10 Ways To Boost Your Blog Traffic

10 Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic

When you first start writing a blog you can quite quickly get tied up in the statistics. It can drive you mad, it really can! Soon enough you calm down and focus on the writing, but what about when you want to take your blog to the next level? You want people to read what you have to say! How can you boost your blog traffic?

10 easy ways to boost your blog traffic

When I first started my blog I knew nothing of stats, SEO or the work that comes along with owning a blog. Obviously that workload is my choice, I could rein it in and write when I please but that is not me. I knew very early on that I wanted my blog to be my career and so I had to put in the work to make that happen. In just 11 months I have grown my social media following, worked with amazing brands and started working as a freelance writer for other companies.

 If I can do it, so can you!

If you are reading this post then you are probably thinking about taking your blog to the next level. You want to work with more brands, build that community and earn some money in the process. Great! There are a few things you need to make sure you are doing to make sure people find you and better still, come back for more time and time again!

Here are 10 ways to help boost your blog traffic:

1. FIND YOUR VOICE – You will have heard this said many a time I am sure. But what does it mean? People will tell you to write in your own style and I have always done that but to truly find my own voice I had to get to the bones of why I was blogging. What does blogging mean to me? What do I want to write about? Who am I writing for?

It has taken me a long time to find my style, I have settled on using a blog as a way to help others. I want to give mums the tools they need to find themselves and take control of their lives.

So what do you want to write about? Once you have a style then readers will be able to identify with you and it will make them more likely to return.

2. BE CONSISTENT – This is very important for two reasons. Firstly, posting regularly will help your SEO. The more you write the more you will be seen, plain and simple. Secondly, if you do have fans then you don’t want to keep them waiting weeks between posts. People have short attention spans and so unless you are an established blogger you cannot afford to lose momentum.

I post 2-3 times a week. I mix it up with how-to’s, tips and stories about motherhood. That is just my style though, remember – find YOUR voice.

3. SOCIAL MEDIA – Join ALL of the networks, that way you will target different audiences.

Twitter– I started off with 0 followers in May 2014 and now have over 16k. When I tweet a link to my post then there are thousands of people who can potentially see it and RT it. The more followers you have the higher percentage will see it in the waterfall of their feed.

Tweet posts out a minimum of 3 times a day using Social Oomph, that way you will hit different people at different times. I post mine over the course of a week so a post gets maximum exposure.

Facebook– This is where ‘real’ people will see your posts. These will be people who may not have Twitter, those who love to scroll down their newsfeeds and join in a good discussion. 

Pinterest- This is such an underused tool in blogging! Pinterest has millions of users and they are all potential fans of your blog! Every time you publish a post you should pin it to your Pinterest profile. I have written about it in more detail here so go take a look.

Instagram- I like to think of this as the behind the scenes to my life, the photo moments that do not make it into every blog post. People love to see beautiful photos, so fill up your feed with pictures that make you smile. 

4. SEO – This is so important for organic searches to your blog. You don’t want the only source of traffic to be through Twitter or Facebook- you want people to stumble across you through Google and other search engines. 

By writing posts with SEO in mind you will use keywords most used by those searching for various topics. That way, when someone searches for something your post has more chance of ranking on the first page of results. Combine that with frequency of posting and your SEO will greatly improve!

5. GIVEAWAYS – A great way to boost those blog stats is to host a giveaway. When a company contacts you regarding a review then always ask whether they would like you to host a giveaway too. Yes those visitors may only be reading a post in the hope to win something but you may also gain some loyal followers!

6. LINKYS – First of all they are a great way for me to find new blogs, by reading other blogs you can learn so much which can in turn help you find your voice. Of course they are great for stats too, the more linkys you join in with the more chance people will come visit your post and love your blog. 

Perhaps you have an idea for your own linky?

7. COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT – I always reply to every single comment left on my blog and try my best to return the favour- to me this is good manners but it also means you are building up a relationship within the community. 

I have also had people come to my blog after reading comments I have left on someone else’s post. Always leave meaningful comments and the love will come back to you.

8.  BLOG DESIGN – This is something I have finally managed to sort out. Unfortunately so many people will not see past a blog design and so even though you may write amazing content, if your blog design or navigation is poor then they will not hang about!

Invest in your blog and you will reap the rewards!

9. FANTASTIC PHOTOS – I love blogs with beautiful photos, I also love blogs that use text on photos well. It just makes everything more attractive and makes me more likely to stick around. Picmonkey is my favourite tool, I use it for editing most of my photos- cropping, resizing, adding text- you name it, Picmonkey can do it! I also use a DSLR camera- mine is a Nikon D3200 and I cannot recommend it highly enough. So easy to use compared to other brands.

10. BE PROFESSIONAL – Whether this be on Twitter, in an email or on your blog, always remain professional. I have seen a fair few bloggers commit blogger suicide by swearing or ranting and raving in the public domain. Nobody is impressed and it will not make them want to visit your blog. PR companies are watching you all the time so you need to show them that you are someone who can represent their brand.

I hope that has helped you, there are so many ways to boost blog traffic but making sure you cover the basics will ensure you get noticed by brands, rank higher in the search engines and keep readers engaged.

Do you have any tips for increasing blog traffic? 

Do check out my other Blog Clinic posts for more help and inspiration! 

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140 Comments

  • Reply
    Let kids be kids
    April 11, 2015 at 8:51 am

    great tips, thank you.
    It can be difficult to find the right balance between all these things, I always find reading tips like this useful 🙂

    • Reply
      Katy
      April 11, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Oh I’m glad. I love to read things like this too so thought I’d write down what I have found useful over the first year 🙂

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    Ally Messed Up Mum
    April 11, 2015 at 9:05 am

    People don’t realise how much time and effort it actually takes do they? They think that writing a post and leaving it there will will bring readers in. Ha, I wish! Fab post x

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      Katy
      April 11, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      I often wondered why my posts were ignored in the beginning but once I embraced the community the community embraced me 🙂 x

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    Ami
    April 11, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Some great tips here! Hopefully they will come in handy as I grow my blog 🙂 thank you x

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      Katy
      April 11, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      You’re welcome, glad you found it helpful xx

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    Not A Frumpy Mum
    April 11, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Great tips, thanks for sharing. I really need to spend more time on my social media, especially Facebook, it often gets neglected! x

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      Katy
      April 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      I am not great at FB, I need to make myself a daily schedule! x

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    Sarah Christie
    April 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Great post Katy and fab tips, I think the be professional one is so important, I still struggle with Facebook its still a bit of a mystery to me ha ha x

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      Katy
      April 11, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Oh take a look at Hannah’s post about FB it is amazing xx

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    Katie / Pouting In Heels
    April 11, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Absolutely wonderful tips! I’m doing many of these already but I’m well aware that I need to use Pinterest more (lots of big American bloggers swear by Pinterest for massively boosting their stats!) and also that I need to make more time for reading more blog posts! Thanks for the reminder.

    xxx

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      Katy
      April 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks Katie, I love pinterest and when I am properly ‘on it’ my referrals are mostly from there xx

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    Abigail Bryony
    April 11, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I love your tips Katy! They’re always so helpful! x

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      Katy
      April 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you so much Abigail xx

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    Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    April 12, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Great tips, thank you for sharing. I think I need to work on social media a bit more, and treat each one differently.

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      Katy
      April 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      They are all very different and need a different approach, will be writing more about them soon xx

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    Jodie
    April 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    this post is excellent. Fantastic advice!! I don’t understand Pinterest I’m hoping there will be a workshop at britmums live.

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      Kate (Feather Grey Parties)
      April 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Hi Jodie, I absolutely love Pinterest, it’s by far my favourite social media platform.

      I certainly wouldn’t call myself an expert but if you would like any help or advice getting it set up, please let me know ok. Kate x

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      Katy
      April 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      I learn something new about pinterest every day, it is just fab! x

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    Adventures of a Novice Mum
    April 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Another good post from your blog clinic. I found it on someone’s RT on my twitter feed. It’s incredible to see how our reason(s) for blogging develops, isn’t it. Well done on your social media growth, I still way to go. And your blog design is lovely. Did you do it yourself?

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      Katy
      April 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much. I bought the theme but as far as colours, buttons and the header goes yes I did that myself 🙂 x

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    Christina @ Ladybug Home & Designs
    April 12, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Lots of very useful information. I need to look into picmonkey more and read your advice of Pinterest on computer later. Twitter definitely the key at moment. Thank you!

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      Katy
      April 12, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Twitter is amazing- I can highly recommend Social Oomph too x

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    Amelia @ Oh Little One Sweet
    April 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    What a great post! Thank you for sharing these tips; it’s always great and very inspiring to hear how someone who had been blogging a similar amount of time to me has achieved so much. I have been blogging about a year but feel I could do so much more to get more readers and also be a bigger part of the wonderful blogging community. Feeling very inspired, thank you Katy, and well done on achieving so much in under a year! Amelia x
    http://www.ohlittleonesweet.com

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      Katy
      April 12, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you for such a lovely comment I am never sure how these posts will be taken- whether they will come across as bossy- so it is great to hear they are helpful! x

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    kate
    April 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Great post and advice. From a new small business point of view, these top tips really help me on my blog too!

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      Katy
      April 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Glad you found it useful! x

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    Anna
    April 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Really useful and straightforward advice – thank you for sharing! x

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      Katy
      April 12, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Glad you found it useful xx

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    April 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this Katy- some great tips. By far my biggest form of traffic is twitter, but I love instagram the most. I think all forms of social media help to your blog traffic. x

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    Christine - Yogaberry
    April 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    great post and I will have to re read it this evening on my laptop! I don’t get Pinterest at all so will read a bit more about that! Amazing that you post 2-3 times a day! I think creating good content is really the key so I will try to focus a bit more on that once I’ve finished my yoga teacher training! X

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      Katy
      April 14, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks Christine xx

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    Emma T
    April 14, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Wow, 2-3 times a day. That’s a lot. I work full time, and I’ve now got Rescue time on my home laptop, and my average time spent online per week is 36-40 hours a week. That’s on blogging, social media, promotion, reading other blogs etc. That doesn’t include the odds and sods I can catch up on at lunch breaks. And I only post once a day (occasionally twice). Either you’re seriously efficient or spend a hell of a lot of time on your blog!

    Congrats on getting where you’ve got to.

    The one thing that I’d add, is it’s not essential to be on all social media channels. You can be just as successful on 2 if you do them brilliantly rather than spreading out your time…unless you’re a full time blogger.

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      Katy
      April 14, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Some of my posts are photo link up ones so don’t take too much time to put together. I guess I must be quite efficient then, although I spend 3-4 hours a night on it. I never know what is normal and what isn’t anymore! You are right about the social media aspect, I joined all to see which I preferred and mainly focus on Twitter and Facebook. I auto post to google plus and LinkedIn and Instagram where I can. x

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        Emma T
        June 21, 2015 at 7:14 pm

        Definitely more efficient then! I need to close down everything else – other tabs open really don’t help, although I do have lots of photos, which take time to sort and edit as well.

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          Katy
          June 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

          Oh the sorting does take time. I have been so behind recently I need to sit down and reorganise! x

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    Mrs Puddleducky
    April 15, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Hi Katy this is a great post and a really useful read, especially for me as a newbie! Some really helpful tips here. I hope that one day I can take my blog to the next level like you x

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      Katy
      April 19, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Dream big and it will happen, if that is what you want then make it happen 🙂

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    Martin Ricky
    April 17, 2015 at 4:59 am

    I have definitely found that commenting and guest blogging is the best way to increase traffic. If you show interest in others work they will show interest in yours. Blogging is a circle of relationships. Excellent t

    • Reply
      Katy
      April 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Definitely, once I started commenting more the love was returned 🙂

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        lisa lock
        August 6, 2015 at 7:18 am

        Just wondering do you mean commenting on the actual blog page of people or on their twitter? I find this bit of it so confusing!

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          Katy
          August 6, 2015 at 7:12 pm

          Hi I asked for a comment on my post- that would be commenting on the content here in this post. Thanks

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    MudpieFridays
    April 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    This is a great post thank you – I started my blog a little over a month ago and my twitter account just under a week!! So this is all very new to me 🙂 and I am loving the experience but could do with some help to point me in the right direction – posts like these are really helpful x

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    Pen
    April 22, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you very much for these tips. I have just started my blog http://www.thesingleswan.com. To be honest I am mainly doing it because I enjoy writing and feel that I have something so say about being a single mother. It is also therapy for me at the moment. Your post is really helpful about attracting readers though so thank you.

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      Katy
      April 23, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Blogs that are from the heart are fab and attract readers anyway, just remmeber to keep true to your voice and not focus on the stats too much in the beginning xx

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    Janine
    April 29, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Great tips. I still haven’t got the hang of SEO though.

    • Reply
      Katy
      April 29, 2015 at 9:18 am

      I think I will write another one for SEO as a few people have said the same x

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    Danielle
    April 29, 2015 at 10:53 am

    This post was a really good read, we will be definitely following the advice as we are just starting out ourselves. So much to think about!

    • Reply
      Katy
      May 2, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Glad I could help Danielle x

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    Emma AKA Size15Stylist
    April 29, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Blogging is so much fun, and I’m a recent Twitter convert…my stats definitely soar after.a bit of a tweet session (I’m probably on there three hours a day haha!)

    I also recommend reading blogging ebooks….I could heartily suggest Blogging Insights from the Size15Stylist 🙂 I had as much fun with ebook design as I did over my blog design, but the Amazon team were.very helpful!

    Love your advice for new and experienced bloggers, thanks.

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      Katy
      May 2, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Haha 3 hours! Although I laugh but I am probably the same! x

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    Mummy Tries
    May 3, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Brilliant tips lovely. I too spend a lot of time reading and commenting on other blogs but love doing it 🙂

    • Reply
      Katy
      May 5, 2015 at 9:48 am

      I do too although I am struggling with time at the moment x

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    oneyummymummy
    May 4, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Fantastic post!! So many great tips x my blog is still fairly new,, and I’m a bit clueless went it comes to linkys,, I don’t fully understand them x

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    Danni
    May 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Brilliant post and some great tips. I’ve jotted them down so I don’t have to rely on my baby brain! Thanks xx

    • Reply
      Katy
      May 7, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Haha yes baby brain, I still have that 18 months on! x

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    All about a Mummy
    May 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing xx

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    MylifeMylove
    May 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Such great tips, Katy. I’m going to read your post about Pinterest now becasue I know I don’t use it enough, and if it helps to promote my blog posts than let’s do it! Xx

    • Reply
      Katy
      May 8, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      Glad you found it useful hun x

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    Lyndsay
    May 8, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Great post, thank you for the tips! I’ve been blogging to help others for a few months and absolutely love it, your right about it being time consuming! I didn’t realise how much work it is, but it’s fun 🙂

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      Katy
      May 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Oh we have CMPA here, it is terrible isn’t it? We are 4 rungs up the milk ladder 🙂 Will have to pop over to see some of your posts xx

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        Lyndsay
        May 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

        yes do! Hopefully you’ll find some useful recipes 🙂 we’ve not been able to start the milk ladder yet, still reacting to some ‘may contains’ and seem to be adding more allergies to the list! Hope you pass the ladder !! Thanks again for the blogging tips 🙂

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    MummyWrites
    May 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing your tips with us! These are all helpful and easy to implement, which is essential! I’m new but it would be great if you could visit my blog and read my latest post about being brutally honest, which links to one of your points above about good manners! x

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      Katy
      May 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Loved your post, you write so well so just keep doing what you are doing and you will be fine 🙂

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    HonestMum
    May 11, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Fab advice, Google + is the Big Daddy when it comes to SEO and I find twitter and pinterest drive a lot of my traffic, primarily twitter. I love Google Analytics too, they really break down who is reading your blog, from where, the complete demographic. Vx

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      Katy
      May 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      No matter how much I try I just cannot get the hang of Google +. I think it is just a lack of time to get on there. x

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    Lianne @ One of each kind
    May 14, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Great tips I will be taking these little beauty’s into account.
    Thanks for sharing

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      Katy
      May 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Glad I could help x

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    Jenny Barrett
    May 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    This is fab information and so clearly put thank you. Maybe between us all we can work out how to use Google+! I’m still not absolutely sure what a Linky is though:0

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    Mel
    May 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    That’s a brilliant post, Katy! I can’t believe that you’ve only been blogging 11 months and already managed to make it your career. That’s amazing. You really know what you’re doing. Thanks so much for sharing all those tips. I have no idea about SEO. I don’t even know what the acronym stands for. I think it scares me a little. I have to look into it at some point.

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      Katy
      May 30, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      If you are doing well without knowing about it I wouldn’t worry 🙂 Do you have Yoast? that is a fab plugin! x

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    Andrea (chamberlains2go)
    May 30, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks so much for these tips! They’ve been so helpful! I’ve been having trouble building my blog & vlog channel and have just adapted as many tips as I can from this blog post 🙂 Thanks! Please check out my blog & vlog too!

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      Katy
      May 30, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Hi Andrea- glad I could help! Small changes can have such a big impact! x

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    Emma
    June 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Some great advice, thank you for sharing. I also went from not knowing what hashtags and retweets were to loving Twitter but am less enthusiastic about Facebook so thank you for the FB blog post recommendation too as that was also very useful.

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      Katy
      June 11, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Yes FB is tricky, I still have days when I despair with it! xx

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    Primrose
    June 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Absolutely love this, fantastic and simple tips! X

    http://www.stylepetal.blogspot.Co.uk

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      Katy
      June 25, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks Primrose x

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    Gianna pickup
    June 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Hi!
    This is brill, I have literally started tho week, so atill trying to suss out a linky but enjoyed reading this
    xx

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      Katy
      June 25, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks Gianna! Welcome to the world of blogging! x

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    Andrew
    June 28, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    This is very interesting, I will certainly take some of these with me! I’ll admit being a teenager with many of my school friends following me on Twitter, I’ve yet to find a balance of my social life with my blog life without wanting the extra hassle of creating separate accounts. x

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      Katy
      June 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      I never understood how to use twitter from a personal account, love it from a blog perspective though! x

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    Fatima @ Baby Toddler Me
    July 6, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    This is such a great article Katy, and packed full of real nuggets of wisdom. I really like your first point about finding your voice, and I think that this is so important to stand out from the crowd… yet so difficult in the beginning.

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      Katy
      July 14, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      It is so hard in the beginning, and even in the middle to be honest! Just keep writing and reading and it will come! x

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    Trista, Domesticated Momster
    July 21, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Thanks for the great advice! I think sometimes I am still trying to discover my voice but I love blogging and see myself doing it for much more time to come.

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      Katy
      July 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      As long as you love it that is all that matters 🙂 x

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    Becca McGowan
    August 1, 2015 at 11:31 am

    This is so helpful. Just started my blog & this is just what I needed to read. Thanks x

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      Katy
      August 3, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Oh glad to have helped! Welcome to the blogging world! x

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    Notmyyearoff
    August 7, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Love these tips, I think I love Twitter the most too. In trying to use Facebook a bit more now and slowly but surely the likes are going up!

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      Katy
      August 12, 2015 at 8:48 am

      FB is such a hard one, I have days when I try hard and others I am just busy and it falls to the wayside. x

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    Sarah Bacchus
    September 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    What a great post, I’m a newbie blogger and will definitely be applying some of your tips, I need to use Pinterest more and am keen to be self hosted within the year.

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      Katy
      September 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Self hosted is great, so much freedom!! x

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    Laura Skilton
    October 11, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Nice post! Particularly like the pinterest tip… one I need to do. I admire what you do, I really struggle with the consistency side! 🙂 Laura

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      Katy
      October 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks Laura, having an editorial calendar really helps keep me organised x

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    Clare
    October 17, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    This is a really useful post Katy, thanks.

    Clare x

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    Stacey Kelly
    October 26, 2015 at 12:02 am

    This is brill! I write a mummy blog on my business website. I write & illustrate personalised children’s books so blogging about my experience as a first time mummy made sense because most of my customers are parents. I love blogging and have been looking into ways to focus more on this area of my business (hobby!) so this article has really helped me to get clear on what I need to do so thank you xx

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      Katy
      October 30, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Oh I am glad it was useful Stacey x

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    El
    November 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Very interesting and useful to know! I haven’t tried all the social platforms and I have dipped a toe here and there but still unsure. I guess time will tell and I should be able to get a hang of things. I’m glad I found you on my Twitter feed!

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      Katy
      November 29, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Ah thank you, glad it was useful x

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    Napoleon Nalcot
    November 30, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I have read a lot of how-to-boost-your-blog-traffic articles many times over, but reading your version is why it feels like I’m introduced to a new idea. I enjoy reading your posts and I’m looking forward to reading more.

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      Katy
      November 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Ah thank you, glad it was useful x

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    Daia
    December 3, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Thank you for this post! You almost make it sound too easy but it’s very inspirational! The thing you say about finding your own voice is very true and it all comes down to time and devotion as well, aka being organized 🙂 – You have a new follower here 😉

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      Katy
      December 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      So glad it helped Daia, thank you for a lovely comment x

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    Emila
    December 6, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Hello Katy !
    Let me introduce myself, I’m Emila a 21 years old french student in the field of communication specializing in a young audience.
    I just started a blog about cultural mediation and education through entertainment and your post is very useful for people like me !
    Indeed, the start is difficult, I posted my first article about the benefits of arts for children and it didn’t have such a great success although I worked hard on it !
    Thank’s for your help x

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      Katy
      December 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      I am glad it helped- good luck with your blog! x

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    Natalie
    December 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    This is a great post, as a new blogger I feel a little lost at times on how to get it noticed. I really need to get on social media, which is all a bit scary!

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      Katy
      January 1, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Social media is definitely key and commenting on a bazillion blogs 🙂 x

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    Matthew Smith
    January 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve just come across this blog, started blogging this year and this has been really useful. Need to spend some time really thinking about what I’m writing and who it’s for, but in general just want to blog about family life. thanks for the advice!

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      Katy
      January 27, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Glad it was useful 🙂 x

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    Sam
    February 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Katy, I hope you don’t mind I have mentioned this article and put a link to it on my blog. I am just starting out blogging and found your tips really helpful.
    Thanks so much, Sam X

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    Toni @ Gym Bunny Mummy
    February 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Such a fab post lovely. My blog is fast becoming my career too so I’m working hard on getting it up to scratch. These are some great tips x

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    Sweetima
    March 5, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Thank you so much Katy for sharing these amazing tips! They will definitely help me with my blogging journey^^

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      Katy
      March 7, 2016 at 8:30 am

      You are very welcome x

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    Rebecca
    April 22, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    This is such a fantastic article – informative and inspiring! Thank you and congratulations on your success! X

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    May 17, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    I’m with you on Google Plus, I only do it for the SEO link, I never get any +1’s on my posts there

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      Katy
      June 8, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Oh me either, if ever I do I get so baffled by it all!! x

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    Leanne Cornelius
    July 1, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Great post full of fab tips 🙂 I really wish I had more time to dedicate to my blog.
    I am starting to get better at scheduling tweets which is good, but I don’t do anywhere near enough commenting or spend enough time on social media.

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    Amy Fox
    August 23, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    This is a really helpful post for those of us just starting out. I’m dedicating more time to it over the summer hols and hopefully I’ll be able to build on it afterwards!
    Thank you for the tips!

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    Cal at Family Makes
    August 31, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Great tips. I always love blog advice! I have been blogging almost 6 months now but still feel like a newbie! You’ve achieved so much in such a short time, really well done!

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    Lisa
    September 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Fabulous post, thank you so much Katy. I started blogging properly a couple of months ago now and have really caught the bug! I absolutely love it and have developed a real thirst for blogging knowledge, so your post has really captured my attention! Would it be okay if I joined in your HappyDays Linky this weekend? I am feeling inspired now xxx

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      Katy
      September 26, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      I would LOVE if you joined in! More the merrier 🙂 xx

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    Kelly Robinson
    October 1, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Brilliant post thank you! I really want to increase my blog traffic and am now putting the time in that my blog needs. Some great tips on here for me to use. Thank you x

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    Jodie Matched Betting Mum
    October 13, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I’m new to blogging and this is full of some great tips I’ll be sure to take on board. It all seems very daunting at the moment but I’m taking baby steps working my way through it. Think your blog will be an ongoing reference for me, thanks!

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      Katy
      October 13, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Glad is was useful 🙂 x

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    michelle
    October 14, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I love you blog. I’ve been blogging just over a month and have just gone self hosted. I’ve learnt so much already and have lots more to learn. I really enjoying blogging and how much it has done for my confidence whilst giving me an outlet.

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      Katy
      October 15, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      I am so with you on the confidence- blogging has changed my life xx

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    Kayleigh
    February 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I have found this so helpful! I’m always trying to work on my photography and SEO! Working on Pinterest is new to me but I am pinning my posts a lot more!

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    Ali Duke
    March 7, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Thanks for all of these tips. I am always trying to grow my blog and advice like this is so helpful in doing that.

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    Laura Delaney
    April 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Katy, I’ve just come across this post at my time of need and found it so useful! Thank you for sharing this. x

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    Amy Chung
    November 11, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Such great tips! I’m always researching and reading and making lots of notes. I’m not familiar with linkys. Everything helps so I’m going to check that out!

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