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 Post subject: how to get views on our blogs?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:07 am 
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it seems like nobody is visiting my blog - and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way! for seasoned mofo-ers: how do you promote your posts and get hits on your blog? any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:10 am 
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What you are ( probably knowingly ) doing now. Post to a forum about the same subject, where people might be interested in your blog, with the URL in the sig :)

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:23 am 
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Comment on other people's blogs and interact with them in a real way. They'll come visit your blog.


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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:37 am 
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I don't read blogs normally, but if someone posts food porn that looks delicious and I want the recipe I'll follow a link to a recipe and read the post. And I've regularly kept up with a few favorites from things like that.

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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I liked your sumac post a lot! I commented and will follow you for sure if your posts keep being so interesting and educational!

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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mollyjade wrote:
Comment on other people's blogs and interact with them in a real way. They'll come visit your blog.


This is what I was gonna suggest. How many blogs do you currently read and leave comments on?

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:52 am 
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jojo wrote:
mollyjade wrote:
Comment on other people's blogs and interact with them in a real way. They'll come visit your blog.


This is what I was gonna suggest. How many blogs do you currently read and leave comments on?
Fee wrote:
I don't read blogs normally, but if someone posts food porn that looks delicious and I want the recipe I'll follow a link to a recipe and read the post. And I've regularly kept up with a few favorites from things like that.


word. this makes a lot of sense. I read about a dozen blogs on a regular basis, but I never, ever comment. I'll work on this!


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I liked your sumac post a lot! I commented and will follow you for sure if your posts keep being so interesting and educational!


yay!


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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:59 am 
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I subscribed to get the posts by email! I've been browsing the Vegan MoFo lists on the Vegan MoFo site and I guess either you're not on that list or I just haven't gotten to you yet.

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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butterbobbin wrote:
I subscribed to get the posts by email! I've been browsing the Vegan MoFo lists on the Vegan MoFo site and I guess either you're not on that list or I just haven't gotten to you yet.



yeah, I'm actually presently only listed under the United States page. I left comments on the other pages where I should be listed, so hopefully I'll get up there soon! woo

PS. thanks so much for subscribing!


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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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I'd say yeah, comment on other folks' blogs (and honestly, don't say 'visit my blog!' in the comment, just interact and other folks will likely want to check your blog out), and keep writing interesting posts. Don't think of it as promotion, just think of it as community and the spirit of MoFo and folks will click on over. Making a facebook or posting your link a bunch on twitter doesn't really garner readers, or at least long-term readers, where it counts.

If you're on the MoFo OPML file (when it goes up), readers will come!

And just like what you're writing...and then other people will!

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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I'm going to jump on the comment train, my views went way up when I took the time to read and comment on other blogs. Plus, its fun to interact with other bloggers.

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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when i maintained an art blog, over a year, i actually received about 1000 hits via google for this one post that contained decent hi-res images of a well known artists' paintings. there's gotta be a vegan equivalent that could get you some google hits.


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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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Unless you have permission from the artist, that's copyright infringement and could get you sued. Create your own awesome content and people will come.


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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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mollyjade wrote:
Create your own awesome content and people will come.

Speak the truth.

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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it was part of a larger post with a few original paintings done by myself (like, oh look at the brushstrokes, you can see in the corner of mine i made a similar line), and everything was clearly cited (i did not try to pass them off as anything i did, made zero money off it, and i believe the site i linked from allowed use of the photos for educational purposes) but just having the painter's name in my text is what brought in views.


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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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I get a lot of hits from doing movies for my theme. A surprising number of people think that cenobites is actually spelled cinnabites.

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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I always post a link to new blog posts on my personal FB page, and that helps generate more traffic, and I started a separate page where it can be All Veganism, All the Time (without the inevitable comments from omnivores when I post an AR article or something), and I post blog updates there. I also leave comments on blogs I follow, but not so much with a view to getting more hits on mine.

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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I agree with the visiting other people's blogs. It is fun but I do find I never have enough time during MoFo to visit as many as I'd like. Also, giveaways sometimes will bring more peeps to the blog.

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
I get a lot of hits from doing movies for my theme. A surprising number of people think that cenobites is actually spelled cinnabites.


I think you have your next movie/recipe pairing!


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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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I have worse traffic than my regular months. People don't like ice cream. Fascists! I don't care, I dig it.

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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Perhaps it's because it's unseasonably cold in a lot of places? Usually I'm really into ice cream but the thought leaves me cold (sorry, couldn't resist) right now. I will come for a visit once my oven has heated the place up a bit, though!

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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xanthia wrote:
I have worse traffic than my regular months. People don't like ice cream. Fascists! I don't care, I dig it.


Wait, an ice cream theme? HOW DID I MISS THIS

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 Post subject: Re: how to get views on our blogs?
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I'd say the next MoFo should be in July... but then I'd choose a soup/stew theme ;) Heh.

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