I think a lot of bloggers can recognize themself in this. Promoting your blog is a hard thing to do. Sometimes I promote too much and sometimes on the wrong times. Sometimes I even have a certain goal to reach for that day. It is actually a bad plan to do that..
Sometimes I pay too much attention to my traffic. This is because I compare myself a lot with other bloggers. On a community platform, as Reddit, it is really important that you get in touch with other bloggers. This way you can grow your blog way more, instead of throwing your links everywhere. When you get in touch with other bloggers then you promote your own blog as well, but then on a nice and easy way. For example, when you leave comments on other blogs (when you have read the article of course) some bloggers think that it is maybe nice to visit your blog as well.
So, it is important that you get in touch with other bloggers way more and of course with your readers. I comment almost every time on the comments of my blog and I think this is an important part of blogging. Sometimes I ask a question to other bloggers about a product or something like that and then I don’t get a comment back.. I don’t understand that too be honest. Sometimes an article can be incomplete and then I just think you need to comment on that comment.
Don’t think too much about promoting
It is really good to promote your blog of course. Actually, it is a really important part of blogging. Don’t only think about promoting. You blog, because you like it, right?! Readers and comments are always nice of course, but it is not only about that. I think that you reach way more people when you are nice to everyone, instead when you put links everywhere. When I see a link in a comment, then I just don’t click on it. When you leave your link in the box, then I most of the time click on that. I am always very curious what blog is behind the person who has left a really nice or sweet comment.
How do you promote your blog?