*This post got REALLY long REALLY fast. So I am breaking it up into more than one post mmmkay?*
Ok so the majority of the questions (ok like the only one) that you guys asked was “How did you get all of your followers?”
First off let me say that I am far far from being a blog rockstar and probably am not qualified to answer this question.
Everyone’s journey is different but I am more than happy to share mine and my thoughts on this topic.
Just cause someone has 20 followers and someone else has 20,000 does not mean that the person with the larger following automatically has better content. Odds are you stick with this long enough and you will build a pretty great group of friends that support you.
What I am saying is if you have only a small number of followers that does not mean that you suck. I know some blogs that are way more amazing than mine and have less than 200 followers.
Followers do not equal awesomeness.
Also I am not bragging on my blog, I am telling you what I did and why I think it has worked.
So for part one of this subject we are going to talk about the behind the scenes part.
*The next part will be about driving traffic and such to your blog. But I wanted to start with this cause all the traffic in the world does not equal loyalty.
Tip #1. LOVE what you are blogging about. Love it so much that you would do it for FREE. I shared with you yesterday how you can make money off your blog but I didn’t start doing that until April. All the months between July (when I started) and April I did it 100% for free, because I love it.
Tip #2. People will remember you and come back…if you are memorable. So how do you become memorable?
Make people FEEEEEEEL something. Make them laugh, make them cry, make them feel excited and inspired, make them feel like they are not the only parent that feeds their kid cereal for dinner 3 nights in a row, make them feel like you are their friend, make them say “wow”, make them want to see what you are going to come up with next. Make it so they attach an emotion to your blog!
Just out of curiosity's sake what do you feel when you come over here?
Tip #3. Be Real!! If you have ever met me in real life you are 100% guaranteed to hear the words “Awesome”, “Crap”, and “Seriously” a bunch…like you might want to tell me to get a real vocabulary. I am the same in person as I am on my blog. Really its true, and there is no greater compliment to me than that.
But. More than all of the above. I know without a shadow of a doubt the real reason my blog has grown so fast.
See this tab?
That is why. When you are not afraid to share your testimony Heavenly Father will bless you.
This little page is not the blaringly obvious reason, chances are you did not originally come to Vintage Revivals because you wanted to read about my husbands drug addiction. Maybe you’ve never read this part of my blog. But for those of you that have, you know that it has set a tone here. A tone that I hope comes across as honest and grateful and in awe of what amazing things the Lord has in store for each one of us.
Now, I get that most people are not comfortable airing all of their family’s deepest secrets. That’s not what I am saying to do. But be REAL. Share something that is entirely YOU! That is what connects us all together.
Some may say that this type of blog is not the place to talk about God and I may loose a few followers today but, too many miracles have been given to me to not shout from the rooftops of blogland their source. I get emails daily from mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, friends of addicts or who are battling addiction themselves. Sharing my story has given others hope. And that is way better than spray paint tips.
I love you guys and am so glad that you are here!!