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.
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!
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