How To Use Bloglovin’ To Attract More Readers To Your Blog

If you’ve been a blogger for a while now and have not taken advantage of Bloglovin’, you are missing out on a gold mine of potential growth! Bloglovin’ is the best free marketing tool anywhere on the internet. Read on and discover how to use bloglovin’ to attract more readers to your blog.

How To Use Bloglovin’ To Attract More Readers To Your Blog

Why Bloglovin’ Is Hot:

It allows your followers on Bloglovin’ to stay up on your latest posts in their feed. Every time you write a new post, Bloglovin’ automatically posts a preview in your followers’ feed. Your followers can simply click on the post to read it, like it, or save it for a later time. Your followers can also click on your blog and see all your posts at once.

Let’s face it, we all love free stuff for promoting our blogs! Having a free marketing tool that will attract new followers as well as keeping your audience updated on when a new post is live! It can’t get much better than this.

Another great thing I love about Bloglovin’ – you can see which posts were more popular.  You can then gauge what content your followers would like to see from you. 

Bloglovin’ users can search for blogs by category or see other blogs that are similar to the ones they are already following. This will help new readers find your blog much more easily. Let’s face it, you’ll want readers that are interested in your niche and what type of content you are producing.

 

How to Utilize Bloglovin’:

INSTALL THE BLOGLOVIN’ WIDGET

In the top bar in Bloglovin’, scroll down underneath your bio photo to Widgets. Copy and paste the HTML code into your sidebar for new readers.  One click and they’ll be subscribed to all future posts! How great is that?! 

USE A WELL-DESIGNED TITLE IMAGE

By default, Bloglovin‘ imports the first image from  your post as the ‘title image’ in your followers’ feeds. Making that first post “pop” is important and will be what everyone on Bloglovin’ will see when scrolling through their feed! When you create something that is engaging AND using a vertical image, which will appear larger, you are more likely to be re-pinned on Pinterest.

If you’re wondering what characteristics of photos drive clicks to your blog – you check out this blog post I wrote!

WRITE CLICKABLE HEADLINES

Statistics have shown that 8 out of 10 followers will read a headline but only 2 out 10 will actually read the post!

There is so much information online.  As bloggers, we constantly have to be asking ourselves – why should somebody want to read this article? You could have the most amazing content but if your title is “Let’s Chat About Instagram” it may not draw as many readers as “Double Your Instagram Followers in Three Months.” (But never ‘exaggerate’ the content you’re actually delivering, it’s a great way to lose readers!)

PIN YOUR POSTS DIRECTLY FROM BLOGLOVIN’ 

On your own Bloglovin’ blog feed, hit “Share” then “Pinterest.” This way, when a pinner clicks your image in Pinterest, your Bloglovin’ profile opens up displaying thumbnails of all your wonderful posts. They may be more likely to ‘follow’ right away. (However, right now I prefer to direct traffic directly to my blog! Find out what works best for you.)

 


 

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH BLOGLOVIN’

1. SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT

Create a username and password by entering in your email address or by connecting your Bloglovin’ account with your Facebook.

2. CLAIM YOUR BLOG

A great way to grow your following via Bloglovin’ is to Claim Your Blog. Every blog has an RSS feed (a simplified version of your posts that users can subscribe to.)  Search for your blog in the search bar by typing your full URL.

When you see your blog, click on it. On your blog “profile,” you’ll see the words “Is this your blog?” with a link that says “Claim it!” Click to claim your blog. More info over on Bloglovin’s post on how to claim your blog.

 

 

3. FIND RELEVANT BLOGS TO FOLLOW

Bloglovin’ is such a great way to search and connect with other similar bloggers.  You can click “Find Blogs” in the top bar of Bloglovin’ and you’ll see a page full of blogs recommended for you.  You can also sort by category, for example, I searched for “design.”

 

 

4. GET TO KNOW YOUR FEED

Once you’ve followed some of your favorite blogs, you can click on My Feed in the top bar to be taken to your new feed – full of the blogs you are now following! For each new blog post published – you’ll see an image, a title, and a short description of the blog post. You will see 4 choices underneath: LikeSave, Share and Mark as Read. 

SAVE is a great feature! You can come back to blog posts for when you have more time to dig deeper into them.  Once you save posts, you can create collections to categorize them for easy viewing. 

SHARE is another great function.  When you read a post you love, hit “Share” and choose how you would like to share with your friends!

 

In Conclusion:

Bloglovin’ is the perfect marketing tool. If you do your homework and join up on Bloglovin’ you will have an amazing marketing platform to grow your blog site. Get a widget on your blog as quickly as you can and start discovering a much higher rate of readers visiting you each day.

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34 Comments

  • Reply Courtney March 15, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I’ve been thinking about adding Bloglovin! Thank you for posting this!

  • Reply Amy March 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Thank you, this information is just what I was looking for in terms of a why and how to for Bloglovin!! Thank you Nicole for breaking it down!!!

  • Reply whimsicalwolfblog March 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Great post, thank you for sharing, im new to the blogging community, so I knew nothing about Bloglovin. My name is Brandy, its nice to meet you all. Have a blessed day. http://whimsicalwolfblog.com/

  • Reply Crystal Marie March 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Nice recap. I need to start an account.

  • Reply roseclearfield March 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you for the overview! I do have a Bloglovin’ account and a widget on my blog, but I haven’t tapped into its full potential.

  • Reply Devon March 15, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I love this. I haven’t checked it out yet but will now!

  • Reply featherflint March 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I loved Bloglovin’ as a blog reader because it pulls everything into a single feed or digest email instead of getting separate emails from every blogger. Now, I love it as a blogger because it automatically posts for me and exposes me to new readers (and other blogs I might like!). So great and so low-effort!

  • Reply Jill @ Kentucky Makeup Junkie March 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Well this post came at a great time- I just added the bloglovin button to my site this morning! You can’t beat free marketing- plus a great place to catch up on all my favorite blogs! What’s not to like?

  • Reply Kandja Abigail Sylla March 15, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    This is a very helpful post Nicole! I was thinking about Bloglovin and how it could help my blog and your post made me realize how it attracts readers. Thanks for the share. xx

    http://www.prettyweirdbombshell.com/date-night-trump-champagne-lounge/

  • Reply New Labels Only March 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you Nicole! I have been really lazy with my bloglovin account. This is because getting read and like from there is very low eventhough I have 550 or so followers. But I do need to do my part also when it comes to liking and sharing their post too!

  • Reply Jan Limark March 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you Nicole for sharing this article with us. I will definitely try Bloglovin’ to market my blog more.

    All the Best,
    Jan Limark | Brotherly Creative

  • Reply TeamJeffers--Midlife (@ChanlerJeffers) March 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Love the post. I use Bloglovin, too. Maybe not as well as you do, but after reading this post, maybe I can change that! Thanks, again!

  • Reply April March 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks for all of the tips. Other than having an account, I haven’t done much with Bloglovin, mostly because I wasn’t really sure HOW/ WHAT to do. Thanks for the help (and the push!)

  • Reply Wendy Sprous | Moments For "Me" March 15, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks for the overview! I’m still working on learning about all the social media out there so it is nice to see a write up of Bloglovin.
    http://www.momentsformeonline.com

  • Reply Leanna March 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Love Bloglovin’! It’s how I find most content to read. I love that everything is in one place. Thanks for the tips on how to utilize it better! I need to start saving posts

  • Reply Emma March 15, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Great post! I’ve actually always been on bloglovin’ even before I started my own blog

    Emma | http://www.brooklynisburning.co

  • Reply Brenda Harris Haire March 15, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you for this info! I have two blogs and this is the first I’ve heard of this!!! Blogging about it now!!!

  • Reply Krista Bel March 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    This is really helpful. I am so lost on BLoglovin. And truthfully I’ve not paid attention to it.

  • Reply Catherine March 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Seriously love Bloglovin! It’s the only way I can stay on top of all the blogs I read and keep things organized. I’m starting to get a few followers on there, too, which is so exciting!

  • Reply Kristina B. March 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you for this post. I have had the bloglovin app on my phone for awhile but I have no idea how to use it. I am adding your blog to my favs folder so I can keep up.

  • Reply mymelanatedbeautiful March 15, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I love Bloglovin’! It was one of the first things I installed on my site. I’m glad you wrote this up though, because you taught me a couple things!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply maryjane March 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks so much for this post! I joined bloglovin’, but I’m really not sure about it yet…I’m so glad to have come across your helpful post 🙂 Cheers, Mary Jane

  • Reply Befitting Style March 16, 2017 at 4:03 am

    I’ve been thinking of starting a blogloving account as well as stumble upon! thanks for this. It really helps!

  • Reply karyld2016 March 16, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I added Bloglovin about a year ago, but honestly never saw much traction from it. I think also I have so much other social media, something had to slip…and it was Bloglovin and G+. I think I need to give it another chance.

  • Reply Lisa Sell March 16, 2017 at 8:07 am

    This is such a useful article. I signed up with them ages ago but never got round to using it. I will now!

  • Reply Louisa March 16, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I have a Bloglovin profile and need to find out ways to grow my profile. Just like you, I prefer pinning directly from my blog since that’s what I truly care about.

  • Reply Sushmita Thakare Jain March 16, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I have used Bloglovin yet need to get on with it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Aarika March 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    These are some great tips! I have never used Bloglovin, and thanks to your helpful ideas, I feel more confident navigating the platform. Thanks!

  • Reply Charlotte March 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you for such a detailed article. I need to step up my Bloglovin game 🙂

  • Reply littleslifeandlaughter March 16, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about Bloglovin but hesitated to give it a try because I wasn’t quite sure what it was about or how it could help me. These are awesome tips and super helpful, thanks so much for posting this!

  • Reply hollymdowning March 17, 2017 at 4:54 am

    For some reason I thought this was only relevant to fashion bloggers. Ha- glad I was wrong! Thanks for this, I’m definitely going to try it.

  • Reply Diana Maria March 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

    This is great and these tips are wonderful! Bloglovin’ is one of my favourite social media pages and I love using it with my blog, it really helps me connect with other bloggers! Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend! xx

    http://mylovelierdays.com

  • Reply Gracie Mooney | Being Mummy xo blog March 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    This post was really helpful. I’ve gone back and forth with blog login and can’t quite grasp it, but I’m going to give it ago after reading your fab post. Thank you xxx

  • Reply Susan Velez March 21, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Hi Nicole,

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, but this is my first time commenting. I’ve been reading so much about using Blog Lovin to grow a blog.

    For some reason I’ve been hesitant to learn more about it. I didn’t quite grasp how to use it for my blog. However, after reading this blog post, I’ll have to take a closer look at it.

    I’ve bookmarked this post so I can get back to it later when I’m ready to jump into Blog Lovin. I’ve shared your post and pinned it.

    Thanks again for writing it and sharing this tutorial.

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