I’m a new blogger and so I’m trying to learn as much as I can to grow my blog. Regardless of whether or not I get page views, I love blogging! To me it’s fun. Remember back in the day when we had asian avenue or apartment 107 page? (We didn’t have Facebook or Instagram in those days!) Lol! I would spend hours and hours, looking at people’s code on their pages and adding it to my page. I even created one page for my hubby on our 4th year dating anniversary! It was so cheesy! Anyway, blogging is awesome and I love learning and a challenging myself. It gives me something to work towards.
So, to learn all I can about blogging, I’ve been reading different blog posts on Pinterest about how to write an awesome post, or the best ways to increase your traffic. I’ve also been subscribing to blogs that I think are cool to study how they do things. What I’ve found is that every blogger has their own opinion on what they think is the best way to grow their blogs. Here are some of the tips that really stuck with me and stood out from the rest.
Passion in= passion out
Basically what this means is that you have to be passionate about what you’re writing. You can tell if someone is excited by the tone in their writing. With some blogs, you forget you’re reading and all you hear is the writer’s voice. I love this about the stuckathomemom. You can totally hear her when you read her posts. When I’m writing and I’m starting to get bored of my own post or the words don’t flow, I just delete it. It’s important to write about something that excites you!! But I actually got the phrase, “passion in=passion out” from Abby’s husband on justagirlandherblog. Great advice!
You actually have to post more often than you think
For me posting twice a week is a challenge. I’ve got three kids and a full time job. I have to manage all the housework, groceries etc. (Yes, you’ve heard me complain about all this before if you’ve been keeping up with my posts.) Abby from Justagirlandherblog used to post three times a week for 2 years. Lots of bloggers say content is king, which is very true but I hear quantity is also very important. I’m going to try to increase the number of posts I put up a week.
Join a blogging group on facebook
I’ve learned this from the livingfornaptime blogger. I love reading this blogger’s posts. She gives lots of tips on how to grow your blog. I’ve joined a couple mommy blogger groups on Facebook and I enjoy reading the other posts. It’s a great way to meet other mom bloggers. Abby from justagirlandherblog says it’s really important when you’re first starting out to make friends with other bloggers in your niche.
Take advantage of special holidays or what’s trending now
I got the most page views on a holiday. I’m not sure if it was the timing of the post or my headline but I got a lot of page views that day. Some people write a piece for mother’s day or father’s day. When pokemon go just came out, bloggers were incorporating pokemon into their posts.
Experiment with social media. Figure out which platforms work best for you.
Some bloggers swear by Pinterest. Other bloggers say instagram or twitter. With all the advice out there, it can be a bit confusing and overwhelming. The stuckathomemom says after every post share it on 4 different social media platforms. She gets 10 000 page views a day so, I’d listen to her advice. Abby at justagirlandherblog says she gets the most views through pinterest. I think whatever works for you, do it.
Write a guest post for a popular blogger
One blogger said, this was the EASIEST way to get more traffic to your blog. However, I’ve been trying to do a guest post for other bloggers and so far no luck. I guess I need to keep on trying. Like I said, I’m a new blogger. If you’re a blogger and you’d like a guest post from me, please do let me know!!!! Lol!
Make your post go VIRAL!
I’m quoting a lot from the stuckathomemom but her advice really stuck with me. She says that one of the reasons she’s so successful is that she had a couple posts go viral and every since then, her page views have been phenomenal. She says all it takes to increase your traffic to your blog is to have a few viral posts and then you will have most of your traffic come from those posts. Me and my hubby are brainstorming ideas for a viral post.
Be different!! Stand out from the rest! Don’t be a copy cat!
Again, this is advice from the stuckathomemom. It’s true. There’s so much competition out there. There’s probably thousands of mom blogs out there. How is my blog going to shine compared to the rest? What can I do differently? What content can I provide that hasn’t been done before? I really do need to take my own advice.
My last piece of advice? Never give up!
I was reading a post that a lot of bloggers give up after the first 6 months due to not seeing any rise in page views. But I know it takes time to grow a blog. It all depends on how much you put into it. It really does take a lot of work to manage and grow a blog. Some people have success after 10 years, some people after 2 years. But I think if you keep doing your research and keep working at it, it will happen as long as you love what you blog about!
Just to review:
- passion in=passion out
- blog more often than you think
- join a blogging group on facebook
- take advantage of holidays or what’s trending now
- experiment with social media
- write a guest post for another blogger
- make your post go viral
- stand out from the rest
- never give up
Leave a comment! Let me know what your best advice is for new bloggers.
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