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This post is for the new blogger, so if you are experienced and got your blogging mojo, this post doesn’t help you. It is meant more for the blogger who is starting and wants to get more visits. Because in the end, no matter how great your content is, it’s all about the traffic, yes?

If you are a blogger that had the right content and the right design, but don’t have the visits, listen up: just try to focus on getting 100 hits a day. If you do that, you would pretty much get 30,000 hits a year. Would you like that?

So how do you go from this,

to this?

Here are 10 ways:

1. Choose a clear topic for your blog and focus on that. This is so important. Take what you know or what you love and write about it. Stay on topic. Always.
2. Write 3-4 times a week. In a couple of months, you will have 30-40 posts and you will be consistent about it. You will have discipline.
3. Connect with other bloggers who write about your topic. Reach out to these bloggers. Tell them you are just starting. What advice could they give you? You’d be surprised, more often than not, you will get advice.
4. Share posts with each other. Ask your new friends to help you shout our your blogs in return for your shouting out their blogs. Use Twitter DMs and Facebook messages to ask privately. Believe me, people on both networks (especially Twitter) are very willing to help. You just need to ask.
5. Comment, comment, and comment You HAVE to comment on other blogs. Not only does it increase your visibility, you run a greater chance that people will like what you say and click on your link. Be honest and sincere, and don’t get spammy.
6. Reply, reply, and reply. When people comment on your blog, always respond to them and always let them know.
7. Have guests blog on your site. Invite good bloggers to post on your site as a guest. They will bring in readers for you.
8. Invite people to share their stories with you. Open your blog to other people’s stories. Let them own your blog. Your blog is your blog, but in the end, it is content that is being read by someone else.
9. Stay current and stay active. The moment you get an idea for a blog, just do a quick draft post. You can always go back to it later.
10. Repeat steps 1-9 over and over and over again. Keep doing what you are doing and do it again. When you complete the cycle, go back and start again. Getting into this habit will keep you consistent and relevant.

And PS, don’t worry about the people who aren’t reading you, worry about the people who are! When you do that, you will create your own happy traffic jam.

Credits: whatssogreataboutperth.com and trkearth.com

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