How I got to 1000 followers – the honest story

I’m not going to lie, I have been wanting to write this post ever since I started.
Blogging has been fun, although I did encounter some frustration here and there.

Unlike some of you, I actually do care about likes and followers.
For a large amount of my life nobody has been interested in talking or listening to me and now, suddenly 1000 people are!
That’s not completely true btw. On an average I get 50 likes per post, that’s 5% of the followers. Some hit “like” without reading, I’m sure. And I’d say I only interact with around 10 people regularly.
Impressive, huh?


Anyhow, my initial goal for blogging was to get rich and famous so I don’t have to depend on office jobs which never seem to make me really happy.
And to do that, you have to become an influencer a la Kim K.
Of course in your own style πŸ˜‰

But how?
Let me present you some of the things I did to get to the “oh so magic 1K followers”.

Short-ish post

Sometimes I open a post and I see huge amount of text and no paragraphs, breaks or pictures.
Just one big bulk of text.
In all honesty, I sometimes just hit “like” and leave without reading. I just don’t have the energy for it.
Long, bulky posts can be a discouraging to read.
According to my statics, my average words on posts is 306.
Personally I don’t want to waste too much of people’s time, so I try to keep them short, but thought provoking.

Ask a question

This has proven to be the most successful.
I usually talk about my experiences about a certain topic and then ask my the readers on their insights on that topic.
Sometimes the question is already in the tittle, which will trigger people easier.

Follow for follow

I usually go on the search page and enter topics I am interested in.
Anything from “mental health” to “embarrassing tinder stories” .
The only annoying thing is that the first appearance are those that already have many followers, so they are probably not going to follow little you back.

Sometimes I just hit “follow” on the suggested box. 10 or 20 people in one day, with the hope they will return the favor. I might not be interested in half of the posts, but sometimes I just want to ramp up my followers.
I told you I was going to be honest.Β 

Don’t post too often

Worse than posting too little is if you post 10 times a day.
I makes me feel obligated to read, comment and like each of your post.
I do enjoy people who write about their daily life and write about each day! It’s a nice break from all the heavy stuff πŸ™‚

Write a post like this

People, especially new bloggers, are always searching for tips & tricks on how to gain audience on their posts.
This is the actual reason why I am writing this post πŸ˜‰
So even if you’re new, try a post like this. It could result in a huge boost!

The last thing I want to say now is a huge thank you for all the support.
Blogging hasn’t made me rich or famous but it has been a huge part of self – therapy.
Also, Jasper mentioned a couple of times that he is actually getting to know through my blogs.
This is worth more than a Kim K. status πŸ˜‰

Keep on blogging and I will too!





















76 thoughts on “How I got to 1000 followers – the honest story

  1. That is a very good and honest post. This is the first time I have read one of your post, I was doing some word searching and came across your article. I like reading but do find it hard to read post like you mentioned with no spaces. I think if you got to 1000 followers you must be doing something right and deserve them all. Congratulations and I will follow your blog because I think you are setting a good example of what blogging is all about.
    Have a super wonderful day.

  2. I have seen many bloggers with way below 1000 followers, but each and every blog they write gets above 100 likes. I’ve never hit the 100 for one single post!
    Sometimes it’s discouraging, but then I see comments like these! Thank you so much and I will follow back πŸ™‚

  3. This is downright funny and honest. I was grinning the whole time I was reading this. It’s true, sometimes, all we care is about the follows and the likes, but, for me, as my Page grows, I realised that, it’s not just about the likes, or the follows, I get very emotional when people REALLY read my posts, and they share their thoughts about it, following and liking my page is just a bonus.

    Thank you for this. You rock, by the way.

  4. I agree with you! A comment like yours means so much more than a random like! πŸ™‚
    But I’ve seen too many people saying they don’t care about likes & follows at all. We all know that it a bit of a lie πŸ˜‰

    I just followed you back, but I am very sure you rock as well!!

  5. Ha ha. I know. At fist all I care about is likes and follows, but now, I would really like it if people would comment on my posts as well. It’s touching.

    Wow. Thank you so much.

  6. When you mentioned that long posts tend to be a buzzkill for your attention span, I thought of my own posts, lol, since I tend to write a lot in one post (at times). Every blogger’s interests are different though so there’s no shame in that. This is a personal choice, but when I “like” a post, it’s because I actually like it. Same with following people. I don’t usually follow back right away after I see I got a new follow because I prefer to check out the blogger’s content first. I once had someone “like” about 12 of my posts within a 1-minute time frame. I was shocked, just staring at my phone as it continuously chimed each time it gave me a notification for each “like” I got. I don’t want to be judgmental but it seems like that person might’ve been fishing for a follow back from me and overdone it, lol.

  7. Noooo. haha.
    Long posts without breaks or a good story do though.
    I think I unfollowed you by accident some time back (let me hit “follow”), but your blogs were never boring to read.
    Mainly because I have a lot of the nervousness attack as you do!

  8. Oh, that is nice to hear you can relate to the things I write about. πŸ™‚ Now I feel less sorry about how rambly I get on some posts, haha.

  9. HEYY! I was searching for ideas to write ” about me” blogs and I have found yours,I really enjoyed it and got to know about you too.
    Title of this blog was so tempting, I had to click it but I have noticed that I was genuinely enjoying while going through your blogs and I loved your writing style. I hope you reach all your goals and become Kim K of blogging community πŸ˜‰

  10. I love your honesty, and yes, I care, too! Good, practical advice! Enjoyed reading this, and you know what, I am going to take up your idea and write a post like this, too! Lol

  11. Hi Andrea,
    Thank you for writing this post. I found you through a comment you left on HunidasBlog ( i just realized that that’s how I find new blogs. i.e. by looking up the blogs of people who are commenting on the blogs I like.

    Anyway, all that to say, this post was great and super helpful because I had just been wondering about this earlier this week. πŸ™‚

  12. Hey! Nice to meet you and thank you for visiting my post. I will follow back because I am also looking for new people to follow πŸ™‚

    Gaining followers is actually a very easy formula, but it does require work.
    Reaching out to others like this is a great start!

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