So you’ve started a blog on Blogger but now you are in search of some loyal followers. Gathering followers for a blog is no easy task. A well established blogger may make it seem seamless. In fact many bloggers do not reveal how they reached their level of success and amount of followers. Creating a successful blog from scratch is a tedious labor of love. If its an audience you seek, consider the following ways to attain more followers on Blogger.
Befriend a Big Time Blogger
Do not be insincere and leave “fake” comments on the website of a blogger. Comments like “Love that shirt! xoxo *insert web address*” come off as in-genuine and fickle. When you use that tactic normally you only get followers who are passersby and do the same thing to your blog since right away they notice you’re in search of exposure. Instead, build a sincere and respectful relationship with that blogger. Shoot them an email and let them know they really inspire you. Comment regularly and see what happens from there. Sometimes a big time blogger may throw you a bone and publish a post where they feature your blog.
Participate in Community Websites Related to Special Interests
Unfortunately, Blogger does not have a forum or search engine that indexes their blogs in a manner that is easy to browse. Followers can be attained through using different community websites for specific types of blogs. For example a fashion blogger can use websites such as Chictopia, LookbookNu, or Weardrobe to direct readers of those websites to their blog. Followers can also be gained from other community websites such as www.foodieblogroll.com for avid food bloggers.
Participate or Host Contests
Anytime a contest for your area of expertise pops up seize it as a way to gather more followers. Contests can be found on websites specific to your blog such as the ones mentioned above. Often times other bloggers will host contests on their blogs as well. It is very customary for the blogger to link back to the winning blog in a post if you are the declared winner. Hosting your own contests on Blogger can help to generate buzz and gather followers who want to make sure they don’t miss an opportunity to win a prize.
Submit your Blogger URL to Major Search Engines
Simply Google “Submitting URL to major search engines” and a list of engines such as Yahoo, Bing, Google, etc will pop up. Submit your URL and wait a few days for the search engines to filter them upward. This allows people to find your blog when they Google certain keywords and images from your website can come up. This is a wonderful way to get followers by letting the search engines do the work.