Hey guys! So, I was going to do another post today but it’s been a common trend on Twitter of people acknowledging and begrudging the fact that February has been one slow month for bloggers/social media-ers everywhere. I’ve definitely noticed it in my blog, too, so I thought I would share some ways that I drive traffic to my blog and how you guys can do it, too! This is only going to be a short post but I will have my style steal I promised on Friday. (I promise!)
This is seriously one that has changed my traffic game so much. Schedule your posts – everywhere you can! So, I currently have a full time job and I also have some freelance work now. On top of seeing my family and having some semblance of a social life and free time, I just don’t have time to be on social media all of the time promoting my posts – however much I do love spending hours on Twitter. So, I’ve started to schedule my posts at regular intervals throughout the day so that I’m active and I also reach an audience that I wouldn’t necessarily. What do I mean by that? The average tweet is on the feed for about eighteen minutes dependent on how far back you go or how many people you follow – that means that if you share your post at the same time every day then you’re going to reach the same people that are online at that time every day. Scheduling saves you the hassle of waking up at 2am to reach your American followers. I personally use a mixture of Buffer and Tweetdeck. Tweetdeck has a messier interface in my opinion but you have to pay for full use of Buffer and I ain’t about that life.
This is more something that I see on Instagram but pods are amazing. They’re group chats of bloggers and influencers who want to share their posts and get some traffic towards it – I think some people think of it as cheating but I really don’t see that at all. The blogging community is the most supportive community that I’ve been involved in online and that’s what it is – support. It’s nowhere near the same as buying followers, it’s just sharing your posts among people that you like. I’m actually starting up a pod on both Twitter and Instagram with my friend, Lo, so let me know if you want to be a part of it by commenting on this post or messaging me on Twitter.
This is kind of similar to the last few points but social media is your friend. You seriously can’t rely on people just stumbling upon your blog or using search engines – it just won’t drive traffic. You need to promote your posts everywhere. I’m going to be doing a post about my blogging process but once I’ve posted, I promote it on Twitter and Instagram straight away. It also goes up on my Bloglovin, too, which is a good traffic source. I need to get better at it but people seriously rave about Pinterest and how good it is for traffic so definitely do that, too! My main source of traffic is from Twitter – it’s bae.
If you’re confident enough, tell your friends and family and get them to read the posts. My mum and my sister are always there when it’s a posting day and reading my blog which is so supportive of them and maybe one day, I’ll tell more people about my blog, too! This is in no way cheating, either. Your friends aren’t your real friends if they don’t support your hobbies, especially blogging.
This is a pretty short posts but I’ll be back to normal on Friday! Again, please contact me if you want to be involved in one of the pods and I’ll add you!
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