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The Collective
Friday, March 5, 2004
By Steven Taylor

Dealing with this made me think of the following:

Ways to Build Traffic:


  • Leave good comments on the blogs of others–it may bring the blog’s author, or readers, to your site.
  • PermaLink blogs you like, as they might come to see who’s linking to them and discover your blog.
  • Link to pieces you like from other blogs (same as above).
  • Occasionally e-mail bloggers with stuff you think they might find interesting.
  • Get involved with list-fests with the Carnival of the Vanities.


  • Expect anything in return for the above. People may ignore you, or not reciprocate, for any number of reasons, many of which are benign.
  • Live for the approval of a given blogger. For example, you may never get an InstaLanche (I have only gotten one, and that was because I hosted the CoV, so in many ways, that doesn’t count).

    In other words, draw attention to yourself in positive ways, not obnoxious ones.

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    1. Most of all, don’t sweat it. People get so uptight about hit count when they should just be having fun with ‘blogging.


      Comment by Myria — Friday, March 5, 2004 @ 10:47 pm

    2. Everything you wanted to know about blogging but were afraid to ask
      There are plenty of good guides to blogging and I was going to add my $0.02 to the pile. It’s the thing to do once your blog reaches a certain age, and I figure turning one is about the right time. However I’m going to break with blogosphere traditio…

      Trackback by Simon World — Monday, August 30, 2004 @ 9:36 pm

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