I recently launched a new site (a blog) for shits and giggles, experience, and hopefully additional income someday. I'm an SEO for an agency so I've worked with many established sites but I've never launched a new site from scratch with absolutely no links or authority of any sort. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to start gaining authority or even traffic? Anecdotes are welcomed as well, I'm just looking for ideas. I've had some success getting traffic through Stumbleupon, I've found a handful of link opportunities as well I will be pursuing and I'm also working on some social media marketing with Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. I want to do this as white hat as possible (which is why I'm in this section of the forums, I just trust the ingenuity of BHW more). I don't intend for this project to be any version of churn and burn, I want to actually nurture this blog from the ground up. Thanks!!