Fellow bloggers often ask me, “Steve, how can I increase my site’s traffic so I can be a super important and famous blogger, just like you are?” The answer is simple, I tell these imaginary people, just mention me on your blog.
When you talk about me on your blog, I will shamelessly mention your blog on my blog. This will send all my blog’s readership – literally more people than you can count on your hand – over to your site. And when all these people are impressed with your poignant prose, they will tell two of their friends, who will tell two of their friends, and so on and so forth. The mind boggles.
Take, for example, the excellent blog post recently scribed by Porta-John, where he ponders one of cycling’s deepest questions, how to compare rides done in different conditions. Wisely, Porta-John gives me credit for inspiring his in-depth research on this subject and thus causes me to link his article to my blog. Now, all of my readership will soon be clicking away to his site to read his thoughtful analysis.
Then there’s Andy over at Charlie Bucket Cycles. Andy gets extra credit because he went so far as to use my name in the title of his post. Nicely done, Andy. Andy was responding to one of my
rants thoughtful responses in the comments section of an earlier blog post and in so doing provides some excellent advice to new cyclists.
Finally, receiving an honorable mention is The Daily Randonneur, which has recently redone the header image for their blog. Look for the handsome fellow on the extreme left of the image. The blog hasn’t actually written about me, but they have included my picture and I figure that is worth about 1,000 words.
So there it is, boys and girls, a simple formula for catapulting you and your blog into the stratosphere of internet notoriety. I offer this to you free of charge and in so doing hope to avoid the unnecessary paperwork a money back guarantee would create. Good luck!