There’s a rise of bloggers selling e-books and having what others call click bait out there to make a buck. Some of these bloggers have been able to take what they learned and turn it into a 6 figure income. Many of those in the blogging community have mixed feelings about this form of earning income. I personally say who cares what others do to create success, worry more about what you want to do to get that success. I firmly believe that in the blogging world one must support other bloggers as a means to rise above and earn a full time income. It’s important to remember where you came from, who helped you along the way and in turn continue to support that community that helped you rise up.
Here are some ways you can support other bloggers …
Leave Thoughtful Comments
I recently wrote that blog commenting is dead and I believe it. No more is there the existence of blog commenting karma. Few of the up and coming bloggers believe in that because we have what’s called Comment Threads. These are Facebook Groups where many bloggers drop a link and comment on the other links placed within that thread. While blog comment threads are great, it has taken away from the connection one gets with organic interaction. We are forced to leave a comment because we want “x” number of comments on our post to show advertisers we can get engagement. The problem is that this engagement isn’t real, it’s forced.
Tip: Try to leave at least 10 comments per day on blog posts within your niche. Leave a thoughtful comment about a post that resonates with you. Do this every day as part of your daily tasks.
Share Relevant Content
I have personally created a list of FB pages of other bloggers who I think fit within my niche. I have two blogs – Brandy Ellen Blogs and ParentInfluence. One focuses on a wide range of topics all geared towards a positive lifestyle. The other blog focuses more on parenthood and how we deeply influence our offspring. While my mission is to build up each blog to have a loyal following, I try to share relevant content from other bloggers on a regular basis. This is a way to support other bloggers as well as increase engagement because Facebook Pages do work best when you follow an 80/20 rule. This rule states that 20% of the content should be yours while 80% should come from other sites.
Tip: Try to create a list of FB pages that you will peek at each day and share at least 3 of their updates each day to your own Facebook Pages. Do this every day as part of your daily tasks.
Stop Putting Bloggers Down
When you spend a majority of your energy putting down other bloggers for their way of business, you become a person everyone is scared to interact with. This builds a fear among your blogging peers and pushes people away from you. Never mind the fact that you look awful to brands and advertisers. No one likes a bully, stop being one! If you spend more energy on talking about bloggers who are doing things you think are awesome or sharing tips on what you have done to become successful as a blogger, then you are practicing good business strategy. Uplifting other bloggers and sharing methods that work for you will ultimately help you create a successful blogging empire.
Tip: Try to refrain from saying anything negative towards another blogger. Scroll past things that you don’t approve of, rather than attacking the blogger. Practice this every day until it becomes habit.
Ask how you can Help
The number one way to support bloggers is to ask if you can help them today. Often times I share detailed information for free to other upcoming bloggers. Since I have been successfully blogging for over 8 years, many will come to me and ask how to do things. I gladly share knowledge with them and resources so that they too can reach blogging success. In turn, these bloggers feel appreciated because someone took the time to answer a brief question without trying to sell them something. What comes from this method is that you will soon find people will pay you for consulting or tips because they have trust in you.
Tip: Try to help your blogging community at least once per week. Have a specified day where you spend two hours answering questions and providing assistance without a fee.
The blogging community was once full of positive influencers, people helping others and many living off the barter way of life. I have had blog and business sites designed for free in exchange for promotion or my time to help them. I have had blog content written in exchange for writing content on the bloggers’ site. There are many ways you can get the blogging community back to a positive state of mind. Hopefully these tips will help guide you forward in supporting other bloggers, because that’s what business is all about – building your successful empire while remaining humble.[clickToTweet tweet=”Have you asked, ‘How Can I Help other Bloggers?’ Here’s your answer … #blogging” quote=”Have you asked, ‘How Can I Help other Bloggers?’ Here’s your answer … #blogging”]