WordPress reader is great, but like everything else, if you follow lots of people then the list just gets longer and you start to miss people.
One possible solution is to make your own list or lists. I use Microsoft OneNote to make a list of live links I can just work my way through easily, and then I know I’ve not missed anyone.
Paper lists are good as well if you like to keep a tangible record of what you’ve done, or make additional notes. Hands up who prefers a notebook and pen!
I would like to say at this point that I like lists for everything. It just makes it so much easier to remember things if they are written down.
Stay connected and follow up on comments
Another way to make sure you keep connected is to go through your list of followers, and pay them a regular visit. Make sure you visit the blogs of people who comment on your blog too, even if they don’t follow you. Once you have interacted with them a couple of times they may get converted to a follower.
Keep in mind that it’s the interaction that is beneficial to your blog and stats. You could have many followers but nobody actually reading your blog or commenting. The more active readers you have the more likely it will be that you can start a conversation.
Join a community
I have mentioned several times now that I have joined a Twitter group. We all support each other, but in a very relaxed and friendly way. We can share our links with each other, but we also chat about other things too. It’s lovely to get to know more about each blogger in the group and I’m so glad I joined.
We have a group tag post if you are interested in getting to know us.
Thank you for reading.