The best part of blogging is the amazing community of women (and men!). Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, different personalities, and even different personal lives but the one thing we all have in common is that we blog, that we are passionate about it, and we are willing to help one another out. Isn’t it the best when you get to meet other head strong ladies that lift you up instead of tear you down?
Whether you just started your blog or have been going at it for years, having a tribe is so important, but it’s not always easy meeting other bloggers, especially when they live on the other side of the country.
So how do you go about meeting other bloggers?
Comment, comment, comment
I feel like commenting on other blogs is a no brainer but at the same time, I realize I didn’t do it for so long so maybe it isn’t a no-brainer? Not only does commenting on other blogs bring in more traffic but it shows that you’re a supportive blogger and want to help a sista out.
Also, don’t forget about social media!! Replying and commenting to posts is a great way to start the initial conversation. A lot of the girls I have met through blogging started out from merely commenting and replying to each others social media posts
Participate in Twitter chats
Ah, Twitter chats. Want to hear something embarrassing? I am 22 years old and it took me almost two years of blogging to finally figure out what a Twitter chat was. The concept was SO confusing and overwhelming.
Twitter chats are a super fun and simple way to meet other bloggers simply because you are participating because you have an interest in a topic and so don’t they. The best part is that the conversation is being “mediated” per say by the host so you don’t have to worry about about those awkward questions! Now all you have to do is tell them “hey, I really like how you think!”
Attend blogger meet ups
Becoming a member in a regions Facebook group (i.e. Boston Bloggers) can help you find when meet ups are going on. If you’re not sure if where you live has a Facebook group, simply search “YOUR CITY bloggers” in the search bar!
Another way to find meet ups in your area is by following other bloggers from your area on social media and you can always start your own! Promote, promote, promote and bloggers will flock (I promise you!). Attending blogging conferences like Thrive and Her Conference can help you meet other ladies that do what you do, you can learn a bunch, and have fun!
You can find a list of blogging conferences here.
Join a society
There are so many blogging societies and membership groups you can join that will not only allow you to meet other bloggers but will benefit you via their resources and their sponsorship opportunities. A lot of times these societies also host meet ups for their members in certain areas.
The Blog Societies and Influencer Her Collective are great options and are two “blogging societies” that I am part of! Both offer sponsored post opportunities, a yearly blogging conference, and a great member group that will help you meet other bloggers!
How do you go about meeting other bloggers?