How This Blog Attracted 100,000 Visitors in the First 30 Days

This blog was born on 9-17-2006. 30 days latter it surpassed the 100,000 visitor mark.

I know this blog has a long way to go, but we are off to a good start. I am not an expert. I don’t have the experience. I gleaned good ideas and/or inspiration from each of these people and sites. If you intend to create a high traffic blog, apply the knowledge provided by these people.

I am grateful for the following people, websites, and blog posts:

If you were looking for specifics…
I don’t have any except these:

  • I read the stuff above
  • I contacted other bloggers
  • I wrote my posts
  • I participate in and submit to social web 2.0 sites (Reddit, Digg, Delicious, Netscape, Stumble Upon) and blog carnivals.

I’m sure there are other sites and people that contributed to reaching this milestone, so I apologize for forgetting and thank you all.

Oh! I want to thank one more person…

Alex Pippit – Without your inspiration I would have never found my passion for writing. It is a privilege to know you.

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78 thoughts on “How This Blog Attracted 100,000 Visitors in the First 30 Days”

  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS. I have never seen such a concentrated amount of resources on this topic, and I will be referring people here from now on. And to think you’re giving it away free! You’re my kind of human, thanks again.

  2. I am actually curious about your success. I read through your list but i was wondering what were the main things you’ve done to hit 100k? The list was insightful but just going though the list wont get anyone to that number.

    I’m interested in hearing about the actual steps that you took to reach 100k. I saw blog carnivals and submissions to the social bookmarking sites as contributors but many people do that and they dont hit that number in such a short time.

    I’m wondering if Darren’s group writing project that you’ve contributed to on your second post was the major factor in your success.

  3. Husbandhood,

    That was my best month ever…

    It was simply working hard, coming up with good material, networking, and using social sites like, Digg, Reddit, SU, and Carnivals. Write stuff people want to read and you’ll do fine, if you get it submitted to the social sites.

    I haven’t done as well since then because I launched with a flury of energy I haven’t had since.

  4. A good article, not so much regarding tips or fail proof methods, but loads of good artciles and blogs to read, some of them I knew about and others are new.

    Well done with the 100.000 readers…. I’m hoping to get that many in 6 months….lol

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  6. This is Great. Nice to have these all in one place. Looks like I have alot of reading to do. I have been doing alot of social bookmarking but I am not quite getting the ful potential. Looks like these sites will help. Thanks

  7. Thats amazing. I need some more information from you as how did you increased the traffic in a 30 days span, becasue it is very difficult to achieve. Thanks for the list you have provided for more references.

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  9. Hi Steve,
    Your article is so amazing…..I don’t have any words. I am completely speech less. I like your article so much that I have subscribed for your RSS feed also. And have decided to read all old articles. WHY I DIN’T FIND SUCH A GOOD BLOG BEFORE?

    Thank you very much,

  10. Steve, great info – thank you for sharing. I’m using some of these tips to grow my own blog and many of them are working quite well. Are you also hosting a radio show? I’ve starting doing that and already have 50 RSS visitors, so it’s growing. I may start recording daily, instead of weekly, which I think will drive that traffic considerably faster.


  11. A very impressive post. How could you attract so many visitors in only one month still amazes me, because doing all promotional chores takes a lot of time. How many hours a day you worked to promote your blog?

    I am blogging from 2 years, and at the start I didn’t take it seriously, but now when I am seriously involved in it, I can understand how much efforts are needed to make a blog successful.

    Bookmarked your site and would try to follow your foot steps.

  12. Steve,

    Many of the bloggers on your list also helped me though I have not had near that many visitors. I recently discovered the power of the catchy headline combined with social bookmarking sites. The carnivals have provided a huge amount of unexpected links (thanks for the tip Pavlina). Can you name the top 3-5 factors that have generated that level of traffic?


  13. Amazing you did that in 30 days,
    Thanks for sharing your secrets,

    Hope we will do it slowly & surely,

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    Tracy Ho

  14. wow! I just found your blog and was reading this post. You get 100,000 readers in your first month is a huge accomplishment man. I will continue to go through more of what you have here and see what I can learn from you. I am sure you have some great tips I will be able to pick up. How many readers do you get per month now?

  15. With all the mass amounts of information out there, thank you so much for your summary of where to go to get some tips about blogging. I’m a Mom of 3 very small children, and most certainly appreciate the summary format as you can imagine! Thanks a bunch 🙂

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