end of. All I wish I could have is someone other than me liking it, and some comments from people that I haven't told about my blog. I don't know how to make people find it. :(

    The blog I need help with is silverwind34atcatpick.wordpress.com.

  2. Two ways of attracting like-minded subscribers are
    (1) commenting meaningfully and frequently on blogs with similar content and
    (2) being active on social networking sites.

    On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/
    The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.

    See these for Staff tips:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/how-to-get-more-traffic/
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/traffic-dos-and-donts-a-checklist/
    http://dailypost.wordpress.com/postaday/ebook-grow-traffic/

    If you want to increase traffic then don't listen to anyone who professes there are passive ways of doing that. Increasing traffic to a blog is hard work. If you want your blog to rank well in search engine results then that begins with creating and publishing original content ie. unique content that cannot be found anywhere else on the internet.

    See How to Identify Your Blog’s Target Audience http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/09/01/how-to-identify-your-blogs-target-audience/

    These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/03/22/5google-webmasters-video-tutorials/

    If you are using a WordPress.com theme good SEO is a given. However, going beyond the theme what the blogger has done within that structure is worth evaluating. Whether you write informative, persuasive or controversial content learning how search engines work, and how to apply basic SEO to you content will benefit your blog as it will increase traffic from targeted readers. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/10/21/two-seo-videos-for-bloggers/

    6 Ways to Make Google Your Blog’s Best Friend > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/10/08/6-ways-to-make-google-your-blogs-best-friend/

    Here`s another helpful post 7 Common Sense Social Networking Tips http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/12/07/7-common-sense-social-networking-tips/

  3. Note also that your blog is only 5 days old and has Two Posts - there is no such thing as instant no sweat traffic - see what @TT has listed above

    And at some point learn how to use the "More Tag" to keep your front page clean and easy to navigate - See @TT's site above or my site (linked to our names) for what the More Tag can do for your blog

  4. The setting here > Settings > Reading is only for the RSS Feed summary and does not affect the posts.

    If you want to display only excerpts on the front page of the blog followed by read more links, so your site loads quickly, you can insert "the more tag" into each post prior to publication.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

    Alternatively you can switch to using a theme that automatically displays front page excerpts. This is a list of active themes on WordPress.com that use the excerpt instead of full post content. Here are the themes that do provide that feature > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/theme-with-automatic-excerpts?replies=13#post-1396410

  5. Thanks, what you listed was really helpful. I was getting totally worked up, but you helped me get my blog more popular. I am sure I will soon get a like as I gave my friends the link, and it's the Easter holidays so they'll have time. I now know that two blogs don't get you visits to your website so I am taking time to write more. Thanks again! :) :) :)

  6. You're welcome and best wishes for happy blogging! :)

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