When you create your own blog or website, building an audience can be tricky. You want to establish relationships without seeming pushy or overeager. We've narrowed down three main steps to consider when working to gain online readers: comments, social media interactions, and advertising opportunities. If you hope to boost your web presence, then follow these dos and don'ts of Internet networking.
- Do identify other websites that you admire, and become an active follower of them. Comment regularly and interact with the author to let them know that you appreciate the content.
- Don't comment on other blogs and ask the writers to follow your site too. It's a bold move that can come off in a negative way. Chances are, if you leave nice comments, they're likely to click on your username anyway.
Keep reading for tips on how to use social media and advertising when getting your blog off the ground.