How to Get New Blog Followers

blog backgroundThey say “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.”  In the year that I’ve been blogging, I notice bloggers falling into two groups–the haves and the have nots.  In my opinion, bloggers seem to have a lot of followers or they don’t.

I read a blog post recently called “Follow for Follow” (It appeared on the Harsh Reality blog.)  Opinionated Man, the writer of the blog,  seems to have tens of thousands of followers.  He has been called a “Power-blogger”.  To my disappointment, when he asked if they would “follow back,” the hundreds of comments OM got added up to “no”, not the answer I wanted to hear.  I’d be grateful for the “follow back”.  I’ve run across several bloggers that I know would be too.

Therefore, I am starting this page for bloggers, newcomers or otherwise, that would like to get more followers.  All you have to do is click “Comment” and leave your link.  So that you don’t have to keep checking back, click “Notify Me of New Comments,” so that you will know when new people post their links here.

However, there is a stipulation.  We are all on the honor system.  If someone follows you as a result of leaving a link to your blog here, please follow them back.  My next disclaimer: I am not responsible if people break their word to you and don’t follow you back.  I am trying to help new bloggers.  Please don’t get mad at me.  Simply unsubscribe from their blog.  How long should you wait?  That’s up to you. I heard a rumor that if someone doesn’t follow you back in three days on Twitter, it is safe to say they are not going to.

I would like this Follow to Follow Directory to be my way of thanking my blog followers.  Please follow my blog and add your link to a comment box, and I will have it on this Master List by the weekend. If I forgot any links, please let me know!  Thank you!

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    • Janice Wald | at 11:02 am

      Hi Melodi,
      Welcome! I subscribed to your blog, but it says I subscribed using RSS feed; I hope that’s correct.
      May I ask how you found me? Since I’m new, I’m still trying to figure out how I’m getting traffic. Thanks for following my blog and joining us on this page! There are some great people here already.

      • Janice Wald | at 8:26 pm

        I went to Melodi’s site to try and remember how I subscribed yesterday. She has two links. If you click the link she said to click, you have to make a choice how you want to get her blog like RSS feed. That’s what I picked. If you click the link in the parentheses, you just type in her Email address where it instructs. However, I’m aware that’s not what she told us to do.
        I don’t know if this helps. I did tell her we were confused.

  1. Precious Chiduku | at 5:19 pm

    My blog it is more of an inspirational type of blog, to paste smiles on readers’ faces. There is too much negativity and I feel it is a beautiful thing to know that not all of us with bring others down. Thank you Janice for this. It is wonderful and a great way to learn tips from other bloggers.

    • Janice Wald | at 1:30 am

      Hi Precious,
      I just followed your blog. However, I do NOT see you anywhere on my list of followers. Can you please try and follow my blog again? You will get a confirmation, and I will get a notification.
      I don’t know about anybody else here, but I didn’t get the notice that you followed. Can you please try again? If you have trouble, write here and let me know. Thanks, Janice

    • Janice Wald | at 3:55 pm

      I go to your site everyday looking to link my post. I didn’t realize this was you. Wonder why you’re coming in as anonymous. Anyway, I had an idea:
      I had a thought. What if we each brought five bloggers struggling to find readership to this page? We would each increase our traffic tremendously. Do you know any new bloggers? Please send them this link. Thanks. I am very excited about this idea. I hope you are too.

  2. Garry Rackley | at 3:30 pm

    For those of you having a hard time subscribing to someones blog don’t feel bad. There are many blog vehicles (WordPress and Blogger for example) and each one handles subscriptions differently. Throw in the fact that each blogger can customize how subscribers and comments are handled. Then remember that 3rd party plugins are available to further muddy the water. There are usually ways to subscribe the way the blogger intended unless the blogger left that part out. The ones I have seen so far I have been able to subscribe to, though I’m not TOTALLY sure if the target blog can see it.

    The good news that even if you can’t figure out how to subscribe the way the blogger wants us to, we can still subscribe to the blog using our native blog software (the one that you blog on) or you can use a 3rd party system like Feedly.(this is what I use even if the target blog has another way of doing it, I just do both) The problem is that though you are subscribed to a blog without using their method the person you are following has no idea unless you tell them. I guess this is where the honor system Janice talked about comes in.

    These problems will probably always exist because it is not a unified system like Facebook. On the bright side it does give us many options we would not otherwise have is it was a closed system. I hope I didn’t further confuse it. I hope Janice reads over it good before she lets it through.

  3. Anonymous | at 10:47 pm

    Does anyone see me on their followers? I just want to see if am just having a problem with Janice’s Blog or everyone. Following that point, I still have zero followers on mine… am starting to think I am doing something wrong. Please help me

  4. batteredhope | at 11:25 pm

    This ‘exercise’ has confirmed something that is one of the rules of blogging. I wrote a post this month on 6 ways to turn a blogger off which is where I met Janice and so glad I did, as I am thoroughly enjoying her posts. My point is, if we want to have people follow our blogs than we need to make it easy. It should not take more than a minute to accomplish. If I, or any reader, has to spend five minutes or more trying to figure out how to accomplish that, they will probably not return. Your reader should not have to jump through hoops to follow you. Also, another good rule of thumb is to be sure your SHARE and your FOLLOW buttons for all your social media connections is obvious and easy to click. Of course, this only applies if you want followers πŸ™‚ Just sayin’

    • Janice Wald | at 2:16 am

      Thank you Carol. As you and I discussed recently, the “follow” button is hard to find on mine. I am meeting with a woman Tuesday who may be able to help me with that. We will see. I don’t think my template supports widgets on the side and I already have “follow” I think on the top and bottom. I’ll let you know.

    • TheLastWord | at 5:14 pm

      Aha! I see so many bloggers complaining about lack of visitors (Notice they don’t talk about commenters, just visitors) and then you go to their blog and what happens?

      1. You have to enter captchas. Why? Someone want’s to have a conversation with you and what you say is “Here fill out the form and submit it and we’ll get our intake department to process it. You’ll hear from us in 2-3 business days”. I mean the reader is already there, money in hand and you turn away a buyer, if I’m allowed to mix metaphors.
      2. You can’t use your blog handle but are forced to use Google+,or Disqus or some other format. I want to have a conversation and would like to use my already existing id. Why force me to register for Google+ and Disqus or whatever JUST to leave you a comment? You’re not that great!
      3. You finally manage to leave a comment. A week later they have not responded in anyway to your comment. I’ll comment a couple of times and if I find that all you want to do is complain but not react to the visitors who actually did comment, I won’t be back.

      Also: people want visitors, but don’t talk about commenters. I want to have conversations, mutual back and forth, exchanges.

      I actually started a similar thing on my blog called The Little Red Blog…. pun fully intended.

      • Janice Wald | at 4:10 am

        1.Ouch! I have been so great about responding. Three days go by, an anomaly for me, I promise, and you call me on it. Oh no. Another chance perhaps? My tag line says an analytical exchange of ideas is EXACTLY what I want. I use to have those types of dialogues with my daughters. When they went off to college, I thought, hey, there’s lots of people out there I could connect with through blogging. I could make excuses why I didn’t respond sooner, but they are irrelevant. Try me again. Other bloggers, I can’t speak for.
        I agree with your comments. The difference in blogging platforms, specifically WordPress vs. Blogger makes it more difficult.
        I liked your comment about the Republicans. Once again, thank you for writing. I hope you’ll overlook (if not forgive) my delay, and write again.

        • TheLastWord | at 6:31 am

          I wasn’t calling you out, because at the time I wrote it I didn’t know you were going to over the threshhold. πŸ™‚

          No, I have seen many bloggers who NEVER go back to check comments on their blog and then complain no on reads them. I called one guy on it and he admitted he never went back to check….

          Call me crazy and old-fashioned, but, really, that does not make sense.

          A lot of bloggers are really just advertising plaftorms, low on content, high on ads. Some write quite well about products, some are little more than the people you see on street corners dressed in chicken suits, or sandwich boards. I don’t call them bloggers, they are billboards.

          • Janice Wald | at 10:17 pm

            Notice I made writing you back before going to sleep a priority. I really did think you were calling me out before! πŸ™‚
            I agree, it doesn’t make sense. Thanks again for writing.

          • Janice Wald | at 8:41 pm

            I wanted you to know two things.
            1. I am following you back via WordPress.
            2. I linked the blog you sent me to StumbleUpon. I hope it gets you some traffic.

          • Janice Wald | at 8:43 pm

            PS My reaction to the blog you sent was that I agreed with it. I was actually glad to read it since it agreed with my hope for the future of our country.
            Also, I have also had your experience. I comment on blogs and people don’t respond to me. I don’t get it either.

          • TheLastWord | at 11:11 pm

            Sorry – I had my 30th anniversary ( post on my blog) plus it was the weekend I go home on Friday and then fly back to work on Monday. Also since this is my last 2 weeks here in Saskatoon, things have gotten a little busy tying up all the loose balls of wool…

            Long winded excuse / reason for not getting back to you. I don’t know too many bloggers who need readers. It seems almost everyone I know I has more readers than I do. I notice that this one post of yours already has close to 190 comments. The most I’ve ever got on a post is around 23 or so….. Clearly, my blog is A Little Red Blog πŸ™‚

            I tend not to go into the blind follow game, preferring instead to find bloggers I can interact with, as we seem to be doing here. In fact, some of the bloggers I follow seem to be clogging up my reader with daily posts…. that level of frequency is beyond my comprehension. There’s at least one who has 3-4 posts each day! Mind boggling – I’ll have to cut him loose, I’m afraid.

            I would like to visit some of the other bloggers who have commented on your post and see which ones I can follow. By the end of next week I should have some free time again, before I go away in Jan for 3 weeks.

  5. Precious Chiduku | at 1:07 am

    Ok… thank you very much for being patient with me. Janice, please check to see if am following you. I think I am now reflecting in your subscribers. And everyone else please give me some feedback if I am following you. I really do want to πŸ˜€

      • Janice Wald | at 2:22 am

        Hi Precious,
        Great news! Yes, you are on my list of blog followers. Thank you for the follow and your patience, once again.
        When I clicked “follow”, it said it went to your RSS feed. Is that the norm? Garry?

      • Janice Wald | at 12:40 pm

        I don’t know. (Sorry Garry, I’m still new and not tech savvy.) Precious IS on my subscriber list now. It does not give me the option to follow her back, so I assume she knows I’m following her. However, next to other people’s names, “Follow” is checked off if I’m following them or it says “+Follow” next to the names of my followers I’m not following back. Next to Precious’s name it doesn’t say anything.
        Happy Saturday

      • Garry Rackley | at 3:20 pm

        Janice we may want to try this: There are 2 major blogs, WordPress and Blogger (Blogspot in address). If you are on WordPress and the person you want to follow is on WordPress subscribe by WordPress. If you are on Blogger and the person you are trying to follow is on Blogger, choose the google+ method (there is more than one unfortunately) If it is a cross follow (WordPress to Blogspot or vice versa) subscribe by email. I’m not sure that will make a difference but it is worth a try. This was a great idea Janice. There are some very good blogs on this page!

        • Janice Wald | at 2:17 pm

          Hi Gary,
          Thanks for being our “tech support”. What, I feel, has been a successful experience for many of us has succeeded in very large part to your tech. help. However, can you please explain, simply, for me, (I am so not tech. savvy) how I follow people on Blogger? It was one reason I switched to WordPress. Some Blogger users only have Netvibes, My Yahoo, or Atom. Other users have Yahoo, Google, Bloglines. Which do I pick? Thanks,

  6. batteredhope | at 7:32 am

    I have just checked my followers and not one of you is on my list. Weird. Have no idea why as there are two follow buttons and also a ‘follow this blog by email’ — would you be so kind to follow me (again) — my blog is at

    I checked for Janice, Cavelle, Garry, Knottymarie, Carrie, Precious, Melodi, Akinthari


    • Janice Wald | at 2:41 pm

      Hi Carol,
      Can you please check again. I put in my Email (after commenting on your post–not generic WordPress site). First it said I was subscribed using RSS Feeder, but then when I went into my Email, it said I was subscribed using my Email, and I’d receive Battered Hope in my inbox. Please confirm I’m on your list of followers now. Thanks.

  7. knottymarie | at 2:48 pm

    You can’t expect to have followers if you don’t offer a way to get followers. Plain and simple. An easy fix that works for all platforms is bloglovin. Join connect your blog to it (once connected, your posts automatically post there). And place their button on your sidebar or somewhere easy to find. Hope this makes sense.

    • Carol Graham | at 8:14 am

      Personally I don’t like bloglovin (even though I have it) You have to look for each individual post you want to read. I love following by email because they come directly to my inbox individually and I can choose what to read and when. I agree wholeheartedly with you knottymarie and this has been a good lesson to be sure our blogs are easy to follow with follow buttons evident

      • Janice Wald | at 3:38 am

        Hi Carol,
        I never told you what play we were seeing did I? If I did forgive me. We saw “Kinky Boots.” It was amazing. Have you heard of it? I thought of blogging about it but my husband doesn’t want me to start doing too many reviews, and I just reviewed “Gone Girl.” Something about not getting pigeon holed as one “type.” Great play. It won the Tony for best musical.

  8. Garry Rackley | at 3:31 pm

    I think that is a good alternative but correct me if I’m wrong, that helps on your side but if the other person doesn’t have bloglovin then they don’t “see” that you have subscribed. Am I misunderstanding that part?

  9. knottymarie | at 3:55 pm

    bloglovin does send you a notification when you have new followers. AND, you are able to see who those followers are from the bloglovin website as well. I just know that I had plenty of non-bloggers complain when they tried to ‘follow’ my blog via google because they had trouble signing in to google. Bloglovin was an easy remedy,

  10. Garry Rackley | at 8:31 pm

    Carol….this is the part that throws people off. When you click and get that html code do a control a (copy all)……then go to your blogger dashboard and to the left under reading list is add. Click add. That will add that blog to your list. Boom! Every time you open your blogger program there are all the blogs you added in that manner. It will update from now on every time a new post is added. You can read it there or click on it and go to the entire blog.

    By the way this applies to WordPress also but I don’t have it so I can’t describe how to do it.

    • Janice Wald | at 3:40 am

      I am still blown away by your monthly stat of 20,000 views. Can you please give me advice on how to get new traffic? What worked for you? If you had to pick the #1 thing, what would it be? Thanks,

      • Carrie Ann Tripp | at 10:57 am

        I share posts anywhere and everywhere I can find. I don’t know which one pays the biggest bang. I’m not to that point yet. I just know the more I share, especially places like #ultrablog that require members not only to visit but to COMMENT, the more my numbers go up.

        • Janice Wald | at 11:29 am

          Hi Carrie,
          I go to #ultrablog daily too, but that only guarantees two views, yes? The two above my link? Do you know any active Linky groups? The ones I try and link to daily seem hit and miss.
          Thanks for answering my question.

  11. Carol Graham | at 8:19 am

    I had the same problem as you Carrie. That is why I have posted my blog address here two times. I think some people were clicking on the battered hope link instead of going to my blog. The battered hope link takes you to a Word press website that someone else set up for me and I never use. That is why I did not see those of you who followed me there — it was not my actual blog.

    Also, is there a way for people to leave comments here and on other similar websites without having to fill in your name and particular each and every time. At Blogger you do not have to do this and it is so much easier. Or is there no way around it?

  12. Garry Rackley | at 5:03 pm

    It never occurred to me. This is the post we should really promote! I’ll start posting it at least once or twice a week. Also, I bet it would do well in the Blog communities! At some point it might help if you count up the number of links, summarize it in one post and then pin it at the top.

    • Janice Wald | at 11:07 pm

      Hi Garry,
      Thank you so much for the support as always. I counted 16 links. Where do I post it and pin it? Post it at the top of the information?? I’m so glad you like my idea.

  13. Snarky Momma With ( | at 8:55 am

    I do not know how I missed THIS post out of all of your Janice. I have been loving commenting on your other postings and sitting there with my lonely blog, wishing I had people who actually wrote back to me! Lol. I must have had a blind spot on the computer screen. Thank goodness I bought a new cell phone! Cause, there it was, as soon as I checked on you today.
    So here goes..Blog is here.. There is a subscribe by email on the right.

    or just go to that is my website . I am still trying to figure out how to get a subscribe button on that on.

    I will be going through the comments and reading everyone’s blogs and following.Just be patient. There seem to be quite a few of you already.
    Snarky Momma

  14. Christine Gallagher | at 4:16 am

    Hello everyone, I am very new to blogging and any tips or suggestions are more than welcome, I am going up the list from here and follow some blogs in the comments, is it ok to add an alternate email when subscribing so I don’t get a bunch emails mixed in with my blog business? Visit my blog at

  15. Christine Gallagher | at 5:30 am

    I guess I signed up for this after I already a wordpress blog so I posted my blog links in the links section, hope that helps, sorry for the confusion I am very new at all of this =)

    • Janice Wald | at 10:17 pm

      Hi Christine, Thanks for joining us here! We were all “new” once, so don’t worry at all. I have only been blogging for five weeks myself. I appreciate you following me. Thank you. I am having trouble following you back. It keeps on spinning and saying “connection timed out.” I promise I will keep trying, and welcome, once again. We have a great group here. Nice, genuine, people.

      • Christine Gallagher | at 3:03 pm

        Thank you so much, I did get a mail-chimp plugin so people can subscribe or follow via email but I am not sure if it’s working as of yet, let me know if you don’t mind and if that doesn’t work I will keep looking for a new option. thanks for the heads up.

    • akathari | at 10:00 pm

      Janice.. there is one tricky issue I found.. as you see my main blog is in but when I follow WordPress blogs I will have my wordpress ID shown. But I can not get follow-back on my real blog in this way.. bit tricky isnt it

  16. Janice Wald | at 11:39 pm

    Hi Everybody,
    I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to let you know that a blogging columnist, Weird Wally, gave our Follow to Follow page publicity in his column this week! We are blogging sensations! Here is the link if you’d like to read about us!
    I guess we’re doing something right if people are mentioning us on the Internet and recommending our Follow to Follow list! Keep up the good work; we’re famous!
    Janice πŸ™‚

  17. chroniclesofacoldtexan1 | at 10:58 am

    I’m a bit behind, but am trying to follow everyone. I’m not techy to i’m having to do a lot of back and forth and I’m losing my place figuring out who I followed and who I accidentally passed.

  18. Tom Kindon | at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for the link, Janice!

    Hello everyone, I’m a relatively new blogger, and i cover everything fashion related! This varies from menswear and womenswear, to my life as a fashion student! I post atleast 3 times a week, and try to make my posts unique and interesting.
    Check me out!

  19. Carol Graham | at 3:00 pm

    Is there a way you could make a list of all the contributing bloggers? I don’t know who I missed and who I got as the thread gets longer and longer. That would be a tremendous help as I want to be sure we all get to follow each other.

  20. gigarack | at 5:45 pm

    You want to keep it at the top of the page so if you don’t see a way to pin it there you could edit your original post and say something like Update 12-16-14: blah
    Then next month you could just change the date and add the additions. Just an idea.

  21. gigarack | at 6:49 pm

    I’m not sure….you could load it to a cloud service and link to that. Or couldn’t you just copy and paste the document in a comment? Long pressing on a comment brings up several options such as edit or delete on my android phone. With Blogger from the laptop it is edited from the dashboard.

  22. Janice Wald | at 8:21 pm

    I just wanted to make sure everyone knows there is now a Master List at the top of the page. This should make it easier to know who we have already followed, and who we still need to follow back.

  23. knottymarie | at 8:26 pm

    Thank you Janice. I would also like to remind everyone here that if you are asking to be followed, your page should have something on it that makes it easy to follow with. New blogspot users are especially bad at forgetting to include this on their page, I’ve noticed. Keep in mind, not everyone wants to follow via RSS feed.

  24. batteredhope | at 11:42 am

    Thank you for making the list Janice. I went through the whole thing again to be sure I was following everyone. Four of the bloggers do not have follow buttons. Also, for those of you who only have a Follow me at Bloglovin button — rarely will that get you followers. I will click on the button but you have to scroll through so many blogs to find the ones you want to read. The follow by email is so much better — then I can see instantly your post title in my inbox and decide immediately if I want to read it.

  25. Kyle | at 8:53 am

    Hello everyone!
    I have been blogging for about 2 or 3 weeks now! I enjoy reading other blogs! So I’m going to dig into all these awesome blogs!!!
    Thanks Janice for the heads up and putting this together!!


  26. deanmartin196 | at 12:35 pm

    I’m not a new blogger but I’m not a blog that’s been around for a long time as well; however, I am looking for a couple more followers. My blog is called “No Title” so its a mix of different things, some stuff far out but my current stuff is a little closer to home. Come by and check me out at hope to see and hear from ya soon.

    • Janice Wald | at 4:35 am

      Hi John,
      Welcome again to our group.
      As the one who started the page, I apologize. I was not aware that there was offensive content in the blogs. Perhaps I should have put that in the instructions. However, what might be offensive to one person might not be offensive to another person.
      Thanks for letting me know. I hope you’re able to get more traffic, even if it isn’t 100% of the possibilities.

  27. kerry b | at 2:58 pm

    Hey! This is such an lovely idea! I really love how everyone is sticking together in the community.
    It is hard when you start and dreams and ideas can feel rather dashed when you feel like your blog isn’t getting a lot of exposure.

    I’m really greatful you invited me to read this. Thank you! Please add me to the list!

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    • Janice Wald | at 1:55 pm

      Hi Smiley,
      1. I added you to the Follow to Follow list. Start following people; they will follow back. Everyone should follow you. If not, write them here and let them know you followed them and would appreciate a follow back. We are in our fourth month and haven’t had any problems. You will meet nice people.
      2. Thank you so much for your support of my writing. Your clicking the “like” button does a lot for my morale as well as my page views, LOL. Social sharing adds to the credibility of my writing. I wanted you to know how grateful I am .

  29. Lucie | at 7:02 pm

    Hi Janice, First of all thank you for creating such a helpful source for people. What a kind, thoughtful gesture. I am a tad concerned, though, with this stipulation that we should “follow everyone that follows us”…..I am very much a newbie to this “blogging world”, but find myself a little overwhelmed “following and commenting” on everyone who chooses to follow me, especially when I don’t really have an interest in their particular post. People take time to create their blogs and I sooooo get that and appreciate that, but have very limited time in my day to follow “everyone’s posting on their bog” (I’ve discovered some bloggers will post 2 to 4 times/day! It’s mind boggling to me!) At the same time, I want to honor people by leaving a thougtful comment on their post to let them know that I sincerely, truly appreciated what they had to say and to me you really can’t do that when your numbers are so high. (That is not one of my issues, currently.) So my sincere question to you: Do you/we really want the followers (in numbers) when we’re really, sincerely not “attracted to what that particular blogger has to say”? I guess if people are trying to “earn a living by blogging” the numbers help, yes? But what other purpose does it serve us to have “the numbers” without the sincere “following and interest”? Anyway, I am sincerely NOT trying to “shoot down” what you’re doing here or otherwise invalidate your purpose here; it’s an innocent, sincere question from an (old) very confused newbie who is a tad confused. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    • Janice Wald | at 1:59 am

      Hi Lucie,
      I agree with your comments. You should follow anyone whose blog seems interesting to you. Not everyone follows everyone. However, you will get out of the Follow to Follow list what you put in. You will only get the amount of followers that you follow.

    • GigaRack | at 4:40 pm

      Lucy all we are basically doing is putting the blogs on our reading list. In my case I scan my read list every other day or so. If I find something interesting I read it. If I really like it I share it. What I have discovered is that while it may be 6 months (or never) before I actually read one of the posts I followed….what matters to the author is that I am more likely to stumble across your blog if it is on my read list. Following a blog in no ways means that I endorse it or even like it……But I might :). Plus the people behind the blog shares a common interest with you and I regardless of the content. Have a great day!!

      • Lucie | at 3:44 pm

        You are so kind to respond to me, “GigaRack”. I’m still not comfortable with this “follow, even though I may not be interested in your content” kind of “follow”…..guess I’m kind of “old school”, but it seems kind of disingenuine to me. I do so sincerely appreciate your kindly taking the time to respond, though. Maybe as I acquire a certain “blog knowledge/maturity”, I’ll understand this concept of “following, but not really following” more. In the meantime, thank you very much for your kind input. Lucie πŸ™‚

        • Janice Wald | at 9:48 pm

          Hi Lucie,
          If you don’t mind my putting in my two cents once again…
          I recently interviewed 19 blogging experts. While they disagreed with each other, the overwhelming majority of them agreed that “networking” with other bloggers is the answer to successful blogging. Please read the interview since they explain why networking is so very important to blogging success. I got you the link
          That’s what we do here. We network.

          • Lucie | at 1:01 pm

            Janice, I knew you were a “sweetheart” when I went on your blog!!! What a thoughtful, sweet, kind gesture; truly I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. I will read this and “educate myself”. Thank you, Sweetheart, for such a lovely gesture of kindness and concern!!! <3 πŸ™‚

          • Janice Wald | at 10:10 pm

            My pleasure. I love to help bloggers. That’s why I blog about blogging advice! If you change your mind and would like to be included to our network after all. Please let me know. I would also be happy to help with any other blogging questions/concerns you might have.

    • Janice Wald | at 10:38 pm

      Hi and Welcome!
      The good news is I added both to the Follow to Follow directory. The bad news is I don’t think they are links. They didn’t turn blue or purple like the others. I tried putting http:// in front of them but it didn’t help. Here’s the link if you want to check
      Please advise. I don’t want frustration if your links don’t work. Thanks,

  30. Jes | at 10:57 am

    Janice, I am seriously loving your blog. My friend and fellow blogger Cindi have been joking that we’re like the geeky, retainer-wearing friends that write each other’s names in on the homecoming court ballot with our shameless “shares”.

    Good to know that there’s a whole community of bloggers helping each other. Please add my blog to your list.

    Thanks so much!

  31. Shel Harrington | at 12:37 pm

    Well this is a fun find, Janice! Glad I found you reblogged on Elle Knowles blog – which, of course, supports your network theory! My primary blog is on Marriage and Divorce. Improving our marriages to avoid divorce, but doing divorce better if the unfortunate occurs – from “The Divorce Lawyer Who Doesn’t Like Divorce.” At:

    On another note, and speaking of networking, have you considered any group Pinterest boards to broaden your reach there?

    • Janice Wald | at 11:12 pm

      Hi Shel! I would love to join group boards. Do you have any you could invite me to? Here is my Pinterest handle:
      So far, I’ve been a little stymied by Pinterest. I feel my images get increasingly pinnable, but I’ve been disappointed by my lack of traffic from there. I know women who get almost half their traffic from Pinterest! Please invite me. I appreciate the support, so much.

      As far as your professional experience with divorce: Do you read my About Me page? I am actually a contributing writer for Divorced Moms. I actually have not pursued writing for them. The reason is as follows: If they publish my writing, and I get followers from there, they’ll be disappointed I fear, that I primarily give blogging advice. I have many posts on relationships, including marital, but it’s the exception not the rule. What do you think?
      Please invite me to your group boards on Pinterest if you have any, and thank you for thinking of me.
      PS Welcome to my site. I hope we can interact again. Elle did me quite a favor by reblogging me. Many people have come over from her site since the reblog.

      • Shel Harrington | at 10:33 am

        The only group boards I have (besides those I share with my sister for our 2 Good Sisters Pinterest site (we attached it to our own boards in hopes of some growth, but without separate FB friends, it seems hard to grow on Pinterest) are groups of Family Law lawyers and counselors for Divorce Resources and Kids in Divorce. I’m part of one for Blogging Posts and a Marriage Resource group, but I didn’t start them so I don’t control who gets invited. But it’s super easy to start your own group. If you have an existing board that you would want others to pin on, you simply go to edit and add them to the invite list. You should be following each other (on at least one board) and the invite will go to the email they used to set up the account with. They have to accept the email, then the board will appear on their own site and they can pin to it. You will be able to delete pins you don’t want there, but the pinners you invite will only be able to edit or delete their own contributions. You might want to start one for people to put their favorite posts, or posts on a given topic, or best blogging tips, or anything else of interest. Here’s my site in case you want to invite me to anything!

        With regard to writing for Divorce Moms, you should be ALL over that. You don’t HAVE to put in the blog in your bio if it’s not relevant to the audience, or you can put you blog about blogging and relationships. You should have categories on your blog so that people can go look at the topics they are interested in. But if you are interested in writing more, don’t let such opportunities pass because each one gives you additional writing creds (credits AND credibility!). I’m not familiar with that publication – is it paper or online? It sounds like something I’d be interested in contributing to!

        You have my email address – please feel free to email me if you have follow-up on any of the our topics we’ve covered!

        • Janice Wald | at 3:26 pm

          It’s no problem at all. I have received many invitations and actually am a member of about 9 group Pinterest boards. Perhaps once I continue to grow my following which currently stands at about 564, and I fix the pin link problem, I’ll get more traffic from there.
          As I wrote you in the Email I sent you, you’ve become a friend in the last week. Thanks for looking out for me!

          • Janice Wald | at 3:30 pm

            Hi Shel,
            Since you write about relationships, and I have a relationship board, I tried to invite you so pin to my board. It seemed to want your Email instead of your Pinterest handle. That would be fun to share a Pinterest board. Let me know if you don’t get the invite and I’ll try again using your Gmail address.

      • Shel Harrington | at 10:38 am

        I just went to your pin site and clicked on a relationship article. It didn’t take me to that post. It took me to a roster of blogging articles. You have to pin while you are in the post (the post is in the URL line) or your pin goes to your site instead of the specific post.

        • Janice Wald | at 3:24 pm

          I wrote you a lengthy response to your Email(Gmail?)
          Thank you so much for giving me a heads up!
          I look forward to your response to the Gmail I sent you.

    • Janice Wald | at 3:39 pm

      Hi Tammie!
      Thank you so much for your kind words and your support of my writing. Somewhere I understood you to write that you followed my blog. I kept checking but I never received notice. If I am wrong and confused, forgive me. There is a link to confirm in your Email. I thought maybe that was why I never got notification. At any rate, if you are interested, you will get a free private advice post just for signing up. Here is the link
      I hope I don’t appear like the spammer I just told people not to be, LOL.

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    • Janice Wald | at 10:31 am

      Hi Ron,
      I added you to our Follow to Follow page. Welcome! A very nice group of people here.
      However, I wanted to tell you that I recently had a Blogger Meet and Greet. If you are looking to network and meet more bloggers, and it sounds like you are since you’ve requested to be added to the Follow to Follow Directory, you might want to check out the other bloggers there. Nice people with interesting blogs. I’ve followed many myself. Here’s the link if you want to check them out.

    • Janice Wald | at 4:37 pm

      Hi Koumba,
      I added your blog to the Follow to Follow Directory. Welcome to the list! If people don’t seek you out, follow their blogs and let them know who found them on the Reflections Follow to Follow list and you’d appreciate a follow back.

    • Janice Wald | at 10:46 pm

      I added you to the Follow to Follow Directory Badfish. It was fun chatting tonight. Thank you for the compliment. I really appreciate it, and your support.

  33. D. Parker | at 12:26 pm

    Thank you so much, Janice, I’ve found many more wonderful blogs to follow. πŸ™‚
    I always find your posts so interesting. Just read ‘7 Tips I Wish I knew When I Started Blogging’, thank you, very helpful.
    I blog over at about everything from books to Autism to movies, TV, Fibromyalgia, friends, family, parenting, food, generally about life, the universe and everything.
    Thanks again. πŸ™‚

  34. Janice Wald | at 12:31 pm

    Hi Everyone,
    If you are still interested in networking opportunities, I am holding my second Meet and Greet. Here is the link:
    There are currently 75 comments on the post, so there are many bloggers waiting to meet new people and read new blogs.

  35. W.I.L.D | at 9:32 am

    Hey πŸ™‚ My blog is basically about teenage school life, you know its about things like embarrassing yourself in front of your crush, them teachers that think we are sheep, that one person you cant stand, etc… Its basically just about my weird life as a teen, I guess I want to see if anyone can relate. My blog is new, and I would really appreciate it if people will follow me for a follow back! thanks guys πŸ™‚

    P.s, W.I.L.D stands for, Wish.Love.Inspire.Dream ;p

  36. jazzyoutoo_lostinbraga | at 1:01 am

    Indeed what’s the point of writing something if nobody reads it – I would like to have more followers on my blog. I believe that what I’m writing can be useful if you travel to my city but also just because you want to read and know about it. I will follow back – I am sure you’d like that. Thank you Janice for this opportunity!

    My blog is about Braga – Portugal –

    • Janice Wald | at 9:58 pm

      1. I added you to our Follow to Follow Directory.
      2. You wrote wonderful things on my Testimonial page I will add to my Testimonial page =). We do travel by the way. We’re cruisers.
      Thank you for your support and validation.

      • lovetotrav | at 6:06 am

        Thank you! I spent a lot of time on your blog yesterday as it is so well-done! You are very straight forward and take the fear out of the technology component for new-ish bloggers like myself. You have definitely found your calling. Have a great day. Cheryl

        • Janice Wald | at 11:47 pm

          I saw and appreciate it. I am going to add your kinds words to my testimonial page. Your compliment that I have found my calling makes me feel so good. Thank you!

          • lovetotrav | at 4:37 am

            You are welcome and it is so true. You simplify what can be a confusing process for newbies like myself who are less advanced technologically speaking.

    • Janice Wald | at 9:44 pm

      Hi Trudy!
      I added you to our Follow to Follow Directory. Welcome!
      Also, thank you so much for all your support of my writing. I saw you at my site a couple of times this weekend, and I’m grateful for your visits. I’m glad you’re enjoying my posts.

      • Trudy | at 9:49 pm

        Thank you again. Yes I’m catching up to all my subscriptions and you are at the top , I’m trying to learn as much as possible since I started in December. I’m always looking for ways to make my blog better and your blog is full of so much good information. Thanks for visiting me previously as well !

    • Janice Wald | at 12:50 pm

      Hi MJ!
      I added you to our Follow to Follow Directory. Welcome! Also, thank you so much for the kind words about my blog. I added you to my once-a-week mailing list, so you are apprised of my posts.

  37. Catherine Hamrick | at 3:00 pm

    Random Storyteller is a personal blog with stories, essays, musings, and poems focused on characters, creatives, places, humor, and southern memory. In the tradition of mountain quilters, I toss aside perfection for small, unpredictably shaped patterns. This blog is my verbal crazy quilt.

    I look forward to following your blog and using your tips. Thank you for this generous post. Regards, Catherine

  38. LoemBo | at 8:03 am

    This is a really great idea! Thank you Janice for recommending your site to me!
    Please add my to your list:

    • Janice Wald | at 6:16 pm

      Done! However, I think the link was wrong. It took me to my own stats page, so I added this:
      Welcome to our Follow to Follow Directory!

    • Janice Wald | at 11:28 pm

      Nice to meet you. I added you to our Follow to Follow Directory. Welcome!
      I wanted to let you know that I am also holding a Blogger Meet and Greet for further networking opportunities. I got you the link There are over 80 comments on the post, so there should be a good assortment of blogs there.