Hello chicas. A few weeks ago, someone commented on a post of mine saying that they wished they knew how to get more people visiting and commenting their blog - this inspired me to write about a few of the tips I have for getting your blog noticed!
Comment on Other Blogs - taking the time to leave comments on other blogs makes a world of difference! If you've read a post and loved it, let them know - the owner of the blog is then more likely to come along to your blog and check it out in return.
Leave your Blog URL in Comments - make it easy for other bloggers to find your link by leaving it in your comment. I often leave mine as a click-through link, but I know some people don't like this so sometimes I will just leave the URL at the end of the comment. If other readers are interested in the comment you left, they might just follow your link and check out your blog too!
Reply to Comments - If you get comments on your blog, reply to them and check out their blog too. People are more likely to come back for more if they know their comments are being read and appreciated - I know I love to go back time and again to bloggers who always leave a thoughtful reply.
Turn Off Word Verification - I wrote a tutorial on how to do this here. It's automatic so you might not even realise you've got it turned on - go and check now!!
Don't Ask Others to Follow You! - Commenting "If you follow me, I'll follow you" is not cool... blogging isn't a numbers game. If you like a blog follow them, if you don't like it then move on. Expecting people to follow you back just because you followed them won't get you far.
I'm sure there is plenty more advice out there, but here are just the few that I find to be most important. What do you think of my tips? Have I missed anything? ♥