Just a week ago I began my journey to start a blog that’s helpful for people like you and brings in decent traffic. I took the common generic advice you have probably heard of writing at least one blog post every day and sharing them with everyone and traffic magically will appear.
I’ve never tried to start up my own blog like this before because I was scared of what happens if you do that and no one comes anyway and you just wasted a bunch of time? But in a sudden courageous moment I just went after it and it’s kinda sorta working.
So I have come up with two unconventional ways to drive traffic that I almost guarantee you haven’t seen anywhere else
#1 Use dating apps to ‘pimp’ your blog. I spend a bit of time on Grindr and if there’s that constant stream of guys constantly messaging you that you ignore 90% of the time you may as well try to get them to go to your blog for page views. So in my profile section I included something saying ‘Hey look at my Instagram and read my blog link there too while your at it’, links besides IG are forbidden in Grindr profiles so I had to tell them to go there first. Also I started responding to every single guy who messaged me and after a short polite conversation as long as they were not too sleezy or creepy I would tell them they should read my blog!!!
And amazingly this strategy has worked pretty well so far. I can tell if they came from Grindr since the referral will have Instagram in it or will be direct and they have made up about 1/4th of the traffic! If you’re not part of the LGBT crowd you could use this with Tinder or other dating apps or websites.
#2 Email your old company’s team address. I brought in about 10 new visitors by emailing my old company’s development email address which goes to all developers there who might be interested in some of my programming related posts. Not a huge amount and less then #1 but if you have a recently created blog every little bit counts for getting you to your goal!
Remember there’s no such thing as shame when page views are involved!!
Thank you for reading and good luck on your blog as well!