E N Brown
said 1 year, 2 months ago:
The WordPress community can be tight and fearless. These folks (WP advocates) will go to the mat for the platform if any derogatory or even suggestions for other platforms are mentioned, many times.
You can play off this tight knit community by wandering through WordPress Blogs. Follow as many as you can find that pertain to the same type of business you have, make intelligent comments that add VALUE to any blogged article. This can be a fun activity; a learning process; and help you discover how others are gaining popularity for their blogs.
As @quicklearn already stated, interaction with other blogs will help you with yours.
One last item you may want to try out – If you are a twitter lover, give either paper.li or the tweeted times a go. THIS can bring new followers to your twitter-verse and possibly readers who will look forward to your blog posts. I have a website here: Buddy Bulletin and a blogger blog here: Buddy Bulletin Blog to help me broadcast the newspapers. I have my newspapers set to update at 1:00 am daily so fresh content is aggregated each and every day from my followers at Twitter. The flagship paper.li newspaper is here: The Buddy Bulletin.
Just as an example, I have 10 paper.li newspapers (the max allowed) and one tweeted times. I gain new followers every day from utilizing these platforms.
From one twitter account, I broadcast for my clients as well, their businesses, blogs, sales, etc. so have a fairly diversified following. Not too big to be unmanageable as yet, but Hoot Suite is my choice for management of twitter streams.
I said all that say this: Advertising your blog posts is mandatory and wherever you do that, do it to the max allowed without irritating your followers.
Build relationships with any platform. Once people know YOU, they will want to read what you have to say.