This is the second part in series to attract new readers to your blog.You can refer to the part 1 for more details.
7. Give Away Free Stuff
I’ve had some success with giving away free stuff, like free templates for WordPress. It doesn’t give me lot of new readers, because my blog is written in Norwegian, but the templates give lots and lots of new links to the blog, giving it a much better pagerank in Google, which in turn should mean more readers from search-engines.
8. Be Opinionated
Be opinionated, but encourage opposing viewpoints in the comments. Opinionated makes you interesting – encouraging other perspectives makes you essential.
9. Ask Questions of Other Bloggers
Ask questions of other moderately successful bloggers and try to network. If you shoot too high, you’ll often get blown off because these people have so much stuff to read and deal with.
Sending highly creative and penetrating trackbacks about a blogger’s original post.
Buy advertising space on related websites.
12. Educate Readers about RSS
With the most recent blog I launched I created a page in WordPress called Feeds which not only has the RSS icon on it but a description of what a “feed” is and what are some of the most common ways to subscribe and use feeds, mostly pulled from a CC article.
Refer to the next part so as to find out more new ways to attract new readers this 2011.