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