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 threats!
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 them on social media that I’ve uploaded a new post 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.
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 tips and tricks down below!