The Blog Growth Checklist: Build Your Following Each Week!


If you’re busy, and your blogging, you need a checklist! I cannot recommend them enough. Having scalable goals which start small and build is a brilliant way to keep your progress in check and to stop your enthusiasm slipping. Here are a few for each channel to start you off- of course you may well want to edit and tailor your own goals depending on your aims!

Your Blog:

  • Post 2-3 normal length articles per week (Of course edit this to whatever you can manage- and pick regular days too!)
  • Post 1 in-depth longer post every fortnight.
  • Each day check if you have any comments, and reply to all.


  • Share 1 relevant post from another blogger
  • Share a piece of your own content
  • Tweet 1 blogger you love
  • See if anyone has shared your work- and always tweet to say thank you!
  • Get involved in at least 1 twitter chat- aim for 2 if you can find 2 in your niche
  • Start 1-2 conversations- ask a question about something relevant in your niche, ask for advice, or ask for blog feedback- anything to get a conversation rolling!
  • Find and follow around 20 relevant twitter accounts- and get sharing!


  • Like 5 posts from bloggers everyday
  • Comment on at least 3 posts every day.
  • Share a minimum of once a day- however posts hang around for longer on Facebook so don’t go overboard here! People might find too much of your content in their newsfeed.
  • Share a post from another blogger every 2nd day.


  • Share every post from your blog on Pinterest- for this you must make sure your photos are Pinterest worthy! Some text over the top telling people what your post is about always helps too.
  • Pin everyday if you can, especially sharing the work of other bloggers in your niche.
  • Follow 10-15 new accounts per week.


This only applies if you’ve decided you’d like to start contacting brands.

  • Find 5 new brands per week you’d like to work with and follow them on twitter
  • Tweet 3 relevant brands a week.
  • Send your outreach email to 5-10 brands a week (depending on the time you have to work with brands you may want to increase/decrease this).

This might sound like a lot- but I promise you it’s not too time consuming, and as ever you will need to adjust this to your goals as you progress.

Would you add anything to this checklist?! Comment below with your ideas….

16 Responses to The Blog Growth Checklist: Build Your Following Each Week!

  1. Carmen May 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Great tips. I like the fact you mention interactions on Twitter. That’s something I need to do more. Although I post and share other people’s content, I hardly interact with people. Need to do this more!

    • Rebecca Brown May 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

      Thank you Carmen! Yeah it can be difficult to find time to sit down and actually start conversations with people. It’s so worthwhile though!

  2. Victoria Chapman May 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    Great tips here, lots of things to take on board. I don’t think I have time to do all of these things, but at least taking time to do some of them is going to be better than nothing!

    Victoria,, xx

    • Rebecca Brown May 12, 2014 at 8:12 am #

      Yeah absolutely! You just need to work out what your priorities are!

  3. Charlotte Philpotts May 10, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    These are such great tips! Going to use this as my bible from now on! x

    • Rebecca Brown May 12, 2014 at 8:12 am #

      Thanks so much Charlotte!

  4. Emma May 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Some really good tips and thanks for sharing them. It has made me realise that I need to share other blogger’s posts more. I always make the time to comment but sharing isn’t really something I had thought about.

    • Rebecca Brown May 12, 2014 at 8:13 am #

      Yeah sharing other peoples posts is a really essential part of being part of a blogging community!

  5. Clara Lawrence May 11, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Great list. Slightly disappointed in myself that I don’t do almost none of this!

  6. Clara Lawrence May 11, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Great list. Slightly disappointed in myself as I do almost none of this!

    • Rebecca Brown May 12, 2014 at 8:14 am #

      Haha- don’t worry, just pick one or two things to focus on. Taking on all at once can be a little much!

  7. Will Drink For Travel May 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    As a new blogger, I’m finding Facebook to be the hardest to gain followers! Your tips are helpful.

    • Rebecca Brown May 15, 2014 at 8:11 am #

      You are right Facebook can be really tricky! Glad our tips are helping!

  8. Alex September 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    Fantastic post! I’m really interested in the outreach section, I’m very nervous about contacting brands and what they might want from me and what I can do for them. Is there any advice you could give me on that?

    • Rebecca Brown September 5, 2014 at 8:15 am #

      I think you should just be really honest with yourself about where your strengths lie, and make them known when you email brands! Almost every blogger has something unique and interesting that brands will love, so focus on what makes you stand out.

      If you’re new to contacting brands it’s also worth taking money out of the equation for the first few collaborations- this will take the pressure off and will allow you to build up a great portfolio of brand work. That way in future when you’re ready to start making money you’ll have the experience behind you, which will no doubt boost your confidence!

      I hope that helps!


  9. Emma Jayne October 15, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    What useful advice! I use Pinterest a lot and have started posting new posts on Facebook. I definitely need to share more on Twitter!

    I’m very much interested in the outreach section,although I was approached by a company asking if I would promote some of their products in a blog post – which was very exciting!! They tweeted my post and I received lots of traffic to my blog. Could you give any further advice on this please?

    Many thanks

    Emma Jayne x