How I Grew My Small Blog in 3 Months

Hello, everyone. My name is Mercy from the blog Mercyish. My blog revolves around budget beauty, positivity and all things pretty and you can read my blog roundup to see some of my best work! Of course, I’d like to thank Naya for inviting me to guest write on this blog and I hope her readers enjoy my post.

Today I would like to share how I grew my small blog in the first 3 months. I started my blog in mid September 2016 and by December 2016 I had 500 readers with average 3,000 views per month. Even though it doesn’t sound much, for a nobody blogger like me, it’s a huge start. This is how I did it:

1. Focus on writing useful content that attract my target readers, which are young women interested in budget beauty products as well as young new bloggers like myself. This way, my blog is streamlined into specific topics and new readers will know what to expect out of my future posts.

2. Engage with current readers and make friends with new ones. In order to actually gain readership, engagement is a very crucial step. I realise that the more I interact with my readers, the more they come back for new posts. Plus, there’s nothing wrong with making new friends. Now my blogger friends and I are all friends on my Instagram too, which is always a great plus!

3. Create a page that makes readers actually want to stay longer and read more. I invested a lot of my time on designing my blog to suit my theme and to attract readers. Most of my readers have mentioned that they like my blog because of how visually exciting it is. I have written a post on how I designed my blog in 5 easy steps and it really doesn’t cost any money. I use a free WordPress template and it works just fine, so don’t worry about spending too much money on your blog!

4. Be discipline with organising my blog posts and ideas. It is very easy to cram all my ideas into consecutive blog posts when I think that it will attract readers. In reality, once that train of inspiration passes by, my readers don’t come back. Instead, I try to stick to a schedule and plan out what and when to post for the next few weeks. As a new blogger, I didn’t understand what kind of planner works for me and after a few months, I finally figured it out and designed my own blog organiser based on my experience as a new blogger. I am currently giving out this free printable blog organiser that hopefully can be useful for all of you and improve your blogging life.

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To receive this super cute and of course free blog organiser, you can go to my blog Mercyish and click on the free blog organiser banner on the side bar. It is very easy to use, there are instructions inside and most importantly, cute stationary always motivates me so I designed it super duper cute for everyone to use.

Once again, I’m really glad that I can write here and share my experience as a new blogger. Looking forward to writing more and sharing more experience with Naya’s Fairytale readers here. Xoxo, Mercy.

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41 comments

  1. Madi · January 8

    This was a great post!! Thanks for sharing, and thanks to Naya for inviting a wonderful guest.

    Liked by 1 person

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  3. everlastingnikita · January 8

    I love your blog personally. I also loved this advice as well. It also reminded me I need to get either like a journal or something to jot down ideas.

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  4. talkmakeuptome · January 8

    Lovely and helpful tips! x

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  5. rose24 · January 8

    This advice was great! I loved the post. I’m a beginner blogger, so I’d appreciate if you would check out my blog. Thanks! -Rose24 xxx

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  6. nayardt · January 8

    😍😍😍

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  7. A really lovely and helpful post! 💕 x

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  8. Makeup and Beyond · January 10

    This is a great post and really helpful to me as I am a struggling blogger. Thank you for sharing your journey xx

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  9. dombagnoche · January 12

    This is an awesome post and you have inspired me! I loved hearing about your journey and congrats on already being successful. Thank you for sharing and helping others! 💕

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    • Mercy Immanuela · January 15

      Thank you so much for reading. I wouldn’t call it ‘successful’ but it’s definitely been an exciting journey and it feels so rewarding to have people reaching back to me like you did! Thanks 😀 Xo

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  10. Jessica · January 13

    I have a question. I have been trying to put guest posting on my blog, but there is nothing in the admin toolbar that allows me to do so where it is supposed to be (I watched a wordpress beginner tutorial..) anyways is that because I have the free version of WordPress? And also, do I need to upgrade/and/ or get rid of the .wordpress in my domain name? Thanks for the help. I love tips like these in blog posts 😘

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  11. Her Digital · January 16

    This post is fantastic! Congrats on your success 🙂

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  12. beyoutifulinsideoutblog · January 24

    This is a great post! very inspiring 🙂 XO Your blog is so successful atm and i wish you all the best 🙂 please check out mine if you have time! XO

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  13. ayexbee · January 31

    Thank you for these tips! Being a new blogger this helps 💕

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  14. Jo Smith · February 2

    When you liked my comments, I checked out your blog. I love the pictures! I think high quality images makes a big difference with readers staying or leaving.

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  15. My world · February 3

    loved this! really going to try out some of these tips, would be great if you could check out my blog i’m having a giveaway at 30 followers if you want to check my posts out 🙂

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  16. My world · February 3

    loved this! really going to try out some of these tips, would be great if you could check out my blog i’m having a giveaway at 30 followers if you want to check my posts out 🙂 Sorry if i just spammed i didn’t mean to my wifi is messed up :/

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  17. kristenshane · February 22

    Great tips, & easy to do! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  18. diophilia · March 11

    Amazing tips, thank you for sharing them 🙂

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  19. melissalucy · March 11

    I love your blog! So inspiring!

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  20. liciprad · April 11

    So thankful for these tips! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

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  21. gemslife745 · April 12

    Thank you for sharing these tips 🙂

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  22. Mrs.S LDN · April 16

    Thank you so much for sharing, and the blog planner! I have been looking for something like this for a while! Can’t wait to get using it! Also, heading over to check your others out! Love the inspiration xxxx

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  23. thakurpriyanshi · May 9

    👍🏻

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  24. Jerry Peri · May 25

    Reblogged this on Celebrity Platform.

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  25. Jerry Peri · May 25

    Insightful tips!

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  26. YouareGolden · 28 Days Ago

    This was really helpful x
    i’m new blogger and will definetely take all your tips into consideration. If you are free would love some feedback on my blog x
    https://simbydeborah.wordpress.com/

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  27. myliron · 25 Days Ago

    I loved your tips and advices 💕
    I am a new blogger so reading people tips and success ideas are very helpful!

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  28. meen1e · 17 Days Ago

    Love your blog…great tips and really helpful as I’m a new blogger. Would love to know what you think? 🙂
    http://www.leopardprintismyblack.com

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  29. Aging Gracefully · 15 Days Ago

    I love your tips! Please come check out my blog when you get a chance!
    http://www.aginggracefullywithme.wordpress.com
    Hope you enjoy!

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  30. ellieharetuku · 14 Days Ago

    Beyond helpful and encouraging THANKS x

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