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Small Ways to Support Your Fellow Bloggers


I’m not an expert blogger, by any means. Not at all. But some things I have noticed about blogging (besides it being fun!), is the blogging community. Your family and friends may be supportive of your blog, but you will find no one more supportive of your blog than a fellow blogger. The blogging community as a whole is so encouraging, kind, and uplifting. We’re all here to blog: to share our ideas, thoughts, stories, and more and the special part of our community is that we all are encouraging each other to create more content, promote it, and succeed. It’s honestly such a beautiful thing, and I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t participate in it as much as I should have when I first started blogging. Now that I’m in it more, I can’t believe I ever thought I would have the support I needed to keep writing my blog or even find anyone who would want to read it, without being part of the blogging community! (I had to learn the hard way that people just don’t “discover” your blog, haha)

I’ve compiled a list of little ways to support your fellow bloggers. Yes, these are small ideas, but even the tiniest little thing can mean so much to a blogger. A shoutout, a tag on Twitter, or even a simple comment on your blog can help promote it, let more people see it and get more views, but most importantly, be the biggest sign of encouragement to keep doing what you love (which is blogging. We’re all on the same page, right?)

So to the whole blogging community who have opened their arms to me, thank you for being so supportive, sweet, and encouraging. No matter the niche, I’ve found all of the bloggers I’ve met to be the nicest and sweetest people ever. I just wish we didn’t live all around the world and could meet up and just say hello and just have a compliment battle about our blogs. This post is for you, fellow bloggers!
  • Retweet your fellow blogger’s blog posts- it’s such a little thing, but it helps other people who may not see your blog take notice of it. It’s also a little stamp of approval too. A kind of “I wouldn’t retweet this if I personally didn’t like it or wasn’t interested in it” thing.
  • Engage with your fellow bloggers- you never know what conversations or even friendships you might strike up with just a comment on someone’s blog or tweet!
  • Find and enjoy your blogging niche community. And if you don’t have a niche (like me), enjoy the WHOLE blogging community and discover LOTS of new blogs and bloggers!
  • Follow Fridays! If you don’t know what Follow Fridays are, it’s where you tag bloggers you love and think other people should discover and follow on Twitter, using the hashtag #FF or #followfriday. I don’t do this as often as I should, but it’s really such an honor to have someone tag you! Plus, it’s another great way to gain more followers and discover new bloggers and their blogs!
  • Follow blogging retweet accounts and engage in Comment/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Bloglovin’/Wordpress/Pinterest etc. follow threads on Twitter. Numbers aren’t everything but they can really help a blogger succeed. If you want more followers on your blog or on your social media accounts, blogging retweet follow threads or other blogger’s similar Twitter threads are the way to do it.
  • Buy and support bloggers’ products and promote them on social media and your blog. Lots of bloggers are artists, writers, and more and sell their wares online. If you love an item of theirs, promote it and tag them so others can discover their blog/store/products!
  • Join a bloggers collab Pinterest board. This can be a great one to promote your blog and help promote others’ blogs as well. And it’s a fun way to engage with other bloggers about similar shared interests and blogs too!
  • Pin your fellow bloggers blogs on Pinterest- more exposure for your fellow blogger! Plus, now you’ll have their blog pinned on one of your Pinterest board so you’ll always have it (I hate it when I lose a good blog post I just read!)
  • Comment on people’s blogs! So simple and obvious, but it means so much, honestly. Actually read the blog post and give your opinion, thoughts, and feedback. And don’t just do it for the comment back (come on, people) but because you liked the post or it genuinely interested you or taught you something.
  • Be positive and encouraging! Blogging is a great hobby (and for some lucky people, a career. I’m super jelly), but it takes effort and sometimes you get burnout or start to doubt yourself. Sometimes the only people who understand this are other bloggers, so be there for each other when they’re struggling, offer ideas, and motivate them. And if they are feeling great about their blogging and content, congratulate them and encourage them to keep on doing an amazing job! It’s all part of being in the community. You support each other through the good AND the bad.
Don’t worry if you don’t or can’t do all of these. I try to do as much as I can, but you can’t comment on all the blogs! Just do what you can, and support your lovely fellow bloggers. You know they’d do the same for you!

Fellow bloggers, what are some ways you support your fellow bloggers? I know my list is missing a lot, but these are the ones I thought of. I’d love to know the ones that you use! Let me know in the comments!


Stay Weird,
Emily


13 comments on "Small Ways to Support Your Fellow Bloggers"
  1. These are great ways to support bloggers. I know it means a lot more when a person supports you.

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    1. Aw thank you! I hope some people can use them to help encourage and support other bloggers. You know, it really does! So thank you so much for commenting on my blog! It means a lot :)

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  2. Great post, Emily! I'll admit to always forgetting to comment on blog posts as I dont want to come across as annoying. *face palm*

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne! Haha, I do the same thing too! Or I get distracted, or I don't them to feel like I'm stalking their blog!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! <3

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  3. This is undoubtedly so true. A blogger for bloggers all the way. I myself can't begin to say what fellow bloggers have done for me. I'm just so grateful. No matter how small, support really goes a long way. Great insights!

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much! And I'm with you, I'm so grateful for all the support fellow bloggers have given! I highly doubt I'd keep going sometimes if it weren't for their words of encouragement. <3

      Thank you so much for reading and for your wonderful comment!

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  4. I love all these tips! It's so important to build a community with other bloggers. I always interact with my audience as well. Great read!

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    1. Aw, thank you! It really is important to have that community with other bloggers, you're so right. I try to interact with my readers too. If they've taken the time to read and comment on my blog, the least I can do is comment back and read their blogs, right?? ;)

      Thank you so much! Your comment really made my day! Thank you so much for reading!

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  5. Great post! These are great tips to support other bloggers. I always love follow Friday. It's a great way to meet other bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much! Follow Friday is great, though I always forget about it! I need to get better at it, haha. Of course! Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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  6. This is so great and so very true. You've been super supportive as of late with everything going on and I truly appreciate it. (: It's the little things that add up and make a difference.

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    1. Thank you, Marie! And you're so welcome! I love your blog and I just want to see it grow more and more :) It's true, it's the little things that really count, like your comment <3 Thank you for reading and commenting! It really means a lot!

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  7. You've got some great suggestions here! I LOVE the blogging community and feel like so many of us are consistently trying to help one another, but it can be difficult for newer bloggers to know how to channel that desire to help. Thanks for sharing

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