How to Easily Get People to Subscribe to Your Blog by Networking

By: | December 26, 2015 | Tags: , , , , |

Bloggers should consider networking to get more blog subscribersDid you know that I have a superpower?

According to blogging influencer Daniela Uslan, my superpower is networking.

In this article, I am going to pass my superpower on to you.

Upon completing my first year of blogging, I passed on the tips and tricks other bloggers believe make blogging successful in my post 71 Awesome Tips that Will Make Your Blog Successful.

But, what about what tips and tricks I consider to be important for blogging success?

There is only one. As I explained in my post Secrets to Successful Blogging, there is only one secret. It’s networking.

Ten bloggers are here to offer their secrets for how they grew their communities and their subscriber lists by networking.

According to Daniela Uslan, blogging is best done in a community with others. These tips will tell you how to find that community.

28 Ways to Effectively Network, So You Can Grow Your Blog

Dan Alatorre:

1. Find people with the same interests as you and follow them.

2. If somebody follows your blog, follow their blog in return.

3. Most readers don’t comment at all. They’re intimidated, so when they do, reward them for it. Thank them.

4. [Then] Add on to their line of thought.

Daniela Uslan:

5. You need to seek out blog friends and build relationships.

6. You shouldn’t expect people to come visit your blog after you press PUBLISH. You need to do the work. 

7. If you don’t engage with your readers and expand your audience, it’ll be a waste–of your time, your talent and your words. So share, connect, and talk to your readers. 

8. One of the things that’s made a huge difference for my blog has been doing blogger outreach. This includes taking the time to read, comment and share other bloggers’ posts. Not only does it help build relationships with other bloggers, but It actually helps to bring traffic to my site as well.

Danny Ray:

9. I spend time every morning (usually 2 hours) searching WordPress.

10. I try to read 100 new blogs every morning.

11. I read, comment, [and] like. 

12. I respond quickly.  

13. I formulate a “real” response to most comments.

14. I genuinely try to connect.

Eric Schlehlein:

15. Spend one hour after dinner each night networking.

16. Network with poets.

17. Network with photographers.

Janice Wald (That’s Me!):

18. If new visitors to your site click “like” or make comments, visit their blogs and make thoughtful comments about their posts.

19. Find new bloggers to network with at blogging events such as Meet and Greets.

Jason Cushman:

20. My one tip would be for people to really get out there and mingle.  Interaction is the key to networking and growing your own community.

Lysa Wilds:

21. [Attend] blog parties.

22. [Attend] linky parties, blog hops, link-ups, or whatever you personally call them.

23. You need to read and comment on posts that have been linked up as well.

Michael Rios

24. When I visit their site, I am a tweet King with 6,022 TWEETS. I share their content across the board most of the times if it is really good!

25. If someone needs help, I help them to best of my abilities expecting nothing in return. Sometimes I go out of my way to help another by messaging them to inform them that their Google Plus is set to private when it should be public or wish them a happy birthday on Facebook or in the comments of their post.

26. When someone does a tribute about one of their parents, I leave a valid comment.


27. The 40 or so bloggers that consistently read and comment on my blog, I return the favor. Anyone that comments on my blog, I go and visit and comment on their blog. It’s a two-way street.

Sylviane Nuccio:
28. The #1 blog promotion secret is building social relationships in your niche…

Networking helps bloggers get new subscribers.


[bctt tweet=”Networking is a skill which takes practice until it becomes a habit.”]

Thanks to these successful bloggers sharing their tips, now you have that skill, or as Daniela Uslan called it, that superpower.

Readers, please share this article, so that other bloggers know the secrets of networking. The people quoted here are succesful bloggers, but their tips aren’t secrets. They are common sense. Treat others the way you want to be treated, and you will find your readership will grow.

Do you have any other networking tips that have worked for you? I look forward to your views.

Related Posts and Pages:

How to Quickly Get 3,000 Followers

How to Quickly Find 3,000 Followers

How to Be a Successful Blogger: 19 Experts Share Their Secrets

How to Get New Blog Followers (Follow to Follow Directory) 

(If you have subscribed to this blog, and you would like to be added to the Follow to Follow Directory, let me know in the comments section.)

This is the Way to Increase Your Blog Traffic [Blogger Collaboration]

Promoting Your Blog Posts

3 Guaranteed Ways to Get You More Online Attention


“My Blog Sucks And I’m Kinda Clueless”


  1. Margaretha

    I agree 100% with most of the advice above – the more one networks, the more friends one makes. But I do not always follow back/comment/like if some one likes/comments/follows my blog. I always reply to comments though. I only read blogs that I am interested in, so commenting comes naturally. If I follow, it is because I really do not want to miss a post. I’m more into quality than quantity, that is why I am following this blog.

  2. Janice Wald

    Hi Margaretha,
    Thanks for writing!
    1. I am flattered. Thank you for the kind words.
    2. I agree with most of what you wrote. If a new visitor likes or comments, I go to their site, and I like, and I comment.
    3. However, I only follow back if I’m interested in the topic, so, like you, I don’t always follow back if someone follows my blog.
    I hope you had an enjoyable holiday. Thanks for the visit.
    I wrote you today too!

  3. Patrice M Foster

    I agree 100% too . My question according to Danny Ray search for WordPress blog and read

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Patrice,
      At you can search by tags. You can find bloggers who blog about your topic that way.
      Thank you for your visit.

      • Patrice M Foster

        Oh you answers my question and I did not finished send off in a hurry …Thanks

        • Janice Wald

          My pleasure Patrice. It was funny we were writing each other at the same time.

  4. Patrice M Foster

    Janice, I agree 100% too. Networking is something I am working on. Danny Ray stated he read Word press blogs this was interesting to me. The idea to share others post and follow back with comment something I try to do. If I am not able to follow …Love to share on the various social media sites. Thanks for another great article.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Patrice,
      I am really good at visiting the new people to my site. I keep forgetting to share their articles on social media. That’s why my Click to Tweet said this is a skill that needs to form into a habit. I need to develop the habit of sharing. I shared Kevin Duncan’s article once, and he wrote to thank me, and followed me on Twitter. It mean a lot to him, and he is a blogging influencer!

  5. Nicole

    Great advice. Networking is definitely something I’m working on. I think it’s part of the fun of blogging

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nicole,
      I agree. Speaking of which, I just came from your site! Even if they don’t follow me, I have fun networking.

  6. Cathy Chester

    I always try, as best as I can, to answer comments and reciprocate by going on to the commenter’s blog to leave a comment there. Sometimes time doesn’t permit that, but most of the time I squeeze it in.

    What bothers me a little is when someone leaves a comment of 3 or 4 words. I know people are busy, but they can do better than that!

    Thanks for another wonderful post!

    • Janice Wald

      HI Cathy,
      Thank you for the kind words about my post. Truly appreciate it! I agree with you. I used to belong to an SEO Facebook group that required an eight-word minimum comment.
      Great to see you.

  7. Lee MacArthur

    I love the infographic you have at the end. Infographics often provide a summary of the article without having to read it. I don’t always have a ton of time. Thank you for the great material you share.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lee,
      How kind you are. I agree that is one of the value of infographics. Did you and your sister have a nice Christmas?

  8. mysticalwriter12

    Thank you so much for sharing, I have been following your tips& others & am starting to see a difference in my blog followers increase. I will reblog this for others! Thank you again

    • Janice Wald

      Hi MysticalWriter,
      I know I already thanked you for your kind words on your site yesterday, but I wanted to tell you they meant so much that I put them on my About page, and linked back to your site.

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  10. David Johnson

    I think that we forget the importance of networking online. Of course, it’s been around forever but we take for granted what we’ve learned offline and the fact that it works just as well online. Great info!

    • Janice Wald

      HI David,
      Thank you so much for the compliments about my article. I agree people take online networking for granted because they wonder why their blogs aren’t getting attention. They need to go to the other bloggers instead of waiting for the other bloggers to come to them.
      Speaking of which, I tried to visit your site today, but I was told only the admin blogger could access the site if he logged in. I wanted you to know I did try to return the visit.
      I believe “nice to meet you” is in order. How did you find my blog? I always wonder. Thanks again for the visit and the nice comments.

  11. Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

    Love these tips! I always struggle to leave comments. I try to share, but I sometimes feel like it’s begging even though I only share what I genuinely enjoy or find compelling or useful.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Shawna,
      Thanks for dropping by today. I feel like I owe you an apology. It was my original intent to try to help your son on my International Weekly Roundup series. However, I stopped the series and don’t publish it anymore. I didn’t want you to think I broke my word to you.
      In response to what you wrote: People love it when others share. Definitely not begging. You are strong where I am weak. I keep forgetting to share once I am in their blog post even though it’s only a click of a button to do so.
      Thank you very much for the kind words about my tips. As far as struggling to leave comments, start by paraphrasing what you’ve read. People love to feel they’ve been understood.

  12. melinda

    BBFF Janice, I love this post! And, now that I know the secret, I always take note of the color of your graphics!!
    When you taught me to comment on other’s comments, that helped me network.
    People- pay attention to her! She knows whereof she speaks!
    Love, BBFF Melinda

      • melinda

        Well, I started it! I gotta go check. I need to learn how to automatically post to there. Is that possible??
        Yes, I think she did. I haven’t heard back from her since that one time we asked about her, and she said her husband had been sick.
        BBFF Melinda

        • Janice Wald

          I use Ahalogy. I know for a fact you need to be able to install a plug in to use it. I don’t know a pin scheduler that users can use, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I’ll try to investigate further.
          BBFF J

  13. melinda

    BBFF JAnice, thanks for this post. I always learn something from you. Like the most effective color for Pinterest graphics!
    And you taught me 1 way to network, was comment on others’ comments, which I’ve done, and it helps!!
    PEOPLE_ LISTEN up to Janice!! She knows whereof she speaks!!
    Your BBFF, Melinda

  14. Mark

    Thanks for sharing some awesome how to content Janice!

    And first of all let me say, Danny Ray consistently reads 100
    news blogs every morning!

    What an incredibly high bar to try and emulate. I almost feel embarrassed
    for having to admit, I’m not even coming anywhere close approaching his numbers
    in a week!LOL!

    But thanks to your incredibly eye opening post, I’m definitely going to get far more pro-active
    with my reading of blogging sources!

    Thanks for sharing some many awesome resources, most of which are new to me.

    So I look forward to studying at their blogs and leaving comments too!

    • Janice Wald

      Okay then Mark, it is a deal.
      2016: You and I learn from each other!
      I work outside the home, I average 30 minutes networking a day!

    • Danny

      Mark…I committed myself to 100 each morning for 6 months to see how it affected my numbers. From May 2015 – December 2015 I added 6700 new followers. It takes a lot of dedication and is a grind but the method works.


      • Janice Wald

        Hi Danny,
        Thank you for checking in with us to answer questions about your overwhelmingly effective methods.
        I agree that the longer one spends networking, the more subscribers one gets.
        I wish I could spend as long as you do every day considering the results you’ve seen. Since I am a teacher with papers to grade, I do network daily but to a lesser extent.

  15. Wandering Soul

    Hi Janice,
    this is a very helpful article.
    A lot of the above tips i have been doing, yet a lot can still be put into effect for improving my blog’s visibility.

    I particularly like the part where you share that it’s not possible to follow back every blog, but at least to comment and hence engage every reader is important. This helped me relieve my guilt of not following back every blog that follows me 😀 it is practically impossible.
    Have seen the important of networking , although i believe that you may have brought the reader to the site for the first time, but to retain his readership, one does have to write and publish good content.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Wandering Soul:
      Thanks for writing me. I am glad you found my networking post valuable.
      I agreed with your comments especially the part about having strong content or the reader will go elsewhere. There certainly are enough other choices with so many blogs on the Internet today! Thanks for visiting me and commenting. Great to see you.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Brianna,
      The networking article has been quite well-received. I am glad you enjoyed it. I will come and return the “blog love” and visit your site now.

  16. tunisiajolyn84

    After too many years, I finally get this. Like you said, it makes perfect sense. If you want people to visit your site and read your content, then you have to do the same consistently. All of us, bloggers, want the same thing, a little attention from others who are interested in the same things we are and to build a genuine rapport. I don’t know why it took me so long. Maybe my age? lol I’m in my early 30s now so I guess some wisdom snuck in there. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these tips from these bloggers!

    • Janice Wald

      And thank you for subscribing to my blog. I am excited! Welcome! Where did you find my blog, may I ask? I always wonder.

      • tunisiajolyn84

        Thanks for the welcome. I found your blog through one of the people who helped you with this post, Danny whose blog I found today. I was kind of on a following frenzy. lol

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  19. sharon

    This is some wonderful advice. I am doing my best to learn good networking habits. Thank you for the post.

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure Sharon. I am glad you enjoyed the article and found it helpful. I, too, am still practicing on remembering some of the skills I shared in the post! Thank you for reading what I wrote and writing me.

  20. Jennifer

    Some really good points made in this article, I make it a point to do most but will definitely try the other helpful tips. Great read thanks!

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  22. SimpLeigh Organized

    Wow! This post was amazing! I’m so glad you contacted me or I would have never discovered your blog. I love reading about other bloggers successes, so this was perfect! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so much for subscribing to my blog today. I sent you a welcome Email. I am glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for writing to let me know. Come to our blog party and meet my community. It’s on my home page now.

  23. Marie

    I love your blog, Janice, and your posts are always a pleasure – an informative and useful pleasure – to read. This is a great list and I definitely agree. The more we help and support others, the more we grow and become successful. I’ve found Facebook share groups to be very useful (especially ones that are niche-specific), where you submit your link and a bunch of others share it with their network. It helps to get new eyeballs on your site, people you would not normally be reaching.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with The Blogger’s Pit Stop.
    – Marie, Blogger’s Pit crew

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you for the kind words about my articles and my networking post. I’m glad we are working together on the Pit Stop linky.

  24. Danetigress

    Great advice, I just got here from Dreambigdreamoften and the reblogging 🙂 Happy New YEar !

  25. Kourtney

    What wonderful, easy to follow tips!
    Thank you for sharing. I had never thought of many of these but they all make so much sense!

    • Janice Wald

      HI Kourtney,
      Thanks for your kind words about my networking tips and your kind words about my article.
      I agree with you that a lot of these are common sense, yet bloggers don’t do them and then complain about a lack of blog growth. Thanks for reading what I published.

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  27. Melissa

    Good post! Thanks for including high-quality, easy-to-share content. I pinned and clicked to tweet. Have a great day!

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  31. Kim A. Hazel

    Great info! I’ve been blogging 1-1/2 years and have just started to find my community. It’s a long, slow slog — especially with a full-time job — and I’m loving it!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kim
      Thank you so much! I received notice that you subscribed tonight! I am flattered! Thursday I will send out the official Email. I have a full-time job too as a teacher. I am glad that you and I are now in the same community. Thanks for reading what I wrote; I am glad you liked my article. Where did you find my blog? I always wonder. Thanks again,

  32. Danielle

    Very helpful. Thank you so much! I really like your blog tips. I hope you can also visit my blog 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Danielle,
      I am glad you liked my post about the importance of networking. Thanks for writing me to tell me. I did visit your blog, but I couldn’t leave a comment. When I clicked to leave a comment, nothing happened. I wanted to write that your recipe looks interesting. I love spinach. We don’t have a dish like that here in California that I’ve ever seen. What is it called?

  33. Emily Gaffney

    Hi Janice! I started my site last July and have definitely come to realize the importance of networking… This is all great info and I will pass along on to my friends who are even “newer” than me! Thanks!

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