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Overcome Writer’s Block and Increase Your Blog Traffic by Leaps and Bounds

Much has been said about overcoming writer’s block. Here is a strategy that I have used successfully which is a variation of themes that you might already be familiar with.

Many have previously written about using the groups and forums out there to establish yourself as an expert in various areas. This is a variation of that idea that has brought a ton of new traffic to this site.

This is what I did…

  • Head on over to Google and Yahoo Groups and the various other forums to see what problems other bloggers are having or who share your interests.
  • Here’s the spin. If you know the answer to a question, instead of writing a detailed reply on a thread, first write a post about it on your own blog and then leave a short intro with a link back to your post.

It’s a win/win/win proposition. Not only will you have helped someone else, but this strategy will also give you ideas to blog about and your traffic will improve by leaps and bounds.

In fact, by using this strategy I have received more traffic over the long term than from Digg or StumbleUpon because the traffic is constant instead of the erratic spikes that they seem to offer.

Groups and forums may be yesterday’s technology, but they will improve your blog traffic today. Blog long and prosper.

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Written July 8th, 2007 by | 6 Comments | Filed under: Blog Tips, Blog Tips for Beginners

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  1. Definitely don’t underestimate how much traffic - regular readers not just flash in the pan onetime visitors - you can pick up from posting messages on forums that are related to the niche that your blog fits into.

    For example, our fledgling Russian Adoption Journal gets more hits than our long-established main 2Dolphins blog as a result of Dede’s postings on the internal adoption forums and other blogs within that community.

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  2. Sometimes the older technology can still be the best technology. Older ways of doing things can still be better than the latest flash in the pan fads. That goes for in life as well as with blogging.

    Thanks for dropping by Rob.

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  3. I definitely agree. I get a lot of traffic from double bass forums–certainly much more than from Digg, Flickr, or even YouTube, and I regularly post at all of these other sites.

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  4. How’s my favourite bassman Jason? As you know the Bloke is also bass player. I play an electric Beatle Hoffner but I can’t remember how to read music anymore. That’s what happens when you cheat and learnt by ear instead. I’m trying the break my daughter from doing the same thing with her violin. Must a genes thing.

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  5. Great idea! Now I just have to figure out where my perfect forums are!

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  6. I recommend the “babealiscious” category. You will find it under “why blondes have more fun”.

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