It’s no secret, those with the scoop have a tendency to get all the traffic. If a newspaper gets an inside story, they sell more copies. If a news channel has that one special interview, then they get the viewers. With blogging it’s no different.
Case in point, on one of my other blogs, I sometimes blog about American Idol. When a contestant made a sneaky remark about Simon Cowel and Telletubbies, I found it interesting and so I posted about it. Threw in some research I did on the truth behind the comment and made sure to tag the post as well with the relevant keywords. Posted it, pinged it, then I went to bed.
The next day I checked out the stats and site visitors were up by about 1500%. It seems that my little post, was on fire.
Paying attention to the industry around you can help out your blog quite a bit. It may just be commenting on what others are doing or relaying interesting information, but it’s how you do it that matters. Good titles, content and tags can all help your little post become a superstar.
Ohh and lets not forget about timing. If I had made the post 12 hours later, it probably wouldn’t have made any difference.