Actually what really helped me was a recent post I read at Blogger Tricks, it has all the information you might need to increase traffic to your blog, get more readers, SEO, just info on blogging, etc
In the last couple of days I have signed up for numerous directories, blog forums, network communities and honestly they have been great. I'm actually feeling traffic coming in, slowly but steadily. If before I had 700 visitors in over a year something than now I had over 250 in the last couple of days alone.
I feel that I have finally managed to achieve something with my blog, its not much but I'm still learning. I decided that I will share this little secret (not really) o how I increased my traffic a bit.
First of all here is a great list where you can sign up and have people actually see that you have a blog that you write! Click the pictures or links to go directly to these great sites! :)
- www.technorati.com - this one has been great. Good traffic and if you have good content then you receive good reviews.
www.stumbleupon.com - this so far proved to be one of the best though, basically it lets readers decide if they like something that they came across the Internet and let other people know that they actually stumbled upon something interesting. So the more hits you have the more ofter you will show up. :)
The next couple of sites are for bloggers, basically here is where you can let people know that you have a blog, add friends, do your networking, etc
- www.intensedebate.com - this one actually has a great widget that you can add to your blog to have your comments organized and neat looking.