I've been blogging now for 2 years and since the beginning of 2015 I've taken this site very seriously. Blogging is my job and I absolutely adore it but at times I feel stagnant, disheartened and over looked. I guess we all feel like that but for the past month or so I've been gaining so many followers, receiving more engagement and I'm generally happy with my creative space. I thought I would share with you '3 ways to grow your blog'.
The more I post, the more views and followers I get. Im not sure why that is? Im thinking I may appear on peoples feeds more and therefore they click the follow button, either way I'm happy to grow my audience. I think consistency is important for most things in life and blogging is definitely one of them. Its surprisingly easy to post frequently if you have a blogger state of mind. You can turn anything into a post. From your breakfast this morning to tonights evening rituals. You got this girl!
Push Your Content
Don't be scared to tweet, Instagram & tweet some more. Use all your social avenues to make people aware of your new content (or your old). Research the best time for you to post and push your stuff. For me 5-8pm is best and usually all day on Sundays. Once you know better, you do better.
Your followers need to feel like they're apart of your life so interacting and engaging with your audience is super important. Reply to tweets & messages and show them that you actual care enough to speak to them. Its also nice to engage with other bloggers too. RT a post your love & reach out if a blogger needs some help. The same people you meet on your way up, may be the same people you meet on your way down. Be nice!
Have An Opinion
Nothing is more refreshing than hearing a blogger have a strong and unapologetic opinion. We are bombarded with candyfloss and rainbows, marble flat lays and Diptyque candles, we need a bit more sass and a bit more controversy - bring it on. My most popular posts are 'Accepting My Boobs', 'Body Positivity' & 'Thoughts On Paid Content'. People are interested in what you have to say, not just what you've got. You have a voice - use it!
Do you have any tips on how to grow your blog? If so, please leave them in the comments.