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I found a great article called “The Secret to Successful Blog Promotion.”

It seems to be written for corporate bloggers, not personal blogs like mine. However; it’s full of advice even a little guy can learn from. I’ve already created RSS feeds, so I’m off to a good start. Have I done that here yet? I will add it to my list.

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds

Syndicate your site using ping technology. Apparently registering your RSS feed with specific sites can bring in more readers, so next on my list is to do that.

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.

Next, he says I should be using Movable type. I’ve heard this advice before. I downloaded it a while back, trying my darndest to follow this advice. (Yes, I am a blind advice follower, I don’t ask questions if you sound like you’re credible. I confess. Let’s move on.) My excuse for not using Movable type yet is because I don’t know what perl is and didn’t feel like learning.

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.
3-Get into the Movable type groove

His last bit of advice in the creating of your blog is to use permalinks. I think I do that, but I need to make sure. I think blogger automatically does it. Also, I add each permalink to Onlywire. I wonder if he likes that idea???

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.
3-Get into the Movable type groove
4-Make sure I’m using permalinks correctly

Get listed or linked to through other sites, preferably vary popular ones. Attention Dooce and Amalah; I have commented on your blogs often enough that you should feel like you know me and love me. Do a write up on me (preferably on different days) so I can share your wealth of readers. Thank you.

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.
3-Get into the Movable type groove
4-Make sure I’m using permalinks correctly
5-Kiss up to Dooce & Amalah a little bit more. (I lied about commenting frequently)

Linking to other bloggers helps, too. Also- linking to their permalinks instead of just their front page is better. noite taken, I think I do that. I’ll add it to my list anyways because it looks like I’m making a pattern.

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.
3-Get into the Movable type groove
4-Make sure I’m using permalinks correctly
5-Kiss up to Dooce & Amalah a little bit more. (I lied about commenting frequently)
6-Permalink other people’s blogs. Maybe it’s another way to kiss up to Dooce & Amalah.

Then he says to make sure I have trackbacking enabled, and to let the other blogger know I’ve linked to them. Yeah, that’s a good idea. I bet big cool bloggers like BigD and BigA aren’t obsessively checking their site stats like me. They probably don’t chase down all their readers, huh.

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.
3-Get into the Movable type groove
4-Make sure I’m using permalinks correctly
5-Kiss up to Dooce & Amalah a little bit more. (I lied about commenting frequently)
6-Permalink other people’s blogs. Maybe it’s another way to kiss up to Dooce & Amalah.
7-Enable backtracking (whatever that is)
8-Tell other bloggers when I contribute to their diablogue (It’s a new word don’t bother looking it up, just trust me)

He also says a blogroll is a good idea. I like this idea, too but I don’t like managing it myself, so I plan to use a service

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.
3-Get into the Movable type groove
4-Make sure I’m using permalinks correctly
5-Kiss up to Dooce & Amalah a little bit more. (I lied about commenting frequently)
6-Permalink other people’s blogs. Maybe it’s another way to kiss up to Dooce & Amalah.
7-Enable backtracking (whatever that is)
8-Tell other bloggers when I contribute to their diablogue (It’s a new word don’t bother looking it up, just trust me)
9-Find and use a blogrolling service

Another tip, which I also have been employing, is to link to your old content. I have been doing that, it creates your own little mini-web. I also try to link to my content on other sites as well. I will do it more judiciously. I think I need a “top posts of mine” at the footer of each post.

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.
3-Get into the Movable type groove
4-Make sure I’m using permalinks correctly
5-Kiss up to Dooce & Amalah a little bit more. (I lied about commenting frequently)
6-Permalink other people’s blogs. Maybe it’s another way to kiss up to Dooce & Amalah.
7-Enable backtracking (whatever that is)
8-Tell other bloggers when I contribute to their diablogue (It’s a new word don’t bother looking it up, just trust me)
9-Find and use a blogrolling service
10Link to my old content

If I continue going through the content of his article, I won’t have tome to follow those suggestions. My list has reached its limit. You should pop over there, though and read it, he’s got some great ideas. I especially like the coffee event idea. yeah, I’m all over that. And it doesn’t even have to be organic.

I do have to add 2 things that he might say later

List:
1-Make sure all blogs have RSS feeds
2-Learn about pinging and get all RSS’s listed at the ping site things.
3-Get into the Movable type groove
4-Make sure I’m using permalinks correctly
5-Kiss up to Dooce & Amalah a little bit more. (I lied about commenting frequently)
6-Permalink other people’s blogs. Maybe it’s another way to kiss up to Dooce & Amalah.
7-Enable backtracking (whatever that is)
8-Tell other bloggers when I contribute to their diablogue (It’s a new word don’t bother looking it up, just trust me)
9-Find and use a blogrolling service
10Link to my old content
11-more interesting titles
12-funnier tags

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