How To Find New Blogs

One of the best ways you can gain new followers, is by following more blogs.

But, let’s say you’ve already followed every blog you can think of. You know there are more blogs out there somewhere, but how can you find them?

Look no further! That’s exactly the point of this post. I’m going to give you some ways you can find new blogs.

Ask your blog friends

Blog friends are always great, right? Well, if you want some more blogs to follow, ask what blogs your friends follow! Chances are, they’ll have some new ones for you. If you don’t have a lot of blog friends, you can also ask your readers.

Check button pages

Are you familiar with button swaps? Basically, it’s something bloggers do to grow and help others find new blogs. You can visit your favorite blog’s button page(if they have one,) and click on all the buttons. Follow whichever blogs you like!

Search for blogs in the WordPress Reader

I know this one is pretty specific to WordPress bloggers, but in the WordPress reader, you can do a search for topics you’re interested in and find blogs that post about those topics!

See who interacts with your posts

If there’s someone who frequently comments/likes your posts, you may want to follow their blog! I don’t follow everyone who follows me, but if you leave a kind comment, I’ll probably want to check out your blog! If I like it, I’ll follow.

However, just because you follow someone’s blog, and continually leave sweet comments on it, they won’t always follow you. That’s just how it works. Don’t be offended it this happens to you.

See who interacts with other’s posts

Read through the comments on the blogs you follow. Chances are, the people who enjoy those blogs have blogs that you’ll enjoy too!

Those are a few ways to find new blogs! I hope you can make some new friends this way.

For the comment prompt today, I’d like you all to link to your blog(s) and share them with us!

Blogging Style: What Is It + How To Find Yours!

You’ve just hit the ‘Publish’ button
on your latest post…
but something is missing.

You look at your drafts,
check out the Reader,
visit the Home page of your blog.

Everything looks normal…
so what’s going on?

You quickly realize that what you’re feeling
is not in line with the way you’re blogging.

But that doesn’t make sense, you think.
I just published a post – shouldn’t I be happy?

For whatever reason, you’re not.
But that’s okay!

In this post, I’ll help you discover your own personal blogging style!

Hello!! I’m so happy you’re here! This is Maggie with you today, one of the writers on the LTBL team.

If you’re unfamiliar with our website, Living the Blogging Life is the cool place where my friends and I share blogging tips and advice to encourage others on their respective blogging journeys! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™

We took an impromptu posting break in the second half of March (and hey, maybe we can discuss that topic in an upcoming post hehe), but I’m back today with some advice I’d love to share with you.

I have been learning about my personal blogging personality recently! Are you wondering what that is?

Your blogging personality (or style) is simply when the way you blog matches your personality!

Surprisingly enough, it’s very easy as a blogger to predetermine the way you want to approach post-writing and making schedules (or lack thereof). It sounds like a good plan, but it might actually be an uncomfortable fit for you.

For example, maybe you’re committed to posting four times a week, and you’ve been holding yourself to that goal for a few months. However, what you’d actually love to do is post five times a week then one post on Sunday bi-weekly (wow that’s very specific ๐Ÿ˜‚)!

You might find yourself resenting blogging simply because your goals are not accommodating your desires.

In this post, I’ll offer you some questions you can answer that will hopefully spark inspiration!

Evaluating your blogging habits and realigning them with your short- and long-term goals is SUPER beneficial. I would totally recommend it!

Now you may be someone who’s very comfortable with the way you’re blogging, and that’s awesome! ๐Ÿ™Œ You might still like to check out the questions below to find out how good of a job you’re doing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe it’s totally up to you!

Ooh one other thing: I recently did a personality series on my blog, and I’d really recommend checking out one of those posts specifically! The one called ‘judging VS prospecting’ is about the two main ways people approach their life! The first loves knowing what to expect in their routines and plans, and the second type loves keeping an open schedule to accommodate opportunities and new ideas. By discovering which type you are, it can really help you begin understanding how to blog in a way you absolutely love! ๐Ÿ’•

Questions for Finding Your
Blogging Style

1. Do I like having a fixed number of days I post each week,
OR would I prefer having a flexible weekly plan?

2. Do I like publishing posts the day I finish them,
OR is it more fun to schedule them?

3. Do I enjoy writing about a few specific topics,
OR would I prefer sharing content on many different subjects?

4. Do I like it when I announce my blogging plans
so my friends can keep me accountable,
OR am I more comfortable when I keep my goals to myself?

5. Am I blogging in a way that’s in line with my goals,
OR do I need to reevaluate my blog plans/posting habits?

If you’ve made it this far, thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ by the way, it’s totally fine and normal to not have a solid answer to the questions above. Just take some time (maybe a few days or weeks) to try stuff out, blog different ways and see how you feel about them, and get acquainted with how you love blogging the most!

I actually wrote a post on my blog yesterday talking more in-depth about my blog personality journey! You can check that out to learn more about me, and at the end, I shared a list of more helpful questions to answer as you discover your own blogging style! ๐Ÿ’•

Did you find this post helpful? What have you learned about your blogging style? We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for reading this post! Here on Living the Blogging Life, we’re happy to encourage you to…

Maggie @ maggieโ€™s doodles is a 20 year old girl who loves to sing, laugh, dance, and blog. Sheโ€™s been blogging since 2010 and enjoys sharing what sheโ€™s learned with others!