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    I read a ton of blogs. Some are because of my affiliation with the OBS. Some are blogs that educate me and help me do my job better. Some blogs I read just for fun.

    What I'm wondering is how people find the blogs that they read regularly. Did you see one blog recommended on another blog you already read? Do you read blogs you see on other people's blogrolls? Do you read the blogs of people who write comments you like? Do you search a term and read the blogs that come up in the search results?

    I don't think there's any one way to increase readership and get your blog noticed. I'd just be interested in seeing how people found the blogs they currently read. It might be helpful for those of us who blog to know how other readers settle on blogs to read.

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    Lots of different ways. Initially I found some by searching and also recommendations I saw on sites and forums I was familiar with. Over time I follow a lot of links. Sometimes I see a guest post and follow it back to the author's blog. Sometimes it's a recommendation from a now trusted blogger. Sometimes it's following links on a commenter's name. Sometimes those names are in comments on my own blog. Sometimes it's following forum sig links. Sometimes it's following links posted on one social site or another.

    I can go on.

    In the beginning I was maybe subscribed to a couple dozen blogs. A few years later and I'm subscribed to a few hundred. How I got to this point was following many trails back to the blogger. Also repeated exposure to the blogger's site helps. I may not subscribe after reading one guest post, but when I come across the same author a few times over time I'm more likely to subscribe.

    The best advice is to get your name out there as much as possible in as many place as possible. Ideally when you do you'll get a link back. Even better is building relationships with people who may link to you on their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vangogh View Post
    The best advice is to get your name out there as much as possible in as many place as possible. Ideally when you do you'll get a link back. Even better is building relationships with people who may link to you on their own.
    I think building relationships is so important. It's hard to blog in a vacuum. It really helps when you have other bloggers to support you.

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    Absolutely. I think the secret is there really any secrets. It simply takes time to make the right connections. One comment on one blog isn't going to drive much if any traffic, but several hundred comments on a few dozen blogs will start driving traffic month after month.
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    I dont really read that many the occasional one i will have read a few times, however there is not actually many i seem to return to often.

    Cannot really figure why i dont seem to revisit many though.
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    This my sound strange, but i don't have time to read anyone's blog regularly. I may stop by an occasional blog where someone on a forum has pointed out an article, or if I follow a sig link, but, for the most part...the only reason I search out other blogs is to research competitors.

    I am definitely a drive by reader. If something catches my eye, I will read through it, but probably not return much since I am so far behind on my own blogs.

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    for me its mainly from the forums and then blog hopping....i have found a lot of neat blogs from a blogs list of others blogs.....i dont go back to most...i go back for great talk and eye candy....
    ..and i dont get the comment thing...in the shabby world, its rampant and not very sincere..i dont know why they do it...i really guess they dont buy from each other....
    .. my buyers have to come here to indiana so maybe i just dont get involved in some things i would if i were selling on line....
    to me its kind of like exploring...and i get bored easily and have heard and read a lot of the basic theory of most of my interests so im looking for a lot deeper , more intersting discussion than i usually see.....and dont want to read about kids or recipes...and i never believe get rich quick....

    for mine i love it when a customer comes in and says im sorry you sold your carterpillar....or other info from my blog.... im making some connections......
    every forum ive been on , except this one, has led to a few big instore sales...big meaning over 1000.... and i think the blog should help that happen more because of the quantity of pictures and more background and store philosophy..... i dont expect buyers from this forum of course.... ...
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    Most blogs I read today where found through other blogs. For example, I found smart passive income through the moz blog.And it keeps expanding that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristineS View Post
    I read a ton of blogs. Some are because of my affiliation with the OBS. Some are blogs that educate me and help me do my job better. Some blogs I read just for fun.

    What I'm wondering is how people find the blogs that they read regularly. Did you see one blog recommended on another blog you already read? Do you read blogs you see on other people's blogrolls? Do you read the blogs of people who write comments you like? Do you search a term and read the blogs that come up in the search results?

    I don't think there's any one way to increase readership and get your blog noticed. I'd just be interested in seeing how people found the blogs they currently read. It might be helpful for those of us who blog to know how other readers settle on blogs to read.
    I tend to stumble onto new blogs when I'm researching a specific problem or topic. I'll start by searching Google for information about the problem/topic, and that will often lead me to a blog. Then if the blog is particularly impressive and relevant to what I'm working on, I'll start using it as a regular resource.

    Also, a lot of the time the content of a good post will lead me to other blogs that are linked within that post. I think that's probably the most common scenario for me.

    Great question.

    Cheers.

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    Usually when i google a question, i see the same sort of blogs answering it. So naturally i graviatate to the ones i know will deliver the best article.

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