HOW I REACHED 10,000 MONTHLY BLOG VIEWS

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As a lot of you may know, I have been blogging on and off for over 4 years. It was kind of just a hobby for me as and when I felt like it, and it wasn't until the coronavirus lockdown until I started blogging regularly. After regular blogging since April 2020 and putting in more hard work, I am proud to announce that I received 10,700 blog views for July 2020. This is a massive success for me since in April, I had just over 1000 blog views for the month. Thank you so much to everyone who has been reading and supporting my blog over the last few months.


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How did I achieve this?


I still wouldn't call myself an expert when it comes to blogging and I know that there are people out there with a lot more views than this. I am still always trying to learn more about it, but I'd just like to share with you how I got to 10k monthly views in the hope that I could help some current or aspiring bloggers.


Sharing my blog everywhere


After writing and publishing a blog post, I would promote it over every social media channel. I will create an Instagram story of the post, prompting people to click the link in my bio to see my blog. I will also share the blog on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and sometimes LinkedIn if it's relevant to my audience on there.


Twitter


The main source of my blog traffic comes from Twitter. I will share 3 blog posts a day on Twitter, including new ones and old ones. I schedule these posts using Buffer. Make sure to tag in retweet accounts when tweeting blog posts as the blogs will be retweeted and will reach more people.


Here are some of the blog post retweet accounts I tag:

  • @bournemouthbloggers and @sotonbloggers - make sure you use your local equivalent of this if there is an account for it. 
  • @bloggerstribe
  • @cosyblogclub
  • @BloggersHut
  • @theclique_uk

On Twitter, there are also daily blog post engagement threads that you can add your blog posts to. Post your blog on these threads and be sure to interact with other creators and comment on other blogs. I use threads from the following Twitter accounts:
  • @GoldenBloggerz
  • @unpredictedpage
  • @_kayleighzara
  • @cosyblogclub
  • @theclique_uk
  • @BloggerDreamsRT
  • @TRJForBloggers
  • @BloggersHut
  • @LaurenyLoves

Pinterest

I only started using Pinterest a few months ago and I am still learning lots about it, so I am by no means an expert. I managed to get my monthly unique viewers on there up quite rapidly but the clicks through to your blog is the main thing. Some people get most of their blog traffic from Pinterest so it's worth using for your blog.

Basically, you just need to create lots of pins for each of your blog posts to promote it on there. There are lots of useful guides out there about using Pinterest to attract traffic to your blog, I am still getting to grips with it at the moment but I managed to get over 100 views from Pinterest in July so it was a good addition.

Advice if you are starting a blog

If you are new to blogging, I would just say set aside some time to promote your blog as well as writing it. Consistency was the key to reaching my goals for me so just try and give yourself a routine.


I haven't spent lots of money on my blog and don't think you need to in order to be successful, it's just your personal preference in how you'd like to invest in it. Also, spend time trying to grow your social media too as the more followers you have on there, the more members of the potential audience you will reach by sharing it on there.

Once again, I'd like to say I'm not an expert and I am still learning about blogging every day. Let me know if you have any blogging tips that I've missed out, I'd love to know how you promote your blog!

Wool of the King

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  1. These are some great tips. I've only recently started using Pinterest for my blog and have had so many views from it but it does take a while to get used to.

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    1. I definitely need to get back on it with Pinterest it’s just so time consuming but has so much potential!

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  2. doing great!! deserve all these views💓

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  3. What a fabulous post! Thanks for so much for sharing your suggestions.

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  4. That is incredible!! Seriously! Given it's only been 6 months since lock down begun. Thank you for sharing your tips. I dream of views like this x

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    1. Thanks so much, you can definitely achieve it!x

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  5. Thanks for these advice! Especially Twitter secrets :) I also try to befriend all that soc media to promote my blog, actually this was the first week when I consistently worked on promotion every day and the traffic grew from 20 visitors to 250 visitors per month. There's still way to go till at least 4 digit number, but that's a start. Good luck for you!

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    1. That’s amazing! Keep going and you will keep getting more and more views :) growing social media platforms definitely helps

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  6. Wow that is incredible, over 10,000! Im nearly reaching 2,000 but you are inspiring me to aim higher! I love the twitter threads, its a great way to find new blogs to read as well, isn't it?
    Thanks fro sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. Well done for your views! I’m sure you will keep getting good stats your blog is fab :) xx

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  7. These are great tips lovely! I promote my blog a lot through Twitter as it's the easier option and I get my most traffic from there, and surprisingly, Facebook! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Twitter is such a good one and yeah I get some from Facebook too, I think its just family members and friends that don’t have any other social media viewing it through there for me though x

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  8. Congratulations!! That's incredible growth in just a few months! My Pinterest account has been marked as spam since June which kinda ruined growth for me x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  9. That’s so cool. Congratulations on the growth ❤️

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  10. I think Pinterest is a great tool to get views and sometimes followers. I think that is why I will spend more time with Pinterest.

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  11. This is a great post thank you so much for sharing! and congrats on the 10,000 views Lauren <3

    Em x
    https://planningwithem.com

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  12. Such a helpful post thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely be using some of your tips 😊
    Congratulations on the views!

    SamSnacksUK
    www.samsnacks.com

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  13. Amazing! Congratulatiins on reaching 10k views! I've my eyes set on reaching that number for September.

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  14. Pinterest is a goldmine for blog views and comment threads are always fun! Congrats on 10k :) x

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  15. Congrats on your July numbers Lauren, that's fantastic! I hope to get there someday. I've also just been blogging since lockdown in March. I am taking advantage of those accounts on Twitter that you mentioned, and am working hard to learn SEO! I also just got the Pinterest with Ell course, so wish me luck! Thanks for the inspiration. ❤️

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  16. That's awesome, Lauren! I think a combination of Pinterest and Twitter would be a great one to master! :)

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  17. Thanks for sharing, glad you have got so many views and the tips on sharing your blog :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  18. Thank You for the blog. Was very useful...

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  19. Congratulations on such great stats! Thanks for sharing the Twitter retweet accounts - will definitely try some of them!

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  20. I don't know why after reading these types of posts, it motivates me to work on my blog more! Because of the pandemic, I've been having a little bit of trouble finding the motivation to work on my blog, but I am going to do better now! Great suggestions, I'm definitely going to start working on my pintrest reach of my blog xxx

    Melina | www.melinaelisa.com

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  21. Nice one. Congrats ♥️
    For me it has Twitter, I try participating in all the threads listed above and now I'm working on my Pinterest and Instagram.

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  22. Great post Lauren I really enjoyed reading that x It's true you don't have to spend loads of money to get your blog noticed. It's all about content and consistency. Keep it up.

    Sarah x

    https://www.dreamcashe.com/

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  23. I've only recently begun to utilize the Twitter threads each day and they've made a massive impact on my traffic. I love them! And I've found SO many fantastic blogs from them - like yours :) Congrats on 10k pageviews. That's a huge accomplishment!

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  24. Congrats on the 10k views- that's so amazing! I've started using Twitter threads as well and it has boosted my views tremendously. Thanks for sharing for the tips! x

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  25. Amazing - congrats on 10k views. Wishing you plenty more in the future! I'm still trying to get the hang of Pinterest as a promotion tool, it's can be confusing at times!

    https://www.louisecorbally.com/

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  26. Very important tips here! Thank you for sharing - and congrats on 10k views, that's incredible xx

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  27. Congratulations on your success! That is very exciting. You have some great tips on here and I will be sure to try them myself.

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  28. Congrats that's amazing!! I love your tips on Twitter. I'm looking to improve my reach and do more than just comment threads. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Great post! Congrats on achieving this! I will definitely be using these tips!

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  30. Consistency is key and write evergreen content. Don't try to be the best only work on being the best you. This was a really great post. I can see why you got 10k. Congrats! I cant wait for the day I get 10k!

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  31. Thank you so much for the advice- I really want to improve my monthly views so I'll have to use some of these tips :) thanks for sharing!

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  32. What an amazing achievement! Huge congrats on reaching such a milestone :)

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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  33. Congrats and thank you for the helpful advice!<3

    https://thesmallscoop.com

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