Yes it can be done. But, it also depends on where you are starting from. As a beginner to the whole idea of adding value to my site through increased traffic I have tried the following ideas.
- Post regularily. The value of the site is in its content. No content no value. By regularly posting people are more interested in coming back to your site again and again. Write good stuff that you will be proud of in a years time. It is often said that some of the older posts are the ones that generate interest again and again. Post with that future in mind. Besides what’s the point of writing garbage all the time? There is enough spam and cheap sex on the web already so try to make a positive impact with what you say.
- Encourage communitiy – Get around the Blogosphere a bit. Encourage others not just for the sake of getting traffic but because there is so much great stuff out there. Blogging is a great way to become a part of a community. Make interesting comments on other people’s blogs because you like them and what they have said.
- Tell people what you are doing – Put your site on your email signature. After all if you are proud of what you are doing then let people know. Register with the blog directories such as Technorati and Blogarama.
It worked for me. Not that I set out to triple my traffic in three days. That came because of a renewed committment to my blog and a desire to give something to the Blogosphere. I also needed to create a more public presence for what I am doing next year.
If none of those things interest you then I just hope that you connect with some aspect of my life. We are all in this journey on earth together and the web is reshaping that journey in many new and exciting ways. The advent of the blog means that we are all able to have a voice to add to each other.