How To Instantly Grow Your Blog

How To Grow Your Wordpress Blog Instantly

How To Grow Your Blog

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how I grew my blog and how others can grow theirs. I get emails, DM’s and comments asking me about this a lot. I already have a lot of posts about this topic. And I have shared a lot of my methods on here before. But I thought I would share some more since I have gotten more followers since my last post on a similar topic.

I know that I may have shared some of these in other posts but today I thought I would share the methods the are the fastest and most effective way to grow both following and traffic. I hope this post can be like a little summary of my other advice post. And as always I will try my best to keep it simple and to the point. I know a lot of bloggers out there, including myself, aren’t very tech savvy. And it’s annoying when the post is too difficult to understand for us regular people.

I know that not everyone is interested in growing their blog. However, a lot of bloggers are. If you’re interested in growing your site try using these methods:


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You will read this on almost all my advice posts. Activity is really key when it comes to growth. If you don’t pick up anything else from this post just keep this in mind. WordPress can often be a two way street. If you are not active on other blogs many bloggers may not be active on yours. The truth is, there are thousands of blogs out there and most bloggers probably don’t know you. By being active, you are getting your name out there.

There are two ways to be active. Firstly, you want to be active on your own site. When someone leaves a comment make sure you reply. Try to converse with them and reply within 24 hours. And try to genuinely engage with those that engage with your blog.

Next, try to be active on other blogs. Especially if they are active on yours. If you find someones post interesting don’t be shy to tell them. The more active you are the more activity you will see on your own site. It also helps to visit sites in your niche that you don’t already follow or that don’t already follow you. Someone in the same niche is more likely to be interested in that content already. This will mean they will be more likely to follow you. Or at least engage with your content.

Quality Content

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When it comes to blogging, quality matters a lot. It’s not like social media where you can post a picture or video and people will like it. With blogging, you need to make sure your content is something people will want to engage with. Your blog has to be a blog that people will want to visit and follow.

If your posts are interesting, well researched and well written you will get way more traffic and followers. No one wants to read a post with bad grammar, that’s full of typos. Put some time and effort into your site and you will reap the benefits.


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Quantity is also important when it comes to growing your site. Like most platforms, the more you publish the more engagement you will see. If you post more frequently you will get more traffic and followers. That is just how the internet works sometimes.

However, be very careful because there is a fine line between posting regularly and spamming your followers. If you tend to have longer, wordier posts try not to post more than once or twice a day. If you have shorter posts such as six word stories, poetry, pictures, recipes you can get away with posting more often. But try not to post more than a few times a day.

Often, bloggers will unfollow people that post too often and WordPress itself may suspend you if it thinks you’re a bot.

Also, try not to sacrifice quality for quantity. It’s important to keep your posts at the highest quality possible. There is no point of posting multiple times a day if people don’t enjoy your posts. You can only gain likes, comments and followers if you post content people will want to like, comment on and follow.


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It took me years to get the followers I have. And most bloggers will tell you that it takes time to grow. Patience is important when it comes to blogging. Nothing will happen instantly or overnight. You should not be aiming for instant growth but rather steady growth over time.

I know that especially if you’re a new blogger you think you’ll be successful overnight. When I started Lifesfinewhine, I felt that way too. Unfortunately, that is just a myth. Success is not something that happens overnight. It takes a lot of time and hard work.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t instantly see your blog grow. Try doing the things I mentioned above and watch it grow steadily over time.


I hope you enjoyed this advice post. These tips should be helpful to both newer and older bloggers. I tried to keep it simple and to the point but as you know these advice posts always get a little longer. However, maybe you can save it and refer back if you don’t have time to read the whole thing right now.

I only share advice that has worked for me. These are all things I have personally done to grow my blog. And I really hope they help you too.

What are some methods you use to grow your site? Have you noticed any changes in traffic or following recently? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear from you.

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133 thoughts on “How To Instantly Grow Your Blog

  1. Hi, thanks for your great post…is there some advice you have for new bloggers about keywords and tags? Is that something we should even be concerned with at first,or just concentrate on good consistent content first? Thanks!!..

    1. Thanks so much and I apologise for the late response, Your comment was stuck in my spam and I just saw it. Yes, tags and keywords are incredibly important and there’s no point of being consistent if your posts are not SEO friendly. Here is a post that can help with tags:
      Definitely look into both tags and categories because they can really make or break your site!

      1. I used to get a lot of traffic, likes and comments when I first started but life got busy and I disappeared for a couple years. Now I’m back and ‘zilch’ … 🥴. Maybe you could write a post about this because I’m at a lost. Good post!

        1. I mentioned this in an earlier post but unfortunately there was a WordPress system update which ruined traffic, likes and comments. A lot of bloggers saw a huge drop in their stats due to it. Thank you!

  2. I found this on Twitter first but I’m definitely gonna start commenting more because there’s a lot of cool blogs out there, yours is consistently interesting. Thanks for all the value you provide!

          1. There’s a lot of stress to go around right now, you know how it gets sometimes, but we’re hanging in there. Thank you for asking!
            Stay safe and have a beautiful week. 💕

            1. Yeah sometimes life can be stressful but glad you’re hanging in there. Have a beautiful week too and hope you’re less stressed out soon 🥰

              1. Thank you! You just have to keep moving forward and have faith that things will work out the way they’re meant to.
                Stay safe and have a wonderful October! ❤️

  3. All the things are worth following and definitely help in a Blog’s steadier growth. However, as you have rightly put, success doesn’t come overnight. One has to be patient, and productive while always keeping the quality intact.
    Thanks Pooja for sharing these tried and tested tips.

  4. Definitely. Engaging with other bloggers is a great way to grow your following as well as grow as a blogger by learning from their content and style.
    I think quantity is something that most bloggers find difficult to keep up – including me.
    Great advice!

    1. Thanks! Yeah engagement is definitely a really great way to grow. Quantity can be a bit tricky especially when you have to balance blogging with life.

  5. This is very useful!! I always enjoy such blogs of yours. Actually, I enjoy every blog of yours. Haha
    Activity is very important, and this is something that I’ve learnt from you. A few months ago, I had a loyal following. That means, a great amount of people read my work and comment on them, no matter what. However, many bloggers have now disappeared, and I have to approach new readers.Still there are many who read my work. I follow a diverse variety of people. Some of them post 5-6 blogs a day, and it’s hard to catch up, so I just like. Those who posts daily, I read and comment on their blogs to show my respect. There are some who ignore my stuff a lot, so I ignore theirs, haha.
    There are 4-5 bloggers, whose blogs I don’t want to miss, so I have notification on for their site. So basically interaction always works, it’s slow, as new readers may not catch the idea of me commenting, but some do, and they become regular.
    I always keep target to publish 5-6 blogs a month, because with my niche this much is achievable. I don’t want to throw too much info at once, so I give a decent gap.
    Also, I have experimented a lot with the length of blog, this is yet another thing I’ve learnt from you. I feel shorter blogs with interactive images is really what people like. This also makes my blog unique, because till now I haven’t seen any health blogger, with self-made images to explain stuff (on wp). Images also saves the time of readers (definitely time-consuming for me)

    1. Thanks so much. Yes, a lot of bloggers come and go. I have seen that over the years too. Some bloggers I interacted with almost daily have completely disappeared now. And some simply stopped interacting. That’s a part of the blogging life.
      Yeah images are great although annoying to make for the blogger.

      1. For me WordPress will die if you stop posting on it.
        I enjoy a lot your wide variety of blogs.
        You have also taught me a lot. A lot of my blogging has been smoother with your knowledge and guidance. So thanks.
        By the way, I enjoy making pics.
        Tomorrow I will publish a blog, that will include 2 images/infographics.

  6. I’m adding “don’t do dumb sh*t” to this lol. I was really confused as to why my blog was dwindling along but not growing, then per chance I visited my blog to see if I could find a problem, a plug-in hiccup or something maybe? First of all I had no side navigation, making it impossible for desktop users to navigate my site (though mobile viewers were doing just fine). Second to that, all of my post category pages had ‘latest posts’ blocks, but the the ‘link to post’ setting was off so the posts and images were just sat there instead, taunting my poor viewers! I’ve fixed it now and added side navigation and things already look much healthier, but yeah, don’t do dumb sh*t if you want to succeed at blogging 😂

    1. Lol yes that too! I once accidentally messed up my blog so much I had to change my theme. Is definitely don’t do dumb shit. Glad your site is okay now though.

      1. I once accidentally disabled Jetpack and shut my whole site down, I had to get one of our beloved Happiness Engineers to fix it. I call trumps 😜😂

  7. Thanks for the advice. I don’t have much time to write like I want to like I did in the beginning, but I try to post every night, or update my pages and catch up on some editing. It took a lot of time and effort to get my blogs where they are now; I can truly say it didn’t happen overnight. Whenever I have time, I visit other blog sites because I am interested in what others are posting and sharing. I appreciate when others visit my site and like and comment on what I share. I try my best to do the same. Have a great week.

    1. That’s fair considering you’re also working on your second book. Yes, it’s always a good idea to be active when possible. Have a great week too.

  8. Well then, I’m doing it all wrong! 🤦I post once a week and I thought having no traffic on my page is normal because I’m a beginner? Anyway, thank you for all these advice posts! I clearly desperately need them! 🥲

  9. Good advice Pooja and I agree that it takes time to grow your followers list. I don’t have many followers on here, but I also don’t post as often as I probably should. I spend a lot of my time writing on my other platform. It can be discouraging when your list doesn’t grow but like you said it takes time and hard work.

    1. Thank you. Yes, consistency with posting is important but it can also be time-consuming so don’t be too hard on yourself for not posting very often.

  10. Great advice Pooja…I am a newbie as far as blogging on my own site goes and am reading all I can to work on growing my site, business, and blog! Next steps for me include looking into how to monetize my blog. Do you have any posts on the topic?

    1. Good luck with your site and I hope you’re enjoying blogging so far. I don’t have a post on that at the moment but I have one coming out next week about the best ways to make money through your blog. Feel free to check that out. And if you have any more questions feel free to reach out. I know blogging can be a bit confusing when you first start.

      1. I have blogged in the past but as a guest blogger on some educational sites. I love this style of writing! I know there are all kinds of nuances and that things are constantly changing. Will reach out for sure!

  11. Hi Pooja,

    I’m making little changes, or usually a single change, on daily basis.

    Site title “Lokesh Sastya” gives visitors no idea what my web is about. It has been renamed “The Lokesh Sastya Blog” today.

    There are blog with large, heavy and lengthy names, but poor content. I’m trying to connect and shapes both the things for better.

    Here’s a line from my post; “I love myself, and the topics, events, stories, and people, who build and influence me.”

    I enjoy reading blog posts. This one is helpful.

  12. Great tips! It also shows that behind every success story, there is a lot of work involved, it’s not just about throwing words on a blank page! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Very helpful tips for bloggers. I have noticed that your activeness on your blog affects your blog traffic and also quality is very important to grow your blog.

  14. Really informative post once again very good work!!! I will definitely will be taken on lots of your advice and your absolutely correct when you mention to have patience as growing your blog takes time and being active with other bloggers really helps in getting you noticed

  15. Great tips, and engagement is key! I found having an about me section on sites is really nice too. I’ve been to some blogs where I’m really interested in the writer but there’s no about info or anything. It helps with building that connection. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much and yes engagement makes a huge difference. An about me section is great. I’ve had that experience too where I can’t follow a blog since I don’t know what it’s about.

  16. Wow! 1 or 2 wordier comments A DAY?! I’m currently scheduling one a week, because I don’t think I could keep up with any more than that. Most of my posts are at least 1500 words, so there’s no way that’s going to work more than twice a week at the outside. :’)

      1. That’s good going! I’ve just trying to stick to the one good one a week… I figured consistency rather than trying to do too many and then not being able to keep it up…

  17. I absolutely love all of your posts, but I especially love your informational posts about blogging. As you know, I’m relatively new. I’ve been blogging since May, but still have a lot more to learn. I can most definitely say that I have learned a lot from you. So, thanks a bunch love!

  18. Thank you for the advice. You were the first person to follow me. I have rebranded my site based on the decision to offer my photography, poetry, and stories to help people escape the real world, even for a moment. I am a Baby Boomer and do not have the technological skills Millennials have nor do I want to spend much time on Social Media. I am from the lost world of eons ago where privacy existed. Maybe as I learn more, I will be more comfortable. I do have two goals right now. The first I have control over which is to post every day early in the a.m. so people can start their morning out with a little imaginationescapation (I made that word up). The second goal is not in my control: To have people follow me. I can only offer myself to them, and if they like me, they will hopefully follow and share. I know there are paid options for this site, but not financially ready for that. Since I am not familiar with this process, that also will take time for I do have boxes and boxes of quotes, books, and other thoughts to share and for people to buy. If it ever comes to that. But for me, it’s not all about money as it is about leaving a legacy. Thank you for your time in reading this. David.

    1. Good luck with your blog. I hope you achieve both goals and are able to grow. The paid plans are quite pricey so I understand why you want to wait before updating.

  19. This is encouraging. Actually some times I do get discouraged but looking back at the time, and finances I’ve invested on my blogs, I just can’t back out now. I wish to see my site grow large and big. I just have to be patient and keep working.
    Thank you, for coming through.

    1. Thanks. Yes, don’t give up but rather keep going. Patience is the key because it will take a while to grow but it’s so worth it.

  20. Thanks for the advice just what I was searching for. I post my content but never get any views and likes and always think that there is some fault in my content but your advice helped me.

  21. The single most relevant tip for me here was social interaction with followers. As mentioned in a comment I made on another of your posts a little earlier, I am an introvert, so often lack the enthusiasm to look outward for extrinsic reward, yet this is where your potential followers and current audience is, so certainly should be interacted with … props man 🙂

  22. Liked your post and it’s timely since I sometimes feel my posts are like shouting alone in the woods. Thanks for liking mine. Noticed your posts range from this type tech advice and personal reflections/relationship topics. Mine are a combo of socio-political ideas (even within my personal reflections) and always subtle tie in with my novel scheduled for publication early 2023. Good idea?

    1. Thanks. I think it definitely helps to tie in your novel with your posts. It’s like free advertising and I always encourage clients to write about their books or upcoming books whenever possible.

  23. I agree with this article but admit that I love writing blogs but hate reading and trying to offer feedback on other blogs. How much time per week do you spend on other blogs?
    How much traffic do you have coming into your blog and do you make money from it?
    sorry to be blunt.

    1. It depends on how much time I have that week since I also work so the time I spend on other blogs varies. I do make money off the traffic because it gets me clients/sponsors etc.

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