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How to Develop a Great Blogging Network

June 28, 2018 12 Comments
How to develop a great blogging network.

How to develop a great blogging network.

Blogging can get a little boring at times. Sitting at your desk, plunking away on the keyboard night after night can get a little boring. Why don’t you spice things up by working with other bloggers to develop a blogging network? Blogging networks are a great way to share ideas, share content, and a great way to make friends. Check out these blogging tips and start developing your own blogging network.

Write Great Content
You will hear this all the time from me, Develop Great Content.
Take your time to develop your content. Allow the content to rest a bit before you post it to your blog. Also, be sure to read your post out loud. You will be able to hear what you have written and will be able to catch those funky mistakes.

Join Groups Such as Professional Bloggers on
There are a ton of blogging groups on the web. Surf through LinkedIn and Google+ to find a group that fits you and your style. Once you are a member, be sure to post and interact with the members. Sharing and posting other member’s material shows them that you are not in it just for you. In order to develop this new blogging relationship, the members will need a chance to get to know and trust you.

Here are a few blogging groups from LinkedIn.

Blogging Professionals

Travel Bloggers

UK Bloggers and Influencers

Bloggers Helping Bloggers


Visit other blogging sites and leave positive comments.

Visit other blogging sites and leave positive comments.

Visit Other Blog Sites and Leave Positive Comments
Search the web and visit social sharing sites such as,,, and On these sites, you can share a link to your site. Once there you can surf through the various topics and read posts from other users. Be sure to leave comments after you have read a good post. These are social sharing site and they are all about being social with other members and sharing their stuff as well as your own.

Plain and Simple, Just Ask
Are you on Twitter? Do you follow other bloggers? If you do and you like their work, just ask them if they want to collaborate on a project with you. If they agree, maybe you can write a two-part post. Post the first half on your site and the second half on the other site. This will drive traffic to both sites. You can also just share previous content. Trade an article for an article. This will give you a new post for the week and allow you to develop new content for later.

I hope these tips help you to develop your blogging network. The web is full of great writers/bloggers that would love to work with you. Take some time and develop a relationship with the other person. I can guarantee, that in the end, you both will benefit from the experience.

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  1. Suktara says:

    Excellent tips and as a new blogger this is precisely what I am struggling with right now. Will definitely follow the LinkedIn Groups. Thanks

    • Dan Swords says:

      Thank you for stopping in and I’m glad that you are finding my content helpful.
      The best way to create a great network is to start engaging with others (just like you are doing now!)
      Twitter is another great place to meet bloggers. There are some that I meet 6 years ago that still talk to today.


  2. Kyle says:

    Great read and excellent advice on networking. Being so new to the blogging world it has been overwhelming trying to make it all work together. I value your help!

    • Dan Swords says:

      Thanks for stopping bd leaving a comment.
      That is why I develop this content, to smooth out the rough spots so you can succeed in your blogging journey.


  3. Hi Dan,

    I love this short piece. It’s pretty great and simple. Having a network is not that hard to start, although it can pretty hectic maintaining it. You can’t just ask for a favor once and disappear afterward. That is just being an opportunistic person who no one likes. It’s better to be helpful and useful to others just as much as they are helpful to you. Of course, that does not mean you should cut down from your business time, but be helpful when you can.

    Thank you for this great read.

    • Dan Swords says:

      Thank you for stopping in and leaving a comment.
      I feel that building your network is essential to your success. Starting a network is pretty easy, get on Twitter and read and comment on other peoples blog or pictures. It all snowballs from there,


  4. Chip says:

    Great advice! I think I rush too much when I’m posting because I tend to be overconfident in my initial draft. I’ll take more time. Thanks!

    • Dan Swords says:

      Hello Chip,
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      I feel that writing a blog post can be compared to making a big old pot of chili on a cold autumn day. It’s always better the next day.


  5. Sam says:

    Sam –
    When I first began blogging, I totally underestimated the value of forming relationships with other bloggers.
    You are so very right that one of the most important things a new blogger can do is get to know other bloggers. I have met some wonderful people and the help and wealth of knowledge they have given is tremendous.

    • Dan Swords says:

      Thanks you for stopping by.
      You have to look at other bloggers not as your competition but as relationships. We can learn from eachother while still building our own personal brand.


  6. Nati says:

    This is so helpful, especially as a new blogger! Thank you so much for sharing, Dan!

    Sending you good vibes for a wonderful weekend!

    Nati x | @NAfterCoffee

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