A few weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled 5 Steps to Jumpstart Your Website.
I was subsequently criticized for stating the obvious.
But the truth of the matter is that most bloggers don’t have the time or resources to implement 90% of the advice that you see in the “30 Effective Ways to Promote Your Blog” type articles. Fact of the matter is that 90% of those tips turn out to not really be that effective (or at least not for a simpleton like me).
This got me thinking. There’s a real need here. Or maybe it already exists and I just don’t know about it. But, the average blogger could really benefit from someone or some resource whose primary aim, rather than the creation of lots and lots of content, was to whittle down all the advice that’s out there into the simple rules that actually work for the average blogger, especially the beginning blogger.
In other words, if you’re like me, and you really only have 2-5 promotional methods and 2-5 ad monetization methods, what are they? How would you advise the new blogger to spend her precious time? Certainly not by wading through dozens upon dozens of “107 Keys to link building” articles.
You can take a look at my article above regarding site promotion. It’s about all I do for most of my sites, and for the time it involves, the payoff is tangible.
I know of one thing I’d add to the list that I’m not doing: participation in the comments section of similar sites.