I’ve put my blog on a few lists… The only ones that really seem to have gotten me subscribers are Ghost Explore, Inboxreads, and The Sample. None of the other open lists I tried have even gotten me clicks, but let me know if I missed something.
Inboxreads is straightforward and easy and I’d really recommend it, low-hanging fruit.
The Sample got me a few subscribers, but they’re almost all from the same article, which was the second thing I put out since enabling it and which had the clickbaitiest name. It’s also mildly annoying to set up without API access, you basically get emails whenever you get a new subscriber and have to import them through a spreadsheet, but then the spreadsheet has all of the people who ever subscribed through the sample, and the columns are a little off, so it imports in a weird way… Also, there’s a slight pyramid-scheme thing going on, where they want you to spread their referral link, and then they try to get you more subscribers, but that’s lame. But here’s my referral link…
I’m more here to ask… Have you found any of these lists useful at all?
Thanks for the link to inboxreads.co. I had not run across that one.
In addition to The Sample, I get traffic to my blog (Autodidacts.io) from a handful of directories I’ve submitted to:
And some StumbleUpon type sites:
Some of my articles did well on refind.com, and they gave me $100 of free advertising credit, which nets a subscriber ever ~$3 or so. (I haven’t sent to the new subscribers from there yet so I don’t know how long they’ll stick around, but they seem legit.)
This is a cool search engine that accepts submissions of individual blogposts of a certain type (non-commercial, non-bloated):
I get traffic for various projects from some of the “constraint club” directories:
I hope this helps
Hey Curiositry! How do you check for compressed website size relative to the constraint clubs?
@oddlinks I think you can see it in the network tab of your browser’s devtools if you do a cache-busting refresh, but this is easier:
Put your site in, and look at “Bytes Total” and “Bytes Transferred” on the main page of the report.
1mb.club & 512kb.club go by uncompressed size, 250kb.club by compressed size.
With your theme, portal, search, and fonts are going to be most of the weight. (You might be able to get it down a bit by putting any cards you don’t use in the package.json list that makes it not load Ghost’s default styles for them.)
Actually, the browser devtools approach is easier:
Thanks! That is easier. Not that the first option was arduous