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Follow #15!

September 23, 2015

Hey fellow bloggers and readers! I just got my follow #15! This is an exciting point in my blogging career (about 3 months). I’m sure all of you bloggers went to follower 10, then 15, then 30, and on and on. 

I recently made a comment on the Community Pool, and some people replied. But this one person said something different. Here’s what she wrote:

Hi! I enjoyed your blog very much, but I have here some thoughts. You have great writing, but I really wish you could write more. I don’t know if it was your intention, but it does seem more like a photo blog, which kinda confuses with the title The Inquisitive Writer. I love your photos, but I really want to see more of your writing.

The person who wrote that was Luna’s Imagination Igloo

I wrote back that I should write more. She is 100% right. But before my trip to Aruba, barely any people liked, commented, or followed my blog. I would like to have a travel blog, but I don’t travel as much as I would like to. So if I stop writing about Aruba, nobody would like my blog. But, I would like to write about what I want. That comes first. I’m not writing about anything that I don’t like. 

I just want to write, and have people like that and gain traffic on my blog. I know it takes time, but I can’t wait that long. Any advice? 

– The Inquisitive Writer

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  1. Luna Cooler again here! I have some advice for you.
    1. I don’t think you should automatically assume that if you stop writing about Aruba, no one would like your blog. You said that before Aruba, no one liked, commented, or followed your blog. It doesn’t necessarily mean that people *didn’t* like your blog; they just may not have noticed your blog.
    2. That said, if you feel you want more followers/likes/comments, and I understand that happens to a lot of people (including me), I suggest you tag your posts, because that’s a really good way to do it. Just don’t do more than fifteen tags, because then that has a reverse effect on the blog.
    3. Keep going on the Community Pools!
    4. Once in a while, you can do a prompt from the Daily Post and pingback your response to the prompt.
    5. I suggest you go on these little workshops that the Daily Post has, once they’re open. Blogging 101, Blogging 201, and all the other workshops are a really great way to interact with people and give-and-take inspiration for others.
    6. I found it really helpful when I commented on other blogs, because I also got more followers/likes/comments (although the reason I follow other blogs is not primarily to gain followers, but because they’re interesting).
    7. You could also schedule your posts. When you do have the time to write, you can publish a post right away, or you can save it for later.
    8. Check out your WordPress stats and find out the day and time you get the most traffic. Try posting on that day, or schedule a post for that day. That way, you’ll keep the traffic you already have, and it also gives your followers something to look forward to.
    I hope this helped!

    1. Thanks for the advice! But I don’t know how to tag people. I don’t even know what tag means. I don’t know what pingback means on the Daily Post. It’s very confusing for me. How do I “tag” and “pingback”?

      1. Pingback is linking to another post. You ping backed to one of my posts in this post here (but please ping back to my Welcome page, not on my posts, unless the ping back is relevant to my post). To tag, go to your Reader and open up a new post by clicking the pencil icon next to your avatar on the top blue bar. When you open up a post, you’ll see a sidebar to the left. Click Tags and Categories. Then you can add tags to your post and separate them with commas. If your post is about Aruba, write Aruba, trip, and so on as your tags.

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