Following my last post, in which I’m running a giveaway in celebration of my six month blogging anniversary, a lot of you commented asking about how I reached 2,000 followers on my blog. Here we go:
I started my blog on July 27th, 2013 after being inspired by Beth from Polish Influenza. I had always wanted to start a fashion blog, however, I never really had the confidence to start; I always worried that no one would read it. I decided on the name “Adolescent Chic” due to my concentration on teen/young adult fashion and beauty trends. My following stats are as follows:
WordPress.com Followers: 1,259
Bloglovin Followers: 545
Blogger Followers: 300
Total Followers: 2,104
(Before I start, I love all of my followers!!!)
Tip #1: Join a Blogging Network
This is definitely the main avenue that changed the amount of followers I had. When I originally started my blog, I had absolutely no fashion blog connections or relationships with other bloggers. This all changed when I joined the Independent Fashion Bloggers Network. Here, I met thousands (literally!) of different bloggers who shared the same love of fashion.
Tip #2: Be open to advice
One of the defining moments of my blogging career was after my Hanna Marin blogpost. One of my followers told me how much she loved my blog, but recommended that I include more pictures to balance the writing. After I took this advice, my followers grew exponentially! Make sure that you balance the amount of pictures with your writing!
Tip #3: Make Relationships with Fashion Companies
Now, most bloggers that I know are too shy to reach out to fashion companies due to their lack of followers. DO NOT BE AFRAID!!! If you never try and reach out, whether it be people or businesses, you’ll never get that ‘yes’. Companies that I have worked with over the last few months include:
Tip #4: Post Consistently + Social Media
The photo above can be found here. This is the fool proof method of gaining followers: blog on a consistent basis! I have seen time and time again male and female bloggers who blog less than twice a month who wonder why they lose followers. Followers become frustrated when you don’t update often, so find a realistic schedule to update your blog (I try to blog at least twice a week).
Along with this, keep your social media connections updated. I suggest opening a twitter account, Facebook page, Polyvore account and Pinterest Account for your blog.
Thank You so much for reading this and remember to enter my LORAC PRO Palette Giveaway here!!!