A lot of people have asked how I’ve grown my blog and social media following within the year that I’ve had my blog, so I’m finally revealing my secrets and techniques! It isn’t a huge secret that you have to stick to blogging for a while before you actually see results, but these are five surefire ways to increase your page views and follower counts on your blog.
1. Be consistent with blog appearance
I cannot stress enough how crucial it is to be consistent with your blog. If your blog readers go to your page and see lots of different font styles and colors they are going to immediately be turned off and are likely to leave your page. Take notes of what font style and size you use so you can be consistent with the look and feel of each of your posts. Colors are also a huge thing to keep in mind when being consistent with your blog appearance. If your colors do not flow it is difficult for the reader to be engaged with what you’re posting about!
2. Utilize social media
One of the biggest things that has grown my blog has been my social media. I have a combined 200,000 followers over all outlets of social media and I can honestly say that without it, my blog views would not be nearly as high as they are. It is important to focus on (but not to stress about) your presence on social media. Instagram is one of the most popular ways to gain a following on your blog, so if you are ignoring using it, you are missing out on valuable readers! Represent yourself well on social media and be true to yourself when posting. It is okay to have blogger inspiration on social media, but it is NOT okay to completely duplicate the look and feel of someone else’s social media pages. Give yourself and identity and a voice throughout all of your social media profiles.
3. Collaborate with brands and bloggers
Working with brands and other bloggers is one of my favorite things about blogging. Getting to communicate with someone over a period of time and growing a relationship with these people is what makes blogging really special. Do NOT be afraid to reach out to a brand or a blogger, I know it warms my heart every time I receive an email, and I’m sure many others feel the same way. Working with brands who had awesome products, and doing a very thorough job with the post gives you a higher chance of getting to work with that brand again and possibly getting more wonderful product from them in the future!
4. Make blogger friends
Some of my greatest blogger friends include Adaleta, Corbin, Brittany, and so many others. I would not know these girls if it weren’t for blogging. I reached out to some of these girls, and others reached out to me, but all in all they are huge help in my life today. We share each others links and share each others posts on social media. These connections ultimately grow your blog views so it’s important to make blogger friends of your own!
5. Establish your brand
One final piece of advice I can offer to help you grow your blog is to establish your brand. This includes- blog look and feel, presence on social media, post layout, etc. I have mentioned all of these things above and together they all form the brand that your blog has. Whether you have certain header graphics you use or a certain header font, it’s important to be consistent with the style of your blog!