Visit other people's blogs and interact: If you
want people to come to post comments on your
blog, you have to take the first step. Visit the
blogs of your friends and relatives as well as
random blogs. Most comment boxes have a "URL"
field. Use it to your advantage. Remember that
if you leave an intelligent comment, the blog
owner will most certainly come to your blog. Use
step#2 to find random blogs.
Add your blog to
website rings and web directories: There are
literally hundreds of those around the Internet.
Web rings are mostly specialized which helps in
directing targeted audience to your blog. You
can easily find web rings categorized by country
as well as subject.
RSS Feeds: You
can add an RSS feed to your blog, which is a
Rich Site Summary containing your blog's address
and an index of the summary of the entries.
Join group blogs:
There are many blogs which invite you to join
them and start posting. Since group blogs are
visited frequently by members, they are a good
source of inviting people to your own blog.
Use perma links
on individual posts: Also called trackback,
Perma links are usually inserted automatically
by most blog-hosting websites so that each of
your entries has a specific link assigned to it.
If you are quoted by another blogger, the latter
can easily link back to the specific post to
which he/she is referring to by using perma
frequently: Visitors usually drift away if the
blog shows the same entry as it did when they
visited it a week ago. It is a good idea to
utilize the services of
Post on forums:
Find yourself some online forums related to your
topic of interest and then make sure you
publicize your blog. Do it subtly of course,
like putting the URL in your signature.
Make sure your blog has a good commenting system
as well as a working shoutbox. No sources of
interaction means no interaction which means no
visitors: By using a good counter or tracking
software, you can find out where you visitors
are coming from. Then you can repeat Step#1 to
increase the number of visitors.
which is worth reading, even if you only
maintain a personal blog.