Hey, bloggers! I’m Nika.You look great today.Thanks for stopping by!
So the other day, after blogging seriously for about 3 months, I finally hit my blogging goals for summer 2k18.-which was to get a 100 followers on my blog.I still haven’t reached my YouTube goal though(I’m getting there), which was to get 200 subscribers on my my YouTube channel. Today I will be writing about my blog in specific.
Let me know if you want some rookie YouTuber tips too!I’d be glad to help.
I’m sure, that, if you’re serious about your blog, you’ve already researched quite a lot about this.You’ve probably tried most of the tips you’ve read on Pinterest., failed with some, and succeeded with some.
But I’m going to tell you what REALLY works.
These tips that I’ve picked up have truly worked for me, even though my blog has NO specific genre(I blog about almost everything, I’m very all-over-the-place like that).
Let’s get down to the real stuff.
Yes.You read that right.Till you get your first 100 followers, don’t bother with S.E.O.
If you don’t know what SEO is, then, my fellow blogger, you are missing out on research.But at the same time, tell me honestly:
Do you really think that with a blog that has less than a 100 followers, you will be able to get your blog on that top 10 on the search bar?
Now,don’t get me wrong.You might even be able to do that, if you write about trendy things like KPOP,or celebrity gossip, or horoscopes, etc.
But for most of us including me who aren’t quite fond of writing news articles and are also very poorly educated when it comes to social media marketing strategies, this never really happens.
I honestly think I’m not good at this SEO thing at all.I’ve never looked up something to see my own blog popping up.
Internet bots are bitches like that.Until you start growing your blog(like,serious growth),SEO isn’t something you should be bothered about.
“Then, Nika, what to worry about?”
Content.Make really cool, enjoyable, interesting content.
Read further to know more about this.
How to do “follow for follow” the RIGHT way.
I’m personally not a fan of follow for follow, at least on my blog.On YouTube, it definitely works.But for me, not on my blog.
It can be very tempting, especially since it’s not necessarily wrong to do this.
“So, Nika, why talk shit about follow for follow?”
There’s a huge chance that, after the follow for follow, the person who followed you back will unfollow you.You won’t even know who unfollowed you,because you’ve done a ton of follow for follows by now.Boom.
Don’t you want an authentic and genuinely interested audience?Like, I get it, blogging in this world is as considered as a business start-up, but a career like this will only work out if you’re truly passionate about blogging.And if you really are, at least in the beginning following and numbers shouldn’t matter to you.
“Then, Nika, what is the better way to gain followers quickly?”
The answer is here:
The “connect with like-minded artists” BS.
“We know that we must connect, Nika.We’re here to know HOW.”
Well, I’ll tell you.Here are the steps to follow, to connect and rapidly gain followers who are authentic, real audience:
A.Choose one topic, and possibly post a blog about it.
B.Look that topic up on your reader bar.
C.Go onto every blog-post in that search list, and leave a nice, long, real comment on it.
It may go something like this.Let’s say, the topic I chose is “exchange programs”.
“Hey X!Love this blog.Just stumbled upon your blog, and I love it!Exchanges are always so much fun to read about, and seem to be really intriguing in a good way!It must be hard, and I’m really happy that you had a good experience!Keep blogging, ad I’d love for you to check my blog out as well:P.”
See?Imagine being the person who receives a comment like this.Obviously, you’ll go check their blog out since they left such a sweet and relevant comment.You’ll probably even follow it.
What kind of content sells?
How to’s, zodiac sign related stuff, creepypasta, lists,favorites,routines,day in my life kind of posts,pretty-much anything related to the boyband BTS(no joke, even though I stan BTS, this opinion is not biased.BTS is taking over the world.), and of course,celebrity gossip.
People love that shit.
Go on a hunt, research the crap out of this topic, and write down what you figured out.
Keep a blogging journal.Whenever you get an idea, note it down.Schedule your blog-posts.
This will make sure, that the next time you have a writing block but still have to make a blog-post, instead of writing BS, you can look through your ideas and write something meaningful.
Writer’s block sucks either way, though.
There’s a lot more that I want to share with you about this, but I’ll save it for later.
One thing I want to let you know is, that, at least here on my blog, you can go nuts with the blog self-promo.Go ahead, leave links to your blog.I’ll check it out.And if I really like it, I might even follow it or give it a shout-out
Yuck, too much cheese.I’m vegan.Can’t handle it.
But, that’s pretty-much it for this blog-post.