Success in blogging does not happen overnight. While building your blog, it is important to create relationships with other individuals who have similar interests. You cannot produce your own solitary island of articles without any kind of external interaction. Most new bloggers do not understand the importance of knowing people and sharing with other bloggers and consequently, they end up missing an opportunity. The network you create is what contributes to the eventual success that you are hoping for.
Blog commenting is one of the easiest way to create a network. The greatest mistake that you can make while commenting is posting a nondescript ‘great post’ and moving on. If you have genuine interest in the topic, take a moment to share your exact thoughts. Do not blend in with the crowd. Also, if people comment on your blog, do not ignore them. Give meaningful replies that will are relevant and inspiring.
2. Follow Other Bloggers
Do not be that writer who keeps everything to themselves. When you get an alert that a fellow blogger is following you, it is rude to not (at the very least) check out their work. You do not have to follow all the people that like your work but ignoring them all makes you look selfish. If you randomly find a good writer, follow them and emulate their positive patterns.
3. Share Links to Other Blogs
There are plenty of blogs that are related to your own. If you find a blogger with good content, you can include a link within your post. Whether they have similar or differing views or products, you can create a relationship with them and learn a few things from them. It is a good strategy to get people talking. You can also share blogs on your social network pages.
4. Guest Posts
There are plenty of opportunities for guest posts. Do not submit a post on an unrelated topic to a popular blogger and expect to have it considered. Share something of interest to those that love the blog already and it will work in your favor. You can also allow guests to share posts on your own page.
5. Write Response Blogs
A lot of bloggers shy away from this because they see it as a lack of originality. On the contrary, it is a double-edged sword that allows you to explore your ability to come up with new material on a predetermined topic while at the same time generating a lot of interest. Use these tips to create a strong blogging network and you will find what you seek.