Supporting Other Bloggers

Supporting Other Bloggers

So recently I’ve seen a lot of negativity in the blogging world, particularly on twitters. There’s hardly a day goes by without some sort of argument or misunderstanding, and by the sounds of it, people are getting sick of it. So today I thought I would do a post sharing different ways we can support other bloggers, and hopefully help to bring a bit more positivity and love back into the blogging community.

Talk to each other

One of the simplest ways to promote positivity with the blogging community is to talk to each other. Recently I’ve seen a lot of tweets from people saying that they feel like they are drifting away from the community, and that nobody seems to talk to them anymore. If you see a tweet like that, send them a message! Similarly, if somebody tweets that they are having a bad day, send them a message asking if they are OK. On days where I’ve been feeling down the tweets I’ve received from bloggers have honestly been such a comfort.

Retweet

I try to retweet as many promotional tweets as possible. Blog links, instagrams, requests, you name it, I retweet it. After all it only takes two seconds to click retweet, and it could make such a difference to how many people click on a link. You could even set yourself a mini goal to try and retweet a certain amount of tweets a day, even if that is only one.

Celebrate the successes of others

One of the big issues in the blogging community lately seems to be jealousy. Jealousy over the successes of other bloggers. And don’t get me wrong, I get it. I can get jealous when I see other bloggers doing well. And jealous is alright. But don’t let it get in the way of congratulating somebody. If you see somebody post an ad on instagram, like it. If somebody tweets about an amazing opportunity, congratulate them.

Buy from their shops

So many bloggers these days have etsy shops or similar. So if you’re shopping for a present for somebody, or a treat for yourself, why not look through their stores? I’m not saying to buy something simply for the sake of helping a blogger out (unless you want to ofcourse). But wouldn’t you rather give your money to a small bloggers who might need it for rent, rather than a huge international company? I know I would.

Visit their blogs

Lately I’ve been trying so hard to support other bloggers on social media, but I’ve found myself neglecting their blogs. Obviously this is bad because for most of us, our blog is our main focus. So next time you have some spare time why don’t you try and visit a few blogs? Search a hashtag and read five blog posts. And leave a comment, everybody loves a comment.

It’s so important to support each other. Bloggers are still fighting to be taken seriously by brands, and it’s a hard fight. So support from the people who love what we love, and do what we do is so uplifting. I’m not saying we all have to love each other, I get that we can’t all get a long. Trust me, I’m under no illusions. But instead of spending your time bitching about the bloggers you don’t like, focus on the bloggers and people you do like. Not only will help those bloggers, it will probably help you as well!

How do you like to support other bloggers?

Follow:
*POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS
Share:
  • Hayley The Tiny

    I’ve started bookmarking everyones blog under a wee blog folder that I come across so every other day or so I can just open them all up and check everyone’s new posts 🙂

    I try to RT as much as possible and it really helps searching for certain hashtags on twitter and joining groups on Facebook. Currently the #NIBloggers #BelfastBloggers hashtags and following both the twitters really help me keep up to date and find new bloggers!

    • I need to start bookmarking blogs as well! I come across so many that I love but I can never remember their urls. I love searching through #nibloggers though I never used #belfastbloggers so I’ll have to take a look at that one!
      x Lauren

  • Lovely to read such a positive post. A short comment or a like can really mean a lot x

    • It really does, and they don’t take that long to do, especially a like or retweet!
      x Lauren

  • Yes to all this! Sometimes, I feel like I am the only one who feels this way. It’s like the blogging community is drifting apart or becoming more clique-y. I’ve reached out to a few fellow bloggers who have been more than rude to me and judge me based off Instagram numbers —

    And I, too, find myself getting jealous, but never so jealous that I can’t be happy for the other person. If I ever found myself in a fantastic place, the people I’d turn to, to share amazing opportunities and experiences, are my like-minded friends/bloggers. We should always support one another. Thanks for this post!

    Genevieve | http://www.blueaugustine.com

    • You’re definitely not alone! A lot of people are feeling this way recently. I would never dream of judging somebody based on the followers they have. Some small bloggers product absolutely amazing content that far surpasses that of the bigger bloggers. And after all, we all started at the bottom.
      x Lauren

  • Britta

    I love this and all your tips. I generally think life is more fun if we support rathen than compete against each other. There is a lot I can learn from other bloggers and I am always inspired by their creativity and hard work. It’s a community I am very new to but I want to contribute in a positive way!

    • Yes, it definitely is a lot more fun! It’s a great community for the most part, I’ve learnt just to ignore the drama and focus on the positives of it 🙂
      x Lauren

  • Such a lovely post Lauren and very true.
    I generally stay out of the drama. I have conversations with blogger friends off Twitter about it, but then it’s put to bed.
    I try to retweet and also share blog posts on Twitter that I’ve read and liked. I know this always makes my day when people do it to me. It’s nice to have the support. 🙂

    Caroline.x
    http://www.carolineeelgeywhite.com

    • Yes I generally stay out of it as well Caroline! I can’t be bothered with drama in real life, never mind on a computer.
      I always get so happy when somebody retweets my blog posts/links. It’s such a small thing that only take 2 seconds to do, but can really make somebody’s day.
      x Lauren

  • Deimante Baurinaite

    Supporting other bloggers it’s such a nice thing to! Especially since the blogging community has had so many ups and downs recently. I couldn’t agree with you more x
    Deimante x
    http://www.sunnydei.com

    • It makes the whole blogging thing a lot more enjoyable when we’re all supporting each other. And as you said we’ve had so many ups and downs as a community that it’s nice to bring some positivity back to it
      x Lauren

  • Some great tips here Lauren! I completely agree that retweeting people is a great way to support them, especially if they are super close to reaching a follower goal! I have found so many fabulous Etsy shops through the bloggers who own them, Llama Talks which is run by Ellis, a blogger friend of mine, is now one of my all time faves! Thanks for sharing this, we need positivity like this amongst all the drama!

    Abbey 💕 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  • Yessica Maria Tauta

    Loved reading your posts Lauren! i’ve recently starting blogging and have found all your tips really useful! I have joined several blogging communities on Facebook and so far it’s all been very positive with people encouraging eachother!

    Yessica | ymtauta.com x

  • happywiseowl

    This is fab – there’s so much negativity out there it’s just not necessary!!
    Em x
    http://happywiseowl.com

  • I love this post, it’s so important to support other bloggers!

  • Sian…

    I’ve been lucky that the bloggers that I follow are hugely supportive of everyone else. One of my goals this year was to comment on more posts which now I have more free time, I can do! I will admit I feel a teeny bit jealous at times but every blogger is different and there’s plenty of room for everyone! It actually just makes me work harder!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Steph

    YES!

    What a great, uplifting post! I really think despite intense competition, we should all be supportive!

    I like to comment on other blogs, and support others through various social media!

    It’s great to know that there are supportive people like you, in our blogging community!

    Steph
    http://www.socialspying.com

  • Tea Party Beauty

    I always try to remember to RT blogger tweets. I also love clicking affiliate links on bloggers posts, even if I am not buying anything – some work on a pay per click, whilst the others the cookies will stay on my browser incase I do buy something in a weeks time 🙂

  • Yes to the everything on this post. I love the blogging community and think it’s so important to support your fellow Blogger. I try to retweet and interact with my followers as much as possible. Something as small as a comment on a post they’ve really worked hard on can go a long way!

    Iamfoxxtailz | Alternative Style Diary

  • I love these tips! I keep finding myself so busy and caught up in my day to day stresses that I’ve neglected being a cheerleader for my friends in the blogging community as well and it’s something that I really need to fix. It always makes my day when someone retweets something I’ve written or shows the love on my blog, so I’m determined to make more of an effort to return the favour! XO
    LJLV | Luxury Meets Alternative

  • The Sunday Mode

    I love so many posts so I should really retweet links! As you said it’s such a simple thing to do and it can really help other people out and perk up their day, I know that’s how I feel when people retweet my links!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • What a lovely, positive post! I only started my blog just over a month ago but I’ve been so happy to receive comments from and chat to other bloggers, it’s such a lovely community. Love this list – they are things I am trying to do a lot and make time for, which can be hard when you are also trying to work and run your own blog/social media, but it’s totally worth it to appreciate others’ work – and like you said, everyone loves a comment!
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

  • Jessica

    Love this post Lauren! I agree with all of these tips and it is all so much more enjoyable when we all support each other 🙂

    Jessica
    http://www.jessicagrimshaw.co.uk

  • The Sunday Mode

    I love to support other bloggers by reading their posts and engaging in comments and through social media. I’ll admit though I tend to always forget that a lot of blogger’s have etsy shops and similar, as you said that’s a great outlet if I’m trying to buy presents and things like that. Thanks for that idea 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode