I have mentioned Bloglovin in several posts lately, and with that I have gotten a lot of questions about how to better utilize Bloglovin. So today I want to delve a little deeper into how I use Bloglovin and how you can use it to your advantage! Recently I partnered with a huge brand on a very large project. When I asked how they found my blog (something I always do!) I was told that they found me through Bloglovin. So I know I am doing something right!
Have A Follow On Bloglovin Link On Your Blog: If you look at my blog you will see at the top with my other social media links a little heart. If you click that it takes you directly to my Bloglovin profile where people can follow. No, it doesn’t need to be a HUGE widget on your sidebar or something that doesn’t go with your blog aesthetic. I have found since I relaunched my blog with that follow widget at the top in October my followers have grown tremendously. I personally do not love the look of large follow widgets on blog sidebars. Especially ones that take away from your blog design. While this is a personal preference remember that brands and other bloggers are constantly looking at your blog, so you want it to look good and make sense. I personally love when I can easily find someone’s link to Bloglovin on their blog, it’s the way I follow blogs I love, and if I can’t find it immediately I won’t go look for it. So also make sure when you add a Bloglovin follow widget to your blog you add it above the fold. Meaning you don’t have to scroll down to find it!
Have A Call To Action: You will see at the bottom of this post I say something like “If you liked this post be sure to save it on Bloglovin!” Why do I do that? Because the more people that save your posts, the more people can see them in their feed. I can’t tell you how many blog posts and blogs in general I have found because someone I follow saved their post. Time and time again these posts that people I follow have saved will pop up in my feed. Another great way to have a call to action is on giveaways. If you are hosting a giveaway you can have one of your entries be “save this post on Bloglovin” I started doing that a few months ago and I saw a TON more entries because more people were finding my post. I also usually have following me on Bloglovin as an entry which is a great way to snag a few more followers!
Use It For Yourself: What I mean by this is that you should use Bloglovin to follow and read blogs. It’s a great format and the app on the iPhone (can’t speak to Android) is fantastic! I also love saving posts that I either really find informative or I know I want to reference again later. You can have different categories for posts you save: Blogging, Beauty, Fashion, etc.
Doing these things I average about 150 new Bloglovin followers a week! So think in a year how many new Bloglovin followers you could have!
If you enjoyed this post, I would love if you saved/heart it on Bloglovin!
Are you going to start better utilizing Bloglovin?