Every blogger wants their blog to grow. It's such an achievement if you reach a blogging target which lets your blog grow a little bit more. There are so many posts out there that are titled " How to get 1000 Followers in a month" in the past I did read these posts I thought everything they were saying would guarantee me the followers I thought I needed and deserved. The truth is growing your blog takes a lot of time unfortunately, I suppose a small part of us wishes we could press a button that would enable us to suddenly have an engaging audience who comments and appreciates your content and blog.
This isn't how it works but we don't have to see it as a negative factor to blogging. The journey that we take during blogging helps us to develop, creating a blog that we as creatives are proud of. I think if you are a new blogger or someone who has been blogging for a while now and your blog isn't growing as fast as you would like let me point out a few things ;
It's takes a lot of hard work to get anywhere - when I started blogging I would have never thought that it would become such a big part of my everyday life. I am always thinking about what content I could create , photographs I need to take or simple things like scheduling a tweet.
There will always someone with a bigger blog - no matter how hard you try there will always be another blog which has a higher number of followers than you so there is no point in becoming obsessed with trying to be number one otherwise your blog will be boring and probably very spammy.
You will get there - my blog has grown at a very slow rate especially compared to other blogs that started around the same time as me and yes at the beginning it did bother me I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong. I later learned that my blog and me weren't at the right stage to have a high readership.
Take time to figure what you want your blog to be - it probably took me a little longer to figure out my blog than others but I needed to experiment with different niches and topics to see what really suited me and my readers. I strongly believe that once you know what you want to write about your blog will grow at a steady pace.
Every blog experiences different ways in which their blog has grown and how they achieved that but I will share with you the trends I experienced when my blog was growing.
- Once I reached 100 followers my blog grew at a steady speed
- It took me a full year until I got proper blog interaction
- You will lose followers along the way
- It's taken me two years to know what I want to blog about
- You will have days when your blog hardly gets any views
Blog posts I have found actually help when wanting to grow your blog
What have you learnt from blogging growth ?