You are correctly staggering your feeds as adding too much sugar at once can stress the yeast and bacteria in your SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) or bug.
I don't know the size of your current bug, but I would suggest you could increase the feeding rate, ie do what you are doing now but daily rather than every 2 days. BUT, I would wait till it is happily bubbling before ramping up the feeding, as if the bug is not chewing up the sugars you provide then it will stress it out and slow down the growth you are looking for.
Also, adding a little lemon/orange juice can help as it lowers the pH slightly which the bacteria will prefer, and provides easily accessible nutrients which can help in the initial rapid growth phase for yeast and bacteria. Also, if you are taking the lid of for feeding every day, after feeding, give it a good shake to get some oxygen dissolved into the solution, as both yeast and bacteria need oxygen in their growth pahses to allow them to make sterols in the cellular membranes.
As your bug grows and its capacity for metabolism increases you can provide more nutrients with each feed.