Doctor Eamer

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Payo sa Blogging: Paano Magkaroon ng Followers

Sisimulang ko ang isang blog series entitled “Payo sa Blogging” na dedicated para sa mga newbie bloggers na nagtatanong ng mga payo sa blogging. I will share some of the things na ginagawa at natutunan ko rin mula sa ibang mga bloggers. Paano nga ba magkaroon ng followers?

Noong 2014 ako nagsimulang pumasok sa blogosphere. Tanda ko pa ang pakiramdam na una akong nagkaroon ng first five followers at ilang mga likes sa aking blog articles. Isama na rin natin ang palitan ng mga comments. May excitement talaga kapag may mga bago kang followers. Only bloggers can relate sa feeling na sinasabi ko. By 2016, around 500+ na ang naging WordPress followers ko. Mga 95% ay Pinoy since puro tagalog ang mga blogs ko at bihira akong mag-follow ng hindi Pinoy. Sa kasamaang palad, nagkaroon ako ng sariling domain, hindi ko alam kung bakit nawala ang mga followers ko. Kaya yung iba nag-re-follow na lang. Kahit papaano unti-unti naman akong nakabawi sa followership. So ito ang mga maipapayo ko:

1. Magsulat lang

Consistent ka dapat sa pagsusulat. At least two articles per month. Kung magaling ka talagang magsulat, kahit two articles lang per month, aabangan iyon ng mga readers mo. Usually, kapag mga one year na ang isang blogsite na walang bagong post, hindi ko iyon pina-follow.

2. Follow other blogs

Respeto lang minsan diba? Nag-follow sila sa iyo, kaya ipa-follow mo sila. Same effect din kung una mo silang ni-follow, then most propably they will follow you too. Pero hindi ito applicable sa love. Hindi porket minahal mo siya ay mamahalin ka rin niya. Strategic ako kapag nag-follow ng blogs. Kapag hindi ko talaga gusto ang blogs mo, I won’t follow you. I may like some of your posts kung first time kong nabisita ang site mo, pero hindi kita basta ipa-follow. May standards din ako bes.

3. Comment to other blogs

Minsan kahit mag-follow ka sa kanila, hindi sapat iyon para mag-follow sila sa iyo. Siguro mga 47% ang chance na they will follow you back. To increase that chance, try to comment kahit isa sa mga articles nila after mo silang i-follow. Siguro mga 71% they will follow you back and check your site once nag-comment ka sa articles nila. Kung ako sa iyo, try to comment to at least 2 to 3 articles. Siyempre basahin mo naman ang articles.

4. Say hi or hello to other blogs

Saan ka pwedeng magmensahe sa kanila? Syempre sa kanilang About Page. Kaya dapat may About Page ka sa site mo. Dahil usually if it is their first time to visit or encounter your site, ito ang una nilang titingnan. You can check my About Page as a sample. Kung mapapansin mo 100+ ang comments doon. Ang taas ng chance na they will follow you if you will comment sa kanilang About Page. Make a wonderful and encouraging comments naman.

5. Check other blogs who has many comments on their articles

Kaya maraming comments sila kasi marami silang followers. Learn from that site. Paano siya magsulat. Ano ang mga pakulo niya. Etc. Then try to follow yung mga nag-comment sa site na iyon.

6. Read other blogs

Kung gusto mong may magbasa rin ng mga blogs mo, read other blogs too! Kung wala kang passion na magbasa, then don’t expect people will read your blogs too. Follow golden rule. Do unto others what you want others do unto you.

7. Ayusin mo ang theme mo

Hindi mo naman need maging coder or techy kapag WordPress. Sobrang user-friendly naman nito. Kayang-kaya mong maayos. Hanap ka lang ng magandang theme na babagay sa personality mo o sa gusto mong style. Andaming free themes naman. So far, ang current theme ko ay gustong-gusto ko. Although may mga hindi ako magawa like gusto ko ng dual sidebar, okay pa naman. Cute kasi siyang tingnan. Neat. Bakit ko ito naipayo? Kasi once Β may bumisita sa site mo, aminin na natin na titingnan nila ang “looks” ng site mo. So better na make it presentable.

So far, iyan na lang muna ang maibabahagi ko sa ngayon. Kung may mga katanungan at payo kayo, just comment below. Continuous series naman ito kaya abang-abang lang kayo sa kasunod nito. God bless!

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39 comments on “Payo sa Blogging: Paano Magkaroon ng Followers

  1. shadesofwanderer
    May 27, 2017

    Wow! Thanks for these tips, Doc Eamer.. πŸ™‚ Swak na swak toh, especially sa gaya kong napakabaguhan pa lang sa mundo ng blogging.

    BTW, any plans of buying your own domain? Madami ka na din naman mga blog posts and followers, so I think pwedeng-pwede ka ng bumili ng sarili mong domain name. Curious lang po.. TIA

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    • Doctor Eamer
      May 27, 2017

      Welcome! Here’s the reason why I let go of my own domain: https://iamdoctoreamer.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/why-i-chose-to-let-you-go/

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      • ShadesOfWanderer
        May 27, 2017

        Ah kaya pala. Now I know. Na-explain na lahat dun sir. Salamat sa kasagutan. Hehehe.. Pero matanong ko na din po, pag nagkaroon ka ba ng domain at sariling host yung mga likes and comments sa posts mo mare-retain pa din ba?

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      • Doctor Eamer
        May 27, 2017

        You will ask your hosting provider to migrate your old contents. Yes, maretain ang mga comments and likes. But once may domain ka na. Wala na yung option na reblog at likes.

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      • ShadesOfWanderer
        May 27, 2017

        I see, so my downside din pala. Akala ko yung gastos lang yung downside tapos the rest, puro good side na. πŸ™‚ Pero sayang din yun sir kase diba pag may sariling domain/host ka na, pwede na dun ang Google Adsense and other advertisement? Pero sabagay kung ang purpose lang naman ay for personal lang, free WP is good enough.. πŸ™‚

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      • Doctor Eamer
        May 27, 2017

        Yep. Depende sa purpose mo. Yes pwede ang adsense kapag may sariling domain. Kung mga around 10k views ka na per month, possible na kumita ka na sa adsense. Pero kung mga 3k per month lang views mo, medyo $2 per month is mahirap pang maabot. Haha Based on experience.

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      • ShadesOfWanderer
        May 27, 2017

        Hahah.. So totoo pala yung sabi nilang wag umasa sa adsense, kase parang wala ring sense. Lol.. Thanks sir for the enlightenment.. πŸ™‚

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  2. purildecena
    May 19, 2017

    Reblogged this on ALAGAD NG PAG- IBIG.

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  3. Jayson Santos
    May 14, 2017

    When you leave comments, make sure nabasa mo naman yung buong article. Hindi yung nag-comment ka lang para lang makapag-plug in ng link. Bloggers will always know that. Enjoy ako magbasa ng comments that add more value to the post. Sometimes, I follow bloggers because of the way they write their comments.

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    • Doctor Eamer
      May 14, 2017

      True! Kaya may gagawin akong Comment Exchange next time sa aking blog page. I’ll invite you there Sir. πŸ™‚

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      • nocturnalmomtalks
        May 23, 2017

        Thanks sa tips, doc πŸ™‚ Question, saan ko ba makikita ang list ng pinoy bloggers? Hehe. Marami rami akong followers at finafollow na foreigner. Yung mga mommy bloggers na madalas ko bisitahin, hindi ko naman mafollow sa WP. Kaya ayan ang ginagawa ko e yung advice mo na check comments at tignan ang mga nagcomment etc. Gusto ko rin sana makafollow at magkaron ng mas maraming Pinoy bloggers lalo na mommy bloggers kasi mas masaya kapag nakakaconnect ako sa kapwa ko Pinoy πŸ™‚ Kaya nga pala English ang gamit ko sa blog ko e dahil nagppractice ako lalo dahil naghahanda akong maging work-at-home mom πŸ™‚

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      • Doctor Eamer
        May 23, 2017

        Wala kasing options po na makikita mo kung pinoy or hindi ang mga followers mo. Ayos po yang work-at-home esp sa mga mommy. Re mommy bloggers, better search sa FB group. I’m sure madami mo ang mga mommy bloggers group. Join lang po kayo. If mga Pinoy na wordpress bloggers naman hanap ninyo, check niyo ang http://philippinesingleassociation.wordpress.com/about/

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      • nocturnalmomtalks
        May 23, 2017

        Thanks! Yes, part ako ng blogging groups sa FB πŸ™‚ check ko yang link na yan.

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  4. pinoytransplant
    May 13, 2017

    Good tips for bloggers. Though for me, even though I cannot really say I follow those tips, what worked is having interesting and well-written articles. Edit, edit, edit. If your readers realize that what you write is worth their while, they will surely come back. Happy blogging!

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    • Doctor Eamer
      May 13, 2017

      very true! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your tips too. πŸ™‚

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    • Jayson Santos
      May 14, 2017

      Right, right! Nothing beats the quality of posts na sinusulat mo. Also, one thing that I learnrd is that after you published your post, read it again after two days and you’ll see new aspects that you can polish on.

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      • Doctor Eamer
        May 14, 2017

        Ginagawa ko rin ito. Hehe! Minsan may ilang revisions once nag-re-read ng published posts. Thanks for sharing your thoughts po πŸ™‚

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  5. Albert Soriano
    May 13, 2017

    This is inspiring.

    Likes, comments and follows tickle the ‘writer’ in us. Tsaka malakas maka motivate. That’s the power of connections. Minsan nakaka intimidate maraming followers na at baka hindi na mapansin ang comment ko, pero surprisingly you guys are very active in liking and commenting back. Taz naisip ko kaya pala kayo dumami ng followers kc marunong kayo mag-alaga πŸ™‚

    Being an introvert at wala akong oozing personality (hehe), oks lang sa akin ung konti pero relatable followers. Nevertheless the more the merrier πŸ™‚

    Salamat, doc (parang morning show pag weekend) *wink*

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    • Doctor Eamer
      May 13, 2017

      Haha You gave me an idea for that “Salamat, Doc!” Haha makagawa nga ng page sa site na ganun. Haha Yes Sir, don’t focus on quantity but on quality. πŸ™‚

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    • Jayson Santos
      May 14, 2017

      Totoo yan! Nakakaganang magsulat ulit kapag may nagco-comment sa posts mo. Comments alone can help you build more connections. If you read the post, basa din ng mga comments. Find a comment that struck you and reply ka dun. That increases your chance of being noticed not only by the blog author, but also by the commenter who most likely has a blog of his/her own.

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      • Albert Soriano
        May 14, 2017

        Very well-said Jayson.. oo nga, madalas nga nakaka connect din ako sa mga commenters who happened to be very active in replying back.

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  6. Jai
    May 12, 2017

    I agree on commenting. Sabi nung isang blogger (si Adrian ata, if not mistaken), it is better leave “footprints” by commenting. Simula nun, nakocomment na ko sa blogs. Dati kasi hanggang like lang kahit nagandahan talaga ko sa write up. πŸ™‚

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  7. Dhenn Espiritu
    May 12, 2017

    Hanga ako sa dedikasyon mo magsulat bro!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. RA
    May 12, 2017

    πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  9. callmeriina
    May 12, 2017

    very well said Doc. πŸ™‚ hehe naaalala ko rin yung mga panahong tatatlo palang yung followers ko tapos parang gusto ko ng mag give up nun pero tinanong ko muna yung sarili ko.. “Para kanino ba itong ginagawa ko?” Then sinagot ko rin yung tanong ko.. “Para sa sarili ko. Para kung may gusto man akong sabihin o ikwento na ayoko ng hinuhusgahan ako ng ibang tao, pwede kong magawa yun sa pamamagitan ng pagbblog.”

    Kaya eto.. matagal mang nawala.. patuloy pa rin akong bumabalik sa minahal ko na ring pagbblog πŸ™‚

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  10. AdashofJhaee
    May 12, 2017

    Nice payo Doc, very informative. Reading and commenting on other blog is such a big help 😊

    Liked by 2 people

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