How do internet influencers always seem to uncover the coolest people and links online?!
This has stumped me for years but I think I’ve finally tapped into their secrets and have found a way to discover new bloggers all on my own. (Ideally I’d love to have more followers myself but I’ll totally share the spotlight with others!)
This post is mostly aimed at fashion bloggers but can be applied to your desired niche – just adapt it to fit your needs. Read on for tips on where to find new bloggers and maybe even your future best friend!
Search through fashion-centered websites
Lookbook, Chictopia, Stylegawker, and the Modcloth Style Gallery are all a great place to scout stylish people and their blogs.
Who I found: Melodic Thrifty & Chic, Becky Bedbug, and Specs and the City
Wherever you can search through hashtags, DO IT! This works on most social media sites, except Pinterest – that’s a waste of time. Also remember that there are some Instagram-only bloggers out there. It’s harder to track them down on Instagram but hashtags are your best bet for finding them.
Who I found: My Friend Court, Tiffany Ima, and Lala Faux Bois
You know those pictures you pin on Pinterest? You can click through them and visit websites. Groundbreaking technology, folks! Don’t just pin and hope to come back to it later (you won’t). Actually take the time to click through to the websites and meet the people behind the pins.
Who I found: The Adored Life, Twee Valley High, and Fleur d’Elise
[image: Twee Valley High]
Use designated Facebook and Google+ communities
Facebook and Google+ both offer groups and communities for you to be a part of and to connect with other people. Search for these and even ask for invitations from users already in the know.
Who I found: Adorned in Armor, Style Tab, and Alicia Tenise
Do a Google search
I feel like I shouldn’t have to write this because it’s so obvious but please don’t forget how simple it is to do a quick search for “fashion bloggers” or “people wearing cool outfits”. (Hey, I’m a simple person.)
Who I found: Xander Vintage, Larkspur Vintage, and Fabulously Average
Fun fact: sometimes YouTubers moonlight as bloggers! It might be worth your time to stalk your favorite video maker and see if they also have a blog link.
Who I found: Thrift Your Heart Out and The Pineneedle Collective
[image: Pineneedle Collective]
Search on Bloglovin
Bloglovin’ is a blog subscription service that frequently uses your sidebar to promote new blogs you might like. However, they tend to favor “big” bloggers over little ones. It’s a sad truth but you can still find gems if you search through the activity of a blog.
Who I found: Noelle’s Favorite Things, I Want You To Know, and Chioma’s Evolution of Style
Tumblr is a blog platform in itself so it’s quite simple to find new people to follow. This is one of those sites where hashtags are vital, as are good search terms.
Who I found: Thrift-o-rama, Curvily, and In The Thick Of It
Scan the comment section
The comment section is known as a sketchy place but can sometimes present itself with new bloggers to meet that are actually really nice people. Just as you would click on a link, remember to leave your link in comments!
Who I found: Someone Like You
Dig through social sharing sites
StumbleUpon, Reddit, Digg and the like are sharing sites that are a mecca of new things to discover. Each operate a little differently but are great for finding obscure recommendations you won’t find anywhere else.
Use what you got
If you’re a blogger, use your platform to ask for recommendations. Your readers/friends would love to help you out!
Who I found: Rya Pie, Nora Finds and Petite Panoply
Where do you find new bloggers to follow? Let me know in the comments below! I may even add it to this list and credit it back to you. 🙂
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I found Melodic Thrifty & Chic (Aka Ana) through Chictopia. I think those kinds of sites are great for finding fashion bloggers, especially through the users who like and comment on your own looks, as chances are, you’ll have similar tastes.
I’ve found a lot of new bloggers by going to events. It’s lovely to meet the people in person. Some of them have actually become very close friends of mine!
These are really good tips – I hadn’t thought about some of them. There’s then the challenge of what to do when you reach the blog. I am always drawn to accessories – tights, gloves, hats – and I often search those terms before deciding whether to follow. Karen x
I supposed IFB deserves a call out in this post too – since that’s how I found your blog =) in any case.. thanks for sharing this incredibly useful reference! I need to go through the blogs you recommended. My challenge is finding the niche-y type of blogs that share my topic – corporate/office fashion. I’ve found a few but in general it’s kind of an obscure topic, I feel. Anyhow. Thanks for sharing and you’ve got a new reader =)
Jessica || http://www.mycubiclechic.com
Great tips! I always love finding new blogs to follow. Usually I find people on Instagram and in the comments sections of blogs I already follow.
Lindsey, The Fashion Barbie
These are all so great! Thank you!