The trick behind having your blog posts read is in ‘seeding’ and not in forcing content on readers. The entire concept of seeding involves doing one or two things then letting it grow naturally. Initially you might have to put in a little effort to keep the momentum running but this does not translate into forcing content on readers. The following are some of the ways you can use to seed your content.
Nowadays the easiest and most effective way to get your content linked is simply by tweeting it. This can help in driving traffic to your blog post/ the effectiveness of this method of course depends on the number of followers you have on your group. This method can be more effective when you time your tweets to be during peak times when most people are tweeting or by making your tweet ‘re-tweetable’. You can also make a follow up tweet when you have made a very important post.
Making status updates on Facebook and other social networking sites can also help drive traffic to your blog post. It should be noted that the choice of social networking site is dependent upon the number of fans, like, followers etc that you have in your group.
Linking to another blog
It is important to have a list of bloggers that write content on a topic similar to yours, this way your can write a post and request them to link your post. When writing your request you should let the blogger know how the post is relevant to his topic and how their readers will benefit from the post.
Link it to another tweeter user
This is similar to linking to another blog. Tweeting the link to another tweeter user will only be effective if the user has similar interest as you.
Bookmark your post
This involves submitting your post to sites like Digg, Reddit, stumble upon and Delicious. By doing this your traffic will grow as submissions become more and more organic from readers. So there is no need to be personally involved in these kinds of social bookmarking sites.
This technique involves placing your blog post in the guest post in someone else’s blog then linking back the guest post to the welcome page of your blog. It is also important to have a link inside the post that links your blog.
With all these techniques there are two things that should be clear, one, you must have a large network as a blogger and two, you should be persistent in seeding content.