I have been blogging informally for several years…for the first couple of years my mom and aunt were my only readers…but now I have been blogging formally for just over a year. About a year ago I made a great decision for my blog…I joined a blogging tribe! My tribe has been a great place to find inspiration, ask questions about the technical side of blogging, vent about things that aren’t working the way I’d like, and just laugh about silly things in life. We live all across the country, are at various stages of life and blog about a wide variety of things, but we come to together to support each other in this crazy, wonderful world of blogging.
If you do not have a blogging tribe I would highly recommend finding one to join…or starting your own! Not sure how to do that? Here are a couple of tips…
- Ask other bloggers you’ve already connected with if they are a part of a blogging tribe that you can join
- Make a point to connect with bloggers through social media and then ask them if they’d like to be in a tribe with you. One great way to do this is during chats related to blogging…be intentional about observing who you connect with during the chats and then follow up with them.
- Don’t be afraid to ask! You might have to ask a few people before you find a tribe and that’s okay!
- Remember that every blogging tribe will look a little different so don’t feel pressured to have a certain number of people or to run your tribe a certain way
Since my tribe is so awesome, I asked them to share some of their best blogging tips and here is their wisdom…
Engage in the huge community of bloggers:) they can all be so helpful in your blogging success and you will gain some great friendships from it! ~ Joanna from Motherhood and Merlot
Make sure your content is evergreen and timeless. That way, if you need/want to take 9 months off (like me), you can hopefully still get quality traffic and keep up your income flow. ~ Cajun from Blooming in Bedlam
If you plan on your blog earning you money you need to look at it as a job. Set some work hours for yourself and certain tasks you need to get done during those hours. There is a lot more that goes into having a successful blog then just writing. ~ Lisa from Goofball Mommy
Create content your readers can’t live without. And then remember to engage them on your other social media accounts. Showing you’re listening will keep them around. ~ Alyssa from Babies, Bloodhounds and Booze, Oh My!
Create an editorial calendar to help you stay on task and plan ahead. Even if it is a month ahead, they are so helpful. I typically plan for 3 months. It also makes me hold myself accountable to post consistently. ~ Jeannine from Jeannine ONeal
Be real. Nothing better than being authentic–no matter how embarrassing that may be. ~ Ashley from Smashley Ashley
Always remember your why, specifically *why* you blog. It’s so easy to get caught up in everything you are supposed to do it’s easy to lose sight of why you started doing it in the first place! ~ Bev from Linkouture
Are you a part of a blogging tribe? How has your tribe helped your blog?
Are you looking to be a part of a blogging tribe? What steps will you take this week to make that happen?