Networking with other bloggers- why is it important?

7 Sep

Networking with other bloggers also helps you to stay updated about the latest happenings in the world of blogging. Not just that, you can also make your online profile stronger, thereby helping you to monetize better. Having a well designed website or a well composed blog of your own and keeping it to yourself has never won viewers or clicks. What really matters is how this website or blog of yours is useful to others. Forming a mutually benefiting relationship is what successful blogging is all about.

Forming a mutually benefiting relationship is what successful blogging is all about.

With all that said, let us see how we can go about it, how can we network better and make new connections with other bloggers and authors.

Respond to links

This is one of the best ways to grab attention for yourself and redirect it to your blog. Whenever you stumble upon any referrals from a site, be sure to respond to them. You never know who might be looking into them and how important that person may be. However, the traffic scale of the blog also matters, therefore be sure to link a blog that it closest to your own. This way of responding, helps more people looking into your blog and thus benefit from it.

Guest Blog more often

Remember, guest blogging is an opportunity to prove your skills as an effective blogger. Effective blogger is someone with very good language and an ability to write effectively. A good blogger must be able to expresses their view better. You should attempt guest blogging only if you’re confident about your quality writing abilities, else a poor post could do more damage than not hav ing written any at all. Quality, witty, well written and helpful posts attract long term friendships in the blogger’s world. Should your post be of help to anybody, then the purpose of posting it is served. It’s a give and take policy and more often than not, be sure to get your help rewarded.

Get active on social networking sites

This is another sure shot way of getting noticed. Follow your favorite blogger on their networking sites, be it Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any other for that matter, and be active! Merely following someone won’t get you the attention or the friendship that you seek. It needs patience and hard work. ‘Like’ or comment on their posts on Facebook and tweet and re tweet their tweets on Twitter. The more active you are the higher would be the chances of the blogger taking notice of you. Don’t let them forget you and with constant, continuous activity on these networking sites you can ensure just that.

Earn your blogger’s respect

The easiest way to earn the respect of your favorite blogger is by being of help to him. Help him get more attention and clicks to his/her blog. By working in an intelligent and a positive way, you can make sure their site or blog becomes noticed. By making constructive, useful comments and by helping to negate the destructive or harmful comments, chances are high, that the blogger will notice you and who knows might even view you as their savior! This blogger would never ignore an email from you, because he now recognizes you. This way you can very tactfully build a constructive and a mutually benefiting relationship with other bloggers you admire.

Be genuine

Lastly and most importantly, be genuine. Do not comment on blogs just for the heck of it. Make sure your posts have some meaning and quality to it. Avoid flattering which is the worst thing you could ever do a blogger. Bloggers are smart enough to see through your intentions when you flatter them and won’t ever take you seriously. Just like how all relationships work, be sincere, honest and respect the other person. Such people would be treasured forever. By being genuine, you’ll also earn the blogger’s respect in return.

With these tips you are now ready to start networking, socializing on the web and building relationships that last a life time. Happy networking!

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63 Responses to “Networking with other bloggers- why is it important?”

  1. Tim Mushey September 13, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Great post thanks for the insight…

    • Tejaswini Anand H September 13, 2012 at 6:55 am #

      Thanks a lot Tim, I’m glad you liked it! :)

      • Tim Mushey September 13, 2012 at 6:56 am #

        My pleasure take care!

      • Teju September 13, 2012 at 7:29 am #

        take care you too & have a happy day ahead!

  2. Read Stuff With Me! September 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Hey it really is a helpful post :) Thanks!

    • Teju September 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

      Thanks, I’m honored! :) take care & stay blessed.

  3. originaltitle September 14, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    I think you’ve brought up some great points here. There are some tips in here I need to brush up on, but I think in general a lot of bloggers get frustrated because they forget the old adage: You get what you give. And when I say adage, I mean New Radicals song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPAEFnVZVOs ;) Keep up the great content, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog.

    • Teju September 15, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      :D very true. cool link, love this song, And yes I’m really honored. Thanks for the kind words. Feels good to have stumbled upon you…

  4. deborahbrasket September 16, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Lots of good stuff here–thanks for sharing!

    • Teju September 16, 2012 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks a lot for the appreciation, it means a lot & thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Anant Awasthi September 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    You are right that we need to take the blogging seriously and do comment on their blogs seriously instead of making it another social networking site.

    • Teju September 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      very true Ananth, what we should never forget is that our comments ought to be genuine, and one should not comment just for the heck of it or to gain traffic or for any other vested interest. This helps build lasting & trusting friendships with our co-bloggers. I’m glad you liked the post. Thanks for stopping by and keep visiting! I must mention, that you have an amazing blog :)

      • Anant Awasthi September 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

        Ohh thanks but i just started a month back and quite junior to you so keep guiding me okey!

      • Teju September 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

        hahaa well, in that case, i haven’t completed a month yet, so in that case, i become your junior!

      • Anant Awasthi September 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

        I dont think so?

      • Anant Awasthi September 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

        I dont think so? you knows a lot about blogging…. your blog speaks

      • Teju September 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

        Thank you for the kind words of appreciation! :)

  6. Sanju September 23, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    You should publish this as a Featured Page or a Sticky post on you blog.. so that everyone who visits won’t miss these very relevant points.. excellent.. very helpful post for people who are new to the blogging universe..

    • Teju September 23, 2012 at 6:38 am #

      Thanks a lot for the appreciation Sanju, does mean a lot. I’m glad that you liked this post. Still very new to blogging on wordpress, will figure out what Sticky post means & do as you suggested. Thanks for stopping by, keep visiting & happy weekend :)

  7. Arindam September 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Great post. I liked the way you’ve covered many aspects of blogging with this post. What I believe the most important factor of blogging is good content. A blog can never survive for a longer period of time without unique and good content.

    • Teju September 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

      Hey Arindam, very true, so agree with you & I’m really glad that you liked it. After all, one of the reasons to blog, is to share & exchange our knowledge with others, apart from making it a channel to vent our thoughts out!
      Thanks for the appreciation, does mean a great deal :)

  8. tchistorygal September 25, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Not to flatter, but I enjoyed your article! Thanks for visiting my site as well. :)

    • Teju September 25, 2012 at 7:39 am #

      Aww thanks a lot, I’m glad that you enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed your blog! keep visiting! :)

      • tchistorygal September 25, 2012 at 8:04 am #

        I will, you too!!!

  9. Mona September 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    good advice ……… and I love your header

    • Teju September 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      Thanks a lot Mona, i’m glad you loved it! :) keep visiting…

  10. mrubru September 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I’m more glad I stumbled upon you!! :)
    I really mean it when I say, pretty blog and great writing… I swear this is not flattery :P
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts..

    • Teju September 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      Hey yeh kuch zyada hogaya! :P i’m all blushing. But really, thanks a lot for your sweet words of appreciation dear, this feeling’s mutual, welcome to my world & hoping to see you by more often! :)

  11. Rahul Ranjan September 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Helpful post.

    • Teju September 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

      Hey Rahul, thanks for the appreciation & I’m glad that it was of help. The purpose of this post has been served. Thanks for stopping by, hoping to see around more often! :)

  12. Uzoma September 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    I want to thank you for commenting on my blog. After reading this post, I must say it’s worth a treasure. I’ll always keep it close.

    • Teju September 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

      Thank you dear Uzoma, I’m glad you liked it. Hoping to see you here more often! :)

      • Uzoma September 26, 2012 at 12:01 am #

        I promise, Teju. Hope you won’t forget mine :)

      • Teju September 26, 2012 at 12:04 am #

        It is such a creative blog, there is no way that I would forget yours!

  13. Insight October 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Thanks a lot for sharing your INSIGHTS about this prominent topic, Teju! I was a pretty good stuff. :)

    Rahul

    • Teju October 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

      Hey dear Rahul, i’m really happy that you like this ‘INSIGHT’ ;) :) keep dropping by like how I’d be around your blog!

  14. AdkPhotog October 11, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    Thank you @Teju for talking about the power of blogging relationships. Also, I’m glad you liked the Whiteface Mountain image on my Adirondack Color In Pictures blog.
    Best, J

    • Teju October 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      Hey J, thank you! I so totally enjoyed your blog!
      Keep stopping by… :)

  15. Joanne October 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Hi!! Teju… very true indeed and it took time for me to realize all the above written…. blogging has now become an effective medium to communicate views and ideas as well gain respect for ones own skills and talents… :)

    • Teju October 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

      Hey Joanne, I’m glad that you enjoyed my blog as much as I enjoyed yours :)
      Keep visiting!

  16. Russel Ray Photos October 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

    • Teju October 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      Hahaa, nice to know you enjoyed your stay here as much as i enjoyed while at yours! :)
      Looking forward to more visits from you.

  17. Subhan Zein October 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Wonderful insights, Teju. Thank you for sharing this. You are one generous soul. Many blessings and much love to you. :-)

    Subhan Zein

    • Teju October 22, 2012 at 1:13 am #

      Thank you so much Subhan, I’m really glad that you liked. Stay blessed, dear friend! :)

  18. techbappa October 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Hi Tejaswini, Agree with you, Its important to be active in social sites, reply for comments & also if somebody needs improvement in their site or found something useful in blog should suggest or appreciate for the work. It helps the blogger to grow better.

    • Teju October 25, 2012 at 7:02 am #

      Hello, I’m glad you liked this post & thanks for stopping by :)

  19. Brittany Alexander December 8, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    I love this topic. Networking on social media sites is key especially in today’s society.

    • Teju December 8, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      I agree. Thank you for stopping by :)

      • Brittany Alexander December 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

        You’re welcome! :)

  20. JasmineKyleSings December 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Great post and great tips!!!

    • Teju December 11, 2012 at 7:18 am #

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! :)

  21. shivprasad December 12, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Thanks for the updates you gave, and don’t consider this comment “that I have written for the sake of commenting” ;)…. ya but eventually it was useful in many ways..

    Keep Writing and happy blogging..!!

    • Teju December 13, 2012 at 11:57 am #

      hahaa, thank you, I’m glad that you found this useful. Happy Blogging :)

  22. Shakti Ghosal December 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Great post and take-aways, thank you. I wonder what kind of time commitment one needs to make to improve one’s blogging connectivity. This seems to remain a challenge to me, what with having to wade trough mails and social sites.

    Shakti

    • Teju December 14, 2012 at 10:21 am #

      Thank you. It really made me happy to know that you appreciate this post :)

  23. mandeepola December 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    hi teju :) ……..like your “opinion that one should not give any comments or like the blog just for the sake”………… and moreover your beautiful insight that will help the people who just started writings blog………………..

    thanks and regards,

    Mandeep Ola

    • Teju December 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

      Hey thanks a lot & thanks for stopping by! I’m really glad that you found the post useful! Happy blogging :)

  24. lokesh December 22, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Tejaswini, Perfectly said, Communication with other bloggers is very important, even if we post great content we require readers to like the content.social media is a best place to meet so many like readers which helps each other to learn and share. By replying comments or writing guest post will definitely get more traffic and our communication with other blogger will get better.

    • Teju December 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

      Thanks Lokesh, really glad that you liked this post :)

  25. Paula Kuitenbrouwer January 3, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    Teju, you are quiet right to state: ‘Be genuine. Do not comment on blogs just for the heck of it. Make sure your posts have some meaning and quality to it’. Although a ‘Wow, that is awesome’ can be good fun, comments with a bit extra text and thought make blogging more meaningful and fruitful.
    I wish you a happy new year.
    May 2013 be a great year to you.

    • Teju January 3, 2013 at 7:39 am #

      Absolutely! Couldn’t agree more. Thank you so much for stopping by, dear Paula. Wish you a very happy & a blessed new year. :)

  26. Where God Takes Me January 6, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Dear Teju, It is lovely to see you again. Thank you for such a helpful post. I agree, “be genuine” is one of the most vaulable bits of advice you could give. Thoughtful, intelligent and well-written comments are greatly appreciated by the blogger who strives to post meaningful content. And with such comments, bonds are more likely to be created and grown. I have not ventured into other social media sites, but if I do, I’ll refer to this as my guide! Love and many blessings for your new year! :-) Vivian

    • Teju January 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      Hello dear Vivian, it’s so nice to see again you after a long time! Thank you for the nice words. You know how much I look up to you. You are my inspiration. By the way, this is my sticky post. I was on break, thanks to my exams (pursuing legal studies) and I’m back to blogverse only today :)
      And oh yes, wish you and your family a very, very happy and a blessed new year. May this turn out to be your best one.
      Lots of love,
      Teju :)

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