How to Grow Your Blog

Hello Everyone,

A couple of months ago I wrote a few posts about blog photography and how to make it better, along with some tips for beginners. I thought that I would do a post similar but this time some tips on growing your blog. Before I start, I want to say that by no means am I saying that my blog has “made it” because it hasn’t but it has grown a lot since I started posting regularly in December. There are currently over 2,700 of you which still amazes me every time I look at that number.

how to grow your blog

I know there are a lot of you who read my posts that are new to blogging or still trying to understand how it works, so I thought that I would write a post about some of the things that have helped my blog grow over the last few months. You might know them but hopefully some of you will be able to learn something new to help you out on your journey!

Respond To Comments

Responding to comments is so important and if you remember the post I wrote about my blogging pet peeves you would have seen that people not responding to comments is one of them. Responding to those who take the time to read and write to you is so important, of course there may be times where you don’t respond straight away or might miss a comment and reply a few days later. That’s okay, but blatantly ignoring people when they have the decency to write to you isn’t. You will find that people won’t come back to your blog often if they find you rude. Which I would completely understand as its never nice to be ignored when you are doing something nice!

Comment on Other Bloggers Posts

Not only is it a great idea to reply to your own comments on your blog but its also a great idea to engage with other like minded bloggers and let them know your thoughts on their posts. This not only helps them out but also gets your name out there. Make sure to do this the right way, as bloggers, including myself have a big issue with people spam commenting on our posts, with nothing to do with the post just so they can get their name out there and yes, it may get your name out there but it will get it out in a bad way and that is not something you want!

Be Consistent

One of the most important things when blogging is to be consistent. It’s important to have a schedule, where there are set days that you upload posts on. This way your site is up to date and people know when to expect posts from you. posting once every month means people won’t be finding your blog that often and not many people will read your posts as after that one day they are posted they can be very hard to find again. So regular posting is key.

Schedule Your Social Media Posts

Having social media accounts that need to be updated daily can be very difficult to keep up with so having apps out there to help you out is great so make sure that you use them as they will make your life a lot easier! My favourite to use, especially for Twitter is the app Buffer. What Buffer does, it schedules the posts you write in the app for whatever times you want them to go live. That way you don’t have to be on your phone all day constantly updating your social media. You will find less pressured to be interacting all the time as you will be social on your accounts.

Your Blog Design

Your blog design isn’t everything, but it is still very important. When someone stumbles upon your blog, the first thing their eyes lay on before they start reading your posts is your blog. Having a blog that is put together and has a theme going through it is important as it must make an impression for the person to read on to your posts. You don’t have to spend any money on this as wordpress have a lot of designs to use for free but I would recommend spending a bit of money on a header that is personally designed. Now by spending a bit of money I mean less than €5. A lot of bloggers make headers for blogs for less than €5 so definitely see if its something you want to look into.

Writing Your Posts

Writing posts can be both easy and hard depending on what you are writing. Its important that you write for an audience. In saying this, I mean it that you are writing in the style that others can understand and feel like you are talking directly to them. People may be amazing at writing but they can’t frame their words very easily so that the audience can engage with them. It’s something to definitely think about when you are writing posts as it can make the biggest difference.

So they are all the tips I have at the minute to help your blogs grow and gain more attraction. Its really important to do blogging for the right reasons and not for the money. Just remember that before you get serious about blogging. πŸ™‚ I hope you all liked this post and let me know in the comments if you have any other tips or what your thoughts are on my tips. See you in my next post.

Thank you for reading,

Lauren,

x.

242 Comments

  1. October 12, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    This was so helpful, thank you so much! Using your tips already by commenting haha xx

    • October 12, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      haha Glad you liked them πŸ™‚

    • October 12, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      No problem, hope they help πŸ™‚

  2. October 12, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Useful tips. Thanks for sharingπŸ™‚πŸ™‚

  3. Authentic Angelle'
    October 12, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Thank you! I’m still new to blogging and consistency is something I struggle with amongst a few other things. Appreciate your tips.

    • December 4, 2017 / 9:32 am

      So glad you liked it! Yeah it can be hard at times to write consistently but I find that scheduling posts for times you think you’ll be busy, helps a lot πŸ™‚

  4. Allie
    October 12, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Thank you so much! I just started my blog and I have no idea what I am doing, so this is a major help!

    • October 12, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      So glad they helped! Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

  5. October 12, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    The “commenting on other posts” my favorite pieces of advice, because while I’m trying to promote my blog I find myself accidently stumbling on amazing blogs, that are exciting to read, Like this one πŸ™‚

  6. October 12, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Great tips! I definitely try and read/comment on other people’s posts because I know what it takes to put a blog together and I want to support those who are trying to grow and achieve great things! I DEFINITELY need to do better with the social media stuff, I’m not great, but I’m working on it! Thanks for sharing!

    • October 12, 2017 / 3:43 pm

      Yeah I definitely agree! πŸ™‚

  7. October 12, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Great post!! Really good pointers for sure!! Completely agree with the design one! I’m so bad, I am that person who keeps going if the design isn’t there. And this text widget boxes that are the generic text…. Pet peeve for me for sure!! Thanks for sharing xx

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Yeah I completely agree! πŸ™‚

  8. October 12, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    This was helpful and a nice reminder of the things I need to do lol!
    And I definitely need a scheduling app! I used another one for instagram but I’m still figuring out how it works lol.

    Let’s work hard and meet at the top πŸ’ͺ😘πŸ’ͺ😘πŸ’ͺ😘

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Glad you liked it! And I love that mentality πŸ™‚

  9. October 12, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    I only just started my blog a few weeks ago and this post is so useful – thank you!😊

  10. October 12, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips! They are very helpful. I’ve been slacking on blogging lately but this inspired me 😍

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Awh I so happy it helped πŸ™‚

  11. October 12, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Great tips, and certainly things I need to get better at. I started my blog in April of this year, but definitely still consider myself a newbie when it comes to knowing & understanding the ins and outs of blogging in general. Keep up the awesome work you’re doing!

  12. October 12, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Thank u for the advice, very helpfulπŸ’—

  13. October 12, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Thanks for the tips. It’s informative and helpful. β™₯

  14. October 12, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    I’ve only just started blogging and you’re advice is really helpful – thank you!☺️

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Glad you liked it and thank you! πŸ™‚

  15. Chandrima
    October 12, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    I love what you said about blogging for the right reasons and not for the money😊 Great post! More power to you girlπŸ’–

  16. October 12, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    thank you for posting this. I think I will try to do these things more often

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:07 am

      No problem, glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  17. MemyselfandI
    October 12, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Thank you for the tips. Love the handy hints!

  18. October 13, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Very helpful. I agree with the comments paragraph. I had one person write something that was so off topic I could not allow it in the comments section. I had to trash it. πŸ™„

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:08 am

      Yeah I’ve had that a few times and it gets very annoying after a while πŸ™‚

  19. Makeup by Erin
    October 13, 2017 / 2:12 am

    I love the tips! I think the commenting on others posts and being consistent are super important! I’m trying to get better at both of those! πŸ’•

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Yeah its so important, it really helps and also inspires you as well πŸ™‚

  20. October 13, 2017 / 2:18 am

    Great article. I admit to not replying to every comment on my blog, but I do ‘like’ them. This is because I work 9 to 10 hours a day and would rather spend my extra time reading and commenting their blogs instead of replying to everyone on my own blog. I definitely don’t ignore my readers though. It’s just tough having limited time. I also don’t have set days that I post, but I do stay consistent with blogging 3 days a week.

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:10 am

      Yeah I’m the same, I work 9-12 hour shifts but I still like to comment back to everyone on my blog as they are the people that take the time to interact with me, but I get where you are coming from πŸ™‚

  21. October 13, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I love this, especially the commenting part! ☺️

  22. October 13, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Thank you so much for this Lauren πŸ’–. I totally agree to the point of commenting back. Not commenting really seems like such a heartless thing to do and it pushes readers away, l get so sad when people don’t reply πŸ™†. Haha. Thanks again for these tips, l shall surely continue using them 🌻

    • October 13, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Thank you! Yeah I completely agree, it just seems rude to me to ignore someone who has taken time out of their day to write to you πŸ™‚

    • October 19, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Thank you, glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  23. October 13, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I was wondering how you can get to someone who can create a personalized header. Any tips on where to find those people? Thank you in advance! -Jennifer x

    • October 14, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      I got mine done from Katie on Twitter, her username is ktlgh😊 she’s amazing and can even do them for free sometimes but if not they are less than Β£5😊

  24. October 14, 2017 / 1:20 am

    Thank you so much, I’ve learnt something. I hope I can work out my blog with your tips. Thank you❀

  25. October 14, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Thank you that actually really helped me out x. You don’t have to if you don’t want to but would you mind just spending a few seconds on my blog and see if mine is going in the right direction like your amazing blog did and is still xx

  26. nic29king
    October 14, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    I think some great tips there, I’m very new to blogging and still finding my feet but these are really helpful, thanks 😊

  27. October 15, 2017 / 12:33 am

    Thankyou so much Lauren. This is going to help me keep going πŸ™‚

    • October 19, 2017 / 11:47 am

      Awh thank you, so glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  28. October 15, 2017 / 2:18 am

    Thank you for the tips.:) i would definitely write my schedule for my blogposts. Feel onspired by you. Thank youuuuuu so much ❀️❀️❀️❀️

    • October 19, 2017 / 11:47 am

      Awh thank you so much thats so nice! πŸ™‚

  29. October 15, 2017 / 3:47 am

    This was so inspiring! Thank you for sharing ! Also follow my blog @ hannahzoesch.com if you’d like πŸ™‚

  30. October 15, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    This is really helpful especially for me since I’m new to blogging

    • October 19, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Thank you! So glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  31. October 16, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Well written piece. I always applaud individuals who give tips to those who need them. Keep up the quality content. you’re doing amazing!

  32. October 16, 2017 / 9:41 am

    These are basic but really important tips to grow a blog. Thaks for summarizing them together here.

    • October 19, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  33. October 16, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    I read this when you first uploaded it but have just gone back to find it and re-read it as the tips are really helpful and really easy to follow! lovely post! Xx

  34. October 16, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    This post was so helpful! I have been blogging for about six months, and I am looking to “step up my game,” so to speak. These were great tips! πŸ™‚

  35. October 16, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the tips, I look forward to putting them into action!

  36. vishakha tasgaonkar
    October 17, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Thats really a helpful post for beginners like me.😊😍

  37. October 19, 2017 / 6:51 am

    Thanks for sharing these amazing tips for what really helped you grow and succeed in blogging. Definitely taking notes πŸ“

    • October 21, 2017 / 10:46 am

      No problem, I hope they help πŸ™‚

  38. October 19, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Great post, thanks for those advices ❀️

    • October 21, 2017 / 10:47 am

      No problem, hope they helped! πŸ™‚

    • October 21, 2017 / 10:57 am

      No problem, glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  39. October 19, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Great tips – thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  40. October 19, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I have to trouble with scheduling a day to post and what to post about that’s meaningful. Thanks again for the tips hun. They are very helpful.

    • October 21, 2017 / 10:58 am

      No problem, glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  41. birdlady612
    October 19, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing those tips. You have a lot of great advice. I have been blogging for 7 months now and I feel that my audience is growing very slowly. I’ve tried to do most of the things that you mentioned. My problem is two-fold and I could really use some advice from a seasoned blogger. I have Google analytics and it shows that I have a high bounce rate. Do you know what could be causing this and how I can prevent or reduce it? My second problem is that I can’t even get my family and friends to read and follow my blog so how can I get other people in general to read and follow me? I’d be grateful for any help you can provide. I love blogging and feel I have good posts and they are in my opinion, written well. Thanks and have a great night. πŸ™‹πŸ¦

    • October 21, 2017 / 11:02 am

      The only thing that I can recommend are using tags on your posts as they will allow more people to see your posts, rather than just posting them to your site, hope that helps πŸ™‚

      • birdlady612
        October 21, 2017 / 12:38 pm

        Thank you. I do use tags, but I notice that some blog posts have hashtags at the top of the post. How do I incorporate these into my post? πŸ™‹πŸ¦

        • October 21, 2017 / 3:43 pm

          It depends on what theme they have on their blog that changes the position of the tags, but you just enter them in the side bar when writing posts, thats the only way they work πŸ™‚

          • birdlady612
            October 21, 2017 / 3:55 pm

            Oh, ok.. That’s where I put mine. It must have something to do with their theme, like you said, because my tags show up at the bottom. Thanks for the response. πŸ™‹

          • October 21, 2017 / 4:29 pm

            No problem😊

  42. October 20, 2017 / 3:46 am

    Thanks for the tips! All super helpful, and its interesting to get different bloggers tips!

    • October 21, 2017 / 11:02 am

      No problem, glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  43. October 20, 2017 / 8:39 am

    This is really helpfull

  44. October 20, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    I really share your pet peeve about people not replaying or spam comments. Like you can tell when someone hasn’t even read your post and just writes something general so that they can get exposure. The worst one is the typical; ‘ hi i’m new can you check out my blog thanks’ kind of comment.
    Anyway, I found this really helpful and I will definitely try Buffer – sounds like it will take the hassle out of a lot of things for me right now!

    • October 21, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Yeah I completely agree, after a while it ends up being so annoying but I don’t think it will ever stop πŸ™‚

  45. October 20, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Great tips! I am new to blogging, so these tips are very helpful.. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • October 21, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Awh thank you! Hope they help πŸ™‚

  46. October 21, 2017 / 11:42 am

    this was really helpful! thanks! I definitely still have to work on the regular posting since I often find myself so overwhelmed with stuff I need to get done, I don’t have that much time to post. I will definitely work on that so that my blog can get more recognition. xx

    • October 21, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Yeah definitely try it makes a huge difference πŸ™‚

  47. October 22, 2017 / 12:23 am

    This is so helpful! I’ve just started mine up today and needed some tips! πŸ™‚

    • October 22, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you! Hope they help out😊

    • October 23, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Thank you! Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  48. October 23, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Thank you so much for the amazing tips love. xo

    • October 23, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      Awh no problem! Thank you πŸ™‚

  49. October 23, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    So helpful! I’ve just started a blog and find posts like this a huge insight into what I need to be doing x

    • October 24, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Thank you! Glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  50. CinderCatty
    October 28, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    This post is really helpful! I’m really keen to grow my blog but I’m tentative to use my personal social media to promote it, just a bit lacking in confidence. Do you have any tips on making your posts more visible within WordPress? Also, just a side note the photography on you site is stunning.

    • October 30, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Thank you so much! Personally I don’t use my personal social media, I have separate accounts for my blogs social media. The best tip I’ve found is to use less than 10 tags to describe what the post is about, for instense, using the tags beauty and makeup, if the post is about those things πŸ™‚

  51. Megan James
    October 30, 2017 / 1:46 am

    Lauren,
    This is the best post I’ve read so far on WordPress. You gave me a lot of inspiration. All of the advice you provided is very helpful. I actually started blogging several months ago. Although, at that point I was not very active as far as engaging with others. Now, I have an extremely different perspective. I’ve gain some knowledge about navigating better on wordpress. Plus, attending college online has really helped me network with other individuals and over all just given me motivation. Now, I am so excited to learn about others and gain knowledge on many things I didn’t know or didn’t have a good grasp on. When, I first started it was a hobby to share my ideas and thoughts and I didn’t stay on a consistent schedule like I intended. Still I want to use it as my hobby to share my ideas but, I much more hope to engage with all of the creative people on WordPress. Just in the last few days I started to become more active and view other pages and found so many creative inspirational people. Initially, it has really given me a lot of motivation in my own life.

    • October 30, 2017 / 10:19 am

      thank you so much! So glad your figuring it all how and how it works best for you πŸ™‚ good luck with your journey πŸ™‚

  52. Megan James
    October 30, 2017 / 1:47 am

    thank you for sharing!

  53. Megan James
    October 30, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Thank you so much! Also, very glad to meet you and to have stumbled upon your amazing blog. You’ve given me so much inspiration!

  54. Megan James
    October 30, 2017 / 10:37 am

    πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—

  55. November 3, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    This was very helpful, I started my blog last year around this time I had no clue what i was doing but i feel more confident this time around with the reserch that I’ve done.

    Please check out my blog https://beautyingold.wordpress.com/

  56. travellovevegan
    November 4, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    That was helpful. I’ve just started a blog a few days before and need motivationπŸ˜€

  57. janeybeaar
    November 7, 2017 / 4:55 am

    Thank you so much for this πŸ’• so excited for my mommy blog

  58. November 7, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Thank you for writing these tips. I am just starting out with blogging and I am definitely going to try this.

  59. November 8, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Thank you for the Tips! I am new to blogging and this helped me a lot know what I need to do!

  60. sophsthoughtsblog
    November 10, 2017 / 11:09 am

    What kinds of social media would you reccommend to use alongside your blog?(:

    • November 10, 2017 / 11:14 am

      I’d definitely say instagram and twitter are the most important but a lot of people like to use pinterest too πŸ™‚

      • sophsthoughtsblog
        November 10, 2017 / 11:17 am

        Thankyou!

  61. November 10, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Great post!

  62. November 10, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Good points and great post wish u more followersπŸ€—πŸ™ƒ

  63. November 10, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    This was so helpful ,Thank you for the tips,I already do some of them still need to work on my consistencyπŸ˜„

    • November 10, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Glad you found them helpful πŸ™‚

  64. November 10, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Very simple, yet important tips! Thank you for sharing!

    • November 10, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked the post πŸ™‚

  65. November 10, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I just started my blog, so this is very encouraging!

    xx, Claudia

    • November 10, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Awh yay! So glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  66. November 10, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Great tips Lauren! I love when you write posts like these πŸ™‚

  67. November 11, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Thanks So Much! I love reading your post and these are great tips. I have played around with my blog design a few times and still cant get the theme and look I really want. I also agree with you about the header. I am going to look into a better header, I think I tried to change it but I am a bit confused as to how to get a better one. Any advice is helpful. Once again, I love your blog!

    • November 13, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Thank you, glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  68. November 11, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Thank you so much for this advice! I am brand new to blogging so these tips were extremely helpful! 😊

    • November 13, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Thank you! Glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  69. November 12, 2017 / 9:30 am

    I love these tips. Do you have any recommendations on how to get more noticed? I feel as if i do all these tips but am still quite un noticed

    • November 13, 2017 / 10:16 am

      I’m not too sure why you aren’t getting noticed when you are following these tips, its all I’ve done and it worked so well for helping me, I would say to just keep going as it doesn’t happen over night. Just don’t give up πŸ™‚

  70. November 13, 2017 / 3:01 am

    hopefully this will help me out! thankyou lauren x

    • November 13, 2017 / 10:28 am

      No problem, hope it helps πŸ™‚

  71. November 13, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Thanks for the tips πŸ€—

    • November 15, 2017 / 9:28 am

      No problem, glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  72. November 15, 2017 / 12:10 am

    Aww. I’m a new blogger and these tips will be definitely help me to get started. Thanks for sharing. You’re an inspiration.😊😍

    • November 15, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Oh thank you so much! Thats so nice of you <3 so glad you liked the post πŸ™‚

  73. November 15, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    There are very helpful! My blog is less than a week old so I’m so happy I came across this post πŸ™‚

    • November 15, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Awh good luck! I’m glad you liked it!

    • November 17, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Awh thank you! Glad you liked it😊

  74. November 17, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Thanks for your great tips. I am gonna give it a try to the Buffer app. How often should a person post up dates on social media profiles?

    • November 19, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      I would say it depends on the app, once on instagram is enough a day but on twitter I would keep them updated every few hours😊

  75. Marie
    November 17, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    I found this extremely helpful, thank you!!

    • November 19, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Awh so glad you liked it😊

  76. November 18, 2017 / 6:58 am

    These are really helpful tips, thanks for sharing! I started my blog a few months back and I’m so glad I’ve read this as I think it will really help me to grow my blog 😊

    • November 20, 2017 / 9:14 am

      Awh so glad you liked them! πŸ™‚

  77. November 19, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Hey. Great tips. I’m a new blogger out there struggling to grow my blog. It feels so difficult and you tend to get disheartened when there are no views or visitors. Wish these tips work out for me πŸ€—

    • November 20, 2017 / 9:41 am

      Thank you, so glad you found them useful πŸ™‚

      • November 20, 2017 / 12:53 pm

        Do take a look at my blog. I’ll be grateful πŸ€—

  78. Nazar Bedi
    November 21, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Great advice for someone like me trying to grow their passion! πŸ™‚

    • November 22, 2017 / 9:36 am

      Awh thank you, so glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  79. November 24, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Happy thanksgiving, thankful for this post❀ im new to blogging

    • November 30, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Awh good luck with blogging, I hope this post helped πŸ™‚

  80. November 28, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Thanks for these tips Lauren. I am new to blogging and these tips really helped. I appreciate it.

    • December 4, 2017 / 9:47 am

      So glad you liked them! Good luck with your blogging journey πŸ™‚

  81. November 30, 2017 / 2:51 am

    Hi Lauren,

    Thank you for sharing some tips on how to grow your blog, and make it stand out. I’m trying to grow and attract more people to read my blog posts on my page, but I just can’t seem to get it right, despite having worked on this blog for at least over a year now. My blog is rich in content- visual, design etc, but also, I feel like it may need some more expertise!

    Would you ever mind taking a look at my site, and feeding back any helpful hints and advice about how to attract a wider audience, get more people reading my posts, sharing, etc?

    My site is: Dancingwithenvelopes.com (hosted through WordPress obviously)

    xxx

  82. December 1, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    This blog was so interesting and helpful i love your blogs and thanks for writing this xx

  83. December 5, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Thank you for the tips! I especially like the part where you said not to ignore comments because I feel the same way. No matter if it’s been a few days already, I feel it’s important that I reply to the people who let me know their two cents about my blog. =)

    • December 8, 2017 / 11:13 am

      Yeah exactly, its never nice to ignore people πŸ™‚

  84. December 6, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Randomly came across this, all great advice for someone to this like me. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

    • December 8, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Thank you, glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  85. December 6, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    This is a very helpful post! πŸ˜„

  86. December 7, 2017 / 5:28 am

    This is great! I just recently started up a new blog, as a senior in college. The last time I had one, and used it consistently was in high school. Thanks for some great inspo !

    • December 8, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Awh so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  87. December 12, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Hello! I’m Kadyn. My blog is a personal diary of myself who is 21 living with bipolar depression. My blog will also feature some of my professional work as well in media and communications. Please join me on my journey!

    https://kadynomlid.wordpress.com

    • December 12, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Oh your blog sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

      • December 12, 2017 / 2:59 pm

        Thank you! I look forward to the community!

  88. December 12, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    This has been very helpful, thank-you! If any of you folks are interested in some mediocre poetry and prose then head of over to this lonely space of the internet by clicking on my name! Ta-Ta for now. JD

    • laurenellenscully
      January 7, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Awh thank you πŸ™‚

  89. amytorjussen128
    December 12, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Loved this, thanks for the advice! I recently started a blog (www.amytorjussen.com) but I’m unsure about how to reach people and get my blog out there. Do you recommend focusing on writing a lot of posts before promoting it or should I start reaching out to potential followers right from the beginning? Thanks!

    • December 14, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      I always use my social media to promote new posts, I’ve been doing that from the beginning, other than that I would say just to read other peoples blogs and comment on their posts. πŸ™‚

  90. December 16, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Thank you for those tips! I haven’t published any of my posts yet because I am so afraid that I won’t be able to reach across to people correctly. But with these tips in mind I definitely feel more confident 😊

    • December 18, 2017 / 9:27 am

      Definitely post them, they’ll reach people and even more if you network it πŸ™‚

      • December 18, 2017 / 1:02 pm

        I’ll definitely give it a shot. I’ll be sure to keep myself update on your posts as well and hopefully pick up a few more things πŸ’―

  91. heresmylifestories
    December 16, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips! My blog is all about funny stories that are based on true events! Haha tysm, xoxo Sam

    • December 18, 2017 / 9:33 am

      Awh that seems like such a good idea, glad you liked my post! πŸ™‚

  92. December 18, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    These were really helpful! I appreciate you writing these down for new bloggers like me =) Have a great day girl!

    • January 5, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Awh thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it😊

  93. December 20, 2017 / 2:11 am

    Seriously thank you for the tips! Just what I was looking for.!

  94. December 27, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    just stumbled upon this! I’ve had blogs since I was in middle school and this is the first time i’m actually going to try to put it out there. what was your schedule like in the beginning months compared to now? do you blog just about one topic, or a few?

    • January 5, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      I used to post once a week about anything beauty or fashion related, now I post 3 times a week every week about all things life, fashion, travel or beauty😊 whatever you’re passionate about

      • January 6, 2018 / 12:12 am

        I’m going to have to check out your blog for some hydrating/moisturizing beauty related posts! this winter is not cute for me.

  95. December 27, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    wow, your blog has grown into something so much more and I love it, but I have some catching up to do here lol

    • January 5, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Awh thank you so much!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

  96. December 29, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    This has really helped me understand what to do, I started only a couple of days ago and by reading this post has made me feel a bit more confident πŸ™‚ thank you!

    • January 5, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Awh thank you! So glad you liked itπŸ’•

  97. December 30, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Thank you I will use these tips and let you know how it goes!

      • January 6, 2018 / 1:37 am

        I’m sure it will. Thanks again for taking the time to share.

  98. December 30, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips! I started my blog in August and love doing it but it has definitely been hard building up followers and getting people to actually read my posts! Great advice!

    • January 5, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you! I hope it all helpsπŸ’•

  99. January 1, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    thank you lovelaurenellen
    Fantastic blog
    Good luck to you

  100. January 3, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Thanks, Lauren! I’ve been blogging for years, and seem to start a new one every 2-3 years or so. I just launched something a little different to what I’ve done in the past, and I hope to use some of your advice to grow it into something beautiful.
    -jules

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