Because you think no one will read it...how can people find it?I realized that in all my posts talking about blogging and Pushing People to Blog as a learning tool, I had never specifically blogged about how you find readers - or more appropriately - what should you do so that potential readers can find you. So here are a few specific suggestions to make sure that readers can find you:
- Subscribe to bloggers and get to know what they write about.
- Participate in the Learning Circuit's Big Question.
- Engage me in my 100 Conversation Topics.
- Engage any blogger by posting and linking to them (do item #1 first). They won't respond every time, but they do quite often.
- Comment and link to your post in the comments on blogs. It's better to link directly in a new post on the topic, but if you've already posted on a related issue, feel free to link to your blog in a comment. (Make sure you know how the anchor tag works.)
- Ask Questions and Make Openings Clear in your posts in order to get responses.
- Post Controversial Topics, but make sure you believe your position and can take the heat.
- Participate in Blog Carnivals is the Work Learning carnival still going?
- Twitter about it, especially to twitter groups such as the upcoming TK09 group
- Make sure to include a link to your blog in email footer, social network profiles, etc.
- Include links to your posts (when relevant) to discussion groups
- Make sure your blog is search engine friendly. Good titles and URLs are a must.
What did I miss?