A blog without an audience operates in a void. To grow an audience you do need to have some degree of patience. However, in addition to patience, planning and action also help to market your blog and drive traffic.

Here are a few useful tips to market your blog successfully:

#1 Comment on other relevant blogs. One great way to start getting your name recognized is to post useful and insightful comments on blogs which relate to your industry and are where your potential readers might hang out.

Get active in the blogging community. When you post create a profile that enables you to link to your blog. Many people will click through and subscribe to your blog.

#2 Guest blog. Guest blogging is wonderful marketing tactic and like commenting on other blogs, is builds awareness for you and your blog.

#3  Post consistently and post often. This is where patience comes in. Posting regular and valuable content will help your blog to grow, to be recognized by other movers and shakers in your industry and will motivate people to link to you.

#4  Make it easy for readers to Digg, Tweet, StumbleUpon and post your content on Delicious.com. Social networking is growing and it pays to take advantage of this useful medium.

#5 List your blog with relevant directories. Registering with some notable directories can help boost your traffic and put you in front of people who are looking for your information

If you want people to become aware of your blog, marketing it is essential.  If you have a pet sitting blog and would like to get some links to it to help with SEO – I am happy to feature you in an upcoming post here at Working with Pets. Please leave a comment with the name and the website address of the home page of your blog.