Excellent post in general, brings back to the forefront some ideas that get covered fairly seldom among bloggers.
I especially like the point you make at the end – how do you portray yourself? When I first started blogging I would tell everyone that I had a little blog that I was working on or that it was still a work in progress.
What I started to realize pretty quick was that if you’re talking to someone who doesn’t have a blog at all you are far enough ahead of them on the curve that you don’t need to point out the shortcomings of your site. Another neat thing to remember for a new blogger is that nobody can look at your blog and tell that it isn’t getting traffic yet. If you treat your blog like a professional project nobody who looks at it will think differently.
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Steve, these are some great points. I think that learning to promote a blog is a really worthwhile experience.
I love the blog carnival! I had no idea that such a thing existed.
One thing I like to do is to write posts that link to popular blogs that use trackbacks (when relevant). Then just by linking to a story on their blog you will get a link to your website. If it is a high trafficked site you will get a nice little handful of visitors each day.