“How do I grow my blog fast?” This is the most common question I receive via email. As a matter of fact it has become a back-n-forth email game Jason (Harsh Reality) and I play. The reason being is that the requests for help get incredibly forward and sometimes downright aggressive in nature.
Currently a quarter of my followers (around 10,000) are bloggers themselves so it makes sense that bloggers want help growing their network. I sought help when I first began and OM was gracious enough to help me understand the nuances of blogging. He is the person who taught me the meaning of “blogging is a verb”. And to this day most of what I know I attribute to his tutelage.
The answer to the question is not a secret. Growing takes a lot of work. Growing requires time. Growing demands dedication. When you put in the hours, grind it out day-after-day and give it time, growth will occur. But it’s more like watching a tree grow than a house being built. It takes years not months.
When I first started blogging I worked my blog around 60-70 hours per week. I started early in the morning and I continued until late in the evening. I adjusted my daily schedule so I was always attending to the blog. I have always tried to give my page a “live” feel by responding quickly to comments, keeping new content posted and sharing other bloggers’ pages to provide a variety of information.
I hope this helps those of you interested in growing. You must be active and patient; in time growth happens. Tomorrow I will have a brand new post with blogging tips so be sure to check back in the morning!