If you’re going to participate in blog carnivals (and I recommend that you do) you really should promote them as well. Not to benefit your specific post, but to help promote the carnival that it’s published in.
Carnivals take a lot of work.
I know because I run one at Startup Spark called The Carnival of Entrepreneurs. It takes hours to review each post, decide whether it fits the carnival, publish it, promote it, etc.
With that in mind I’d direct your attention to the Webmaster and Bloggers Carnival at SirLook.com. One of my posts is listed there (on blog goals) and there’s a host of other valuable material as well.
Here’s a couple of posts I looked at:
- Getting Visitors Through Search Engines by Jason Lutterloth. A good, introductory review of how to generate traffic through search engines. One tip he has (which I’ve heard others recommend) is to publish articles on Ezine sites like Ezine Articles. I’ve done it twice with some mild success, but I’m going to keep trying.
- Build Loyalty Through Your List by Ann Ricks. I don’t use an email list, although I do occasionally send out mass emails to my contacts for various projects (like Gifter.Org or a group writing project.) Lots of companies do use email lists and have built up their own over time. These are invaluable if used properly.
I want to thank the folks at SirLook.com for hosting the carnival, and selecting my post to go in there. And I’d encourage everyone to check it out and help promote quality carnivals on all subjects.