How To Grow Your Blog By The End Of The Year
A lot of bloggers blog as a hobby. Because it really is a great hobby. And therefore they are not too interested in learning how to grow their blog. However, I also know that a lot of bloggers are looking to learn how to grow their blog. One of the questions I get asked more than any other is how I grew my blog and how others can also grow their blog.
Having a larger blog can be beneficial for multiple reasons. Even if you blog as a hobby, it’s always nice to have a larger audience you can interact with. Personally, I feel like the best part of blogging is being able to interact with other bloggers. And having a larger audience can be a lot of fun.
If you plan to make some sort of income off your blog obviously having a larger audience helps a lot. Sponsors are more likely to work with you, you’ll make more off Ads, if you’re selling products or services you’ll get more customers. And a lot of bloggers also have their own books they market and try to get readers for and having a larger blog helps with that too.
If you are someone that is trying to figure out how to grow your blog, here are some tips:
Activity Helps To Grow Your Blog
I have said this so many times in my posts but it’s honestly the most important thing when it comes to growing your blog. Activity is an important part of blogging and is very vital if you are someone who would like to see your blog grow.
I have always thought of WordPress as a two-way street. And not just WordPress. Most platforms like this one are like that. If you would like people to be active on your site i.e follow you, read your content, leave comments etc, you need to do the same. Many people may not even know your blog but if you’re active on theirs they are much more likely to be active on yours. Plus, it’s a great way to make blogging friends. I’ve made some lovely friends on this platform and it would be so sad if your blogging journey doesn’t include you making some blogging friends.
One thing I would warn bloggers against is leaving spam comments. Comments that are just random emojis or are just you telling someone to visit your blog are not welcome by most bloggers. Genuinely leave a comments about their content and they will most likely visit your site even without being prompted to. Leave a genuine comment or don’t leave one at all. Spam comments will do more harm than good.
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Quality And Quantity
Both quality and quantity are very vital for the growth of your blog. If you would like to see your blog grow by the end of the year, make sure you are posting quality content. People will be much more likely to follow your site if your posts are well written, well researched and free of major typos. I have noticed that unlike social media, WordPress is all about the content. Bloggers take their posts seriously and also take that they see on other blogs seriously. People are less likely to just follow your site if the quality of your posts are not great.
As for quantity, this is a little more complicated. There is a fine line between posting regularly and straight up spamming people by posting too often. If your posts are very short you can get away with posting 1-3 times a day. However, if your posts are longer (like this one) try to post once a day maximum. Posting too often will get you unfollowed and will make people avoid your blog. However, posting infrequently will have the same result. Try to be regular and post on schedule as much as possible.
Revamp Your Blog
This is a fun one! One great way to increase your traffic, following, comments etc is giving your blog a makeover. Trying new themes, updating old posts or simply playing around with how your blog looks can do wonders for the growth of your blog. It will show readers that you put work into your blog and they will enjoy a good experience of viewing your posts.
If you don’t have time to give your blog a little makeover, I offer both a full blog redesign and a more affordable mini-redesign. If you’re interested, feel free to read more about it on my services page by clicking here.
I talk about SEO a lot so I’ll keep it simple. SEO is vital if you would like to grow your audience and include readers from outside WordPress. Search Engine Optimisation or SEO as it is commonly known can help you get more traffic from Search Engines. And this can lead to more traffic, email followers, comments and more.
If you would like to learn how to make your site more SEO friendly, feel free to view the posts I have linked below. And if you’re too busy to make these SEO changes yourself, I offer multiple SEO services that you can read more about on my services page.
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Tags And Categories
Tags and categories can honestly make or break your site. It’s one of the most important things you need to think of when trying to grow your blog. Using the right tags and categories can help get you more traffic as your posts will be algorithm and Search Engine friendly. That means that both WordPress and Search Engines will push your posts to readers. On the other hand, if you use the wrong tags and categories both WordPress and Search Engines will suppress your posts. For more on how to find the the tags and categories for you, feel free to read the post I have linked below.
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I hope this post helped you better understand how to grow your blog and hopefully you can use these tips to do just that before 2023 even begins!
Did you find this post helpful? What are some methods you use to grow your site? Do you use any of the methods I mentioned? Have they been helpful? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear from you or simply stop by and say hi!
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