Thursday, June 30, 2011

Question for all the Bloggers out there!

Hey there!

Just wondering...

Other than Google Friend Connect...

* how can I see who is "following" me on Google Reader?
 People tell me they are following back, but I don't see a change in my GFC #s...hmmm???

* i'm trying to get to 100 "followers" so that I can be on book tours and the such...
Do you know what "followers" they actually count? how about "subscribers by email"?  Does that count?

* Any pointers on getting my numbers higher??? I am planning another giveaway for 100 (I gave a book at 50), but haven't seen any growth on GFC and I don't know if that should matter much or...
...maybe I'm not that interesting to more followers?

Help a "newbie" blogger out!  Please?

Suggestions are VERY VERY much appreciated...

~ Nay ~

9 comments:

Smart Ass Sara said...

Oh man, cracking the first 100 is hard! I don't know how to tell how you have followers other than GFC.. so sorry there. But good ways to get followers- check out The Lady Blogger Society, 20somethingbloggers (you have to be in your 20's though.. www.20sb.net), or maybe BlogFrog? Find a community you think you'd like to participate in and comment, comment, comment. Comment like crazy and find other book bloggers and stalk their blogs, and see where they go or participate in (look at their sidebar buttons?). Good luck!

Dee ShamelessRom said...

Two words "Blog Hops" I got several from that. Also, grabbing a couple popular authors right of the bat pulled our number up quickly. Start hitting some of your fav authors with an email and ask them to pop by.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Be sure to use Networked Blogs too and have a facebook account. It really helps!! And check out memes like It's Monday! What are you reading sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Be sure to join http://bookblogs.ning.com/ they have good blogger help. Join some blog giveaway hops you gain a lot of followers that way.

jackie b central texas said...

One thing you can do is start participating in Blog Hop Giveaways that require followers to enter the contest... Another thing to do to grow blog is to have your blog feed post directly to your Twitter and Facebook accounts if you have not already done so... Also a good idea to set up Facebook Networked Blogs account so you have more people aware of your posts that can follow you that way and if they do they may also click the GFC button so you can get that number up...

I am guilty of following lots more people with newer blogs like yours through email sign up and today I added you to my GFC sign up so am an "official" blog follower now Nay..

Another thing is there are places you can attract people to your blog with like tastes like Blogaholic Social Network and if you dont's already have an account goodreads.com is a good way to connect with bloggers with like interests.

Leonard D. Hilley II said...

People can also "follow" you privately, which means they don't show up with those who are following publicly. Other than that, I don't know how to see them. I have some who are that way on mine, too. Hope that helps.

Jenny Schwartz said...

I followed Jackie B's invite to your blog ... and I'm happy I did! I love the look of your blog -- shame then, that I mostly read the blogs I follow through Google Reader. So unless I click through the link to comment, I never see the original blog.

And I've never had anything near 100 blog followers, so my advice would be like someone rain dancing in the Sahara -- useless! Good luck :)

Nay said...

Oh my GOSH everyone - thank you so much for all the advice...
and for all my new followers, I'm in the process after writing this comment in FOLLOWING YOU BACK!
xoxo!!!

Sherri said...

Blog hops and http://bookblogs.ning.com were how I got started. On http://bookblogs.ning.com there are a couple of groups you can sign up for that offer ARC's to those that sign up. The Gallery & Pocket Books groups (romance, scifi, and blog tours) often have book tours. Best of luck!