I am constantly surprised by the number of posts, books, articles or consultancies out there who offer to help you build your blog traffic "the easy way". There are tips, tricks, discussions, YouTube videos … anything you could possibly want, but at the end of the day, blogging comes down to discipline. If you spend as much time actually thinking and writing as you do chasing links and downloads … then … surprise, surprise … you may end up with a blog that is useful or interesting to us readers.
Darren Rowse is a well-known blogger and is responsible for the ProBlogger website and has a lot of practical tips on blogging. It is a great source of information because it deals with all the blogging issues in a simple, problem solving way. This post in particular has a great link through to advice for launching your blog.
And, of course, once you get to Yaro’s blog there is plenty more to read! But then we are back to reading and NOT writing. So while there are plenty of links to follow, things to read and so on … none of this means anything if you don’t actually DO something. Please write. Give it a go. Send me a link and I will read it — there are plenty of others out there who will do the same (read Mike Wagner’s blog for inspiration).
But don’t just think you can do it easily. Readers come to you one link at a time!