Finding news things for your blog can sometimes be difficult I know there are days when I sit here and go completely blank with what to talk about. To find out what to talk about often needs feedback and comments from your visitors. It can be like a host talk on a radio where you get no one talking back to you. I really have huge respect for the ways, those guys can find something to talk about out of thin air. It seems to me a remarkable gift.
I was looking for something to tell you that would be useful as tips for bloggers.
One thing you really need to do, is make sure if you have had made previous comments on the subject, make sure you tag those comments and back link to them. These both help the visitors and the search engine spiders. Make sure you allow comments as this keeps the conversations going and extends the subject for you to be able to reply to it as well.
There are several places that you can submit your articles besides putting them on your blog. One of these is Blog Carnival. Here you can submit your article and with luck you might even get it on the feature list. Although you might not get a lot of traffic from it, you are getting your name out on the web and linking back to your website.
There is a bloggers directory that you can join as well. This won’t give you much traffic, unless you manage to get into their blogs of the week listing, but at least you are on their list of sites.
Remember all these sites have to be enabled. It’s not just a case of joining them and expecting them to list you. Go back in once you have joined and make sure you enable your website on their listings.
The main place you will find good traffic will be Twitter and Facebook. And this is done by finding blogs that have similar interests to yours and following them on Twitter. Make sure you visit their sites and post comments that are both helpful and in response to an article or two that has been posted. Intelligent and helpful blogs will soon get you followed back to your own blog. This also means that you will be found by the search engines. Ensure that your posts are well tagged, and that you leave your info like your email and your web address when you do your comments. Technorati looks for tags. In fact, that is how they pick up posts. If the website is on a blog that is WordPress then make sure you have the Technorati enabled so that WordPress automatically pings your new blog.
It’s a good idea to also connect to Google Friend Connect. It’s Google’s answer to Facebook, and as it is Google it will be well searched for info for any links. Just as YouTube is used by Google so you can use Google Maps and place your name on there with your website as a place to find you.