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#socialbloggers 14 – Networking with other bloggers

I can hardly believe that Saturday was the 14th #socialbloggers chat! Thank you to all that joined us on this weekend, we are starting to…

I can hardly believe that Saturday was the 14th #socialbloggers chat! Thank you to all that joined us on this weekend, we are starting to get a crowd that return weekly, but also a few fresh faces keep popping up with is fabulous. 
I won’t be able to do the next 3 #socialbloggers chat as I’ll be in Florida, I fly out next Saturday. All is in hand though – Noor, who co-hosts the chat with me will be taking full charge while I’m away. If all goes well I’ll have internet in the hotel and I do hope to be able to do a ’roundup’ and add my thoughts on the topic – it might not be on Monday as usual, but I’ll try my best.
Onto the topic – it was all about building relationships with other bloggers. I honestly feel there are a few different ‘relationships’ you can build with bloggers. There are those that you talk to outside of your blog, either text, e-mail, some form of private message. There are some that you’ll talk to more on Twitter than interact with through blogs, there’ll be some that you might even talk to on Twitter but never visit their blog! There are some that you’ll only talk to via blog comments, you may have someone that comments on your blog but you don’t interact with them and there may be bloggers that you interact with but they don’t interact back. I have a fair variety of these relationships – as much as I would like to be really great friends with all of you and talk outside of the blog – it’s just not possible because of that silly thing called time. 
People want and need different things from different relationships and some people can click in certain ways better different than others. There might be a blogger that I love because of her style, there might be another I love because of how she writes and there might be another blogger I really connect with because we’re emotionally on the same level and have, in private, shared a few secrets with each other. There might be some that are local and we’ve spoken a lot and even met in real life, because, ya know, she just lives up the road. I’ve met a few others that I visit and try to connect with regularly on social networks and there is even one I’ve known for about 10 years! 
So yes, networking with other bloggers is so important, connecting with them happens on so many different levels. I sometimes look at how many blogs I follow and feel overwhelmed and want to cut some out – then I think of how each individual person has given me something valuable at some point and think ‘but how could I?’
Q1: How do you like to connect with bloggers? Do you comment on their blogs/tweet/email?

@bloggerforums #socialbloggers I like to tweet! It is lovely to have a community on twitter you can talk to 🙂
— danniannie (@danniannie) May 3, 2014


@bloggerforums @NoorsLense I tweet people most of all but I do my fair share of commenting too #socialbloggers
— Lazy Days Beauty (@LazyDaysBeauty) May 3, 2014


Q1 #socialbloggers commenting on blogs and joining chats like this seem the best way to get in touch!
— Sarah (@saloca) May 3, 2014


I am a Twitter ADDICT. That is really all there is to it #socialbloggers
— Holly Cassell (@hollycassell) May 3, 2014


@bloggerforums @NoorsLense thank you. I’m glad to be here. Most of the time I comment on their blog. And check other bloggers on Twitter.
— Lilly (@hellolillyblog) May 3, 2014


@bloggerforums @NoorsLense twitter is a deffo and I comment on posts a fair bit. 🙂 as a blogger I know how much you appreciate comments. 🙂
— caroline (@notesFcaroline) May 3, 2014


@bloggerforums @NoorsLense I like to comment but I tend to do that in sessions as it takes a lot of time, I mostly tweet! #socialbloggers
— The Clumsy Beauty (@theclumsybeauty) May 3, 2014


@bloggerforums I also find it doesn’t drive the most traffic! #socialbloggers
— Sarah (@saloca) May 3, 2014


I use to find a lot of blogs I now love on Instagram.. Twitter is a god send too #socialbloggers
— Alice Anne (@alicespake) May 3, 2014


@sarahsmilesxxx I get what you mean, some bloggers click straight away, meet up etc it takes me ages to make friends anyway! #socialbloggers
— Hannah (@DaintyandIvory) May 3, 2014


@bloggerforums @NoorsLense I read all posts through bloglovin on my phone so I can’t comment through that


  1. Thanks for posting this roud up Corinne! I really enjoy #socialbloggers and it’s one of my favourite chats of the week! It’s always so helpful and everyone is lovely!

    Jaq @

  2. sounds like it was fun! and I connect via facebook, going to events I once went to a youtube event that was awesome. And I comment as much as I can on others blogs to connect with them.

  3. Woah I’ve never heard of this chat before only the #fbloggers #mchat #bblogers and #lbloggers chat what time does this take place would love to try and join in. P.s hope you have a good holiday am very jealous 😉

  4. These roundups are so helpful. Thanks for putting all the effort in to do them for us. Have an amazing time in Florida.

  5. One of the best parts of blogging is getting to connect with bloggers who have similar tastes and points of view and also making friends that we would never have other wise. Great ideas, your efforts are much appreciated. Thanks for stopping by…Wishing you a productive week ahead!

  6. I haven’t heard of this chat before, but I will definitely be getting involved. I think it is so important to interact with other bloggers. I mostly do it through twitter, as it is just so much easier.

    1. Twitter does make it easier to interact with bloggers! The chat is 6pm GMT every Saturday =)

  7. Some of my best friends are bloggers that I have met through networking! I’d never heard of this chat before but I will definitely be getting involved in the next one!

  8. I have never thought about these complex relationships you mentioned but you are right. There is ” something” in each blog which make us feel closer to the people who write it. Kisses and nice week ( it is almost saturday, heheeh):)

  9. Hi Corinne, Im in your same level, I like to interact with other bloggers and usually I always stop by and comment on their blogs but also on their socials, facebook and instagram most. Btw, you are doing a great job with the chat, everytime I find interesting topic and suggestions. Kisses Corinne! xo

  10. I have never joined in on a chat on twitter would love to but not sure when they are?? Would love to make some more blogging friends 🙂 xxx

  11. It seems I really have to learn and get better at twitter to boost my netowkring skills!
    great post!
    xo Jessica

  12. Agree! You will have different relationships with bloggers. Some have been readers of my blog for years and it remains just a comment on my blog post. Others, we have friendships and send each other stuff. It’s wild.

  13. Great post and quite an interesting topic considering a lot of bloggers don’t really know how to connect with other bloggers or their readers. A tweet saying hi or thanks for commenting is not interacting with them. Comments like that really fall as flat as a pancake which is why I think its quite important that you engage with them in more than one way. This way its consistent and you continue to promote yourself in effect. Just my thoughts from a male blogger’s perspective. 🙂 – A blog for the modern man

  14. This was such a nice post and thanks for putting my tweets on it haha :’) Love social bloggers its such a lovely chat!! It was my first one ever and everyone was just so lovely! 🙂 Cant wait to talk to you all again :’D


  15. I prefer to comment but sometimes I’m on Facebook too. I don’t like Twitter that much. Yeah through commenting I have found many lovely bloggers like you 😀
    Happy Monday Corinne <3

    xx Mira

  16. I need to join in with this chat next week!! I’d need a friendly reminder on twitter though lol. My ID is @staceysmum84 Thanks xx

    1. Ha! I won’t be able to remind you the next three Saturdays as I’m in America, so Noor is sorting the chat out – I’ll try to remember after that though!

  17. As always it was a great chat. Thx for including me in your round-up. I also enjoyed your post about different levels of blogger relationships. I think the most important thing is to continue on building the relationships we have as time allows. I agree there’ll always be different levels of it as we are on different social medias, countries, and time zones and connect on a variety of interests. XOXO, Elif

    1. Yes, there are lots of different types of relationships, some I didn’t even mention in my post!

  18. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I always miss the Saturday social bloggers chat. angry w myself! I love how u mentioned the bloggers/blogs you like, very nice!

  19. I don’t think that you have to network with other bloggers if you want to have a successful blog. In the end of the day, if you have/want 10,000 readers (or more) those don’t/won’t come via other blogs, but are ‘regular’ people who don’t blog. I do think it’s great if you interact with other cool people you encounter in your life though – and if they have their own blog, even better, you can pick their brain about it.:)

    1. It’s true in a sense, but other people who won’t blog won’t naturally find your website unless you have that initial boost in traffic in order to get ranked and found organically! That’s where getting bloggers as readers comes in, I think. A person who doesn’t blog probably won’t find your blog if it’s sat at the bottom of Google searches!

      I often wonder if any none bloggers read my blog, though, and don’t comment. Apart from a few of my friends =)

  20. i manually “rank” the blogs i read/follow religiously. it’s easy: whoever who makes enough of an impression to stick in my head! lol.

    i find interacting via blog (comments) to actually be the most personal form of staying in touch. maybe because so much of my personal thoughts & feelings are poured into my blog. just like you, a lot of my blog readers are actually people i don’t know irl or have never actually met irl.

    1. I manually rank a lot too, mainly those that I feel I know on a bit more personal level and I’ll just visit their blog by remembering the URL at random times in the week.

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