My Journey to 2k on Twitter – How I got 2000 followers in 2 months!

I started my blog on the 1st of March 2018, and as whilst I was getting set up, I told myself I was going to focus on Twitter as my main social media channel! I hadn’t been on Twitter for over 3 years before this, though I still knew there was no difficult algorithms to try and work out and I could easily connect with my audience, other blogger and businesses/brands! Read on to find out what I did to reach 2000 followers in 2 months!

2000 follower in 2 months


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I started my Twitter on March 1st, I didn’t know who to follow or what to do, but I read and I read until I felt like I had a better understanding of the best way to utilise this social media channel! it took me a few days until I really got on with it, so when I hit my 2,000 followers on the 11th of May, it was two months give or take a couple of days! Here are the exact ways I built up my following on Twitter, and made amazing friends and networks!

1.Follow/Comment Trains

Firstly I used follow and comment trains, you can usually see these retweeted on to your timeline if you follow bloggers, or if not, simply search #followtrain or #commenttrain! They’re great for getting to know people and finding new people to follow, but make sure you read the rules, if it says follow everyone or comment on everyone’s post, make sure you do, it can mean so much to know someone is reading your blog and commenting! And if someone has taken time out of their day to comment or follow you with expecting that you’ll do the same, it would be rude not too!

I would suggest only to use these with a smaller following, I stopped using these after about 600 followers, as people like the play the follow/unfollow game! Which takes me perfectly into the next point!

2.Don’t play the follow/unfollow game

This is the bane of Twitter, people following you just for a follow back, and then a couple of days later, unfollow you so they look like they have a larger follower:following ratio. I personally hate this, thought I understand it’s sometimes unavoidable. If you follow someone and realise you dont like what they tweet, it upsets you, you find it annoying, it’s triggering etc. are perfectly acceptable reasons to unfollow people! And sometimes you don’t even have a reason, you just don’t want to be following them anymore – fine! BUT, don’t follow people with the intention of unfollowing them a few days later! The bottom line is just be supportive to others and you will receive support!

3.Hashtags/Tagging

I use/d lots of different hashtags or tags of blogger support groups that retweet content when promoting my posts! You can fine alsorts that are really helpful, my favourites are: Blogger Kind, Blogger Tribe and Beechat! Use their hashtags or tag them in your posts and they’ll often retweet, meaning you’ll reach a larger audience, and quite often gain followers who are interested in your blog from this!2000 followers in 2 months

4.Group Direct Messages

I love these, I even started my own! They’re slightly like Instagram Pods, you can go to these when you’ve written a new post and ask them to read, retweet, but generally just make friends! I don’t know where I’d be without my Travel Blogger Group girls, and I genuinely do believe I would have found it a lot harder without their support thought times of ‘cba’ and ‘is it even worth it?’! (I’m also going to link their Twitter’s after this point so you can go follow them, they’re amazing and I’m so grateful for their support!) I would say only join a group if you really can offer support to others, it’s important to always give back, don’t be that person that just posts their new posts asking for retweets/likes without reciprocating it!


Wandering Wombmates, From Zimbabwe To, The Emmasphere, Blondie Wanderlust, Bexcapades, Views of Venus, Anxious to Adventure, The Blond Travels, World Meet Chloe, Lydias Lifestyle, Wander’n’!


5.Connect to people

This was how I really built up a following! I made sure I was genuine (I sometimes this I’m more myself online than I sometimes am in person!) and wasn’t afraid to message people or tweet people! People, especially bloggers, LOVE to talk, to help people and to support each other! Say congratulations when someone has hit a goal, retweet peoples posts that you like, and generally just chat away and offer help! I always try and direct message people who tweeted saying they were struggling with something I knew I could offer help with!

Follow these tips for a week or two, and then let me know if it helped with a gain of followers!

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26 Comments

  1. Small Beauty
    13/05/2018

    That’s so crazy! I started my twitter on the exact same day!💕

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      13/05/2018

      Amazing girl! You’re doing so well too! X

      Reply
  2. Chloe
    13/05/2018

    These are such fab tips, I definitely need to up my hashtagging game! You should be so proud of yourself Elle, you’re doing so amazingly well. And thanks for the little shout out!

    Chloe x

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      13/05/2018

      Thanks so much girl, you’ve been so supportive I couldn’t of got where I am without you & the girls! X

      Reply
  3. Sarah
    13/05/2018

    This is really useful information. I know I need to up my Twitter game so I’ll follow these tips.

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      14/05/2018

      I’m glad I could help! X

      Reply
  4. Small Beauty
    13/05/2018

    Aww thank you! I haven’t done anything on my blog in nearly 3 weeks though! Can’t help feeling bad about it, but I’m glad you’re still doing so well with yours!💕

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      14/05/2018

      I totally get you! I had a few weeks that was just a big no😂 it’s important to make sure you don’t burn yourself out! X

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  5. Melina
    13/05/2018

    Congrats on hitting 2,000 followers in such a short period of time! I have been working on twitter for almost a year now and I have about 1,600, which for me is a lot! I don’t follow every single person back, because I like to make sure that I can see the actual people I care about! Good luck reaching 3,000! xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      14/05/2018

      Yeah I think that’s totally fair enough! There’s no need too follow everyone back if they just randomly follow you! Thank you!xxx

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  6. Morgan
    14/05/2018

    Thanks! I literally thought Twitter was dead but apperently not and I’m just old, I’m using it for blog promotion and connections. I didn’t even know about comment chains on Twitter. Super helpful 🙂 thanks girl !

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      14/05/2018

      They’re so helpful, especially when making connections with other bloggers! I love twitter! Anytime! X

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  7. Alex
    14/05/2018

    These are such great suggestions, Elle! I hadn’t used Twitter in years before starting my blog either, so it’s so good to know all these things. Also so amazing and inspiring that you gained so many followers so fast!! Congrats! And thanks so much for being such a supportive and helpful group member 🙂

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      14/05/2018

      Thank girl! Definitely couldn’t of done it without that little group of ours! 😊 x

      Reply
  8. Emma
    14/05/2018

    Love this! Thanks for the shout out too 😘

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  9. Neve Smith
    16/05/2018

    It’s crazy how much you have accomplished! Fab tips too though, I need to participate in so many more chats, i just always forget!
    Neve x | https://lifewithneve.com/

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  10. Carrie
    18/05/2018

    You’ve created a great source with awesome tips here! Thanks.

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  11. Kieren
    18/05/2018

    Amazing that you’ve done so well, I’m definitely going to focus more! Useful tips too, thanks.

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  12. Yasmin
    18/06/2018

    Such fab tips girl, keep up the great work!!
    Yasmin x

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  13. Fay Louise
    19/06/2018

    This is amazing! Congratulations on reaching 2000 and thankyou for sharing your tips! I definetely need to up my twitter game!

    Xx

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  14. Jo
    22/06/2018

    Fab post!! Need to get on a follow train 🚂 😀

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  15. Daily Deals UK
    23/06/2018

    Thanks for this, I have actually had my account for years but only been working on it since Sept 16 and really trying to push it for the last 2 months. I just can’t seem to get followers no matter what I try. I will try some of these and hopefully things will start coming along. 🙂

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      23/06/2018

      Yeah, just give it a go! It seems to be the more active you are the quicker your followers increase! X

      Reply
  16. Kirsty
    23/06/2018

    Thank you for writing this and sharing your success! You are doing amazing!
    I will definitely be taking these tips xx

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    1. EleanorLGriffiths
      23/06/2018

      You’re welcome! Glad I could help!😊 xx

      Reply
  17. Alisa
    04/07/2018

    Thank you for the post. I actually do almost same and so far it all works ☺️

    Reply

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