For some that audience number is a need to be huge but for us little bloggers we still get
excited by one like of a post or comment. It’s the appreciation that matters. But after the new year and my blog expanding rather rapidly having 500 followers now (THANK YOU, HOW? NO IDEA, IT’S BEYOND ME!) I thought I’d share my tips of how I managed to help this progression.
1) HAVE REGULAR POSTS
Having this regularity shows your followers that you are dedicated, consistent and always having fresh ideas to engage them with. Instead of just following a blog which posts every month have a post every week which would be more manageable and longer lasting than every other day. Admittedly I’m still trying to get into a routine of posting once a week (I’m sorry my organisation isn’t up to standards.)
2) POSTS THAT RELATE TO A GENERAL AUDIENCE
Having this it can lead to a larger audience for example not just writing a recipe dedicated for a vegan and gluten free audience. Later on when your blogs grown this might be good but right now starting off small you want to build this audience and not have it so specific so change it to vegan recipe (unless you are vegan and gluten intolerant then damn how do you do that I’m impressed?!) so cast that fishing net wider to the bigger audiences.
3) ENGAGE WITH THE AUDIENCE
If someone comments on your post, bloody well comment back! always be positive and go over to their blog and check it out to leave a tip or pleasantry. If you like their blog then why not follow it and support your fellow small bloggers, I remember when I only have about 20 followers and the way I built community was engaging and sending positive comments to my fellow small bloggers and you end up building your blogs up together.
4) FIRST FRIDAY & COMMUNITY POOL
These things are one of the biggest ways I managed to get noticed.
The amount of people that use these to engage and find other blogs is incredible.
First Friday you copy your link when they post on a Friday (obvs duh sorry to sound patronising) and so many people scroll through their looking for new reads but because you’ve all had your blogs in under a month you’re all newbies helping each other and to gain the views and followers together. It’s also where you can meet some really great people to blog with as your channels grow, gives a really strong community feel to your blog.
Community Pool is where you leave First Friday after having your blog for over a month and migrate to the big wide world. Community pool is for everyone and anyone. It’s big and scary when you post your blog link for the first time but my god you can learn a lot from all those other blogs that people have built up for years and give useful tips and finding your niche of what types of blogs you like. It’s amazing and i’m always on it look for new people to follow and engage with.
You can find both of these via this link: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/ and I would highly recommend keeping up and getting involved with their other posts to find new bloggers.
I am a blogger who can say they have reached 500 followers with which I never thought would be possible considering how I released my post on 300 followers 3 weeks ago. This is crazy to me how quickly it’s expanded but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I was having a bit of a down day when I checked my notifications and seeing that congratulations sticker from WordPress just brightened up my mood instantly. This is all down to you guys being the supportive community that you are, I love this. I don’t know where this blog is taking me but the future looks bright (cringe I know but I can’t help myself right now). I’m so thankful.
KEEP BLOODY BLOGGING MY BEANS.
Peace n Love x