Wow, this blogging thing has become a real job lately! Maintaining all of my sites and my husbands takes a good portion of time each day.
When I’m not creating new posts for each of my blogs I’m answering email and some of the comments left on the blogs. The rest of the time I’m either working on securing advertising or making the advertising that I’m using on the sites work better for me or I’m trying to promote the sites.
I used to have more time to promote the websites, but I think this is the area I’ve let fall behind the most as I’ve gotten busier and busier.
I consider promoting our sites to be anything from having fun visiting my friends and others blogs and leaving comments to finding a new Blogging Directory in which to list our sites. Oh yes, social networking sites like Mybloglog, Blogcatalog and Bumpzee are one way that I promote our sites.
How do you manage your sites? Do you just blog and leave the rest to chance or do you do some background work to try to get the word out about your blog?