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To a new blogger, the biggest challenge is getting traffic. What things have you done that have been helpful in getting traffic to your site? For me, giveaways have worked wonders!

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yes, giveaways have done well for me too. And Entrecard is pretty fantastic as well. The other super important thing is networking in places like this - I've met some awesome bloggers here and I love reading their blogs....I'm hoping some of them are reading mine :)

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I'd have to say giveaways are a given and also going around and commenting on other people's blogs! They return the favor and then of course people see your comments!
I always agree, go and comment on lots of blogs. I know I always try and get to the sites of all my commenters to return the favor.
On my first blog, Mommy Gets Dressed, I got the most traffic when some other established bloggers whose sites I admired and commented on added my sites to their blogrolls. I'm now trying to figure out how to make connections for my new blog, Mommy's Favorite Children's Books. I want to work on developing more content, but at the same time, I'm eager to start sharing what I have with people. I've been surfing around to various parenting and kidlitosphere blogs and part of why I joined here at Mom Bloggers Club was to explore this whole social networking thing. :) There's a lot to learn!
I'm a huge fan of Darren from problogger and he talks about commenting all the time. Biggest problem? When I start searching out and reading sites I loose track of time (naptime is blogtime) and the next this I know I got NOTHING accomplished! I joined Entrecard today and that seems promising...
Giveaways are great....but I think that people pop in and out and don't always spend a lot of time reading your other content.

Like it's been said, commenting works. Joining forums for blogger such as MBC, Entrecard, Cre8Buzz, and 5 minutes for mom are great for putting your name out there.
Good tips! I'm new and clueless!
for me just using entrecard and join meme. I never join giveaways or start giveaways :D
I can SO relate to this Cecelia! I have the same problem. I try to get things done at naptime but it's gone before I know it!

Cecelia said:
I'm a huge fan of Darren from problogger and he talks about commenting all the time. Biggest problem? When I start searching out and reading sites I loose track of time (naptime is blogtime) and the next this I know I got NOTHING accomplished! I joined Entrecard today and that seems promising...
Search Engines are my biggest traffic drivers. So making sure your blog is search engine friendly - a good first step. Second are social networks such as this and third is direct traffic.

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