I posted a link to it at another forum where I've been allowed to post projects before. About 5 minutes later it was moved to a dark corner in the basement, figuratively speaking. I tried casually mentioning it again in reply to another thread, as a free tool the OP should check out (and it is a free tool). That time it was cast into oblivion, without prejudice.
During my 6.4 minutes of fame I got a little traffic, with the best analytics I've personally experienced. Very low bounce rate, high number of pages/visit, etc.
Tonight I'm feeling really frustrated because now that the links are gone at the forum, it's nothing but crickets. And that's the story of my life, as far as my endeavors on the internet go. I have two blogs that I've put put a lot of work into that just twiddling their thumbs in cyberspace. All because I really don't know how to go about marketing.
I can feel my blood pressure rise when I think about marketing. I dread the thought of it. Yet, I know it's something I have to do.
I'm horrible when it comes to social marketing, or pretty much anything social.
That would seem to leave writing, which is something I believe I'm pretty decent at, for whatever my opinion is worth.
I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction for marketing my sites. Like I said, I don't mind putting some work in...I just need to be able to at least partially believe that my efforts won't be in vain; that it's not a complete waste of my time.
I read more and more that you shouldn't write articles for the sake of back-links, but instead the traffic that will come from people who read your articles and want to know more. I'm totally cool with that! I imagine that with that approach you'd acquire some natural links along the way.
I'm all for producing high-quality content. So what's the best way to get started, and what can I realistically expect? Or would there be a better option for someone like me?