Insider - Rachel Minihan found this great article and posted it as a Status item - I did not want to lose it and at the same time wanted to provide due create to the Author and Source so, I'll only be listing the 21 items and encourage you to go to the article and learn more.
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#1 - Target Your Content to an Audience Likely to Share
#2 - Participate in the Communities Where Your Audience Already Gathers
#3 - Make Your Blog's Content SEO-Friendly
#4 - Use Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to Share Your Posts & Find New Connections
#5 - Install Analytics and Pay Attention to the Results
#6 - Add Graphics, Photos and Illustrations (with link-back licensing)
#7 - Conduct Keyword Research While Writing Your Posts
#8 - Frequently Reference Your Own Posts and Those of Others
#9 - Participate in Social Sharing Communities Like Reddit + StumbleUpon
#10 - Guest Blog (and Accept the Guest Posts of Others)
#11 - Incorporate Great Design Into Your Site
#12 - Interact on Other Blogs' Comments
#13 - Participate in Q+A Sites
#14 - Enable Subscriptions via Feed + Email (and track them!)
#15 - Attend and Host Events
#16 - Use Your Email Connections (and Signature) to Promote Your Blog
#17 - Survey Your Readers
#18 - Add Value to a Popular Conversation
#19 - Aggregate the Best of Your Niche
#20 - Connect Your Web Profiles and Content to Your Blog
#21 - Uncover the Links of Your Fellow Bloggers (and Nab 'em!)
Bonus #22 - Be Consistent and Don't Give Up
I can't recommend this article enough - I also love that Inside919 provides you with a good number of these item right here.
Hope it helps and appreciation to both Rachel and Rand
Wow; great article and thanks for passing it along. Searching for solid information in a blizzard can be a difficult task. So sharing a good article or research find when you come across them is much appreciated.
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