8 Best Ways To Gain Followers For Your Blog

Traffic! It’s one of those words that I do not like much, for it almost begs us to forget that those stats represent actual people.

But… but… I know that one of the main reasons we blog is to be read by other people, so this makes it important to gain more followers, to receive feedback, to feel as if what you blog about truly matters to other people.

That’s why I compiled a list of the eight best ways to increase traffic and gain more followers for your blog.

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49 thoughts on “8 Best Ways To Gain Followers For Your Blog

  1. Thanks for this down to earth list.
    I like your part about perseverance and patience.
    Writing is all about the long haul. It’s not for the inpatient who want big results in an explosive manner. Sitting down, butt in chair is never glamorous. There’s no-one cheering you on when you work. The results are always afterwards, if you’re lucky.
    Blogging, which is writing consistently over time, is about persistence doubly so. One has to keep at it.

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      • Consistency ( I write everyday :) ), patience, being a visitor to other blogs, I try using social media to let others know that I do write, I accompany my posts with relevant tags… regarding content? I write mostly acrostic or abab poems based on the feelings a teenager undergoes from the perspective of a girl, so I’m not sure whether it’s tempting to read; but I anyhow enjoy poetry to the fullest. I started blogging in December 2017.

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        • Give it a bit more time. It’s only been a few months. Wait at least a year. Encourage people to follow your blog, change things a bit, experiment with different hours when you post your content, how you present said content, the kind of graphical elements you use. Try to see what other successful bloggers in your niche are doing right.

          Most of the times, it’s not the content to blame, but it just needs to be presented in a different way. Humans are strange creatures, and it’s easy to get discourage once you realize how strange they are. Not at all rational, as we pretend to be. If you were to sell a product for a 50% discount and then offer the same product as a buy one get one free offer you’d notice that way more people go with the buy one get one free offer, even though it’s the same thing. That’s how strange people are.

          So change things up. Also, study blogging. Learn. There are a ton of resources out there, most of them useful. Decide for yourself what you feel like worth giving a shot, and do it.

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  2. I loved this list! But I actually don’t really agree with the “don’t post a link comment” to an extent which is always mentioned in this subject – I don’t think it’s cool to just go to a bunch of blogs and comment “read my stuff! 🔗” but I did find a useful and cool blog because I had commented on a post that I felt strongly about, and someone replied to it and left their link. Now we’re friends because we share a lot of the same views – I would never have found that blog if she hadn’t put herself out there. Just something for others to think about!

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    • Thank you for the compliment. I was referring to the kind of comments that are generic and then a link. Now, the thing is that if you do end up talking to someone on WordPress, odds are you’ll make them curious enough to check out your website. As, I am sure, you often do the same thing. Links are not that necessary. Our stalkerish, uhm, I mean curious nature does the trick just fine.

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  3. I’ve been blogging for a few years, but only became more serious about it and consistent with it in the past few months. I’m gaining more followers, but it’s a very slow climb.
    Thanks for the tips! :)

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  4. I think this is is the first post on creating blog traffic that I have read which emphasis on the quality of the blog. Although I started my blog to just write on my travels and am not that concerned on the traffic my focus is more on the content of the post but no denying that its makes me happy when the posts are liked by readers. So reading your first point reinforces in me that quality matters. Thank you for emphasizing it.

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