Welcome to the latest post in this series that is designed to help and encourage people who are new to blogging. This week we are looking at how to build a community around your blog or how to ‘connect’ and join in with those already in existence.
When I asked the question:
Why do you blog?
a lot of people mentioned the amazing community that they have found to connect with through their blog, people that they would never have been able to connect with without the internet. When I first started out I remember looking at blogs and seeing how many people left comments and followed them, and thinking how on earth does that happen?
I am sure that this is a question asked by many people starting out with blogging still ask themselves. You have taken the plunge, started your blog and are managing to find some time to put up posts but how do you build a following and get people to find you?
I have written a post on this in the past so won’t go into a lot of detail here. To summarise, I find that you have to invest a fair amount of time in it but it will be worth it. It is also about giving it time.
What have you found that works for you? As always your are welcome to leave a link back to your blog should you feel like writing a post about your experiences. 🙂
I would like to share a proposal with you. When I am out and about I often hear people saying how they would like to start a blog. This is the reason I started the beginning blogging series in an attempt to help and support people such as this. Unfortunately I know for a fact that there are many who are still (and I understand this) procrastinating (not mentioning any names except for J, K and N? I think you know who you are ;)). So I have had a think.
Would you like to go through the process of setting up a blog as a group? I would review my posts on a weekly basis (starting from the beginning) and allow you to link up on this blog so you can share your experience with others all going through the same thing at the same time? It is the best way that I can think of to give you all a bit of support (and lets be honest a bit of a push) to get going.
I honestly believe that blogging is a truly life changing experience and want as many people as possible to get the benefits from it. You don’t have to have a crafting blog, be local to me, use WordPress or indeed, right at the start of your journey. I just think that it will be a good way to get going and build your confidence without feeling as if you are getting lost in the ether. It would give you a ready made audience of understanding people.
I may be totally wrong and be proposing a really bad idea but if you are interested, or know someone who may be then do please leave me a comment below and I will set it up. I thought that we could start in September? ….