The most effective way of promoting a blog within the WordPress.com community is to seek out other blogs in the same niche and form blog centered relationships with bloggers who share the same blogging interests. Forming blog centered relationships is a natural consequence of posting meaningful comments on posts in the blog you locate. There are several ways to locate blogs in the same niche revealed in this post.
WordPress.com global tag pages
Every time we publish a post with categories and tags assigned to it that post will appear in the WordPress.com global tag pages unless we run afoul of the rules. By visting the WordPress.com global tag pages where where posts are displayed in order of the original date/timestamp you will be able to locate blogs by category/tag. Note: The display of blogs under the most popular tags is randomized as there are so many posts published every minute.
Provided that your fellow bloggers within the WordPress.com community have assigned relevant categories/tags to their posts then locating similar blogs is quite easily done.
Staff Editors sift through WordPress.com posts each day and selects posts she likes best for featuring on Freshly Pressed. Traffic — or “hits” or “Page Views” — play no part in being picked for Freshly Pressed. It is all about the quality of the post itself. Keeping your eye on these featured posts may help you locate similar blogs.
Blogs of the Day
WordPress.COM also features:
- Top Blogs (The most popular WordPress.com blogs are ranked here according to a special formula.)
- Top Posts (The most popular WordPress.com posts are ranked here according to a special formula.)
- Growing Blogs (These WordPress.com blogs gained the most popularity recently.)
You may spot similar blogs among these BOTD as well.
The easiest way to locate similar WordPress.COM blogs is to use Google Search. Insert any keyword in the blank ______ and take note that there is no space following the colon [:]
Social Media and Social Networking
At the end of the day, if you do not use social media and social networks to promote your blog posts and blog, then you will find building a growing readership is more difficult as the audience you reach will be limited. Social networking tremendously expands the audience you can connect with.