I have blogged before about how to gain followers. Here is another blogger, who doesn’t enjoy what he’s doing but does it anyway, who has of the same thoughts.
He’s also expanded on what I’ve thought but may not have said: interact with the community. Let even those who like a post without commenting or following, know that you have seen them, let them know that you appreciate the fact they lead a busy life and still took the time to click a little button.
Read others blogs and like and comment on them; they will appreciate it just as much as you do.
When you leave a like or comment the blogger gets a notification that your online persona did so: It’s like a business card. When you’re at a function for your work, you carry business cards so those you interact with have a way to get in touch with you after the fact.
That’s what this is about: interacting with those who have some of the same interests and giving them a way to get in touch with you. While visiting their site counts in their statistics, actually leaving your footprint in some way lets them know WHO was there instead of just a nameless click.