Saturday

4 ways to support fellow bloggers



Why should I support other bloggers? Isn't that counter-productive? Actually, no. It's very, very productive in fact. Some people worry about "too many bloggers", but you may be surprised to know that there's no blogging quota. There's enough room for all of us. Shocking, right? The good news is that the more you support fellow bloggers, the more support you're likely to get in return.

Picture the scene: You ask two bloggers for some help. One replies but the other ignores. Whose blog are you more likely to visit in future? Who are you more likely to connect with? The helpful one, of course. So if you support fellow bloggers, it's probable that they'll remember you and help you in return. 

There's also the fact that you can make some incredible friends through blogging. Typing away at a keyboard day after day can be quite lonely, especially when nobody really seems to understand what you're doing. Blogger friends will be able to celebrate or sympathise with you and create a valuable support network. 

Looking out for other bloggers not only gives you more support in return but also helps foster friendships and community. Who doesn't want that?




1. Share the love!
There are so many different ways to share blogs you love but it all centres around the same thing: Tell people about them! Every Friday, I publish a list of my favourite blog posts from the week (you can read them here) which is a great way of showcasing bloggers you love. I have a list of my favourite bloggers on my New Reader page and I often retweet posts. Other ways to share the love include adding their button in your sidebar, tweeting links to others, sharing posts on Facebook or Pinterest and good old-fashioned word of mouth.

2. Communicate

I'm pretty sure all bloggers will know how fantastic it feels to get a comment, tweet or even an email with some kind words. If somebody is doing something you love, tell them! Don't be afraid of what they think, because I guarantee they'll be over the moon. You don't even need to send something akin to One Direction's fanmail. Just a "Hi, how are you? I really enjoyed your post on..." is enough to make a blogger beam.

3. Help out
Similarly, if you see somebody looking for help, and you can provide it, dive in. If they're hosting an event, retweet the link. Perhaps they have a question and you can answer it. Maybe you know somebody who would be the perfect person to help out and can point them in that direction. As I said at the beginning of this post, if you can help a blogger out, they're more likely to help you in the future. Not to mention the warm glow of just generally being a nice person. 

4. Click on their ads
This one is a little controversial but it's something I do a lot. I've disabled the ad-blocking software on all the blogs I follow and every time I visit, I click through on an ad. It costs me nothing and it puts a little bit of money in their bank account. The same goes for affiliate links. If I know I want to purchase something from Etsy, for example, I'll go through a blogger's affiliate link first. It's absolutely no hassle for me but it can make all the difference for the blogger. 



Reach out to a blogger you love right now. Tell them why you love them and share the love! Help other bloggers and you'll reap the benefits of good karma, as well as supporting your favourites. It's win-win all round! 


If this post has been helpful for you, please do share on Pinterest or with your own blogger friends. Let's all support each other!

38 comments :

  1. I love this post! I definitely think there is room for everyone, we are all unique and bring something individual to the web. Being kind costs nothing and it really does make the other persons day! xx
    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  2. I completely agree about supporting each other. I've also found that since I starting making blogger friends that we have taken ideas and inspiration from each other to help our blogs to grow together xx

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  3. Such a feel good post and definitely agree with all of these! I always try spread the love and help out, especially on Twitter but think I might start clicking links a bit more!

    Enter my Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway at The Makeup Directory

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  4. Absolutely, supporting helps us grow mutually and some extra love doesn't hurt either! :) I try to comment on all the blogs I read because I know it could make someone smile and I always follow back fellow bloggers on all the platforms irrespective of how old or new a blog is! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  5. I will start clicking on the adds!! When I started blogging I used to email a lot of bloggers to ask them their opinion on my blog and I was very grateful when they replied!

    xx Cecil //Wednesday 19th

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  6. I love supporting other bloggers! Blogging friends are the best
    www.letmegoxo.uk

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  7. Really great post, nothing like sharing a little love with fellow bloggers!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  8. This is great. I really should start sharing my favourite blog links in a weekly basis as well. I like to connect and help bloggers I like, but I can be better:)

    http://interiorsweet.com

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  9. Great post!! Sharing blog links is an awesome way to share the love :)
    Lx
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  10. I love this post -just shared it on twitter. I love networking with other bloggers and supporting them, and having their support too.

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  11. absolutely brilliant post! To this day,i remember the bloggers that have helped me when i started and i always support them! And the blogging community is totally awesome! xx

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  12. I love this post! Such a great insight as I'm relatively new to blogging myself :) x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  13. Great post! It is so important to connect with the blogging community!

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  14. Some great tips - completely agree that sharing and building a network of helpful reliable bloggers has helped me in my first year of blogging. Without help and assistance I would have thrown in the towel months ago. Stephen :o)

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  15. Fab post!! The blogging world is a really great place and Ive certainly felt the support.
    The more of us the merrier. :)

    www.marriedtoageek.co.uk

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  16. Awh this is such a sweet post Becky! I love to communicate with other bloggers, this is the best part of being in the blogland!

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  17. off to do all of the above. Cheers

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  18. I love this. Even the smallest comment makes my day and I think just a small show of appreciation can really boost someones confidence x

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

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  19. Some great tips Becky! I think once I'm on my Maternity I shall dedicate one day a week (or maybe a month, depending on how difficult baby is :P) to blogger support xx

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  20. I would have never thought about clicking on ads ! :O I also need to start getting back to the chats again, I love taking part in them and they are always so much fun :) Happy Sunday x

    Caitriona | Blog

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  21. This is such a lovely post! I think its so important to try and communicate with others and help them out if you can! :)

    http://charlotterose8.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. It's awesome!
    I really like to support bloggers, especially if they are beginners, but have really good eye and I feel they put effort in their content!
    Share some love!
    My Bloglovin | My Fashion Blog | My Lookbook

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  23. Great post. At the moment I'm not working so any clicks on the ads on my blogs are really valuable so I try and do the same for other bloggers. As you have said it costs nothing to the person clicking and to the blogger every little helps. I shall get clicking on a few of yours. If you get a spare minute I'm over at www.woodledoodledandydesigns.co.uk and www.essentiallifeskills.org - the first is my personal website and the second is my business website with my blog targeted at people with mental health issues. Kat

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  24. Such a great post! I had never thought of clicking on the ads but it makes perfect sense and it will definitely be something that I start doing from now on! :)

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  25. All of these! I always think it's a shame when bloggers who have sponsors only link to their sponsors' blogs - I want to know which blogs they enjoy *without* being paid to say so.

    In the Help Out section, I'd add - if you are offered a paid post, review item or event invite which isn't right for you but which you know another blogger would love, put the PR and the blogger in contact with each other. I've done this for people a few times and I'd love to have it done for me, too.

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  26. Wonderful tips!! It is always lovely to spread the love and support other bloggers in the community. Will keep your suggestions in mind x

    Fabi | www.agirlandherstripes.com

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  27. I need to connect and help out other bloggers more. I should probably disable adblock on blogger/wordpress sites too, I'll do that now. I do really enjoy doing a rroundup of my favourite posts of the week and love reading others people's too! I've found some awesome new blogs to follow through that :)

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  28. Well aren't you a bucket full of lovely. So nice to have a reminder posted for everyone to reassess :)

    www.ohheyblog.com

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  29. This is LOVELY. I've always said that one of my fave things about blogging is the community. Chatting to other bloggers, meeting them in real life and sharing their ace writing and photography :D

    There's literally nothing nicer than a blogger you love telling you they've enjoyed your post. Such a confidence boost! :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  30. These are super helpful tips, especially after just joining in tonight's #fbloggers chat.

    Jenny xo - jnylng.blogspot.co.uk / instagram.com/jnylngblogs

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  31. Great post! Yes, I will ALWAYS comment on any blog post I click through to to read, even if I am in a terrible hurry and only say Great Post! I always read every word too (luckily being speed reader) - I think I am lucky because people do often return the favour and yes, it makes me beam every time there is a comment!
    The clicking on ads thing is great- do they get money every time then? I'll definitely do that, particularly for a couple of blogging friends who can't work- I thought it was only if you buy something! Cool!
    I keep meaning to blog aboput my favourite bloggers- in fact there's a few unpublished drafts I should dig out!!!x
    Nice to meet you!x

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  32. This is a really great post and I feel exactly the same way. It always amazes me that some people hate links to blogs being left in comments. I always encourage people to leave a link to their blog when they comment on my blog as it makes it easy for me to check other blogs out.
    http://beautybargainsandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Oh my goodness, I *needed* this post. I'm new to blogging world and am a little exhausted and overwhelmed by all the work that goes into it! It's fun and I'm learning a lot and meeting some great gals... But there's always the feeling that I'm shouting into a void, ya know? I feel very reassured that there *is* room for my blog in the world. Great tips! I'll be bookmarking this one to revisit. Thank you, thank you!
    xo, Kathy
    laceandwhimsy.com

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  34. Is there anything you aren't great at? Advice, laughs and boobs. The perfect package Babygirl! ;) Xx

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  35. I told myself that this year I'd really try more. I'm aiming to do a monthly round up of my favourite posts, and I have been commenting more, but I think I'm failing on the social media side! I just need to retweet and talk about what I've read! These are great tips!

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  36. I just clicked on two of your ads ;-)

    Just discovered you through bloglovin, your bio description alone has earned my undying loyalty.

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  37. Fab post :) the interaction and making friends is the most important part to me and what I've been focusing on so far in 2015 and it's going well :D I don't like when bloggers ignore you :( one kind of biggish blogger has a store alongside her blog and I emailed before Christmas and still never got a reply, not even a "I'm too busy to reply right now sorry" just nothing :( I want to email again but tbh kind of afraid she'll get annoyed if I email twice :/ best just leave it. But yeh, it's not nice when a blogger ignores you cos they see themselves as too good xo
    amber love

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  38. Ah I have so much love for this post, and couldn't have read it at a more fitting time - I've just finished the #bdib chat about supporting fellow bloggers ❤️ It's my first time visiting your blog and I'll most definitely be coming again! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas break lovely and looking forward to reading more from you soon.

    Kara

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