Lately, I’ve come across some bloggers that are in the dark about gaining more followers using WordPress. They ask “How do they do that? How do the “popular” bloggers get that many followers?”
I’m here to tell you what I do as well as what I’ve noticed other WordPress bloggers do.
Now, some of you may just blog for the heck of it and not give a crap what others think or who follows and that’s great! However, for those of you who want to grow your blog (for whatever reason) here is the big secret.
Are you ready for this taboo, best kept secret? 😉
That’s right engagement!
What do I mean by that?
Over the course of three years, it took me about 2 1/2 years to get that the way to increase your following is as simple as finding and interacting with other people.
All I do is find other people’s blogs and interact. Sometimes, that means leaving a comment. Sometimes I give a like. Other times I share their posts. It depends on how I feel, really.
If you’re anything like me, that’s going to be hard to digest. Yes, it really is that simple and yes I know that I have to “prove” the worthiness of my advice since this blog doesn’t seem to be “popular.”
So, for the purpose of talking to skeptics like me, here is what I’ve done.
I’ve been blogging for over three years using WordPress, Blogger, and some other platform I don’t remember. I’ve started approximately 7-10 blogs. Currently Thoughtful Minds United only has about 830 followers. We may have had more had I truly digest this earlier in time. We’ve actually been around maybe two years but since then, TMU has been changed into a (.com) rather than a (.wordpress.com). At one point, we had around 13 writers but I shut the entire thing down in December of 2015 only to come back.
So, take that information as you will but this is one of the ways that I have the great blogger friends I have today. This is also how they found me.
There is no magic, just a whole lot of work.
Let me put it plainly.
- Go to your WordPress Reader (WordPress.com)
- Look to the left and click “Tags”
- Click “add”
- Type in a term that you’d like to read about such as “life,” “blogs”
- Go through each blog, find something that interests you and comment, like, or share the heck out of it!
The kicker to this is that it must be genuine. Start a conversation that you actually want to have. Don’t say their work is great unless you actually think that it’s great.
That’s pretty much it folks! At least, that’s it in my view. Stay tuned because I’m coming out with a post (that may contradict what I said today) on why follower count really doesn’t matter.
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