How to Connect with Other Bloggers

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 16 Comments A+ a-

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Heyo people of the Blogosphere. How is Blogging moving? Yeah, it's been mad fun for me lately. I have been able to connect with so many other bloggers especially on my Facebook wall. I had no idea how many bloggers I have as Facebook friends!

So, an interesting discussion came up on a blogger friend's wall and it inspired this post. He was ranting about how he got to open a blog, hasn't blogged in a while and doesn't have anyone check up on him. I have a hard piece of truth. Nobody actually cares. Few people get to care if you have them involved in your blogging process tho'. I told him that when he ever gets back on, he should get blogger friends and connect with other bloggers.

Here is why it is good to connect with other bloggers :

1. You get to be accountable
2. You have people to collaborate with
3. You share ideas and motivate each other
4. They can temporarily stand in for you when you  are burned out
5. You get invited to meet ups
6. Loyal blog friends can go any length to support you
7. Your blog fan base automatically increases
8. It's just pure fun to be in the community.

Well, now that you know how important it is to have friends that are bloggers, how do you get to have them? Your immediate friends might know nothing about blogging. Those who know might not be regular bloggers. How do you get to be friends with bloggers who are serious? Bloggers with whom you can go far?

1. Comment on their blogs

Look for three to four bloggers in your niche and comment regularly on their blogs. Make friends with them right there on their blogs. Some of them may reciprocate by commenting on your own blog too. For those that don't reciprocate, after a while, you can approach them. It's easier to connect because they are familiar with you already. You are not barging in on anybody, so they take you seriously.

2. Be where Bloggers are

There are so many beautiful and interesting blogger groups online. I like Good Naija Bloggers on Facebook. You can find these groups on Facebook, Instagram and even forums. Do not just register and leave them. Be present, interact, pick interest in those that are in your niche.

3. Be genuinely interested

Don't talk to bloggers only to ask them to follow you back. Present yourself as a potentially reliable and genuine friend. First impression matters. Let your first impression be lasting. Let them see all shades of fun and seriousness at the same time. Ask after them if you haven't seen them online in a long time.

Do you want us to be friends? I want to be too. Connect with me on Facebook and Instagram or send me an e-mail.

How do you connect with other bloggers?

16 comments

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April 5, 2017 at 12:36 PM delete

Wow, this is so apt and thanks for sharing ideas.

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April 5, 2017 at 4:24 PM delete

Thank you for reading too.

Cheers...

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Born Nigerian
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April 6, 2017 at 3:07 PM delete

I needed this right now just found u through casie blog. Yesss let's be friends. Am new


bornnigerianblog.blogspot.com.ng

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April 6, 2017 at 4:34 PM delete

Yay! One more blogger friend. I am going in to check your blog now.

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April 6, 2017 at 6:04 PM delete

We are friends already ni..lol
Nice post

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April 6, 2017 at 6:22 PM delete

Hehehehe... Na true.


Thank you.

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April 7, 2017 at 7:45 AM delete

Wow! I didn't know this before. Thanks.
I've got work to do.

I blog at
www.philado.blogspot.com

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April 7, 2017 at 7:50 AM delete

Hey Philip, I am glad you now know.


I just checked your blog. You have a very resourceful blog in there. Keep it up Philip.

Cheers to Blogging...

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April 7, 2017 at 8:15 PM delete

Great post here and a beautiful blog theme. I think i have been here before.. Anywhere can we be friends now?

gloriafinesblog.com

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April 7, 2017 at 8:27 PM delete

Yeah, Gloria. I can remember you from Ugu. Been a while I visited his blog.

Yay, let's be friends ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

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April 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM delete

Guess I don't have to click the 'Can we be friends?' button, we already did that. Lol... great post here

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April 14, 2017 at 9:41 AM delete

Hihihihihihihihihihi Mary. Guess so too. How's blogging going?

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flywaterz
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April 21, 2017 at 12:14 AM delete

Esther you have just made my love for you increased more than I ever expect...nice job!
E be like say u charm me oooo...I just love this site gannn...much love

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April 21, 2017 at 1:19 PM delete

Hey Flywaterz, this comment means a lot to me. Thank you for reading my post(s).

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Aarondvoice
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May 17, 2017 at 1:24 PM delete

Big thanks to you. I find this helpful.

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May 17, 2017 at 2:29 PM delete

I am glad you did. Thank you for reading.

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