Growing your readership is one of the easiest and (on wordpress) the hardest parts of blogging.
You have to read, comment, like, and follow a lot of OTHER bloggers. Sometimes you read the blogs of the day. Sometimes you join some of those competitions, wordpress has a competition for you to become selected as part of their freshly pressed – I might have encouraged them on that …..
I know they would never admit it.
And then the hard part, you have to write a lot. You must create content. You can cheat and use photos.
Photos and illustrations have always been a part of books, so why can’t they be a part of blogging?
Then comes the really hard part.
Do not offend the beast that is wordpress – if you do, you will have to do like I am doing and start ALL over on building readership.
They got offended that I was growing my blog the old-fashioned way – and I was SUCCESSFUL.
I was growing readership at a rate of over 100% every 14 days. The problem was, I saw HUGE growth, and then I saw HUGE drops in readership.
How do I maintain the balance between solid growth and not offending the machine?
Let me see if I can grow at around 90% every 3 weeks?
PS: I forgot to mention: You have to study the arts of blogging and writing.
You MUST study.