Welcome to the Mom Blog Money Blog Series! For 30 days we are following the Mom Blog Money Blog Workshop (affiliate link) sharing some tips so that we can work through the steps and grow together. Grab your coffee, have a seat, and join us.
In Day 21 we were on the subject of how to host a successful giveaway. Today we are getting started on the last week of the workshop and talking about…
Connecting with your tribe!
In blogging you can’t do it alone. You need a support group, especially when you are a new blogger to help you grow and achieve your goals. The best way to do this is to create a support system (your tribe). Laurie gives 7 tips on how to create blogging alliances in her workshop and today we are going to go over 4 of those tips (you’ll have to sign up for the workshop to get the other 3 tips).
Network Within Your Niche
Make friends with other bloggers who are similar to you and that you love reading. By forming real, genuine relationships with other bloggers you will have a support group that later on you can use for help if you ever need it. The key here is friends first, favors later. Remember that.
Help Other Bloggers
You know that saying “do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” Well it applies here. Comment, share, trade links, etc. with other bloggers and they will likely do the same for you. If you have a big, fun idea ask some of your blog friends if they want to join you. Collaboration can help everyone involved and get more exposure to whatever you are doing.
Be Accessible to Readers
Let your readers know you actually care about them. Engage with them on Facebook and Twitter. Reply to blog comments. Read their blogs and comment. Respond to their emails. Feature your readers. Do a Q&A where you let your readers ask you questions and you post the answers. Do something to show that you are a real person who really cares about the people reading your blog.
Barter with Each Other
We don’t all have the same skill sets which is part of what makes us unique. Say you are awesome with Photoshop but terrible at editing. Trade services with someone who has the opposite skills. Maybe swap blog advertising with some friends or trade handmade products to blog about. Be creative with your bartering.
Have fun making friends in the online world and remember to keep your relationships positive!
For more information check out this Google + Hangout with Holly, Laurie, Jessica, Randi and Crystal.
Have you formed your tribe? What tips would you share with others?
Don’t miss Day 23 which focuses on amplifying the work of others.