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 LinkedIn.com
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 https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2028421/
Travel Bloggers https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1612167/profile/
UK Bloggers and Influencers https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13571158/profile/
Bloggers Helping Bloggers https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6935198/profile/
Visit Other Blog Sites and Leave Positive Comments
Search the web and visit social sharing sites such as bizsugar.com, blokube.com, inbound.org, and reddit.com. 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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