The use of Mr. Linky gives us a unique opportunity to get visitors, with or without commenting, and the importance of being part of a blogroll cannot be underestimated. And you need to visit others to be visited.
You need to be known.
That takes time. May be these tips from Ianiv Schweber and Arieanna Foley may help you if you want to increase your blogging trafic:
-Write 25-40% original content. For some blogs this will mean reading news feeds, as well as other blogs, to catch news first. You can also consider non-RSS content research to find items or to connect the dots between topics.At Squidoo you can see Things I wish I knew when I started blogging, and especially What they didn't tell you about blogging...
-Use pictures. They draw the eye. Look on Flickr or Google Images. Take what is Creative Commons, but be liberal with your link of thanks. Ask when unsure.
-Know your area bloggers and link to them. Make sure to comment too.
-Send emails to big blogs in your area. Pitch a story, write something interesting about your blog, and make that link prominent.
-Break up paragraphs and use text effects - bolding, underline, etc.
-Use comments to start new threads.
1. It's easy to start but hard to maintain.
2. People expect consistently good content or quality readers walk away.
3. You can't be famous just by blogging.
4. You can't get rich blogging.
5. You can extend your brand via the blog but you can't build a brand by blogging.
6. Blogging is an addiction and sometimes it can be serious.
7. If you want to succeed, you HAVE to start making others succeed.
8. You don't climb up by pulling down other people.
9. It takes time to produce "Timeless Content." But "timeless content" produces results (traffic included) in the long run
10. Traffic is important but "Quality" traffic is more important
The next 40 "didn¨t tell" can be found through the Squido link together with even more interesting matters.
At this time of the year I would normally move into a TV and Internet Free Zone. May be that will be changed this summer, but until you hear from me again:
Have a wonderful Summer.
(and do not forget me)