I started “Instablogging”, as I like to call it, in mid-January 2016. Back then I had something like 40 followers, all friends and family. At that point I had decided I wanted to try and grow my Instagram account into a platform for launching a blog and so I started working on creating a more consistent feed, posting way more often than I had been doing, and looking for other moms who seemed to be doing the same. By mid-June I hit the 10K mark and now, about 15 months after I started, I’m just shy of 50K. That’s an average growth of around 100 new followers per day (or about 65 per day until I hit the 10K mark and 130 per day since then). Whilst I know plenty of bloggers who have managed to grow much quicker than I have, I know that this growth is nothing to balk at.
( Note: This is part two of a 3-part blogging series. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out my first post on how to start and grow a successful lifestyle blog. Part 3 – coming soon – will cover monetizing your blog and Instagram. )