Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Looking to Increase Your Blog Following?

When your blog is new, it seems like you're never going to build any sort of following.  You start with a few friends and family members and hope that more people will find you and decide to follow along.  As time goes by, you find yourself wondering if anyone is out there reading what you write.  Fortunately, there are other blogs out there who try to help other blogs out.  They hold "Linky Parties" where you can add a little thumbnail picture and link to your blog or blog post.  You may have seen these on blogs where they ask you to submit your tutorials or items you made recently.  One of my favorite blogs is Tools Are For Women Too!  where one of the regular features is a linky party for sellers to promote their items and another linky party for craft projects and blogs.  Those linky parties have increased the number of people viewing items in my Etsy shop as well as the number of people looking at and commenting on my craft project posts on this blog.



I just discovered a new linky party aimed at helping blogs increase their number of followers.  You can upload a link to your blog on the condition that you follow a couple of the blogs posted before yours.  You are also asked to follow the blogs of any new followers you get by doing this.  The blog's host also promises to follow anyone who follows her, so you are guaranteed at least one new follower.  Will this help your blog grow?  I will let you know how I do with this.  The drawback to something like this or requiring people to follow your blog in order to enter a giveaway or contest is that those followers may dump you once the contest or link event is over.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't try these methods.  You may gain some followers who really want to be part of your audience, but you need to be aware that they won't all stay.


1 mad comments:

Design It Chic said...

I am now following you thanks to Wobble Over Wednesday, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
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