How Do Readers Find Your Blog?

How Do Readers Find Your Blog?

How do you connect with blog readers? When I started blogging, the only route to gaining readers for a blog was by encouraging visitors to subscribe. Either by RSS feed or by email. The logic was simply that the more subscribers you had, the more readers you had. While this is still popular with many blog readers who like to follow every post, there are so many alternatives available to attract readers that subscriptions are now only a small percentage of my readership. It had been some time since I checked the traffic sources statistics for my blog and I was staggered at the change. Less than a year ago,

Blogging – The Stumbleupon Effect

Stumbleupon

For those who have never heard of Stumbleupon, it is a bookmarking site as well as a little bit of a social networking site as well. I started using it sometime ago, but as there are just so many of these types of sites around, I added a bio and the mandatory information then promptly forgot about it. Months later I read more about the site and had another look and then decided to post a few of my favourites sites and of course a couple of my own. It took some time to follow some other users and to have some follow me back and then well, nothing much