5 Ways To Get Loyal Followers

Getting followers is great but having loyal followers is more important. It’s a sign that you have active followers and that your blog is authentic and has an organic following. It’s especially important if at some point you want to start making an income from your blog because a lot of sponsors look more at how active your followers are rather than how many followers you have because they want to make sure your followers aren’t bots. Here are some ways to get loyal followers:

Always respond- when someone leaves comments on your blog make sure to respond to the comment. And try to make the response meaningful because a lot of people on WordPress do tend enjoy connecting with one another. If your readers feel like they can connect with you they are much more likely to keep coming back to your blog. For more on the comments section click here.

It’s a two way street- As I always say WordPress is very much a two way street. If you notice someone liking and commenting on your blog make sure to pay their blog a visit as well. If you ignore their blog they may not come back to yours and instead connect with someone who does visit their blog instead. However, if they see that you are also supporting their blog they will be much more enthusiastic about supporting your blog.

Socialize- For a lot of bloggers, myself included, socialising and getting to know other bloggers is one of the best parts about blogging. So make sure to connect and socialise with your readers and try to make a genuine connection with them. The comments section is a great way to connect with them. Another great way to connect that I’ve been recently enjoying is doing “Ask Me Anything” posts or “Assumptions” posts which are both fun ways to get your readers involved. This will get you loyal readers instead of readers who don’t come back after one or two reads.

Listen to your readers- Try to get their feedback and take a seriously. If you notice that they are particularly enjoying certain posts be sure to continue making posts about that topic so that they keep coming back. If you aren’t sure what topics they are enjoying and what they want to read more of then you can always have them take a poll. This way you’ll know what your audience enjoys and your readers will feel heard.

Be genuine and real- One really simple way to keep readers coming back is to just be yourself. The reason someone followed/read your blog is because they like you and your writing. So keep doing you and they’ll keep coming back!

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182 thoughts on “5 Ways To Get Loyal Followers

  1. I love this post and for sure took a lot of great advice from it. I am slow at reading a lot of blogs, but thank you for following mine as well! I owe you more reads!

  2. I don’t always comment on blogs that I follow, nor do I expect all of my followers to comment on my blog, but I check “My Reader” at least twice a day and try to read all of the blogs on the list. So even if I don’t always comment here, you can be sure that I read and like your writings.
    Take care, and keep on blogging.

  3. Thank you Pooja.. I used your tips and started updating my tags properly and started seeing a difference 🙂 Will implement your tips on followership and try it out..! Also, it is interesting about visiting others blogs and commenting… how do you know which ones to visit or which ones are there?

    1. I’m glad that helped! I usually comment and visit blogs that I see commenting on my blog regularly. You can find new blogs by checking out the tags section on your reader too.

  4. Very good points here. And thank you for visiting my blog!! I’ve been on for a while, but sporadically, and still feel new. How to keep people coming back is my big one.

  5. I love your blog, Pooja. And it is so good to see a blogger practice what she preaches! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and appreciating my poetry. I am still in the early stages of building up my presence as a poet, and your tips here are most helpful. Please do come back for more – I post only poetry on my blog and do so frequently. Thanks again!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by as well and all the best with your blog- I will definitely be stopping by again!

  6. I am doing all of this. I won’t blame anyone, but many times people don’t understand that same energy. Likewise, I keep specific days to interact with new sites and I drop genuine comments on their sites. Those people either respond by liking my comment or just do a favour of liking my posts. Indirectly, I am asking them to read my blogs, but they don’t understand it.
    More people need to read this.
    Also, I will try to provide smoother and interactive experience to the readers.
    Thanks for writting this.

    1. Yes, a lot of people don’t understand how reciprocation on social sites works but I hope they will in the future. That’s why I wanted to mention that.

      Glad the post was helpful.

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