The Blog Triage class ended and a lot of hard-working artists have much better blogs to show for their efforts. They tweaked their sidebars, About pages, writing, linking, and design. They also made sure they had their feeds straight so people can easily follow them. [...]
Someone–perhaps I–told you to get a blog. And you did it. Now, you aren’t feeling the love. Your traffic is almost nonexistent, and your posts are boring even you. If you’re intent on building traffic for your blog, here are some tips for you.
1. Write with respect for your readers. You can write anything you want in your private journal, but if you want traffic to your blog, you can’t forget your readers (or potential readers!). If you want to write about what you had for breakfast, make it the best darned post about breakfast food in the history of posts about breakfast food.
In my experience, people spend time on blogs and Web sites for one of three reasons. They want to be (1) informed (2) entertained, or (3) inspired. Cross-check each post against this list to ensure you’re hitting one of these reasons.
Laura Lynn Lewis,Up to My Ears. [...]