How To Support Other Bloggers

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Supporting other bloggers is so important! Most bloggers will agree that one of the great things about blogging is meeting people who share similiar interests to you and being a part of a supportive community. I'm sure if you're a blogger and you're reading this, you'll at least have one blogger in mind who you have formed some form of relationship with. 

Even if you haven't, there's thousands of us in the blogging world and sometimes because there is such a huge amount of us, like any community there will be the select few who hate and don't agree on certain things. This is normal. It's life. But instead of bashing each other down, we should be encouraging, supporting and being positive to to one another. Here's how we can do this on social media, on each others blogs and even in real life:

Shout outs - Give a little shout out on social media to some of your favourite bloggers right now, a blogging friend, someone new you've followed/who's followed you or even a few posts you've been loving that week. Encouraging others to check out other bloggers and their work is great for boosting other people's confidence, but also showing your support for other people and making them know their hard work is recognised. 

Chats - Join in blogger chats that happen most days a week on Twitter! These can be great for meeting new people and chatting about a range of topics. You might find you get on with someone great and others you might not so much. This is ok. But always remember to respond back or let others aware you have seen their mention to you. It's all about respect!

Offer advice - If you see someone struggling with something on on your feed, whether this is personal or to do with blogging, if you know some useful and valid information that might help, then share it with them. Make them aware you care and want to try help. This will help to spread that support between you and other bloggers. Most people will try be there for you the next time you need help!

Join groups - There are a range of different blog groups that you can join on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. Some of these groups will help out with driving traffic to your blog such as Pinterest. Twitter groups like #TheGirlGang are great for meeting other bloggers and building relationships. There are also Facebook groups that also help you to share your content and chat to like minded people. Getting involved with communities within the blogging industry is great for showing support!



Interview them - Another series idea you could incorporate onto your blog is an interview a blogger series! Reach out and request other bloggers to feature on your post. Ask them a set of questions and feature their answers on your post, along with links to their blog and with their permission a few photos from their own posts. This will improve your relationship and show that you are generally interested in supporting them. 

Guest post - If you're ok with it, then why not have another blogger guest post on your blog? If someone reaches out to you, then have a good discussion with them about what they would like to bring to your blog and what their post would be about. Alternatively, you can reach out to other bloggers to guest post on your blog. Not only is this great for promotion for the both of you, bringing in two audiences, but also great for developing relationships with other bloggers.

Collaborate - Another suggestion in how you can support and work with other bloggers is to collaborate together. This could be like the guest post idea above or this could be by working together, but producing your own posts for your own blogs. You could think of an idea together, plan who's going to touch on what, help them out whatever they need, create the post and promote each others posts, advertising that you have collaborated on this. This is great fun, as well as building on those relationships and support again.  

Link their posts - Linking their posts on your blog or within your own posts is simple easy to do and you don't have to limit yourself to just one option. If another blogger has inspired you to write a particular post, then credit them for the idea and give others a chance to check out their post. This blogger will really appreciate the credit, as well as feel honoured to have inspired you and that you have shouted out them out. This is a really great way to be supportive. 

Other things you could is advertise/promote other bloggers within your side bar or at the bottom of your post. This is a great way for your readers to check out their blogs, follow them if they want and enjoy their posts. This will improve your relationship with other bloggers. You could also feature your favourite posts or  blogs within a post of your own. For example, I have a series I do every so often showcasing 4 of my favourite bloggers (view them here and here). Also you could feature them in your monthly favourites posts. Not only is this beneficial to your readers, but also shows your support and encouragement towards other bloggers.



Giveaways/freebies - Whether you've reached a milestone or just feeling extra generous, holding giveaways or offering freebies to other bloggers is a great way to show your support and respect to other bloggers. If you run a beauty blog, hold a giveaway that involves lots of exciting beauty products to give away to your readers/other bloggers to be within the chance of winning. Or if you want to target bloggers in particular with your giveaway, then chose items/services that you know will be useful to bloggers. This might be new notebooks to help them keep organised, a voucher for a new theme for their blog or some blogging props. 

In terms of freebies, if you want to target bloggers and have the opportunities to do so, you could easily offer them discount codes for particular services/items for other companies or any creations you make, such as blog designs and headers. This will really show you are giving back to others and wanting to support the community your involved in.

Comment on others posts - I absolutely love commenting on others blogs! It's always kind and respectful to respond to others comments on your posts, check out their blogs if they have left a link and leaving them a little comment to respond back to. This can be great for spreading positivity and sharing that support between the two of you.

Hold a meet up - Whether this is an official event or even just a few of you meeting up to go for coffee in town, meeting up with other bloggers is so beneficial to keeping a community and supportive, fun and kind place. It also gives you a chance to meet new people and see those who you have been talking to for however long in real life. This will encourage others to get involved next time round!

How do you support other bloggers?

Lauren x

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33 comments

  1. I love this! It's so important to give each other support, especially smaller blogs!

    Vickie | dearvictoria.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! That is definitely true xx

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  2. What a great idea for a post! Love all your tips :) I'm new to blogging so this is a super useful post. x

    Liv | Ramblings of a Makeup Lover

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    1. Thank you Liv!! Glad you've found it useful. Welcome to the blogging world :)xx

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  3. I love your ideas and I totally agree with you, it is important to help others who are new! x

    http://beauty-voguex.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thanks so much! Glad you agree xx

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  4. This was such a lovely post to read! I am a 'returning' blogger and feel like my blogging 'hey day' was back when there was a handful of people who all knew each other. I LOVE that there are so many new blogs around but am finding it so overwhelming to get involved more! I recently joined #thegirlgang and am trying to get out more. I love blogging and bloggers and supporting each other is so important :) thanks for a great post!

    Alice | Whiksey Jars Blog

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    1. I can totally relate to that! When I first started and still do sometimes feel so left out and overwhelmed in the blogging world as there are so many people! Thanks so much xx

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  5. Great post Lauren, it's always great to see fellow bloggers supporting one another :) x

    Olivia | olivett.co.uk

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  6. These are all such fabulous ideas! I agree with all of them and try to do as many of them as I can! I have a post very similar to this going up in August xx

    Thrifty vintage fashion

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    1. Thanks so much! Oh I look forward to reading that:)xx

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  7. Meet ups are great! I've met quite a number of great people thanks to blogging. As much as supporting each other digitally is awesome, scheduling an actual date with everyone (if distance allows) is so much fun too.

    annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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  8. The problem with twitter chats is that they always happen at around 9 which is a struggle for me as I'm always asleep at this time! It's really frustrating. I'm always commenting on people's blogs I think it's a great way to introduce yourself and find new blogs which you love. This is a brilliant post by the way!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Aw no that's not good! I agree. I love commenting on blogs. Thank you Charlotte:)xx

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  9. Supporting other bloggers is sooo important and you gave some great ideas of how you can do it in this post. Loved it! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  10. One of my goals next year is to collaborate with a fellow beauty blogger and to publish a post in blog which features some of my favorite blogs to read. I love this post! It really is important to reach out to other bloggers and to meet new people who share the same interests as I do. XX

    Elle | www.azedelle.com

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    1. Aw that sounds like a good goal! Thanks so much xx

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  11. Such a lovely post! It is nice to support other bloggers! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Yes it definitely is a kind thing to do x

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  12. This is such a lovely post! I love your tips. I'm terrible at commenting on blogs, I read lots of posts and always visit everyone who comments on my blog's blog but always forget to leave comments haha! Twitter chats are my favourite way to meet bloggers, and I'm excited to be co-organising a blogger meet up in London this summer :)

    Hannah xx
    www.hannahemilylane.com

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    1. Aw thanks, Hannah! I'm glad you like them. Oh that's so exciting!!! I hope it goes well xx

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  13. Such a great post, Lauren! I think it's so important to help out and encourage other bloggers too :) xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  14. Giving each other (especially smaller blogs) more encouragement and support is so important. I always try to comment on at least 20 different bloggers blog posts a week because I always get so excited when I get the notification saying someone has commented on mine. Lovely post sweet x

    Beth Ellen | modedeviebel.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw I'm the exact same! I've recently just got back from being away, so I'm trying to catch up with the posts I've missed and leave comments back xx

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  15. Great post! I really enjoy reading other blogs and leaving positive comments. It can turn a bad day around when I see that someone has commented on my latest blog post or said they liked my photos. It's so great to keep each other inspired and cheer for others =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

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    1. I agree!! It makes me so happy seeing a new comment on one of my posts :)xx

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  16. This is a great post with some brilliant ideas! I agree putting positivity out there can by inspiring. It's nice to not only receive love for you hard work but to pass the good vibes along.

    emma.
    Not Copper Armour // Bloglovin'

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  17. Love this post! I love reading others blog posts and finding new bloggers!

    www.snippetofsophie.com

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  18. I love this! I had quite a big break from blogging and so the communication that I had between other bloggers and the support between us for the most part stopped, but now I'm getting back into this and all of this is so important to me again! I'll definitely be keeping all of these points in mind for the future!

    Lizzie xx
    www.lizziegines.co.uk

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