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How did I get to 1,000 subscribers?

So during my blog party (thank you all for visiting!) Mrs T asked me to share how did I get to 1000 subscribers, and that post is going to be dedicated to her and everyone else who needs some inspiration.

Disclaimer: I’m not a blogging pro, so please don’t take my words for granted. I’m sharing my own experience, although everyone has different methods to achieve their goals.

1. Engage with others!

I really can’t stress this enough! Go visit other blogs, leave some likes and nice comments, participate in blog parties, host parties yourself… just make sure other people notice your existence. You really can’t sit and wait for people to come.

What I do is check all the posts in my Reader, leave a comment if I have anything to say, and then check all the bloggers who have commented on the post as well.

2. Join chats and threads!

That usually happens in Facebook groups or Twitter, where someone starts a follow train, for example, and the rest leave their links in the comments and then follow whoever they like. I think that’s an amazing way of finding new amazing blogs to read!

What I do is pick the groups I really want to be in – Girl Boss Bloggers on Facebook, for example, it’s super supportive! Also sometimes participate in the @girlpowerchat on Twitter.

3. Make your blog appealing to the eye!

Use bright photos, large enough letters, neutral background.. just make sure everything flows nicely together and it’s easy for someone to read your posts!

What I do is pick a bright theme with white background and font that is easy to read.

4. Have a follow button!

This happens so often! Even if I stumble upon the best blog ever, if there isn’t a follow button somewhere visible, the chances are – I’ll never come back. Just make sure you give other people the opportunity to follow you!

What I do is having even two follow buttons! I have one for wordpress bloggers and one for emails. You can find those options in you theme settings.

5. Promote on social media!

Again, Facebook groups, Twitter, Instagram.. I have some people who are not bloggers and don’t like getting emails, so reminding themย on social media that I’ve uploaded a new postย  is super useful!

What I do is share a link on my twitter (sometimes even more than once) and remind others on my Instagram story or with a post! I sometimes also use Pinterest, but we are not getting along very well.

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Here’s a random photo from today because I’ve got a new camera and I need to show off!

You might be also interested in: Five strategies to increase your blog views (and followers) – It’s really similar, the difference is that this post now is a bit shorter and more personal, but you can still check the link above, if you are interested.

I’m sure if you put some effort in your posts in terms of grammar and useful/creative content, take nice photos, and connect with other bloggers – you’ll notice results super quickly! Wish you good luck!

Let me know all of your and tricks down below!

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32 Comments

  • Reply thelifeofamyn

    Useful post! Congrats on getting 1000!

    October 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

      October 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Natalie Vinh

    Another congratulations on your accomplishment Siyana!

    October 13, 2017 at 2:31 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you โค๏ธ

      October 13, 2017 at 6:55 am
  • Reply whatismaria

    This is such a wonderful and simple guide – engagement and good content are two of the most important things ๐Ÿ™‚ also, I too haven’t been getting on with Pinterest so you are not the only one!

    October 13, 2017 at 4:11 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Pinterest does have some nice ideas, but I feel like there are so many ads that it’s super difficult put yourself out there! x

      October 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply amindfultravellerblog

    Great tips Siyana. X

    October 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Glad I could be helpful โ˜บ๏ธ

      October 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Kay Velez

    congrats on 1000! much love

    October 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

      October 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply leilanimendozaa

    Very useful post. Congratulations on 1,000+ subscribers. =)

    October 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

      October 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Rosinalee

    I really like this post and the tips are really useful! And congrats for 1000 followers!!!! xxx

    October 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you love!! xx

      October 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply TechFlax

    Useful information for new blogger

    October 14, 2017 at 6:52 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      October 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Laleelovesbeauty

    Congrats babe and thanks for the helpful post๐Ÿ˜˜

    October 16, 2017 at 12:51 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you, glad I could be useful ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

      October 16, 2017 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Melanie Gabrell

    Thank you Mrs T! Very helpful hints that I will use : ) It’s all about the human connection. That’s what blogging is all about isn’t it?
    sincerely,
    A new blogger

    October 16, 2017 at 10:10 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Hello Mell and thanks for dropping by! One of my favorite things about blogging is that you make friendships from all around the world ๐ŸŒธ

      October 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Maggie

    These are great tips, girlie! I agree; interacting with others is such a wonderful way to increase follower count. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

    October 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thanks, Maggie!! ๐ŸŒธ

      October 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply kaylaannauthor

    This great! Thanks for sharing! Iโ€™d love it if you had the time to check out my blog (only two weeks old ๐Ÿ˜…)

    October 23, 2017 at 10:39 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Welcome to the blogging community! Iโ€™m definitely going to check it, I love discovering new bloggers! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

      October 23, 2017 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    Congrats!! Iโ€™m definitely going to try a few of these tips out!! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    October 29, 2017 at 2:52 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you Sophie ๐ŸŒธ

      October 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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  • Reply Fortjie

    Thanks a lot for this and congrats on your followers! Very helpful๐Ÿค—

    November 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Glad you found it useful ๐Ÿ™‚

      November 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm
    • Reply lifeisaseasyas

      Yes, very useful post! X

      January 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply lifeisaseasyas

    Great post and very useful tips! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    January 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm
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