How can I promote a blog that is completely unread?
There is little to almost none engagement on my blog. As an aspiring writer, it is my main goal to start increasing my reads and spreading word of mouth about my blog. I've set up Google analytics for my blog, and I can see there is no traffic coming to it. What are my options for affordable promotion techniques?
Strike up conversations about your blog on forums and other social gatherings aimed at new parents, single parents, or young parents as they are your target audience. Keep it genuine and actively engage with the different communities. Ask them for feedback on your articles and your blog in general. Show them how your knowledge and advice can help them. If you come across a question you have answered in your blog, answer it in short and encourage the interested readers to have a look at your blog for more information on the topic.
Also you might want to create and manage a community of your own around your blog. Perhaps add a forum and use topics to create new useful articles.
One thing that can set you apart from a lot of blogs is to give readers an easy and organised way to search articles of their interest based on topic for example.