I learned this the hard way, but luckily, you don’t have to. Kim from Later Levels has some great advice here, and it’s worth taking note of.

This is how you see organic growth; you reach out. Sure, paying a company a few dollars a month to funnel viewers to your site may make the numbers go up, but those people aren’t going to engage with you.

But don’t just take my word for it. Take a gander at the original post on Later Levels.

Hey you! Yes, you! Do you have a blog? Have you been told it’s the best blog in the world, but don’t see a follower count to match? Have you been tempted by dubious SEO deals and offers to purchase hundreds of followers? If you’re tired of putting all your time and effort into awesome […]

via The secret to blogging success — Later Levels

Posted by Shelby "Falcon509" Steiner

I'm just a gamer that enjoys talking about my hobbies. I do a little more than that too. I love cooking, grilling, being outdoors, going target shooting, etc.


  1. This is fantastic. I mean, I never aimed to have a ton of followers (though I do admit I squee when I apparently get one or go wow when I see where they are from) but never tempted to like…. Bump up numbers?

    But this was fun to read… No lie. XD

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  2. Thanks for pointing this out, cracking read

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  3. Lol!!!! Gotta admit, getting readers and writing are two entirely different jobs! But you gotta be motivated to do BOTH!

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    1. Being a part of a blogging community certainly is a job. It takes a lot of personal investment to sit down, read other people’s content, and formulate meaningful responses. But in a sense, you get what you pay for. Time spent generates a correspondence, and those folks sometimes spend time on your site as well.

      Worked for the two of us, if I recall correctly 🙂



      1. Yup, it did until I went dark for a while. Long hours (56-60 a week) at work and well family comes first.



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