I know what you’re thinking. Normally there’s a ‘Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes’ haiku post, on this blog, at about this time of the week and about here.
Console yourselves with the fact that this post, while not being a ‘Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes’ one is, in fact, also very unlikely to rhyme. Well, not all the time. Although it might accidentally. It’s not a crime.
Anyway, it’s showtime.
I am here today writing this new advice post for my fellow bloggers about how easy it is, should you want to, to increase the number of followers for your blog, with an air of authority imbued by my own real life results.
Imagine that! Free, and honest, unfettered by invoices and bills and funny old trick clickbait titles. Advice with some good old-fashioned and solid experience behind it!
Yes, I can tell you exactly how to increase your blog’s followers by at least 10% in just one post.
Of course, it might not work for you at all. Or, it might actually be even better for you. (Do of course be aware that predictions – especially ones provided by the method ‘hold a finger up in the air and then guess’ – can be wrong as well as right. I also don’t want to be accused of having paid someone to provide the outcome most advantageous for me when it does go right or anything.)
Proof, of course, should be backed up with evidence, not just meaningless, or plain untrue, rhetoric.
Just two weeks ago, my blog had 100 followers. Now it has 110. This is not just ‘about 10%’, ‘more or less 10%’ or ‘9.8% rounded up’. It’s 10%.
What has Bryntin done to increase his readership by this amount in only two weeks?
Well, I provided less content.
What’s that you ask? Does he really mean he increased his readership with less content, not more? That seems to good to be true!
Well yes, I did! But of course I meant not less content on the blog but less content in me!
Haha, fooled you!
Yes, just a few days ago I published a post about my ongoing attempts and commentary at a loss of weight, but crucially, and more – ahem – relevantly than most of my tagging, I’d used the tag ‘weight loss’ on it.
And what happened?
Well I attracted some new followers. 10% more.
Here is a selection of these new followers.
Well of course, I’ve got followers now that are experts in the very thing I was posting about. It is so obvious, all it took was a post about my weight loss effort and a simple tag stating ‘weight loss’. Genius!
Never mind that this one blog post tagged ‘weight loss’ does not represent what is likely to be found on the blog the rest of the time. It doesn’t matter! They’re followers! New ones!
Now, admittedly I haven’t yet posted a follow-up post to see if they come back again. And it may be that this post is not exactly the kind of thing that they were following me for. They are possibly only interested in the ones that are about weight loss. I expect it’s because that’s what they blog about themselves.
I did think in a weak moment that it may be that they weren’t actually really wanting to follow me but wanting me to follow them by appearing to follow me.
But I stopped myself from thinking that by the simple application of pure maths.
10% extra pure.
Unfortunately there is only a slim chance (OK, a fat chance) of me following them back to perhaps increase their own following, which might seem a little unfair of me but it seems most of them have more than enough followers already.
For your own attempts to increase your blog following, simply tag all your posts with ‘weight loss’ and see what happens.
Yes, they may not actually read what you write but you’ll have a bigger number on your follower number widget, guaranteed*
*The word guaranteed is used here as a turn of phrase and should not be construed to actually be a guarantee.