20 Tips for New Bloggers to Build their Following


Entering the blogging world is a daunting prospect for a newbie- and the toughest thing is there are no quick-fixes! In order to create a blog which will blossom into a storming success, you need to work hard- and by the way we’re talking years not weeks and months!

However- as always there are a few tips and tricks which when used alongside your blood sweat and tears can become a great recipe for accelerated success! Here are 20 quick tips to get you going, whether its readership, social following or reach you need to improve:

Research Relevant Twitter Lists

Twitter lists are lists of accounts that people build in certain niches- so if you find one in your niche take a look through and start interacting with relevant people! You could also start building a few of your own.

If you’re Going to Tweet Someone, Have Something to Say!

We’ve all had our fair share of ‘great post!’ tweets before- read the post and actually say something about it if you intend to tweet someone. You’ll spark up a conversation in no time.

Keep up to Date with the News in your Niche

Being one of the first to blog about an event or news story could see your readership zoom sky high. Setting up Google alerts can be a great way to stay on top of current affairs.

Be Generous and Share the Work of Others

Be part of your blogging community, get to know other bloggers and share their work as well as your own.

Post as Regularly as you are Able

I’m not going to say post every day, because for plenty of people that’s just totally unfeasible. But do keep posting as regularly as you can- minimum 3 times a week if possible!

Learn from Your Readership

Don’t get a great response to a post? Perhaps you missed the mark a little- so learn from it and try a different approach next time.

Twitter Chats

You need to make sure you’re visible on social media, and also these chats are a great place to meet other bloggers and learn.

Think about Your Titles

Of course you must have great content to back up a great title, but think about your blog titles carefully- a good title will really get people sharing.

Interview Other Bloggers

A great way to get other bloggers interested in you and your blog. Make sure they’re relevant to your niche.

Get Pinterest, and Use it

Pinterest is a great way to build a following- and not only that it’s great for pulling in readers. As above- be generous here too and share the pins of others.

Make Sure Your Blog URL is Easy to Find

Put it on Facebook, twitter, email signatures and business cards- in fact put it everywhere!

Get in Touch with Other Bloggers and Suggest Guest Post Ideas

Do your research, know the blogger you’re contacting- and make sure you have some great content ideas ready for them.

Vary Your Posts

Make sure you write a few long and in-depth guides as well as shorter and easily sharable content.

Don’t Just Focus on Other Bloggers

There will no doubt be plenty of industry experts relevant to your niches who aren’t necessarily bloggers. Make sure you interact with these people too- an interview with an industry expert is always a great piece of content.

Conduct a Survey and Post about the Results

Make it relevant to your niche- of course. A survey is a good way to get people interacting, plus when you have the results you’ll have a great piece of content to write up.

Always Reply to People

Especially in the beginning! Be it a tweet, comment or email, always get back to anyone who interacts with you.

Don’t be Afraid to Get Opinionated

Not aggressively so- I just mean if you have a stance on something go ahead and start a conversation!

Make Sure Your Homepage is Easy to Navigate

Updating your homepage and making sure it’s easy to use is an essential part of blog maintenance.

Set Goals

Setting blog goals is a really great way to make sure that you’re constantly working towards something, and improving.

Ask for Feedback

There is no one who will have better ideas on how you can improve that your following. Do a shout out once in a while asking for feedback on improvements!

Failing all that you can email me on ! I’ll be happy to help :)

Do you have any tips for beginner bloggers? Please leave them below!

11 Responses to 20 Tips for New Bloggers to Build their Following

  1. Tendai May 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. Your tips are always interesting, different and of great value.

  2. Carmen May 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    I love the Twitter lists idea. I hadn’t thought of that. Just looked up some social media ones and subscribed to them :-) Thanks for the tip!

  3. Rebecca Brown May 6, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    Great- let us know how you get on!

  4. Sandals () May 6, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    Thanks for the tips. I’m doing some of these things but hadn’t thought of a few. I’m always sharing for others but finding it difficult to get reciprocal love. Trying to use Pinterest and Instagram to get a following in that way and it’s picking up a bit. As I’m still brand new to this, all your tips are very helpful.

    • Rebecca Brown May 6, 2014 at 8:30 am #

      Thanks for your comment, it’s great to hear our tips are helping. Pinterest and Instagram can certainly be a great way to extend your following.

      It can be touch at first, but if you build relationships with other bloggers they’ll be sure to start sharing your content- as long as it’s relevant to their readers!

  5. Abbie May 6, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Oooh some great tips, especially the lists and asking for feedback! I would normally be to scared but I think I am going to try it! Thanks, love tips like this! xx


    • Rebecca Brown May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am #

      Don’t be scared feedback is always really useful! Also let me know how you get on :)

  6. Jen May 8, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I am definitely doing some of these but must work on other areas. I think it’s important to set little goals so that you don’t get disheartened as yousaid it takes a long time to make a successful blog. Really enjoyed reading this post.
    Jen x

    • Rebecca Brown May 8, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      Hey Jen,

      You’re right goals are a really good way to keep on track- little steps at a time!

  7. Helen Treharne May 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Great tips Rebecca, especially on frequency. I blog every Saturday as my work schedule is punishing. I’ve found using social media tools like socialoomph to schedule in advance helps to ensure there is consistency in day and time, and supplement with other posts when and where I can. Must do better though !

    • Rebecca Brown May 14, 2014 at 9:07 am #

      Hey, thanks Helen. Well it’s certainly good that you post on regular days- at least your readership know when to come back to you for updates!