While I enjoy writing about organic living and organic gardening, it’s not so much fun when I look at my statistics and see that no one is reading my blog. I started this blog in August 2006 and I have slowly, very slowly, made my way up to 300 visitors per day. I had really hoped to be getting over 1000 visitors per day by now. Maybe that’s not realistic for my niche but that is what I had originally hoped for.
It took me a few months to realise that to get traffic to a blog you need links. There are lots of ways to get links to your blog but one of the easiest ways is to participate in a blog carnival. My biggest blogging mistake was not participating in this kind of event sooner. I had heard about blog carnivals but didn’t look into what they were about until a couple of months ago when I was read about them over at Pro Blogger.
All you have to do to participate in a carnival is write an original post, find a relevant carnival and let them know about your post. At the end of the week or month they will write a post on their blog with links to all participants. Depending on your niche you can easily get 20 links to your site per month using this technique.
Not only can you get links to your blog but you can get direct traffic as well. Plus you can find related blogs which are sure to be of interest. I definitely recommend participating in blog carnivals and I only wish I had started doing so earlier in my blogging ‘career’.
This is my submission for the blogging mistakes group writing project at Daily Blog Tips. You can participate too by writing about your own blogging mistakes.