The secret to success in life, business, and blogging is support, but knowing how to support others isn’t always easy. Blogging, whether it is a business or a hobby, can be very time consuming. After spending hours brainstorming, writing, formatting, and promoting a post, I’m ready to step away from the computer and focus on something else. However, community is a big reason many people blog. To build a community you must engage with other people, and to do that, you must support them.
5 Ways to Support Other Bloggers
1. Comment on other blogs
For some reason, commenting on blogs has fallen out of style, but this is the best way to let a blogger know you read a post and what you thought about it. Start by commenting on posts by bloggers who comment on your own posts. It’s the polite thing to do. It says “thank you for spending time on my blog” without actually saying that.
2. Share posts
If you like a post, share it! Tweet, pin, like, whatever, but give that post some love and share it with the rest of the world.
3. Host a linkup or roundup
A great way to support other bloggers is by creating a place for them to showoff their own posts. Linkups are nice because they allow bloggers to choose what posts they want to share, but featuring your own roundup of favorite blogs is another good way to promote other bloggers.
4. Give a shout-out
You don’t have to dedicate a whole post to another blogger, but if someone does something nice, mention it in one of your posts. Did someone send you happy mail? Is your outfit inspired by another blogger? Let people know!
5. Follow them on social media
Social media is a crazy numbers game with bloggers doing all sorts of contortions in an attempt to increase their followers. While giveaways and groups can help your numbers grow, genuine engagement should be the ultimate goal. While there’s nothing wrong with the follow/follow back rule, there’s no point to your feed if it doesn’t inspire you. So, if you like a blogger, checkout what they’re posting on Instagram or sharing on Twitter. Show your support by following them, and they just might follow you back.
How do you support other bloggers?
How have other bloggers supported you?
P.S. If you liked this post, you might enjoy Confessions of a Small-Time Blogger.
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