- Business cards with the url for your blog(s) that you can whip out and drop in the gosh-darn-it, strangest places.
- Emails – every email you send should have a link back to your blog.
- Magazine – chatting on line outside of your email, have a quick macro back to your blog.
Here’s a problem that’s been plaguing me for a while, and I think my big brain is beginning to get a glimmer of a solution:
As you know, unless you rate your blog as MATURE on WP, your posts will show up on the tag surfer board, which means that people could read your entire story without ever clicking on your blog. Which means in reality, that you have no idea how many people read your story—ten people, a hundred, a thousand.
Not that I mind how many people read it, but I do want an accurate number. It’s important to know what’s working and what isn’t working. So here’s my idea:
Take Blog A, which we will call ‘Talking to Other Writers.’ Take Blog B, which we will call ‘Stories Only.’
Blog A is rated GP.
Blog B is rated MATURE—(so that it won’t show up on the Tag Surfer.)
On Blog A post the first two or three paragraphs of a story, then add a LINK (READ MORE) at the bottom of these paragraphs, which redirects the reader/viewer to Blog B.
Of course, the viewer will have to click an accept Mature Content button, before they can look at Blog B.
What do you think? Does anybody know if there is an easier way??????