You have created a blog, now what? You need to capture an audience. You need traffic. But all of this does not happen overnight, as it takes time and a lot of perseverance to gain loyal readers and followers. Setting up a blog is a lot of fun as you have many options to choose from, like hundreds of blog themes, interchangeable widgets and a plethora of add-ins to make your blog experience the best ever!
One way to get the word out about your blog, is word of mouth and lots of business cards! Don’t have a blog card? We can help you create one! Everywhere we go, we pass out Nikitaland blog cards and have grown our visitors very quickly. For example, while we are shopping at PetSmart with Nikita, everyone always wants to pet her (as she has the softest fur ever) and of course, we hand them a blog card so they can keep up with what we are doing, and what Nikita is up to! Another way we pass out her cards, is by placing a blog card in every eBay package we ship – yet another great way to connect with pet lovers around the world. (this is how we met our friend Karen and her wonderful family)
Here are a few samples of the blog cards that we have made over the years:
Another way to get the word out about your blog is to create a blog button. Don’t have a blog button? We can help you create one! These blog buttons can be shared with other bloggers to add to their blog and it will gain you more traffic and visitors. What a great way to increase your traffic, eh?
If you would like to ADD our blog button to your blog, here are the steps to do it. First, go to your Dashboard, then to Appearance, then to Widgets. Next, under Widgets, click on Text. Name the text box Nikitaland, and paste the code below into the text box, then click save. You have now successfully added our blog button to your blog! (leave us a note that you have added our button to your blog) Here is the code for our blog: <a href=”http://www.nikitaland.wordpress.com”><img src=”https://nikitaland.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/blog-button1.jpg” /></a>
Be creative about how you get the word out about your blog, but do something! The more you talk about your blog, the better your traffic will be, not to mention all the great people you will meet along the way. We always have room for more friends! So, if you need help in creating a blog card, or a blog button, let us know and we’ll help you. All in all, just don’t start a blog and think that the traffic or followers will come, you need to first write intriguing posts to capture attention, then get to work getting the word out that you’ve got a blog worth following by handing out your business cards and sharing your blog button with other fellow bloggers. It is all worth it!