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How To Better Utilize Bloglovin

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!

 

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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!

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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!

I hope you found this post helpful! If you enjoyed finding out how to better utilize Bloglovin make sure to check out my other blog advice posts and my blogging courses!

Are you going to start better utilizing Bloglovin?

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63 Comments

  1. I love Bloglovin, especially for helping me find new blogs and connect with other bloggers! xx

    http://www.shayholly.co.uk

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  2. Candy wrote:

    I have not done anything with this social area will have to learn more.

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  3. Thanks for the tips! I’ve been on bloglovin’ for years but was never sure what to do with it!

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  4. Michele wrote:

    I am on Bloglovin’ and I use it frequently. I never thought to tell people to save my posts there. What a great idea!!

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  5. Anastasia wrote:

    I love Bloglovin’! Ever since Google Reader bit the dust, Bloglovin’ has been the way I read blogs. It’s such a great way to find a ton of really interesting blogs to read and I really like how it’s organized. The call to action idea you mention is really smart. I never thought about including a link like that in my posts. I added you on there, btw :]

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  6. I’m going to have to start using Bloglovin more. I have the app downloaded (haven’t been able to sign in) and should make better use of it. Do you find it’s more effective than Facebook as far as post interaction goes?

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  7. Christie wrote:

    I admit I haven’t used Bloglovin’ much, but now you’ve peaked my curiosity. I’m going to be more proactive at logging in to see what’s going on and what people are sharing. Thanks for the tips!

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  8. These are some great tips – I’ve never really used Bloglovin’ for my blog, just for reading other people’s but there’s no harm in growing my blog on there too! Thanks!

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  9. I was really into bloglovin for a while! I’ll have to get back into it!

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  10. I haven’t done much with BlogLovin, but since it’s been bought out I have been trying to figure out how to use it to my advantage more. Thank you for sharing your tips to help make that happen.

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  11. I really needed this! I have neglected Bloglovin, so I appreciate this post. I’ll have to get back there and start using these tips. Thank you!

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  12. I adore Bloglovin for following and reading my favorite blogs, but haven’t really had a whole lot of success gaining new followers through it. I will try adding the “save it on Bloglovin” sentence at the end of my posts to see if that helps!

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  13. Claire wrote:

    I need to do these things! I honestly never think about Bloglovin!

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  14. Chel wrote:

    Great tips! I’m definitely looking to learn how to use Bloglovin’ more!

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  15. Awesome tips! Thanks!

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  16. I have a fairly large following on Bloglovin. I really ought to use the network more to interact. Right now I am all about StumbleUpon, which I could spend hours just browsing!

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  17. Jasmine wrote:

    Bloglovin is my way of catching up with blogs I don’t get to see in facebook groups. I follow way too many people though I should do a spring cleaning.

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  18. Cara wrote:

    Bloglovin is my favorite way to read blogs and these are some great tips!

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  19. I love that these tips are so simple and anyone can do them! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  20. I’ve only just really started to use Bloglovin. It’s a great feeling when you find out where people are finding you. It’s always great to know you’re doing something right. Thanks for this post. Also, love your call to action point.

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  21. Katie wrote:

    I use Bloglovin and while I have the app on my phone, I’m TERRIBLE about actually using it to READ. I should work on that. 😉

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  22. I love Bloglovin and how it helps me find new blogs to read knowing what I already like. I follow a bunch of people on there!

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  23. I’ve heard a lot of bloggers complaining about how if you’re not a fashion/beauty blogger, you can’t get very far with using Bloglovin. I’ve never been sure if Bloglovin is the right platform for me, but I’ve never given much effort into utilizing it either. I suppose there’s no harm in at least trying it out and seeing what happens. 🙂

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  24. I haven’t done much to promote my blog on Bloglovin’ but I use it daily to follow other blogs!

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  25. I love Bloglovin’ so these tips are super helpful! I spend so much time on there reading other’s blogs. That’s actually how I found out about it but I definitely need to do better at utilizing it more!

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  26. Lydia G wrote:

    Great tips for using Bloglovin well! If you’re not a full time blogger, it can be difficult to keep up with all of social media, but I’ve definitely found that with any platform, me being active on it myself is what makes it successful. The more work you put in, the more of a relationship you make with followers and the more successful it will be! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Oh my gosh Neely, this came at the perfect time because just yesterday I claimed m y blog, or whatever it’s called, lol. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little confused by the whole thing. I do like that it’s a social media platform I don’t have to do a lot with… I think? Oh well, I’ll learn as I go and I’m pinning this so I can refer back because I can never retain all this social media information!

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  28. Carrie wrote:

    Great post! I’m just starting with blog lovin so this really helps me out!

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  29. Liz Mays wrote:

    I can definitely see Bloglovin being great for readers and bloggers. It might make my life a lot easier.

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  30. I am so horrible about using Bloglovin! I don’t even have it on my blog anymore after I had it redone. Wasted opportunity.

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  31. This is great. I never knew it existed. I will definitely go and check it out and get you all on my list.

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  32. Jenn wrote:

    Great tips. I’ve had a heck of a time trying to get Bloglovin to recognize my blog. I tried setting it up months ago emailed them and then kinda gave up. It is on my to do list and need to make it a priority. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. Maya wrote:

    I have a Bloglovin account, but I haven’t really used it yet. This is definitely motivation for me to get started!

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  34. Charlotte wrote:

    This is unbelievably helpful info–thanks so much for sharing this 🙂 I have a really stupid question re: the bullet where you say “if you like this post please save it on Bloglovin”–can you find the link to your Bloglovin post BEFORE it’s published? Or is that something you go back in and add later? Or is there a widget that does this for you?

    So many questions 🙂 That said, this is amazing. I really would love to grow my Bloglovin’ #s too, so appreciate this 🙂 Thanks!

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  35. What great tips! I haven’t put any effort into Bloglovin, but you’ve inspired me to try. Thanks!

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  36. I LOVED Bloglovin’ at first, but I fell off. I really need to pick it back up- this is great! I am going to utilize your tips this week!

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  37. Laci wrote:

    Perfect post and reminder as always ! I haven’t been on bloglovin in sooo long I am about to change that right now ! Thanks !!!

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  38. Brittany wrote:

    I love your suggestion about having a call to action! I never thought of asking readers to save it and organically boost views to the posts. Great idea! Thanks!

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  39. Thanks for the tips! I used to use Bloglovin’ more often and I need to get back to focusing some attention on it. 🙂

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  40. Kim Munoz wrote:

    I always forget about Bloglovin’ and then kick myself when I remember just how much I love it! Great share. Thanks for the tips!

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  41. I used to have a bloglovin account and then it was just one more thing I had to keep track of. I really needed to focus on less things, so sadly it had to go.

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  42. Lee Anne wrote:

    Great tips girl. I’ve kind of ignored Bloglovin lately and need to step up my game. Thanks for the reminder!
    xo
    Lee Anne
    http://lifebylee.com/

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  43. New readers is a good thing! I’ve been in BlogLovin for quite some time but haven’t had time to do anything with it in a while.

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  44. Sara wrote:

    Great tip on adding the Bloglovin button to your other social media icons!

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  45. Amanda wrote:

    These are awesome tips! I love Bloglovin’ and am definitely going to try using a CTA in my posts

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  46. Chelsea wrote:

    I should really utilize Blog Lovin more. I focus so much on social media and leave it in the dust when I shouldn’t!

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  47. Such an awesome tips, Bloglovin is new to me so glad you shared it.

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  48. I found your blog from Bloglovin’. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  49. Kristie wrote:

    This is super helpful and 150 a week is amazing! Way to go, girl xx

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  50. I am so glad Bloglovin’ exists! And I love when new people follow me on it. It’s a great place to connect.

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  51. Amanda wrote:

    These tips were so helpful! Bloglovin’ is something I really need to work on – I don’t have a very big following on it.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  52. Lauren wrote:

    These are really great tips! I have all my followers follow me primarily through Bloglovin’ so they get updates on all my posts! And I also use Bloglovin’ daily to read up on my favorite bloggers!

    xoxo
    Lauren
    Dressing Dallas

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  53. Mimi Rose wrote:

    Interesting post! I have a Bloglovin’ account but haven’t used it as much as I probably should, great tips for where to start with this, thanks!

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  54. Lexi wrote:

    Bloglovin’ overwhelms me if I get behind on it but I really need to utilize it a lot more!

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  55. Emily wrote:

    I love Bloglovin! It’s my favorite way to keep up with blogs. I never thought about using a call to action for Bloglovin in my posts.

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  56. courtney wrote:

    Thank you so much for this post! I used to love Bloglovin, I spent hours a day on it but i’ve just grown apart from it. I definitely need to get back to it!

    La Belle Sirene 

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  57. adriana wrote:

    These are such great tips! I gradually gain followers on Bloglovin’, but I never pay attention to it and clearly I should!

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  58. Tiny T wrote:

    I love Bloglovin!! I have been able to follow so many awesome blogs that also gives me inspiration. I’m having a hard time getting followers myself, but I still love it.

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  59. Thanks for this post! I’m gonna sign up for Bloglovin’ right now!!

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  60. Diana wrote:

    I use Bloglovin as my daily feed for blog posts by bloggers I follow! Can’t live without it 🙂

    Diana | http://www.thechicdiary.com/blog

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  61. I only recently noticed the advantage of my post being saved on bloglovin, it really makes a huge difference.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  62. Sabina wrote:

    Thanks! Just got Bloglovin and back into blogging. Will make Bloglovin a reg thing now!

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