How do I encourage people to read my blog? There are tons of them out there with so much content!!! Thanks in advance..
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I think this Beginner's Guide will be helpful if you are looking for basic how to's http://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=Beginner%27s+guide
There's a Critique My Blog thread in the off-topic forum http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=10075
There is also a thread you can plug your blog in in the off-topic forum
And here are some ways to promote your blog.
A. Find technorati http://www.technorati.com on the web. Register and create an account, claim your blog(s), tag them, create a watchlist, register your favorites. You will find that the site has excellent instructions to help you work through all the steps. That assistance is not available here.
B. Also be sure to register your blog so you get the attention of search engines http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=5859&page&replies=9#post-37917
Submit your site here http://www.submitexpress.com/. Submit it to ONLY the top 40 search engines. They’ll ask you to paste their code on your site. You will then get a few emails asking to confirm your submissions.
C. If you want to be sure you’ve covered the bases when it comes to blog promotion then this is a helpful link http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/15/more-traffic/.
D. We also have many threads in the forum search box on increasing traffic to your blog. From time to time we start another one reiterate everything that’s been said before and occasionally we add new ideas.
In a nutshell:
(1) Promoting your wordpress.com blog will be more effective if you edit your profile and link your wordpress.com username to your wordpress.com blog.
(2) Promoting your wordpress.com blog will be more effective if you regularly post high quality, original content posts to your blog and build a faithful readership.
(3) Promoting your wordpress.com blog will be more effective if you tag your posts with categories that are specific to your blogging topics.
(4) Promoting your wordpress.com blog will be more effective if you invest time and energy into leaving meaningful comments on other blogs, in forums and on websites related to your blogging topics.
(5) Promoting your wordpress.com blog may be more effective if you join social networks.
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