It can be super frustrating trying to get traffic to your blog.
You’re trying desperately to get your posts in front of your audience because you just know they’ll love it.
If only you could just get them to sit still for a second and see it! Amiright?
I’m going to show you how to get more eyes on your posts by using other people’s followers – and it’s totally non-sleazy!
They’re busy… you’re busy… everyone’s busy!
- There’s a reason your great content that you work so effing hard on isn’t getting spread around like a wildfire.
- There’s a reason scheduling posts is smarter than you think.
- There’s a reason people pay for advertising.
- There’s a reason the 80/20 rule is a thing.
- There’s a reason the 70/30 rule is a thing.
(I’ll go into those “rules” more in an upcoming post so subscribe to get a note when it’s up!)
One of the biggest hurdles in blogging is simply getting noticed.
The hard truth
If they don’t know you’ve built it, they won’t come.
Every blogger knows the struggle.
You produce great posts, great pictures, and share them on all your social media accounts…
But all that hard work seems to fall short.
There’s a sea of people online all trying to get their share of clicks, and you get lost in it.
I remember when I started my first blog how disappointing it was not to see a flood of readers rolling in after hitting publish. My posts were thoughtful, fun, had great pictures… I didn’t understand what the problem was.
The problem was getting noticed.
Yes, blogger friends, the struggle is real.
Get more views without more followers
There’s a cool little trick you can use on Twitter that will get your posts seen by more people, even if you don’t have a lot of followers.
Everyone gets that gaining more followers means more traffic.
With more followers, you have a higher chance of someone clicking your link or RTing your post. And people are more likely to RT a post if they see that it’s already been shared a couple times.
This is called “social proof.”
So yes, Followers = good
The problem: growing your following takes either takes 1) Time or 2) Money.
These are two very valuable, limited things. So it can be a big commitment to spend either.
The 3rd option:
Use someone else’s followers.
Yes, you read that right.
And no, it’s not as slimy as it might sound!
Did you know there are Twitter accounts that are made to help get your blog seen?
There’s actually a pile of Twitter accounts made specifically to help bloggers connect and share their blog posts.
This means your posts go further, without having to spend more time or money!
How it works
The system is very simple (and differs slightly from account to account)
- You follow an account that RTs blog posts regularly
- When you tweet a link to your blog, tag them in it (either by a specific hashtag or their username)
- Repeat, tagging different accounts (try not to “spam” just one)
Follow these blogger accounts
To make it easier for you to follow the accounts that will RT your posts, I’ve created a list of them on Twitter.
Simply go the that list (subscribe to it if you want) click “members” and click the FOLLOW buttons next to the account descriptions.
You may want to create a list of your own (either on Twitter or on paper) to remember which accounts your want to actively tag in your tweets.
Sometimes remembering them all can get confusing, but the nice thing about Twitter is that once you’re following them, if you just sort of guess at the account name in your tweet, Twitter will give you a list of options to choose from.
I gotta give a big THANKS to all the accounts that take to time to help us bloggers grow, you all are rad!
Let me know what you think
Do you tag people to help boost your posts?