Help a guy out. How Do I gain more followers?

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So I am trying to get my blog known and seen in the ‘Blogosphere’ and anywhere else that will have me to be honest! I was wondering if there were any groups that people could recommend so that I can network with other book bloggers and properly sink my teeth into it – crikey, I am terrible with analogies. There will be no biting, I promise!

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

28 thoughts on “Help a guy out. How Do I gain more followers?

  1. Goodreads is amazing, if you’re not already on that.

    A way to really interact with other book bloggers is to check out their posts and like/comment on them. That creates a conversation with people, then they start recognizing you. It’s good to not focus on followers when doing this, and instead focusing on establishing relationships and having fun conversations with other book bloggers.

    Your stats say that you have over 1,000 followers, so I’m assuming you have a good grasp on this already?

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    1. Hi Jorelene, I am on Goodreads already and have joined a few groups on there. The site is great.
      I appreciate your advice, it’s very welcome! I didn’t start a blog with a view to just racking up as many followers as possible; It’s more the interaction that I was looking for. I have 10 followers so far on here and the others will be from my combined twitter and Facebook accounts. Have you been blogging for long?

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      1. No, I’ve only been blogging for a month and a half, so I’m also still getting a hang of it. From what I’ve learned so far though, interacting with other book bloggers by commenting on their blog posts and responding to their tweets has worked really well.

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      2. I will certainly keep your advice in mind Jorelene, thank you. I have followed you and will keep an eye on your blog. You also may have tempted me with ‘Never Never’…

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  2. “Stubborn”!
    Perhaps send your reviews to an appropriate magazine/paper? If they like what they see….. would be good advertising too.

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    1. I hope that’s a recommendation and not an accusation John ๐Ÿ˜‰ That’s a great idea actually and one I had not considered. Your help is much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Well, I’m guessing you’ll want like minded people. If you’re already following some people and like their blogs check out who they follow – some blogs list their blog roll (I’m too lazy). Also, when you’re leaving comments you’ll be able to see who else has commented and likewise check out their blogs to see if you think you’ll get along. Goodreads is okay as well for checking out other blogs because you can even compare books on there! Most people want interaction, I don’t personally want to comment and visit other bloggers if they’re not going to chat back – kind of defeats the object doesn’t it! Twitter is a good way of finding bloggers too. Ooh – there’s also a blog directory and bloglovin – I don’t bother too much with these as it just becomes too time consuming keeping up with it all (or I’m just lazy like I said above).
    Lynn ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Hi Lynn, I do indeed! I totally agree with what you’re saying, the whole point of this for me was to share my opinions on books and to read/listen to others’.
      Don’t be so self-deprecating, I prefer the term ‘passive’ ๐Ÿ™‚ I, too am exactly the same. Starting the blog and learning which sites or social media to use has taken up a whole load of my time, such is the way of things though I suppose. It will all be worth it I’m sure!

      Danny ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Of course it will be worth it. I have a few blogs now that I just love and chat with all the time – which saves me boring to death my acquaintances who are not quite so ‘blogcentric’. Plus, I’ve picked up so many good book recommendations that I probably would never have even thought of.
        Lynn ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. How do you keep up with ” few”?! My wife always says that women are great at multi-tasking! Whilst I can’t look at my blog and talk to her at the same time!
        That’s what I have really enjoyed so far, I am finding authors whose work I would never have found had I not spoken with them. It certainly has opened my eyes.
        One of the things I was nervous about was the reception my writing would receive but so far (gingers crossed) everybody has been wonderful with me. It’s been a really enjoyable process so far.
        Danny ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I will certainly follow your blogging. See how a level you 6 educated blogger sees the world of crime novels. Not so much the fantasy thing though. Never got into that but haven’t really tried to be fair.

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    1. Hello mate! Crime novels are a little further down the list although I have read a fair bit of Michael Crichton (‘Next’ is decent) and Ian Rankin.

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      1. I will read the blogs and if something takes my fancy I will give it a punt. Need to expand my reading material somewhat

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  5. Twitter is a good way to share posts and may help gain followers, my blog is only new and small, it’s not quite a month old yet. ๐Ÿ™‚ but I found Twitter have some blog hashtags that trend, if you have a review or new post and use the hashtag on the day, it may help, a few I can think of are:#Tuesdaybookblog #MondayBlogs #SundayBlogShare

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    1. Hey Drew! That’s great advice mate, thank you. I didn’t know those hashtags were used but I will definitely be adding them from now on. I’ll see if I can find you and give you a follow ๐Ÿ™‚ How are you finding the whole blogging thing then? This is my 5th proper day of blogging and I think I am just about getting my head around it!

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      1. Blogging seems OK, I only setup my blog just mainly to review the books I read, I guess merely as something to do but I’ve actually found it enjoyable writing about the book I’ve just read and getting to read other peoples reviews and thoughts to. Surprisingly, I’ve also been lucky enough to be approved for some ARC’s, which is really nice, so all in all I’m glad I started the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Well it looks as though you’re doing really well Drew, getting the ARCs must have been exciting! It’s not surprising at all mate, I have read a couple of your reviews and properly enjoyed them, they’re really good . I’ll have to make sure I click the ‘like’ button more often!

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      3. Getting ARC’s was surprising to say the least but a nice surprise. I’m not always sure my reviews are upto others standards as there quite informal and others I read are far longer and more elaborate but I guess with blogs the idea is you write things the way you want, thanks for the kind words though, it’s nice to read someone enjoyed my reviews. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. You have hit the nail on the head Drew. People want to read a bloggers’ review because they are individual to that person. Write how you want to mate, they’re honest and people want to read that. I am yet to find my ‘style’. I start writing in a more formal and academic style and would like to be able to add little points of humour – which I am sure I will learn to – and musings but haven’t yet figured out how to put them in there without them looking forced.
        Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚ if you have a look at some of the advice that the other bloggers have given me, you won’t go wrong. Link up your social accounts, twitter, Facebook etc and as tattooedbookgeek mentioned earlier, there are a few hashtags you can use to ensure you are ‘part of the conversation’.
      Good luck, if you need anything there are a great group of people here who I am sure would offer you good advice ๐Ÿ™‚
      Danny

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      1. Tell me the hash tags that I can use

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      2. #Tuesdaybookblog #MondayBlogs #SundayBlogShare These are really only for book blogs but I am sue that there are some that you can use ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. Can u tell me for fashion ?

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      4. You’ve got me there, I honestly don’t know. I don’t really run in the fashion circles unfortunately :/ sorry.
        Danny

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      5. Ok thanks for helping

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      6. You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck!
        Danny

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      7. If u have time do see this video

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