Monday, February 29, 2016

11 Easy Ways to Interact With Other Bloggers

Something that I enjoy most about blogging is the community. I have had the pleasure of interacting with so many incredible creatives since I began blogging. As silly as it sounds, when I first started blogging I figured people would just find my posts after I hit publish. I mean- that's how I found all of the blogs that I was reading! Finding a community of others who understand the effort it takes to keep a blog up and running, people who enjoy what you write, and those who will offer constructive criticism takes effort but can be accomplished. How? By putting yourself out there to interact with other bloggers!
11 Easy Ways to Interact With Other Bloggers

Online community is extremely important as a blogger! It can be isolating to sit behind a computer screen putting the necessary time to run a successful blog. You and I both know how time consuming blogging is- and it's very satisfying to know that your hard work is being acknowledged.

This list is by no means all-inclusive, but I wanted to share 11 easy ways to interact with other bloggers. One of the keys to creating a successful community is consistency. Consistency with interaction as well as content creation on your part so that others have something to interact with! Everyone has busy seasons of their lives, but if you can commit time to interact with others I guarantee that you will begin to reap the benefits of community. And let me just add, it's absolutely worth the effort! Without further ado, here is my list:

1 Comment on other blogs, regularly.
2 Participate in a Twitter chat.
3 Write a guest post.
4 Share one of your favorite posts on social media.
5 Join a link up.
6 Participate in a photo challenge on Instagram.
7 Send an email to your favorite blogger.
8 Join a Facebook blogging support group.
9 Tweet a response to someone's newest post.
10 Co-write a blog post or series with another blogger.
11 Create a round up of your favorite posts/Instagram/Twitter accounts and let the owners know you've included them.

How do you build your online community? What do you do to connect with other bloggers?

18 comments:

  1. I agree completely on your list. Also, being genuine is helpful since I know I enjoy reading about people's lives when I feel connected to them. Jess at Just Jess

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  2. Great post! Interacting and supporting fellow bloggers is so important in the blogger community. I love the idea of rounding up some of your favorites. My friends always ask me "who's your fav blogger for XYS" like gym clothes or other topics. Xoxo Mindy

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  3. These are awesome! I love interacting with other bloggers by Twitter chats and by social media :)

    X,
    cristinawashere.com

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  4. I have also come to really enjoy the interaction I have with other bloggers. I love chatting with bloggers on Twitter and on their (overly) adorable Instagram photos.

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  5. I've done almost all of these things! I love getting to know other bloggers. My favorite way is through FB groups and Twitter/Instagram!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  6. love this! I am a HUGE fan of twitter chats, they are so fun and so helpful! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

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  7. I've sent emails to my favorite bloggers in Dallas and they've been more than happy to meet with me and now I'm genuine friends with them! It goes a long way to reach out!!

    www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

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  8. I definitely need to start doing more of these things! I have a hard time during the school year, but am excited for summer break to have more time to try all of these out and spend more time in the blogging community!

    xo Ashley

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  9. I love sharing other bloggers posts on twitter that resonate with me. And they usually end up with several retweets!

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  10. I've started getting more active on Twitter and I love it! It's so fun to connect with other bloggers. Thanks for sharing!!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  11. I love getting to know other bloggers! Thanks for the tips.

    Southern Soul

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  12. These are all such great tips for getting to know and interact with other bloggers! It's my favorite part of blogging I'd say!

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  13. Facebook groups have been a real game changer for me! Great tips!

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  14. I do most of these! Maybe I'll step outside of my comfort zone and send an email to one of my favorite bloggers.

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  15. This is a fantastic list!! I've always wanted to participate in a twitter chat. How do I do that? :)


    XO,

    Hannah from HMS Jewels
    http://www.hmsjewels.com

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  16. Yes, to all of this. These are proven methods to meet and work with some great bloggers. I've done several collaborations throughout the years and they all happened because of the things you mentioned. In blogging it's not always just about your own site and your own work; a huge part of it is the support and solidarity you get from fellow bloggers in the same boat :)

    www.allisonarnone.com

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  17. I just recently wrote a post on my blog on how to support other fashion bloggers. This is around that same theme. I love to interact with and support other bloggers as many have done the same for me! It feels so great!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  18. These are super helpful tips! I've been on pause with my blog for a while because I started a home bakery biz, but I realized that my blog could only HELP my girl boss game! Thanks for sharing these tips! :)

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