Hello, everyone! How are you doing today? I hope you’re having a good Monday! I’m off today for MLK day, so I decided to update my blog.
Today, I’m going to post more blogging tips. Later, I’ll post about the award I received. So, I checked my followers and saw 1,043. I finally reached the 1,000 follow milestone, and believe me, it wasn’t easy. Before, I said, “You have to give to get.” And honestly, I’ve found that so true online.
If you want people to follow you, you need to take an interest in their blog as well. Believe me; I understand how hard it is to balance social media. I’m sure some of you are thinking,
“Wait, I have to post, research and comment on other blogs too?” My answer is yes! The easiest way for people to find you is to be active in the community. Meaning, the more people see you and your comments pop up, the more they’ll take an interest in your blog.
The same concept applies to updating 1-2 times a day. If they see you’re an active blogger, they are more likely to read your stuff. You show you update a lot, but also take an interest in other people. When I first started blogging, I would spend 1-2 hours a day reading other people’s blogs. However, I didn’t limit myself to the “writing” tag. I also used the “anime tag,” the paranormal tag,” and the “reading” tag. Not only do I read the blogs, but I also read other people’s stories. The point is, read blogs and stories that interest you. Just because you are a writer, it doesn’t mean you can’t read blogs about cooking or makeup.
Also, for every post I read (about 10 – 20 post a day), I left a comment for the writer. Leaving comments about what the writer wrote is important. That way, the writer knows, “Hey, this person actually read my post, awesome!” Sometimes, not always, the writer will show you the same courtesy and check out your blog. If they like your blog and find it informative, they’ll follow you.
Overall, do the below, and I’m sure you’ll get new followers:
- Spend time reading other people’s blog, but don’t limit yourself to one subject
- Comment on the blogs you read, even if it’s just one sentence
- Be active in the community and mention other bloggers in your post
Like with any social media site, you need to be active and spend time getting to know others. It’s easy to think “I’m just going to update my blog and that’s it.” However, most websites these days don’t work like that, and WordPress isn’t an exception. If you want followers, step out and go find them; they are just a tag away =)