Saturday, January 18, 2014

How I Got 2,000 Followers In Six Months + Giveaway!!!

Hey Everyone!!!

Following my last post, in which I’m running a giveaway in celebration of my six month blogging anniversary, a lot of you commented asking about how I reached 2,000 followers on my blog. Here we go:

I started my blog on July 27th, 2013 after being inspired by Beth from Polish Influenza. I had always wanted to start a fashion blog, however, I never really had the confidence to start; I always worried that no one would read it. I decided on the name “Adolescent Chic” due to my concentration on teen/young adult fashion and beauty trends. My following stats are as follows:

Total Followers: 2,100

(Before I start, I love all of my followers!!!)

Tip #1: Join a Blogging Network

This is definitely the main avenue that changed the amount of followers I had. When I originally started my blog, I had absolutely no fashion blog connections or relationships with other bloggers. This all changed when I joined the Independent Fashion Bloggers Network. Here, I met thousands (literally!) of different bloggers who shared the same love of fashion. 

Tip #2: Be open to advice

One of the defining moments of my blogging career was after my Hanna Marin blogpost. One of my followers told me how much she loved my blog, but recommended that I include more pictures to balance the writing. After I took this advice, my followers grew exponentially! Make sure that you balance the amount of pictures with your writing!

Tip #3: Make Relationships with Fashion Companies

Now, most bloggers that I know are too shy to reach out to fashion companies due to their lack of followers. DO NOT BE AFRAID!!! If you never try and reach out, whether it be people or businesses, you’ll never get that ‘yes’. Companies that I have worked with over the last few months include:

Tip #4: Post Consistently + Social Media

The photo above can be found here. This is the fool proof method of gaining followers: blog on a consistent basis! I have seen time and time again male and female bloggers who blog less than twice a month who wonder why they lose followers. Followers become frustrated when you don’t update often, so find a realistic schedule to update your blog (I try to blog at least twice a week). 

Along with this, keep your social media connections updated. I suggest opening a twitter account, Facebook page, Polyvore account and Pinterest Account for your blog. 

Thank You so much for reading this and remember to enter my LORAC PRO Palette Giveaway here!!!
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  1. These are all really great tips! I wish people would leave advice for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Thank you for the tips! Do you find your blog traffic and follower counts match up?? I always feel like genuine readers who frequent a blog daily are the best versus just people who follow to follow.

    1. Hey Jeuly! I find that my blog traffic is a little lower to my follower count (its equivalent to maybe 1,500-1,600 followers). I totally agree with you - you want people who actually enjoy your blog instead of people just following it. I find that when I create relationships with other bloggers, I see a large spike in traffic.

      Thanks for reading my post,


    2. Great Post Naa! Thanks for answering the questions! :) Congratulations again on your success! And thanks for sharing! Wishing you continued success!

  3. great post !!


  4. Great advice! I will definitely be implementing some of these tips!

  5. Great post!))Cool blog! Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo

  6. Congratulations again! ;) And, great tips, btw. I'm a newbie blogger, and I hope to get the hang of this. LOL

    xx Dianne

  7. Congrats on your followers! Wishing you greater achievements. :)


  8. Congrats on your followers! Wishing you greater achievements.
    No matter what you're going through, it's always better if you have people to share it with.
    thank you for sharing this to us ,enjoy here
    Hope to be your friend soon Pls post more!
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog
    hope you can check my blog and share beauty:

  9. That's awesome!! Everyone is invited to follow my blog.
    Lets follow each other!

  10. nice post! :)

  11. Such great advice! I'm friends with you through IFB, and I love your blog. Great post :)

  12. Beautiful Blog !! and great layout! Lets follow each other?

    Have a look 

  13. OMG this post is so awesome! Thank you very much, these tips are very helpful. For now I can only dream about the result like you have :) but hey, I hope that some day someone will wake up in the morning and think "hey, maybe i'll check what's new on.." Some day I'd love to be a fashion editor and critic, focused on news.
    If you would like please, feel free to check my blog and tell me what would you like to change/ see etc.

  14. this is so helpful ! thank you !