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How I Gained 1,000 Followers On Bloglovin'




January 2016 I had 100 followers, as of January 2017 I have 1169 followers. That's a growth of just over 1000 in 12 months, and so far 2017 is looking to smash that. The most common thing I hear on Twitter is the struggle on growing Bloglovin'.. So I thought I would give my last post an update, and share with you all what works for me!


So here is my big secret...


I actually use Bloglovin'... Sounds silly right? Using something you want to grow, but its all it needs really. So I started using it to read and comment on blogs.

The easiest way to do this is by using the "Following" function on the menu bar. I then add blogs into categories, here is the options I use, but you can make them anything you like really:


By doing this it then filters all the ones you want to read first. I keep the groups small, so I can attempt to keep up, but it helps me keep on top of the posts I am obsessing over, and the people and friends I want to catch up with. Once I have been into the filters, I will then read and comment on a few in my main feed, then add or remove any in the categories. They change all the time to keep up with everyone :)

I know the most common way to keep track of blogs is usually twitter, but I promise that giving this a go will work out well for you - and you will begin to appreciate it for keeping you up to date too. 

To help with growth I also make sure to tweet out my link twice a day, and I will also make sure to leave my icon at the bottom of every post. No one likes to hunt to follow you - make it simple, easy & straightforward.

I will also find new blogs through friends posts, twitter, and make a point of leaving a good, full comment about their post, follow them on BL, and say at the end of the comment "I've just followed you on BL!" Don't say "Follow me, or follow me back" Leave it up to them - It's all about the engagement!

If there is any other questions you would like to know make sure to ask in the comments! 

Do you use bloglovin'? Do you find growth hard? Let me know :)

Oh and make sure to follow me! ;)

60 comments

  1. I love bloglovin' it makes it so easy to see all my favourite blogs in one place. I followed you lovely.

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I'll make sure to follow back :)

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  2. You always inspire mi with these posts. You've done amazing job throughout the year. Congratulations.

    Michelle Morchella

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  3. Big congrats on doing so well on Bloglovin! I personally use it all the time to read blogs, but I haven't tried using your filtering method, which sounds like a great idea.

    LuxeStyle

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    1. Thank you lovely! I love using it to sort out my favourites!

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  4. I love Bloglovin and honestly don't get how some people do without it! I'd miss out on so many amazing posts without it. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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  5. Love this post! I've been finding it quite difficult to figure out how to use Bloglovin the best way and this has really helped

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. I hope you have put it to good use lovely! Thanks so much!

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  6. I have only just started to use Bloglovin', I will definitely have to dedicate more time to it!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  7. Congratulations!!! 1000 followers in a year is huge and you totally deserve it! I use bloglovin too, it's easier to find all blogs I follow and also the new posts that are published.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  8. I've tried using bloglovin. And yes, I do find growth to be hard. It seems like no one wants to ever follow back or even interact in the comments. But I'm happy for you and your success with bloglovin.

    www.itsmiraclewhip.com

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    1. The growth is hard but if you use my tips it will work, that's why I put up how I have done it - it seems to work for everyone.

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  9. You've done so well on your blog and I cannot wait to watch it grow even more! I'm looking to grow my bloglovin followers this year and so far I'm doing great (for me) haha!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  10. Lovely post! I use Bloglovin' all the time to keep up with my favourite blogs. Congrats on reaching 1000 in a year! That's really impressive!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  11. I've been using bloglovin a lot more recently and I think it makes a big difference! thanks for the tips

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  12. I've been using bloglovin a lot more lately, and noticed a small increase, so using it more definitely works! x

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Glad to see its working for other people too! :)

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  13. Amazing post! I really think that interaction is key to gain unique and loyal followers. This was very helpful. Definitely going to use your tips! Followed you on bloglovin so I don't miss any of your posts. xx


    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I will make sure to follow you back

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  14. Congratulations on 1000! That seems a dream number to me. I love bloglovin, though I have almost 200 and I never thought I'd get that because people say it's hard to gain on

    Tasha x

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/its-a-tasha-thing-14898521

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    1. it definitely takes a whole load of effort but it is not impossible! Im sure you could smash it if you tried :)

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  15. Great tips! Congrats on reaching 1000 and no doubt you'll smash through to 2,000 before you reach Summer!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  16. 1000 followers is an amazing achievement! I love bloglovin. I find it brilliant for consolidating all my favourite blogs I love to read in one place. Xx


    sheergloss

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    1. It's so good isn't it! Thank you lovely :)

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  17. I started blogging at the beginning of January and I've just double checked and I'm sitting comfortably at 278, which I think isn't too bad for a newbie. I don't spend much time on it, although I do find some really inspiring blog posts there. x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk // http://ittybittybookco.com/?aff=13

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  18. Congrats on such a huge following in a year! I struggle with Bloglovin, but know it's because I don't put enough time into it. It is on my list of things to do though, so hopefully I'll see an increase this year. Great tips about categories.

    Love Hannah xx
    www.HannahHawes.com

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  19. I love Bloglovin'! I make sure I go through my feed at least 2 or 3 times a week and just click on a load of posts I like the look of, until I have about 10-15 tabs I want to comment on. It's great for inspiration too!:)

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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  20. I love this! I seriously have no one on my bloglovin at the moment :( People follow my blog via email but thats it at the moment!

    rollibeauty.co.uk

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    1. Awww no! Honestly it really is worth the effort though! Give it a go! I'm now following you on BL but put your button on your blog!! Or people wont follow you, you need to make it really easy! :)

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  21. I'm new to the world of blogging and trying to follow and post on all the various platforms is so confusing and time consuming! Im going to make it my February goal to use bloglovin more. Your growth has inspired me- thank you �� Ashleigh x
    ashleighjane.co.uk

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    1. bloglovin is good just for tying everything in together! :)

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  22. Congrats on hitting 1k that's fab! I'm so bad for using bloglovin it's something I need to really focus on more, this post was super helpful!
    Jenny x

    www.borntoblend.co.uk

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  23. wow thats amazing! well done you! this was a very great post for people like me! thankyouuu xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. no problem lovely! So glad it was helpful! :)

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  24. I find with Bloglovin you only get what you put in. You must contribute in order for viewers to be engaged with you. That being said it is a great platform for steady growth once you get going.

    xo,
    https://lidsandtricks.com/

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    1. Yeah getting past the first hurdle just makes everything so much easier! :)

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  25. Thanks so much for these tips! I have just started using Bloglovin and I love it!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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  26. Congratulations on the 1000 followers! I really enjoyed reading this post as I've always struggled with BlogLovin, think I will definitely look into adding blogs into categories to keep up with some that I like to read on a daily basis.

    Claire || www.nailbeautylife.co.uk

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  27. I actually do find growth pretty difficult, so your post has given me hope! I think part of my problem is that I'm not promoting enough... Sometimes I'll can be really good and tweet out a couple links per day, other times I won't tweet anything for weeks! I never knew you could create categories?! This would honestly make my life so much easier, haha. Thank you so much xx

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// Lifestyle & Beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

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  28. I'm so impressed with your amazing growth over the past year! Thank you for sharing your tips with us! I get a little frustrated with the lack of growth I see on BL as well, but I'm trying to be more consistent with how I blog and engage with other bloggers. Hopefully I can get like you by next year, thanks babe!

    http://theindiebyline.com/

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  29. I haven't been paying as much attention to Bloglovin' as I need to! First time on your blog and loving it! x

    http://www.beautyblogrx.blogspot.com

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  30. Great post! I didn't know about the categories, I'm going to start making me own lists! I've also just followed you on Bloglovin' haha! xo

    http://www.rachelnicole.co.uk

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  31. Thanks for the tips! I really need to do better at Bloglovin, it really is the most convenient way to keep up with everyone.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

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  32. I'm slowly getting back into bloglovin :) Just got my little collecions started like I did on my old account after I made a rash decision to delete it because my blog wouldn't connect... [didn't think that through :s ]. Well done on over 1000 followers!! Here's to the next 1000 x x x

    Jamie-Leigh x x
    http://www.missjamieleigh.com

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  33. Congratulations! Well done. I agree with the last point-I think that comments like 'follow me,i'll follow you' or '3 likes for 1 like' are rather off-putting

    Have a great day!
    Gosia x
    http://whatmumloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. As a new blogger this post has really helped. I was struggling a little bit with Bloglovin but will definitely be using these tips thank you!x

    Sarah | http://sazsinclair.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Congratulations on the follower growth; I've just followed you. I find Bloglovin so hard to gain followers; this was really helpful xxx

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