Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m having more of a chill day so I thought I’d spend it doing what I love – writing lists! I love lists and I love reading these kinds of posts so I thought today I’d try my hand at it – so here are my top 10 pieces of advice for how to grow your blog!
Design! Have a pretty blog theme/design! I don’t think how your blog looks is everything, but having a blog that you feel confident about, and that makes others want to visit your blog is really helpful for gaining viewers!
Don’t stress about it, but also including your social media links is really helpful just because it lets people find you easily.
My social media links are always at the bottom of my posts, + I make it so all you guys have to do is click on them to go to my page. They look like this:
Make sure your blog is easy to navigate! Include a Follow button & a Home button! Make sure your newest blog posts are easy to find/read and that your blog in general, ist difficult for a lot of people to get around! I find that having pages pinned above really helps me with organising my blog for you guys!
Something I always recommend to other bloggers is to keep a schedule going! Of course, it depends on how you like to publish blog posts and how often you like to post on your blog!
This is a two parter – try to implement scheduling posts into your process because it keeps you accountable but also helps you out if you’re not near a computer and you’re late to getting a blog post out!
Also, try and have a weekly schedule, for me it’s Monday, Wednesday, Friday!
Diversify the posts you publish on your blog! By all means, have regular series and memes on your blog, that will let people know what to expect from your blog. But, also don’t just write one kind of blog post. If you’re only writing reviews, try doing some book tags or recommendations posts if you’re comfortable with that!
Make friends! This is by no means a “compulsory” kind of step, but making blogging friends is a lot of fun and having friends to motivate you towards your blog is so so helpful! It also really helps to have people who understand what it takes to have a blog, this might sound dramatic, but blogging is time-consuming and it can be hard to find motivation sometimes! I recommend reading some of your favourite bloggers’ favourite books and chatting to them about it or doing a buddy-read with some of them!
Self promo! Trust me, it sounds worse than it actually is! There’s nothing wrong with letting people know you have a new blog post up, especially if you’re really proud of it! I recommend Twitter & Instagram because they’re both pretty easy platforms to use to send out a quick message letting people know about a recent blog post or even about your friends’ recent posts!
This links to step 1 & 6 but, have links to your social medias always accessible! Include them at the bottom of your posts and wherever else your blog allows. For example, I also include my links on my Goodreads page and on the sidebar of my blog.
Your blog won’t grow overnight unless something crazy happens so work at it. If you put effort into your blog it will show and people will notice so never doubt that people are appreciating the work you put into your blog!
Don’t limit yourself to just one thing! Talk about whatever you want whether that be gaming, movies, tv, music or something else! So, do what you want, it’s your blog! Go in a hiatus, talk to your followers if you need help with something or can’t get your head around a particular widget. You followers will be there for you and will help you out so just be open and do what you want!
Enjoy yourself! Don’t stress yourself out and have a good time!