Patient Resilience is my newest blog, but I had a blog in my business in the past for a year and a half. During that time I was able to find ways to help my blog grow. Now that I am starting another blog, I am using my previous experience to help me now. I wanted to share ten ways that can help your blog grow, if you are new to the blogging world.
1. Visit other blogs
There are many other people in the blog world, who have been around a long time. I spend a good amount of time checking out other blogs and commenting on their posts. Networking always helps to grow your blog, and you meet cool people and read awesome blogs along the way.
2. Join link ups
Joining link ups is one way to connect with other bloggers. It is also a way to post your blog link and/or posts depending on how the specific link up works. You can find link ups on other blogs. It is important when you join a link, to not just post your link and run. Networking is the best part of these link ups, so make sure check out other blog links in the process.
3. Host giveaways
Giveaways are a great way to draw traffic to your site. If you have a business, it could be your own products you give away. If not, you can participate in group giveaways on other blogs. In these giveaways, you would just contribute to the overall prize. Rafflecopter is a good site to go to for an easy way to start a giveaway on your blog.
4. Join social media
There are so many different social media sites that can help you promote your blog. You can promote your blog on your personal social media sites or make a social media profile specifically for your blog. You can also do both. Either way, social media is a great way to promote your blog.
5. Promote businesses
You can promote businesses on your blog by doing product reviews. This is one way to interest readers. Make sure you give your honest opinion on the product, but in a way that also gives positive feedback about the business.
6. Swap ads with other bloggers
Swapping ads with other bloggers is a way to promote another blog, while promoting your own blog as well. A lot of bloggers will usually post if they are accepting ad swaps in the “advertise” section of their blog.
7. Post quality content
Post good content that your readers will be interested in, so that they will want to keep coming back to read your other posts. There are many ways to take this, but here are some ideas for topics to blog about: Write inspirational posts that are positive and encourage the reader. Share photos of an event you attended or a place you visited. Share a craft or tutorial. Share a recipe you made. Write about a good experience that you think others will relate with. Write about a cause or charity you support or actually participate in. Whatever you write about, make sure it is something you enjoy writing about. This will make it easier to write and people will be more likely to be interested.
8. Establish a following
Make sure there is a link or subscription link on your site that allows people to follow you. This way they can have an opportunity to read your future posts. Also, this gives you a way to show people who are interested in working with you to get an idea of what your stats are as a blog. Knowing your stats and posting them in your blog advertising section, can be a good way to market your blog.
9. Be kind
Whenever you interact with other bloggers, make sure to be kind. It may be easy enough, and I have found that for the most part, people in the blog world are very friendly and nice. It is important to say, that in order to grow your blog, you need to conduct yourself in a way that is positive and beneficial to the other people you come in contact with. The fact that it is an online community, makes it an even more needed reminder.
10. Have fun
This is another simple suggestion. When you actually enjoy what you are doing and writing about, readers can see that. Make sure you like what you are doing, and that you are passionate about your writing. When you have fun in blogging, and you stick with it, you are more likely to grow your blog in the best way possible.
Kelly Michelle 🙂
I am Kelly Michelle, and I write for the blog Patient Resilience. Other than blogging, I work with Elementary students as a teacher and tutor. I love to write and draw. I love connecting with other bloggers and people within the blogging community. I like to encourage and uplift people through my writing.