3 Simple Rules to Growing Your Blog from TJ

tj / his little lady
Hi there lovely readers! I’m TJ, author of the lifestyle journal His Little Lady. I’m a newlywed, blogger, Seattlelite, instagram junky, closet hoarder, and big city dreamer. There you will find updates with photographs, ideas and those daily, awkward moments. Today I am so happy to be on this corner of the Internet, A Thousand Threads, talking to you all on three simple rules to growing your blog.

When I first started blogging I wasn’t sure where it would lead. I was newly engaged and wanted a little space to encapsulate every precious moment in that time of my life. As time past I continued to blog. I found joy in this little community, and knowing that my voice had purpose.

Blogging just over a year and a half now, I want to stress that I am no professional. But I have found a little success in this blog community and wanted to share with you all some simple rules that have helped me to grow my blog into what it is today. So here are my three simple rules to growing a blog.

1. Write what you know best, and keep that as the center point of your blog. Stay true to yourself and write on topics that inspire you. It’s easy to get bombarded with other people’s views on what’s worth blogging about or not. But no one knows you better than yourself. One tip I’ve learned from another blogger is to write the way you’d talk to a friend. When people meet you, you want them to say, “You’re just like your blog!”

2. It ain’t nothing but a number. Always remember the main reason why you started your blog. Don’t let your motivation change to that pesky number on the side. When you love what you write, people love to read it. BUT, if you are looking to share your site with more people it’s important to use all of those amazing social networks that are open to us: twitter, instagram, pinterest, Facebook, etc.

3. Be invested. Be invested in your blog and your readers. Blogging can be a full time job if you let it – being consistent with your blog posts, commenting to other bloggers, sponsoring and sending emails. The more you show your readers you invest in them, they will invest in you ten fold.

*This is something that I have really found to ring true!

There you have it, my three simple rules to growing a blog. I hope you find all the success you are searching for in this blogging world. And I hope to see you all over on my site soon. Sending much wedding bliss to Laicie, and thanks for choosing me to be apart of your lovely site!


  1. Posted November 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    These are great tips, thanks for sharing!

  2. Posted November 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Great truthful tips TJ 🙂 thanks for sharing!


  3. Posted November 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    TJ truly is such an amazing heart. I love her blog and all that she has to offer. This post was no exception. Wonderfully worded and rooted in thought. It’s exceptional.

    I’m also so glad that she lead me to your blog. It is flawless. Your aesthetics are right up my alley and I’m so excited to explore more!

    tiana of l’esthetique

  4. Posted November 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    great tips from the most darling blogger! this site is also too cute for words..love it! xo chaseandem.blogspot.com

  5. Jonnah Burks
    Posted November 16, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the tips TJ! <3

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