First off, kudos to Vladimir Prelovac for compiling this list. I came across Vladimir from a post entitled “101 Ways to Promote a New Blog” by David Turnball. This is the easiest way to increase traffic that I have ever heard for WordPress blogs.
There is a field in your WordPress Admin Panel under Settings called “Writing”, and within “Writing” is a box called “Update Services”. What “Update Services” does is send an automatic notification to the listed sites every time you publish new content on your blog. It is a little like issuing a press release to various news services. WordPress has a couple of default services listed. What you want to do is copy and paste the following list into the “Update Services” box, then click save. That’s it.