****FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST STARTED THEIR BLOG/ DON’T GET THAT MANY VIEWS/ DON’T LOVE THEIR BLOG ******
If you love your blog and my views are a joke to you, this post probably won’t be relevant.
When I first started blogging, I did it because it was a requirement of my English class. I only went on when I had to meet the requirements of one RE:Framed post a week. I wanted more views on my blog, however, I wasn’t putting any effort into it. I didn’t like my theme, my posts, anything on my blog at all,and especially the amount of views I was getting. Therefore, I never gave out my blog and was reluctant to when people asked. As time went on, I slowly started to discover how fun blogging was and it became something that I loved doing rather than a chore or another homework assignment. As my posts got better, my views went up. As this occurred, I began to advertise my blog because i was proud of it which created more views. I realized that people can tell when you neglect your blog and it refrains them from coming back. However, if you take good care of it and you love it like it’s your baby then people will come again. Basically, the more you love your blog, the more others will love your blog. Basically, the more you love your blog, the more views you get, and the more views you get, then the more you love your blog. But if that’s the case, where do you start? Well here’s my five step plan to blog nirvana (basically how to love your blog and in turn get more views)
Step one: It all started with a theme
In many ways, your blog started with a theme. Right when you made your WordPress account, it asked you to pick a theme for your blog. When I first started I went through eight themes in two and a half months. After a while, I basically gave up and I hated my theme and the look of my blog. This made me give up on my blog in general since I felt that appearance was a huge factor. Finally, I found a theme that I loved. (click here) It was so simple and clean, and best of all, it was pretty. As i started to play with the theme adding widgets and menus it got even better. I started to love going on my blog to make it look even better. As I started to go on my blog more for appearance, I also started to fix other aspects of it. Also, I realized that the better my theme the better my blog looked. The better my blog looked the more people came.
Step two: People like what you like so blog about what you LOVE
I promise you, you’re not the only one that likes the things that you like. Please. You’re not that special. Anyways, blog about what you love. Don’t worry about if people will like it because someone will. Also, when you blog about what you love, then there is a huge improvement quality wise. If you have read any of my other blog posts, you can tell which blogs I didn’t enjoy writing and which ones I did. The ones i enjoyed writing either have many pictures or many words. You can also tell by the amount of feeling and how well my grammar is. For example, my favorite post almost 2,000 words long with tons of pictures while others had one pic and 200 poorly written words. Also, the ones i’ve enjoyed writing have gotten much more views as opposed to the ones i didn’t. Even if your posts are short and without many pictures, if you like it then others will also. Remember, you’re your biggest critic… So if you like it so will others.
**Just to note, this does not mean that you shouldn’t respond to your blog audience. You should, but just make sure you still enjoy writing your posts instead of doing it for the views. For example, my first Frozen post received positive feedback so I continued in the Frozen/Movies section. ***
Step three: Keep it up!
You wouldn’t regularly visit a blog if they haven’t posted in two years! If you post constantly on your Blog the more people will visit. Every time i post something new, i get more followers and more views. If you take a look at my stats, i had an influx in January. This was when I started to regularly post and my followers responded well. Even when I didn’t like my blog that much, many people asked me to post more. I don’t mean that you have to necessarily post everyday, but you shouldn’t have to much a gap between posts. Also, don’t mass post. For example don’t post five blogs posts in a day. Many people tend to do this, especially in my English class since we have to meet a deadline for posts. You can always use the queue option to spread posts out.
Step four: Tag it up! (and also categorize it up!)
The reason why these search terms were redirected to my blog, was because they were similar to the tags that i used. Basically, the more you categorize and tag your posts the more views you get (TUMBLR 101). All these views from searches are from my tags and categories. However, please don’t go overboard with the tags. Only tag and categorize things that are related. Don’t be tagging an image of an apple #love #summer #yolo
Step five: You have friends (even I have at least one)… So go tell them about your amazing blog!
Because I started to like my blog, I didn’t want to share it with anyone. As I started to like my blog more I also wanted to share it with my friends. I posted a link to it on my facebook and it caused an influx of views. My most views went from 12 to 166 and then my overall went from about a hundred to 500 in about three days. And then a few days ago, I changed my profile picture. Whenever i change my profile picture, i utilize the amount of views and post whatever information i want out there. I posted a link to my blog. I had about fifty something views from that.
Amazing Comments on WordPress
Even better comments on Facebook
Views from other Countries
Overall Increase of Views