What's the most unique or amazing way to get blog traffic?
Many years ago, I had a very small informal blog where I listed free educational resources online. And, one day, I found this amazing free paint program (not the one you're thinking about) and listed it with a really nice review. It was a paint program for kids, something which was pretty rare back in the day. My child enjoyed using the program a lot and I had nothing but rave reviews about it.
After my review was posted on my blog, I moved on to list other freebies daily and didn't think anything else about it.
Then one day, the owner/creator of that software showed up and commented how grateful he was that people were getting the word out about his software. He was just deliriously happy. And, I found this to be true for most of the people that I was reviewing.
Most of these software or resources were not well known, linked to or talked about and having exposure on another person's blog must have felt like validation to them for all that hard work.
Over time, people were linking to me as a way of saying thanks and also because the posts contained so many good resources. This was before everyone really started using link bait as a way to get backlinks. I think it is still pretty effective now.
I'm not saying that I was getting tens of thousands of daily visitors from this one traffic technique but it was a good steady stream.
If you have a unique or unusual way to get blog traffic, please tell me as I'm always interested in learning more about blogging and traffic generation.