Today at I am Momma, Cheri did a great post how to make your blog grow. I was surprised to hear that she had only started her blog in February. She has done a lot with her blog and has over 3000 subscribers. Dare I dream that big.
Anyway this post had some great tips. Some that I immediately implemented others that will take some practice. But I thought I might add a tip of my own.
Cheri points out that one way to gain attention is to leave thoughtful and sincere comments. That is a suggestion that I have heard before. I’ve been doing it a lot more now that Google reader allows you to go directly to the source. I often add a link back to my blog on these comment especially if I made something using someone else’s tutorial. To do that you have to know a little HTML or have a nerd for a husband. Once my husband gave me the code I saved it in a notepad doc and now whenever I need it I just Copy and Paste it into my comments.
Here is what you need to leave a link:
<a href="your website ">text to display</a>
Of course, you would replace the orange text with your information. For example the text I copy and paste is
<a href="http://hammerandthread.blogspot.com/ ">Hammer & Thread</a>
Or if I’m linking to a specific post I’d write:
I made that, check it out <a href="http://hammerandthread.blogspot.com/2010/08/ruffle-butt-onesies.html">here</a>
But it only displays: I made that, check it out here
So that’s my tip, how about some practice. Leave me a comment with a link to your blog. I promise to check it out and leave you some comment love too.