Here is a brief summary of the ideas we brainstormed in class for recruiting followers to your AP blogs. If I've missed something-- or if you've had an idea since-- please comment to this post.
Create a public/event/fan page on FB
Announcements/fliers at public libraries
Create youtube video(s)
Comment to popular youtube videos and other high-traffic sites/blogs
Linking to other AP courses and sites
Tweeting about it
Telling the story in comments to blogs and sites
Linking all of our blogs everywhere (including on all of our blogs)
Here are a couple links to ideas about what draws readers to blogs. If you find a good resource on this topic please comment with a link.
http://www.technshare.com/keep-your-blog-readers-loyal/ (we'll talk about RSS and social bookmarking next week)