Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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Tips and Tricks to Grow your Blog

Are you struggling with knowing how to grow your blog? Have you wondered how others are doing it? Well, I’ve only been in pursuit of blogging for a year and a half, but I have learned a thing or two from research, from wisdom imparted from other blogger friends and from trial and error. I know the key to growing your blog is understanding that it’s not about being better than others but about being excellent at portraying what makes you “YOU”. With a million and one bloggers out there, my biggest tip that I can share with you is to be authentic. After receiving so many emails and messages from other bloggers on what has helped me to grow, I decided to share my TOP 5 tips and tricks. I’ve learned so many do’s and don’ts {and still learning}, but I’ll keep this simple.

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My top FIVE tips and tricks to grow your blog:

Pick two to three topics that interest you and set your theme. Focus on this theme and build your blog from there. For example: my top three interest are faith, family and fashion. So, I try to write accordingly to those topics. Another tip is to never choose your topics/theme for your blog based on someone else’s success. Remember, the #1 trick to grow your blog is to be YOU. Be authentic.
Be consistent with your weekly post on your blog and social media accounts. Our readers and followers look forward to knowing more about us, our weekly updates/events, our current wish-list, and our newest items added to our closet.. Lol. I usually post three times a week. This schedule has worked best for me as a mom of four little ones. I try to be active on my social media accounts daily or every other day. Another trick, set up a post schedule, a weekly plan.
Join blogging communities and/or Facebook pages. Finding these connections has been vital to growth with my blog. These communities and Facebook pages are based on your blogging niche, and they offer support with your blog post, encouragement when feeling overwhelmed, and information on companies and possible collaborations. I searched on Facebook and found a few that I love: Style Collective, Grow Your Blog, RewardStyle Bloggers, Show Your Blog Love, and The Social Society. These are closed groups, and you do have to be “approved” to join them!
Just research which ones are best for you.
Grow your social media accounts especially Instagram. I say Instagram because companies that have reached out to me have mentioned liking my engagement and numbers on that account. Growing your account means that you have to ENGAGE. It is so important to dedicate time throughout the week to comment and to show love to other bloggers and your followers. You can join giveaways {Whiteafterlaborday is who I started participating in giveaways when I first started. She is so sweet and does an excellent job coordinating them.} Join comment pods/DM groups or create your own pod. I have done both. You need to use hashtags. A Pinch of Lovely just shared 100+ of the best hashtags. All of these are simple tips but take effort to bring the growth.
Work with companies that best suite your style and your brand. As you grow, companies will reach out to you, but you want their products to blend well with the theme of your blog. If you are interested in a certain boutique or brand, you can also reach out to them and share why you and your blog would help with the growth of their business. I’ve found a few very helpful pitches online when I googled pitch templates. You will want to include a few statistics, links to your blog and social media accounts.

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So, I hope that I was able to share some basic 101 tips and tricks to grow your blog. I still have a lot to learn, but I wanted to share what has worked for me!! I’d love to hear what has helped you. Please, comment below.

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Comments

  • Love these helpful tips & your dress is stunning!!

    xO – Steph

    http://www.urbanblonde.com

    September 6, 2016
  • Such a great post Angelle! I agree with all of your tips!! And you look beautiful (no surprise there).

    September 6, 2016
  • I absolutely LOVE this outfit and those shoes! YES PLEASE!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    September 6, 2016
  • Love all these tips- especially the posting consistently. I think that has been the tip that has helped my blog grow consistently!

    xx, Jamie
    theblonderlife.com

    September 6, 2016
  • Love this post! I just started my blog 2 weeks ago and thought these tips were very helpful! Also, love your outfit 🙂

    https://www.instagram.com/alexandrachammer/

    September 6, 2016
  • Such a gorgeous dress on you! I completely agree with your tips, too.

    Euriental

    September 6, 2016
  • Great photos! I need to work on my social media strategy. I do not post regularly or on any kind of schedule. Definitely something I need to work on!

    September 6, 2016
  • You seriously look super adorable! I’m always working on my Instagram!! I love yours too, btw!!

    September 6, 2016
  • These are very helpful tips! I’m always working on more ways to grow my blog!

    xo
    Sami
    http://www.theclassicbrunette.com

    September 6, 2016
  • Love these tips!! I think knowing your brand is definitely one of the most important things!!

    xx – anna
    http://www.fleurdille.com

    September 6, 2016
  • Awesome tips. I really need to get my rear in gear re. Instagram 🙂

    September 6, 2016
  • These are all great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    September 6, 2016
  • Great tips!! I love all of those, although I struggle with sticking to 2-3 topics. I will usually stick with 2-3 at a time, via “Series” then change the series when I start getting antsy, but still have everything fit under my blogs mission.

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    September 6, 2016
  • Such helpful tips!!! I definitely only like working with brands that I love. It helps you stay true to yourself and your audience.

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    September 6, 2016
  • These are great tips. I’ve found that all of them really work!

    September 6, 2016
  • Great tips! I absolutely agree with pick your top interest to create your niche to have a focused blog! I love your style – this color looks great on you! xo Loren | http://www.thinkelysian.com

    September 6, 2016
  • your dress is amazing! And, these are great tips! Definitely going to implement these! I need to get better about being consistent.

    September 6, 2016
  • These are such great tips! I never thought of facebook groups.

    Xo, Christina
    http://www.christinabeex3.com/

    September 6, 2016
  • Thanks for the great tips. I’m getting ready to focus on growing my Pinterest to bring more traffic to my blog.

    September 6, 2016
    • Angelle Marix
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      Pinterest is definitely on my list too!!

      September 7, 2016
  • As a newbie these tips are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

    September 6, 2016
  • That is such a gorgeous dress!!! I need it in my closet I think 🙂
    I have a really hard time staying consistent. I’m trying really hard to schedule everything, so I don’t even have to think about it and it’s automatic because I know how important it is to be consistent!

    September 7, 2016
  • What a gorgeous dress! I also love your tips.

    xoxo, Jenny

    September 7, 2016
  • Great tips! Also love this dress, the color and detailing are beautiful!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    September 7, 2016
  • Girl this is my favorite look on you! That dress fits like a glove and you look fresh and fantastic. I want / NEED that necklace you’re wearing…is it one of your own designs? If so can you make another? Love, love!

    September 7, 2016
  • Such a beautiful dress, and I love these tips!

    September 7, 2016
  • Your dress is so stunning with the lace heels!! Have a great week. XOXO, Carolyna

    http://www.carolynabauer.com

    September 7, 2016
  • Great tips girlie! Also love that dress!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

    September 7, 2016
  • Lynn
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    Oh lah lah! I love your outfit! Your tips are awesome!

    September 7, 2016
  • These are great tips. I’ve just recently up-ed to 3 posts a week as well and on IG, started posting consistently/joining pods. I notice a big difference!

    September 7, 2016
  • Love your outfit! I agree with all of these and love those Facebook groups too! Its so helpful with introducing new blogs out there and getting to network more.

    September 7, 2016
  • First off I love your dress, and you also have some great tips!

    Sarah || http://www.stylishsassyandclassy.com/

    September 7, 2016
  • Fantastic tips! I’ll be keeping these in mind as I continue to grow. Thank you!

    September 7, 2016
  • Thanks for these tips! I would like to start working with companies.

    September 7, 2016
  • Great tips! I especially like working with brands that fit your blog. So often bloggers will work with anyone and it doesn’t help your blog long term.

    September 7, 2016
  • Cute dress! Really great tips in regards to blog growth!

    September 7, 2016
  • I haven’t really gotten into Instagram. They don’t seem to have many options for those of us who can’t get their Android or iPhone app.

    September 7, 2016
  • First of all, love your dress! Second, great tips. I recently joined a few Facebook groups to help support the growth of my blog and so far it is amazing. I love meeting and supporting other bloggers. I’ve been blogging for 7 years and I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner.

    September 7, 2016
  • This is so helpful! I discovered that when I stuck to a blogging schedule, my views definitely went up. And yes to FB groups! I just joined the rewardStyle group – thanks for the tip!

    September 8, 2016
  • This was a great read – so helpful as a new blogger! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    September 8, 2016
  • Lovelovelove all of the above tips! Also recommend The Blogger Life + Blog Passion Project as groups on Facebook for bloggers. And I’m checking these out and just joined!

    Coming Up Roses

    September 10, 2016
  • Maggie
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    Great tips!! I think Insta engagement is key.

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    September 10, 2016

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