You just hit the launch button for your blog to go live – now what? How do you get traffic to your site? PROMOTE!! PROMOTE!! PROMOTE!!
Aside from sharing your blog and new posts to your own personal and/or blog Facebook page, there are some really awesome Facebook groups that you can join that will help drive traffic to your page. Once I started engaging in these groups, my traffic from less than 100 views per month to over 2500 during the first month! I also gained a LOT of new followers since so many faces were seeing my content! Be sure to read the requirements for each one before joining. Some are niche-specific or platform-specific. Be sure to follow all the rules or you risk being deleted from the group. Everyone is there for the same reasons so professional courtesy is a must!
In addition to these Facebook groups, you should also consider promoting on Linkedin (depending on your content), Facebook (create a business/fan page), Twitter, Instagram, and any other social media platform. You also should have SHARING BUTTONS to make it easy for readers to share your post. Shareaholic and Social Warfare are great for this! Even if you don't have an account set up for all of the social media platforms, ENSURE YOU HAVE SHARE BUTTONS FOR THEM! Once I installed Shareaholic and Social Warfare (with buttons for platforms I didn't use), I started getting a LOT of traffic from places like Stumbleupon and some others. Make it easy! Also, consider placing the share buttons at the top AND bottom of each post.
I added these separate from the main list because it is often difficult for Christian bloggers to find groups that allow the sharing of faith-based content. Some of the ones above do allow it but these are specifically for Christian bloggers.