Sometimes I am a blogger, other times I am reader, but most of the time I am artist, not a painter, musician or other kind of performer, simply an artist who plays with words, shapes and colors. Some bloggers might want to keep it simple, I, on the other hand, like it complex. It was not complex at first but as I progressed it became such way. There were many things that helped me 'cause there was not way I could do it alone.
At the beginning of March I promised to myself to fight for at least two thousands pageviews, I was pessimistic and skeptic about it but blogging is on thing that keeps me sane and brings me some joy so I fought hard and so my expectations were surpassed by the reality and I got 2.7 thousands pageviews.
Now my next objective is to keep it up around the same level with some improvements at keeping my established reader-base.
But what helped me ?
Bloggers - Bloggers.com is dedicates site for Blog Authors. Blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is Web site with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.
Bloggers.com categorizes and highlights Blog Authors' profiles by their interest and contribution - for example some Bloggers publish commentary or news on a particular subject; others maintain blog for personal online diaries. In this site we encourage Bloggers to tell about themselves, share own pictures, share their blog links. We encourage authors of any type of blogs including Textual, art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketches (sketchblog), videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting), which are part of a wider network of social media. They can also discuss on Micro-blogging sites, another type of blogging, one which consists of blogs with very short posts. (Taken from Blogger.com)
Blogcatalog - a forum for all bloggers who would like to start new discussions and engage in interesting communities and follow new blogs and bloggers.
YouSayToo or Alpha YouSayToo - "is the best place on the web for bloggers who want the most exposure. Not only do we increase your traffic and exposure, we also offer a program for earning money from your blogs. We are a thriving bloggers’ community that boasts many fun, appealing and effective features we’re sure you’ll enjoy."
Let's not forget about social networks.
Facebook.- "Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected." You should create a page for your blog or your website, it's easier to establish and keep a reader base.
Google+ - "Creating a page brings you closer to your customers, fans, and followers on Google+.
Start real face-to-face conversations with Hangouts
Create circles to share the right message with the right people
Help people recommend you on Google Search and ads with the +1 button"
Twitter - "Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters long, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space. You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets to get the whole story at a glance, and all in one place." You should set up a twitter account either for yourself or your website/blog.
Digg - Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our community.
Reddit - Reddit is a source for what's new and popular on the web. Users like you provide all of the content and decide, through voting, what's good () and what's junk (). Links that receive community approval bubble up towards #1, so the front page is constantly in motion and (hopefully) filled with fresh, interesting links.
Stumbleupon - "We help you easily discover new and interesting stuff on the Web. Tell us what you like, and we’ll introduce you to amazing web pages, videos, photos and more that you wouldn’t have found on your own." More about Stumbleupon find at What is StumbleUpon?.
- At the end of each article don't forget to include tags or label later to be considered as key words.
- Include in every article an image or something artsy.
- Don't forget to share your articles in facebook or google page you have created for your content. Also share it on pages related to the subject of your content.
- Personally I don't like blog that is literally filled with advertisement and it stays in my way to quality content. Don't abuse on advertisement.
- Work on the design of your blog, arrange items based of its importance.
- Add some sharing buttons so every reader could easily share it to other peers.
- Include an "About Me" so readers would know more about the author.
- Don't hesitate to share what you like most on your blog, every reader that likes your content would like also to find out about your hobbies, talents and activities on your spare time. Create independent pages on your blog.
If you know something I don't know and you would like to share it with me and to other readers through my blog don't hesitate and comment below using of the two commenting boxes. but remember, you methods should as well be free.