Top 5 Blog Growth Tips

Hey everyone it’s Zainab, hope you’re all doing well! One of the main questions I get asked is how I have grown my blog! So, today, I’m going to share with you 5 of my favourite blog growth tips!

  1. Use WordPress Reader
    If you use WordPress Reader, you will be able to find so many more new blogs. If you find blogs similar to yours and engage with their posts they will have a look at your blog and follow it as you have the same content!
  2. Engage With Your Current Followers
    If you already have a suitable amount of followers then you have to make sure that you engage with them when they comment. People will not want to continue following you if you don’t interact with them when they interact with you! You can also find out lots of stuff you have in common with your followers and make blogging friends!
  3. Promote On Social Media
    Social Media is a great way to grow your blog, it’s one of the main sources of traffic for mine. The main platform bloggers use is Instagram, but you can also put your posts on Pinterest. Social Media is also great if you want to connect with your followers on a more personal level. I’ve met so many blogging friends through my other blogging platforms.
  4. Collabs
    Before I jump into more detail for this point, I just want to say collaborations are mutually beneficial so you shouldn’t collab for growth, you should really collab if you want to have some fun with your blogger friends! You can both share your points of expertise and then link back to eachother’s blogs!
  5. Blog Buttons
    Blog Buttons are your blog logos and links on other people’s blogs which people can click on to be directed to your blog. It’s a great way to connect with and find new bloggers. I personally do not use these any more but it’s a great way to grow in the beginning!

So guys that’s all, I hope these tips help you grow your blogs, share yours below! I would love to hear them!

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Blogger’s Confessions With Pooja From Lifesfinewhine

Hey everyone it’s Zainab welcome or welcome back to the blog! I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve done a Blogger’s Confessions post! Today, I’ll be interviewing Pooja from Lifesfinewhine! We talk all about blogging and growth! Let’s jump into it!

1) Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed Pooja! Let’s start with talking about your blog growth. Now, you are probably one of the most popular bloggers I’ve ever seen with over 18K followers! How long have you been blogging and what would advice would you want to give to new bloggers who grow like you?
Thanks so much for having me on your blog! I have been blogging since 2015 and I think the advice I would give to other bloggers is to be patient. Statistically the majority of people who create a blog stop blogging in the first couple of months and I think the reason for this is that people expect their blogs to grow instantly. There’s nothing wrong with that of course- I was like that when I started out too. However, it rarely works like that. It takes a while to grow your blog so remain patient, put out good content and don’t give up.

2) You’ve obviously been blogging for a very long time, have you ever faced adversity / hate in the blogging world, and how did you overcome it?
Yes, I have faced quite a lot of hate especially in the last two years as my blog grew quite quickly. As you get followers you’ll also get haters it’s quite normal on the Internet. At first I was devastated but I think the best way to deal with hate or negativity is to understand that it has more to do with the person sending the hate than it does with you. Ignore it and keep doing you.

3) Usually, people who grow as big as a following as you have like to expand and start something like a Youtube channel, have you ever thought of doing this or would be open to creating one in the future?
I have definitely thought about branching out more and doing things like YouTube in the future. As a fourth year university student I don’t have a lot of time to do other stuff but once I am done with my degree I definitely want to try other platforms too.

4) As you’re quite big you will probably have brands approaching you, what advice would you give to bloggers looking to land things like sponsored posts, etc!
I think the main advice I would give is to not wait till people reach out to you but rather to reach out to brands/companies/etc and let them know you would love to work with them. Although you will get a lot of rejections you may end up also working with some really great brands and a lot of times you get rejected however they keep you in mind for when they start a campaign or your platform grows and work with you in the future.

Thanks so much to Pooja for coming on the blog, check out her blog here! Also, I will be doing another assumptions post too and you can send in anonymous assumptions here – assume anything as it’s anonymous!

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Enola Holmes Movie Review

Hey everyone it’s Zainab, recently a new movie came out on Neflix called: Enola Holmes and it was in Netflix’s Top 10 so I had to watch it! Today, I’ll review the movie and share my thoughts!

Official Reviews:
Enola Holmes received 90% on the Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer and had 71% on the Audience Score. Also, the movie had 94% of Google Users liking the film. On the website ‘Plugged In‘ it was said that, ‘Enola Holmes delivers mostly positive messages about individuality, equality and freedom.’

My Opinion:
Honestly, I thought Enola Holmes was such a great story and mystery focusing on finding your purpose, and spreading equality and helping people! It honestly has such a great mysterious plot as Enola’s mother has gone missing and she needs to find her, the way the film encapsulates it is incredible. It also has a huge historical aspect talking about things such as the Suffragettes movement and even the minor details such as the sets and costumes are so detailed! I also love how it links back to other films and series such as having Enola’s brother being Sherlock Holmes. This film also features an amazing cast with the one and only Millie Bobby Brown playing Enola herself, and doing a great job!

Synopsis:
While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.

So guys that’s the review, let me know if you’ve watched this movie in the comments!

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How To Create iOS 14 App Covers + Download Mine

Hey everyone welcome or welcome back to the blog! Today, I want to share with you guys how you can make your own iOS 14 app covers – and stay tuned to the end so you can get mine if you don’t want to make them! Let’s get started.

Apps Needed:

  • Canva – To make the app covers
  • Shortcuts – To put the app covers onto the apps

Method To Make The Covers:

  1. Open up Canva and select the template entitled ‘Instagram Post’ this is because it’s a square size!
  2. Click on background and set it to the colour you want your app icon to be
  3. Go to the sidebar, and click on elements (on a phone it’s called illustrations) and in the search bar, search for the app icon).
  4. Click on the icon and adjust the colour and size on the template.
  5. Then click download to download it onto your device!

Method To Set The Covers:

  1. Open the ‘Shortcuts’ app and click on the plus sign to create the new shortcut.
  2. Then, search ‘Open App’ and select the app you want to open.
  3. In the top right, click on the three dots and then click add to home screen.
  4. You can then name the shortcut what you want and click on the image to set it to your app cover!

My App Covers:
If you guys don’t want to make your own, I have made some which are available on the Pinterest board embedded below!

That’s all guys, I hope this blog post helped you create your own custom backgrounds!

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Any suggestions or feel like chatting? Comment down below!

Have a lovely day!