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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 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. noun: a female blogger that writes about her own experiences, observations and opinions. 2. verb: to act like a complete idiot or to do something stupid. e.g: She did a Corinne.

45 Comments

  • Rachel Lote

    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 😉

  • Lisa

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

  • Sam

    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!

  • Dannii Martin

    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.

  • Hayley Warren

    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!

  • Mª Pilar Domínguez

    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):)

  • Lilli

    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

  • Ged Humphreys-de Meyer

    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. 🙂

    Gedlab.com – A blog for the modern man

  • Louise Smith

    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

    • Corinne

      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!

  • E Mamakli

    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
    http://theboxqueen.com

  • Peet

    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.:)

    • Corinne

      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 =)

  • sgrmse.

    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.

    • Corinne

      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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