5 Easy Ways To Build Your Following on Bloglovin’

I’ve often seen this come up on twitter chats as a kind of side chat, how difficult it seems to be to build your following on Bloglovin’. Now I have by no means got tens of thousands, but I have grown my following from under 200 to nearly 900 in just a few months so I thought I’d share some of my secrets and the things I do on a daily basis that I believe have helped!

5 ways to build your following on bloglovin

How to build your following on Bloglovin’

So I’ve had Bloglovin’ since I first started my blog over a year ago, when I looked at my following of a mere 13 in around November of last year I just didn’t get it. I knew more than those 13 read my blog and I had grown quite a following through other social media outlets so there was definitely something I was doing wrong, or wasn’t doing at all.

I set about researching, as my boyfriend has taught me to do with anything I’m not sure on – he believes the internet has all of lifes answers and I do too. I’ve listed below 5 of the super easy things I changed and believe have really helped me and will help you to build your blogs following on Bloglovin’!

share through it

When you promote your blog on twitter – wait, you do promote your blog on twitter don’t you? If not read this post immediately. When you promote your blog posts through twitter, share them via Bloglovin’. This to me is the single and most effective way of building your blogs following.

If you’re a part of the Facebook groups or have a Facebook page, you can also share it there. Sharing through you’re page means your readers are already on your Bloglovin’ page where hitting follow is super easy.

5 ways to build your following on bloglovin

ask at the end of each blog post

Asking for people to follow you is honestly something you should do. I know it’s cringe but you’ll get over it, and you really should because guess what? it works.

I now make a point of asking at the end of each and every blog post for the reader to follow me. This is such a simple step and has worked wonders to build my blogs following on Bloglovin’. Hey, while you’re here, why don’t you follow me on Bloglovin’? – see what I did there?

make a big, eye catching sign

This is something that I came up with myself. I was looking at the teeny weeny Bloglovin’ button one day and thinking how people probably can’t even see it. So I made a sign, a BIG sign to go on the sidebar of my blog – AKA it’s always visible. I’m not sure how other blogging platforms work but I’m on WordPress and I just added it as an image on my widgets and set the link to go directly to my Bloglovin’ page. One click and my following’s building.

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ask people to follow you on it through social media

As well as asking at the end of your post and sharing through it on social media, another great way to build your following on Bloglovin’ is to just simply tweet a link to your blogs page with lines such as “looking for a new blog to follow? This one’s pretty amazing” or “for fashion, beauty and blog tips follow  . . .” or “Looking for a new fashion blog to follow?” you get the drill.

use it or loose it

You know what they say, use it or loose it. A lot of the trouble with when you build your following on Bloglovin’ is that people ain’t loyal. Well some of them are, I love you loyal readers. But a lot of people don’t continue to follow you if you’re not active, I mean would you follow a page that doesn’t do anything?

I make sure I use my Bloglovin’ not just to maintain my following but also because I genuinely find the app easy to use and love that you can save the posts to boards like on pinterest, so you can go back and read them at a later date. Do remember though, that people follow you because they like your style, so it adds another dimension of their following if they can also see who you follow and read the posts you read.

5 ways to build your following on bloglovin

I hope you guys found these tips helpful, let me know if they help you to build your following on Bloglovin’! You may also like to read my post on building your following using social media and my blogging tips Q&A!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought to this post, and feel free to leave me any questions you have that I haven’t answered! Also let me know if there’s another kind of blogging tips post you’d like to see! AND DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN’ please!

You can also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat to see what I get up to on a day to day basis! Both usernames are sineadcrowe

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62 Comments

  1. missgetaway
    5th May 2016 / 9:19 am

    Absolutely loved these tips! I’m currently working on increasing my bloglovin following so this definitely came in handy. I never thought about that tiny bloglovin button but you ARE right!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:19 pm

      I know it can get so lost in your side bar!

  2. MyraMyla
    5th May 2016 / 9:37 am

    This post couldn’t have come at a better time, yesterday I was perplexed with all this Bloglovin’ business, I was a mess the whole day! Thank you, for taking the time to help people like me who haven’t the faintest idea x

    Myra, myramyla.com

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:19 pm

      It’s so easy once you get your head round it! I’m glad i could be your saviour!

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:19 pm

      Glad to hear it lovely, I hope you can put it to good use!

  3. 5th May 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I’ve never thought of making a bigger button! I might have to! Xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:18 pm

      EXACTLY! haha! Sometimes people need to know they should be following you!

  4. Nereyda @This Girl Is Obsessed
    5th May 2016 / 11:56 pm

    I love Bloglovin but I still need to grow my following. I’m happy that it’s steadily growing though 🙂

  5. 6th May 2016 / 3:38 am

    Great tips! I really enjoy Bloglovin, and I really find it helps me stay updated with my favorite bloggers. 🙂
    xx Nichole
    Fall Upon Glamour

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:17 pm

      It is so easy to stay up to date! I only read blogs on there!

  6. 6th May 2016 / 7:47 am

    Bloglovin is my best growing platform and people are always so shocked. On the analytics graph there has never been a drop, just an incline! I’m very active on there though and it’s literally how I read every blog post!

    http://www.throughthemirror.co.uk

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:17 pm

      Yeah I definitely think that it’s a slow builder but there are small changes you can make to grow it faster!

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks hun! hope you can put them to good use!

  7. Caroline
    6th May 2016 / 8:42 am

    Fab post. Some great, honest tips. 🙂
    I definitely agree that small changes make a huge difference. Since I read more into seo and stats and posts like this one and made change son my own, I’ve seen a difference.
    Though it’s taken me a lot longer to realise and things to happen than you! Well done! 🙂
    Your blog is fab and deserves the following and recognition. 🙂

    Caroline.x

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:16 pm

      Ah thanks so much hun! You’re so kind!!!

  8. 6th May 2016 / 9:24 am

    Brilliant tips! I’ve been slowly growing my Bloglovin following, after adding the Bloglovin button at the end of every post, but these tips are definitely something I’ll put in use to boost it more. xx

    http://shakespeareandsparkle.com/

  9. Emma Louise
    6th May 2016 / 9:54 am

    Loved reading this! I always use bloglovin, it is the main place I go to read blogs. I will try some of these out and see how they go 🙂 great tips as always!

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:15 pm

      Thanks hun ! I hope they help you and work well!

  10. 6th May 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I never knew actually asking people to follow at the end of promotion pots worked, may have to try that! Lovely post hun x

    Claire | My Little Memoir

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:14 pm

      Sometimes it’s the most simple things that work the best!

      • 8th May 2016 / 10:54 pm

        I actually tried this today and it worked! Thankyou so much for helping

  11. RosieCheeks.K
    6th May 2016 / 10:29 pm

    great tips hun x

      • RosieCheeks.K
        8th May 2016 / 4:44 pm

        You are very welcome, they were good ? x

    • 8th May 2016 / 4:12 pm

      Always, honestly it’s the best way of promoting it! Hope it works for you hun!

  12. 8th May 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Hi Jordan, I make mine on pages! I literally just typed in the writing on dafont.com with a font I liked then took a screenshot and uploaded it as an image to my blog. Then I put it on my sidebar and directed the clickable link to my bloglovin! It was so simple!

  13. Bec Boop
    8th May 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I liked this post! I never focus on growing Bloglovin’ but I think I definitely should be! Love your big sign too 🙂 Just followed!
    http://www.becboop.com

    • 10th May 2016 / 8:36 am

      Ah yay thanks hun! Also the sign is life – make one!

    • 10th May 2016 / 8:35 am

      Amazing, i hope they work well for you lovely! Let me know how it works! Also love the bloglovin link at the bottom! You’re doing it already!

  14. Alicia Johnson
    10th May 2016 / 3:03 pm

    This post is so helpful. I have literally been on the same amount of followers for about the last year. I am going to be using some of these tips.

    Alicia x

  15. Cydney
    11th May 2016 / 10:33 am

    Thanks so much, i’ve been really struggling with this and like you just don’t get it. But will use these tips to build my following up again since getting back into blogging. Thank you!

    • 16th May 2016 / 7:48 pm

      They helped me so so much and they don’t make a huge difference to just posting your blog!

  16. moni mogaji
    19th May 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Thank you so much for these amazing tips, I’m planning to start my blog in about a weeks time (when everything in my life has settled down a bit), so having this was such a great help. I might send you a message on one of your social media platforms, and maybe you can tell me what you think of my blog when it’s up?
    I know that might be a bit too much too ask lol, but I would just like someone with exprience to give me their input, you know?
    Amazing blog btw
    Xoxo Moni

    • 30th May 2016 / 10:48 pm

      Hello lovely, that’s fine! Of course you can! Good luck with the new blog!

    • 30th May 2016 / 10:23 pm

      I’ll be keeping an eye out!

  17. Frankie Clarke
    25th June 2016 / 11:49 pm

    This was so informative, my blog following has dramatically decreased recently and I’ve been figuring out ways in which to gain traffic back, this was a great help, although you said you find the bloglovin app easy.. Send me some tips I find it so hard to use haha! Maybe I need to have a play around with it Xx .

    • 28th June 2016 / 5:50 pm

      What is it that you find hard to use about it?! I think it’s pretty straight forward but I am more than happy to help with any questions hun!

    • 8th July 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Ah thanks so much Rosie that’s so so kind of you!!! They boosted mine from 100 to over 1,000 in 6 months! Maybe not a lot to some but for me that is such an achievement so I really hope they work for you too! xx

    • 19th July 2016 / 10:17 am

      So so huge! I’m always looking for new retweet accounts to tag and new ways to promote, social media is so ever changing it’s a struggle to keep up sometimes!

  18. Patti
    24th July 2016 / 10:18 pm

    great post! I need to start sharing through bloglovin links!

    • 27th July 2016 / 6:29 pm

      You definitely do! Honestly it make such a huge difference!

  19. Niamh Serena
    6th December 2016 / 10:23 am

    Such a great post. I’ve been working on trying to build my social media following across all platforms and bloglovin was the one I was really struggling with (I literally have 2 followers lol) so your tips have really helped me to understand a bit more how i can use Bloglovin and build a following.

    Niamh x

    http://www.niamhserena.co.uk

    • 7th December 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Seriously hun I hope this helps! I was the same until I started making a few changes!!!

  20. Heather Lilia
    7th January 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I love all these tips– they’re little things you wouldn’t usually think of doing but help a bunch. Thanks for bringing them to my attention! I’ll definitely be using the Twitter-link-to-bloglovin thing you suggested too as most of my traffic comes from Twitter anyway!

    xx Heather | stormywheather.com

    • 9th January 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Oh my gosh babe honestly my following was 13 for a year then I started doing these things and got a thousand in 6 months!

  21. Lea H
    15th February 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I used to ask in every post to follow me and then I stopped and just did it occasionally because yes I thought it was cringy but now I will definitely go back doing it in each post and make my sign bigger :). Thanks for sharing!!
    Lea, xx
    http://www.asnippetoflife.com

    • 19th February 2017 / 11:37 am

      Yes you totally need to! Glad I helped babe!

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