You may recall a blog I did awhile ago, about how to get more blog comments. This is along the same lines.
So, I have been visiting a lot of other people's blogs recently. I use to just visit those who like me, were on blogger. It was a simpler world I lived in. But then blogger screwed with us and I lost touch with how I had been doing it. So recently I have been getting back into it, finding other ways that I like to follow, and still trying to find that one way.
Well, in the process, I have been attempting to follow blogs that look interesting. Here lies my problem. I can't find a way! So many people have blogs that I can't find a way to follow them.
Step 1: Put a follow button on your page.
Please, make it a common one. I have GFC, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin', email, RSS, etc... You can at least have one right? I have tons of social networks myself, but when you don't have a link on your blog to follow in someway, I can't follow you.
Step 2: Make sure I can find it.
Do not hide your follow buttons on the bottom of the page, chances are, I am not scrolling that far anyways. Do not hide in in some remote location, make it plain and simple. On the sidebar is great, top of the page, great. I also think it should be near the top of the page. Don't make me
search for it, I don't want to. If you want to get more followers, than
you should make it easy for people to do so.
Step 3: Make it fit with the design.
I may be a little bad at this, and I am working on it, but I hate blogs that are just thrown together with no order. Having a good design helps with a lot of things, and being able to find and follow you is one of those. Maybe even take a little time to create your own buttons. If you think you aren't a designer, hire someone, or simply google it, I know there are plenty of free things out there, I use some.
So, if we all work together is getting our following up to snuff, chances are your followers will increase. Good luck to all and I look forward to being able to see your results.