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March 18, 2014

p.2 | one ingredient to blowing up your blog

it's no secret to my friends and family. i'm downright obsessed with growing my blog. so much so that i wrote a scathing post (that i never posted) about how angry i was at big bloggers who were saying that they were "blogging to blog" and that they needed to "stop looking at their stats."

while that's just fine for them, and i'm sure it's true to a certain extent, i'm just not there yet in my blogging career. yes. i just accidentally called my blogging aspirations a career. that might be as shameful as that one time i was in a pageant. anyway…
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i wrote a post a bit ago about an idea that i had to blow up your blog. i was convinced you needed one ingredient…and i still know it couldn't hurt. get yourself/blog a celebrity backer. all you have to do is gently stalk your celebrity of choice via twitter, instagram, restaurant, etc. eventually they'll have to show you some social media love. just ask erin from LIY.

fast forward a few months...recently i had another idea. as in…just about five minutes ago. what if you became best friends with several of the big bloggers in our little blogging world? i mean…they are practically little celebrities in their own right. can you imagine the free shout-outs and social media lovey-love you would get?

i would recommend picking several types of bloggers because different blogs attract a different audience.
yoga pants could help you tap into the texas, free spirit, wild, cocktail-drinking crowd.
sydney's daybook could encourage love from all over the country, really. mormons, moms, fashionistas, top-knot wearers…and maybe even five or six people from idaho...because that's where she's from. but seriously…i thought maybe sydney and i could be friends since we're both from this rarely heard-from state. no love, people. no. love.
maybe you love sports? or maybe you just think those professional athletes are pretty fine? well then maybe you should be besties with venus trapped in mars. girlfriend has the sports-world dialed in.

so i'm probably going to work on getting these gals to fall in love with me. i mean…everyone needs a friend in idaho.

they should know that i like to eat. i like to vacation. i like cocktails. and that i have a sweating problem.

it's where friendship starts, people. it's where friendship starts.

who might you be blogging besties with?
36 comments on "p.2 | one ingredient to blowing up your blog"
  1. Love all of these bloggers! Great plan:)

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  2. I'm totally guilty of stalking my favorite bloggers. I want to know their secret ways of being so awesome.

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  3. I love all of those ladies and I love this post! :)

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  4. My blog crushes would totally be Little Baby Garvin, The Lauren Elizabeth, and The Small Things Blog. I just know we'd all be best friends lol! #creeperstatus

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  5. Haha! It does help when you get blog love from bigger bloggers!

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  6. Ha, I love all the bloggers you've picked. Good luck!

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  7. Can we be blogging besties? I mean we have the whole farmer wife and momma to little girlies thing in common! :-)

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  8. Being blog friends with you has worked out to my extraordinary benefit.

    I have so many other blog crushes to keep tabs on, I could never list them all. There are so many awesome chicks typing away in cyberspace.

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  9. HAHA! Girrrrl, keep being you and you wont need any of this. You're such a trip!

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  10. Haha I love this. I'm not a big blogger but can we still be friends?!

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  11. Your brutal honesty cracks me up. I'm a blogger. Not a famous one. But I did have 1 whole post go viral. So can we still hang?

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    1. I think I fixed my "issue"! Thanks for cluing me in. ;) Here's the link...and it's completely random. http://www.ctbakerintheacres.com/2012/02/14-lovely-days-day-2.html?m=1

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  12. If I were a "big" blogger, I would definitely send some love your way! And it would be a perfect fit since this northwest girl grew in Spokane which a stones throw to your lovely state of Idaho AND my family has a lake cabin in Spirit Lake, ID which is about as authentic Idaho as you can get! Oh how I love the panhandle! ;-)

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  13. Gracious, I was just thinking about this today! I was trying to convince myself that my self worth {and my blog's} isn't tied to the number of followers I have on Bloglovin' or GFC, but those numbers do mess with a girls head! As for 'big bloggers', heck I'd classify mine as 'outta this world, huge bloggers'... I'd love to hang out and eat with Ree/The Pioneer Woman, she is amazingly talented and funny!

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  14. Go for it girl! I recently started following and love what I'm reading:-) I'm sure if people visit your page, they will stick around.

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  15. Best advice ever!! Love the ones you've chosen too!

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  16. Love how you write your posts! Seriously, you crack me up.

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  17. I feel the same way re: growing my blog becoming an obsession. I need something else to focus on so my husband doesn't send me packing the next time I complain that something with my blog needs fixing!

    I think we could totally be blog besties. I mean, we're both farm girls, have incredibly cute daughters, and enjoy a good adult beverage. BFFL. ;)

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  18. Love your honesty (and hilarious wit) so much. You kinda rock my socks off. I'm proud to say I have a blogger friend from Idaho:) Maybe we should start our own blogging clique, and then one day when we're big time, smaller bloggers will want to be our friends;)

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  19. i too, follow all of these fab bloggers!

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  20. UM Hiiiii!! I need a friend in Idaho for sure!!! Not to mention I live to eat and live to cocktail :) :) :) Looking forward to where this friendship will take us...

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  21. This sounds like a very good plan... sometimes stalking is the best way to do things - unless it's creepy stalking.

    Sophie xxx

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  22. I am trying to be besties with you....does that count as my claim to fame???? I.Think.So.

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  23. too funny. i think being super funny can grow your blog. you got that at least. :)

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  24. This is hilarious, and an idea I might have to steal. I <3 Erin and her blog too. Try Karly Kim, Two-Thirds Hazel, and Helene in Between. All super amazing ladies that would probably be happy to send some love your way. Well not if I get to them first. Haha

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  25. I am such a blog stalker as well ooops . Helene in Btween , Venus Trapped in Mars, I wore Yoga Pants are my favs

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  26. haha! totally hilarious, and spot on. i think everyone feels like this, even bigger bloggers. i mean, there's always someone more e-famous out there, right?

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  27. We could totally be friends...but I don't think I can really help grow your blog :( But it doesn't hurt to have a friend in Ohio right? Little bloggers must stick together....even though your blog is HUGE compared to mine :)
    I love those ladies you mentioned too! I also love Erin @ Love, Fun & Football and Andrea @ Momfessionals!

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  28. haha this is awesome. I love when blogs I love share the blogs that they love.. The more blogs to stalk the better! Also, I'm pretty sure you're on your way to fame:)

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  29. It has been fun seeing your blog grow! I'm sure it will only keep growing too!

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  30. This is hilarious and I want to make my own list of potential blog besties

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  31. Love this post!! This is motivation to stay consistent with my posting and continue to grow my blog to a bigger audience! Some of my favorites besides yours are Hello Happiness, 3 Ladies & Their Gent, The Bruce Brood, and Bean in Love :) Have a great day!!

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  32. I love this idea. And I am trying. I want my blog to grow but I also don't want to lose myself in the process. But I will take a celeb backed or 6 if you are sharing!!

    atparsons.blogspot.com

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  33. Enjoyed this post!! I am finding it difficult to become friends with some of the "big" bloggers. I comment and comment buy it's rare they check out my blog in return. Hmph! I'll keep trying...lol

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  34. Just starting to attempt to grow my blog's readership! Thanks for the tips!

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  35. You mean there's actually other bloggers from Idaho? I feel like Sydney and I need to be friends just for that reason!

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