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How to Connect with Other Bloggers

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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?

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(26) Comments

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

    1. Thank you for reading too.

      Cheers…

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

    bornnigerianblog.blogspot.com.ng

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

  3. We are friends already ni..lol
    Nice post

  4. Hehehehe… Na true.

    Thank you.

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

    I blog at
    http://www.philado.blogspot.com

    1. 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…

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

    gloriafinesblog.com

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

      Yay, let's be friends ??

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

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

  8. 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

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

  9. Big thanks to you. I find this helpful.

    1. I am glad you did. Thank you for reading.

  10. Why am I just reading this post now? I've been solo for so long, thanks you for sharing this, I'll start connecting with other bloggers right away.

    1. Great! Start now.

  11. Why am I just reading this post now? I've been solo for so long, thanks you for sharing this, I'll start connecting with other bloggers right away.

  12. *crawling out from the rock*

    Why am I just reading this? Do you still have the friend request forms? However, you've been my friend since ages past, you just didn't know it. Heeeeheeee

    thehermazingtribe.wordpress.com

    1. Ahahahahahahah @friend request forms.

  13. okay I want to connect with some your other blogger-friends please

    1. Oh dear. Have you checked out The Bloggers' Advocate and The Blogger Point? They are good groups to start with.

  14. Thank you. Quite eye opening.

  15. Wow nice piece. I have tried connecting to different bloggers. Sometimes laziness and distraction won’t allow me stay great.

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