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  1. Got your comment- thanks. We seem to be of similar political persuasion- to put it mildly!
    Sure, we can swap links. Is that something we can do automatically or do I need to do something manually? I’m new to WordPress and don’t know all its little nuances yet.

  2. OK, first go to your dashboard and on the links option on the left hand side click ‘add new’. You are re-directed to a page that asks for lots of information, but the main two you need to fill are ‘Name’ which should, obviously reflect the target of the link (for my link to your blog, I put abolishthatcherism).

    Now you need the URL you want the link to go to and I used abolishthatcherism.wordpress.com/ to take visitors to your main page.

    I chose ‘blogroll’ for the category.

    I think I opted for ‘_blank’ for the target and think that was it, though I may have used ‘friend’ or ‘contact’ under relationship.

    I gave it a 10 rating, though I am unsure what this does! And clicked ‘Add link’ which strangely is at the top right of the page.

    That’s it. The link appears on the right hand side of the page.

    Let me know if it works or not. I notice your blog doesn’t have links, so I am unsure whether this automatically generates the link or if you need to anything else. I have always had links there, so presumably adding a link creates the links section.

    As for publicising the blog, one thing I did (without much success, I have to say) was to put a signature in my emails that was a link to my old BlogSpot blog. So everybody who got an email got a link. Not the best of solutions, but if you send a lot of emails, it might work.

    Whenever you comment on any blog, news site etc. there is usually an option to add your website- use it, though I am sure I do not need to tell you that.

    Another way is to get yourself noticed by Google. This usually requires a lot of hits. But try getting as many people as you can to log onto your website as often as they can. I know if you Google ‘smiling two penneth’ mine comes at the top. Don’t ask me why, but it does. Same happens if I type in ‘abolish thatcherism’ your site is at the top. I suspect it is because the names of our blogs are fairly unusual so they are not in competition with other sites that way. So you need to get the name of your blog out there.

    If you write letters to newspapers, include the web address.

    An important factor is to be writing interesting stuff. Try to give another edge to stories and news etc.you’re commenting on. It’ll get folk coming back. And posting regularly is important. It doesn’t have to be every day, but if you post once a week, try to keep that level of posts up, and try to post at the same time and day so your readers know what to expect. People who find your blog interesting will quickly lose interest if your posts are intermittent.

    I haven’t linked to your post anywhere on my blog. So no worries there.

    Finally, Happy New Year and good luck!

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