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New Blogger: Need Advice for Blog and Views

  1. I'm new to blogging. I know the concept that I want with my blog, but how do I get more views and comments? (What was successful for you?) I am open to any suggestions or comments on my blog, so please share! Thank you!

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

  2. Please see here > Getting More Views and Traffic > http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/
    Five Ways to Get Featured on Freshly Pressed > http://en.support.wordpress.com/five-ways-to-get-featured-on-freshly-pressed/

  3. I'm wondering the something here, totally new to this but wanted to give it a go. I Like the layout of you blog. I would just suggest posting everything of Facebook and Twitter in hopes that your friends can help you out in the beginning.

  4. The most effective way of promoting a blog within the WordPress.COM community is to seek out other blogs in the same niche as our own blog and post meaningful comments to posts in them. Here is the link to the wordpress.com global tag pages. http://en.wordpress.com/tags/ There you will be able to locate blogs by category/tag that you can visit, read posts and leave comments on.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/global-tags/

    Here's a link to out Blog Promotion forum called Showcase > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/showcase

    Social networking tremendously expands the audience you can connect with. If you do not use social media like Twitter and and social networks like Facebook to promote your blog posts and blog, then you will find building a growing readership is more difficult as the audience you reach will be limited.

    For great blogging tips be sure to visit http://lorelle.wordpress.com

  5. Additional information and links:

    You can post a Facebook badge in your sidebar. http://en.support.wordpress.com/facebook-badge/
    You can also enable sharing buttons on your posts, pages and index pages.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/
    You can have Facebook like & share buttons on your posts.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/its-possible-facebook-share-and-like-buttonsat-the-same-time?replies=90
    You can use a Twitter widget > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/twitter-widget/
    You can post a twitter follow button > http://en.support.wordpress.com/twitter-follow-button/
    You can set up Publicize and publish to your Facebook profile page > http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

    Alternatively you can use Networked Blogs http://www.networkedblogs.com/ or RSS Grafitti http://www.facebook.com/RSS.Graffiti for posting to Facebook walls if you prefer.

  6. @echaley
    May I also suggest that you remove your email address from your About page before spam bots harvest it? You can use a contact form instead > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

  7. An important step to take that new bloggers sometimes overlook is setting up a Google webmasters account and verifying your blog with the major search engines. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/

  8. Blogs are all about posts. Posts can have categories and tags assigned to them; static Pages can’t. Every post ought to be assigned to relevant broad Categories and should have very specific Tags. Each Category and Tag is a one or two word key word descriptor of the content in your post. Select the most relevant keywords that you think other people would type into a search engine and find your blog with and use them as Categories and Tags on your posts. Also note that the rule of thumb is to assign the least number of categories and tags to any post that accurately describe the content.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/global-tags/#missing-posts

  9. Thanks for all the tips everyone!

  10. You're welcome from me. I have flagged this thread so it gets moved to the Showcase (blog promotion) Forum. :) IMO your blog is looking good -- very good. :) Your photos are stunning and your writing is good. You have posts of a very readable length. You are well on your way. Happy blogging! :)

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