TIPS TO BOOST YOUR FOLLOWING

by - October 04, 2017

Welcome to Blogtober Day Four!

I’ve been completely overwhelmed lately by the amount of comments and support I’ve had on my blog lately and I’d just like to say a quick thank you!



It really means a lot when people can see the amount of effort you put into your posts!


Anyway, on to the actual point of this post!

I decided to give everyone some of the tips I have managed to think of for building up a good following on your blog, twitter, Instagram etc…

Now, I definitely do not have loads of followers but I believe that the followers I do have are all so lovely and engaging. In my opinion, it’s much better to have a small but engaging following than a large and ‘ghost’ following.

Followers do not bother me at all, I love blogging and sharing my thoughts with other people so I am not the greatest of people to get advice from, but I’ll try my best!

So here goes…


1.     ENGAGE, ENGAGE, ENGAGE! I believe that if you don’t engage and support other bloggers by messaging them and commenting on their social media/blogs then people are a lot less likely to do it for you! You can’t expect people to leave you lovely comments all the time if you don’t do it for anyone else.

2.     Post interesting content and take unique photos! I’m not sure if my posts are very unique but I do try to be as unique as I possibly can (seen as there are thousands of bloggers out there!)

3.     Another tip is hosting giveaways every now and then. I’m not saying that you need to constantly give presents to people to keep them from following you, I’m just saying that a giveaway is a great way to give yourself a little boost and get recognised. Some people may not even know your blog exists, so by getting people to RT your giveaways can really widen your audience!

4.     Promote your posts! When you upload a new post, ensure you share it on your social media accounts! It is really hard to get people to subscribe to your mailing list (and get notified when you post) so the best way to get round this is to promote yourself! There’s not harm in this!

5.     Do a guest post! It’s a great way to get recognised. If a blogger is advertising for someone to be a guest on their blog then take them up on it! It would be a great way to get recognised as their followers will soon discover you!


Well, that’s all the tips I have to help boost your blog stats and engagement! But remember lovelies, blogging doesn’t have to be a competition. If you  enjoy blogging and love what you do then don’t worry that you don’t have a huge following!

xoxo

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28 comments

  1. Yay loved this! It's so true all the points you make! It's lovely when you comment on people's posts and get engagement back you really start to get to know each other!

    Fab post lovely

    Emily

    Www.isobellejane.com

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  2. Love this!
    Guest posting is a great way to get the word out about your blog in the community for sure. And I agree with everything else!

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  3. I want to engage more for sure! I just don't know the best way to do it. Sometimes I get inspired to just talk to people on Twitter, but people hardly reply lol or I want to comment on blogs, but when I tweet asking for people to send me their links, no one replies, either. #epicfail

    https://ariannecruz07.wixsite.com/ayre

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    1. Yeah I understand what you mean, but honestly so many people in the blogging world are lovely so just keep trying and I'm sure people will respond :)

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    2. Now I go back to blogs that I like.. I just try to remember which they are and then I go to them. I can't make myself bookmark yet or even use Bloglovin. That website is just annoying nowadays.

      https://ariannecruz07.wixsite.com/ayre

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  4. Great tips Lauren! Love the post xoxo

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  5. Great tips! Consistently posting is one that I've found the most use in when growing my following. As the last few months I've been posting every day or every other day and my followers have shot up! Also, just writing what you love (:

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Yes me too, and 100% You shouldn't blog if you don't enjoy it! x

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  6. Remembering to engage as well, not just expecting your readers to, is so important! Thanks for sharing!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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  7. I think that engaging is one of the most important things when it comes to growing your following! I found this so helpful and can't wait to try out some of the tips you suggested!

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    1. Yes I couldn't agree more! I'm glad xx

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  8. I've started to schedule tweets to try and improve on twitter! So hard on instagram to get followers though!

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    1. Ooo I haven't tried scheduling tweets, thanks for the suggestion! :)

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  9. I'm have been considering doing a giveaway when I reach my 6 month anniversary, think I certainly will now!

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

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    1. Yes you should, I'll be sure to enter :)

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  10. I love posts like these, you've given some fab tips! I really want to do some more guest posting. X

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    1. Thank you, I love guest posting! x

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  11. engaging is so important! i also want to do more guest posts!

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  12. AMAZING tips, you! I def need to get my 700 followers giveaway sorted on Twitter! Going to bookmark this and refer back to it when I get in a blogging funk!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. Yeah, I'll be sure to enter! and aww I'm glad :) x

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  13. I love these tips!! xx

    Jamie | www.jamies-corner.com

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