One of the most important things I’ve learned about blogging over the last 2 and a half years is that it’s all about give and take and social interaction.
The blogging community is saturated but there is room for everyone but an audience won’t come to you, you have to go and find it and make your mark in the best way you can. You need to make the effort to virtually interact, share and support and good things will hopefully come to those who wait (and share!)
Whatever platform it is that you use I’ve found you need to be interactive regularly. But also, whatever sites you use, you have to have the time and effort to be able to manage them effectively. This is why I’ve just stuck to mainly Twitter and Facebook – it’s all about time. I know a lot of bloggers use Bloglovin too, I haven’t really looked into it so I’m not sure of its benefits and how much extra time I’d need to manage it – please let me know in comments if you can shed some light here.
With social media sharing on Twitter I’ve found it’s vital to retweet and favourite to build your own following but also to build your social relationships. I know it’s important to thank other Twitterers for the retweets in particular, which I try to do, but sometimes I can’t keep up with the thanking to everyone who’s retweeted and will tweet a generic thanks but often doesn’t seem enough.
There’s also blogging likes and comments which are just as important – responding to comments on your blog and posting comments on other blogs is a great way to increase your blog followers and also discover some new great blogs. If someone takes the time to comment, occasionally I don’t have anything extra to add to the comment but I feel that saying thanks for stopping by should be a minimum
How do you find interacting with other bloggers?