Getting Your First 1000 Followers
I remember reaching my first 1000 followers and just being so incredibly excited and honoured. Getting your first 1000 followers is no easy thing. In fact, it can be quite difficult for a lot of people depending on multiple factors. However, it is very possible for most people to get to 1000 much faster than they think. It doesn’t have to take you years to grow- it can be done in a few week or months depending on your goals and how much time you are willing to spend on your blog.
Not everyones goal is to grow their blog, however, I know that many people do and that’s why I try to share posts such as this one. Having a larger following can really be beneficial for you especially if you are hoping to make blogging your part-time or full-time job. It can help you get more sponsors, sell products and services and so much more.
It can also be a nice feeling to know that so many people enjoy your content and it can be lovely to have likeminded people on your site to communicate and interact with. I know that’s one of the biggest benefits for me.
Today, I thought I would share some things that helped me get my first 1000 followers that may also be able to help you do the same:
Create Content People Enjoy
This one is pretty obvious but also something people forget too often. It’s great to create content that you love and enjoy to create but if you do want to grow your blog it may be a good idea to also think about what content your audience wants to see.
If a certain topic is pretty popular or has gotten a lot of comments or likes you may want to continue to post about that topic. If someone leaves some suggestions in the comments about what post they would like to see make sure you take it into account and if it’s doable try to post what they asked for.
Another great way to find out what your audience enjoys or wants to see on your site is by taking a survey every six to twelve months and simply asking them what they would like to see, what you could improve on and more. I think it’s important to think about these things to help stop people from unfollowing and to get more followers. If a lot of people say they enjoy a certain topic/niche then chances are other people that don’t follow you will enjoy content on this topic too. And posting about that topic would be a great way to get more followers.
SEO & Algorithm
I talk about SEO and the WordPress algorithm a lot but it’s only because they are both insanely important when it comes to growing your blog. SEO and the WordPress algorithm can make or break your post. If your post is both SEO and algorithm friendly your post is going to be pushed to a much larger audience (the better the post the larger the audience it will be pushed to) which will get you a lot more followers.
There are a lot of things that you can do to make your post more SEO and algorithm friendly. Some of those things are actually incredibly simple. I’m not going into too much detail on this post because I already have posts about this topic.
If you would like to view my post on how to improve your SEO please click here. If you would like to read posts about how to make your posts algorithm friendly please click here.
Making your posts as well as your overall blog SEO and algorithm friendly can be extremely time consuming especially going back to your older posts and editing them. Plus, doing the research on these things can be quite difficult too especially if you are not very good at tech stuff. If you want to make your posts SEO and algorithm friendly but don’t have enough time or experience you should consider hiring someone to make the changes for you. I personally do offer multiple services that could help you with both SEO and algorithm. If you are interested please feel free to view the services I offer by clicking here.
Pay Attention To Trends
As always, I need to emphasise how important research is when it comes to growing your blog. Try to do research on trending keywords and topics as often as possible since this will give you an idea of what is popular at the moment and what people would likely enjoy reading about.
Try writing on topics that are popular or currently trending and try to use trending keywords as well. This will really help improve your traffic and following especially longterm but also short-term.
This is often the key to growing your blog. I always emphasise this on my blogging advice because it’s always one of the most beneficial. Try to interact and be as active as possible. The more active you are the better your traffic and following will be.
When some interacts with your post, i.e if they like or comment on your post, make sure you interact with their post as well. If they leave comments make sure to reply in a friendly way and try to have a genuine connection with them. Also try to interact with blogs that don’t already follow you.
If you aren’t getting as many likes and comments as you would prefer I have some posts on how to increase likes and comments that you can check out. To read about how you can get more likes please click here. To read about how to get more comments on your posts click here.
I hope this post was beneficial to read and I hope you got some ideas on how to get more followers. I also hope you are able to implement some of these ideas and get to 1000 followers if you have not already. It’s not easy but it’s also not impossibly difficult. Don’t give up on blogging just because you are not getting the response you thought you would get. Give it time and try using the above methods to grow your blog.
Have you gotten your first 1000 followers yet? If so, what are some tips you would give bloggers hoping to also achieve this. Let me know in the comments below because I always love hearing from you guys.
If you feel like you don’t have enough time to take all my advice in but still want to grow your blog, consider hiring a blogging manager that can help you manage all the other stuff on your blog so you can just concentrate on the content. I do offer blog management services amongst other things that can help your blog grow almost instantly. If that is something you would be interested in please click here to view all the services I offer.
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60 thoughts on “How To Get Your First 1000 Followers In 6 Months”
Thanks for sharing this. I only get about 500 followers in a year ..humm. I should try this SEO.
My pleasure. Yeah SEO is great for growing your site I would highly recommend making posts more SEO friendly.
Thanks for the insights. I’m growing my blog slowly.
Happy to share them and good luck with growing your site.
My intention is clear. How to communicate some of the stuff coming in my mind.
I think blogging is a great way to communicate.
I started my blog with an intention to use it as a creative outlet but now I’m starting to become really curious about where I can take it, so thanks for the advice!
Happy to help and it’s great to try to take your site to new places!
Thanks for sharing
Much needed blogs!
I really appreciate this knowledge shared by you. I will work on my content to make it better, thanks!
I’m saving it for future reference.
Thanks! Happy to share it and hope this helps.
For trending keywords, where do you search? Google trends? What is the procedure to do so?
Yeah Google is great and if you’re willing to spend money on it sites like SEMRush also help with keyword research.
Thanks for the tip!
Thank you once again Pooja
Happy to share it.
Thanku very much for sharing this post.. I also want to increase my followers. Now, I definitely gonna work on my content to make it better and will Find out what people actually needs.
Thank you for sharing this knowledge ❤
Happy to share it. Hope this helps 😊
Thanks for the tips! I always feel like blogging is in its own a full-time activity if you want to really grow your audience and reach! For now it is not my focus but I keep all of these in mind for the future!
Happy to share them! Yes, blogging does become quite time consuming if you want to grow quickly and consistently.
Omg, thank you soo much pooja di for posting this, it was much needed. Amazing advice from an amazing person.
Thanks and hope the post helps! 😊
Thanks for sharing this 💞
My pleasure 😊
Thank you for these great ideas!
You are a supporter of fellow bloggers.
Thank you again for all of your support.
It is greatly appreciated.
Thanks and happy to share them!
Interesting. One thing that doesn’t seem to work all that well is picking topics meant to make people think. 😉
Well a lot of people tend not to like to think 😂
That is sadly true.
I think people like to read about stuff that resonates with them and or motivates them.. Sometimes I fall in the whining cycle, nobody wants to hear about only what’s going wrong in the world. I am going to follow your advice.
Yeah I agree. I think people sometimes enjoy reading about things they can relate to more.
We need to pay monthly for SEO?
Not necessarily. Some SEO features or services do cost money but some SEO changes can be made by you for free. Please see the links I’ve posted on the post for more information on how to make your site SEO friendly for free.
Thanks for the insights but I can’t seem to make it all click I’ll get there
Laughter is like sunshine!!
Happy to share the information and I’m sure you’ll get it over time! It took me a while too.
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Pooja, I’m the worst at technology, and most likely I’m failing at SEO identification. But I keep trying, thanks for the tips. Hugs, C
Happy to help and hope you are able to get better at since SEO makes a huge difference!
I really like the way you give details. It is a much needed topic by bloggers. Thank you.
Thank you so much.
Great advice. Love this. I started my blog this month. I will implement the tips and advice you shared on this post to grow my blog… Thanks for sharing ❤️
Thanks so much and I really hope they help. ☺️
Thanks for sharing💖
My pleasure 💕
Thanks Pooja, some really good advice there
Thanks so much.
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Great Post 👍
Thanks so much!
Thanks for this post! I read this a little while before I did a bit of a major overhaul of my own blog, and I hope to keep this info in mind when I work on more posts! This led me to your SEO posts and they’ve been very informative.
Happy to share it! Glad they were informative and hope it helps!
Really good post with some sound advice I will definitely will be trying out
Thanks so much and hope it helps.
Helpful content. Thank you ☺️
Thanks so much 😊