I thought I would post a small discussion today. Being a blogger is hard. It’s time consuming and sometimes it feels like people aren’t visiting. I try really hard to support other bloggers, but it can be difficult at times to know what’s best.
What you want to do to help bloggers will really depend on your time and commitment. I thought I would share a few things that I do.
The easiest thing for me is to just visit and blog and hit the like button (really bummed when a blog doesn’t have this). I don’t really have a set number of blogs I visit in a day. I look at my e-mail and just pick about 20 or so that stand out by the titles or who the blogger is. I have a handful of regulars that I try to visit for each post. Since I have limited time and hand/finger/wrist movement, liking a post is a good way for me to show the blogger that I visited and read their post.
Commenting should be my go to, but it can be tough (see above wrist issues). I prefer to comment, even if it’s just a “great review”. I want the blogger to know that I enjoyed their content. It’s just not possible for me to comment on every post I go to. I do try to comment on some and reply to my comments, too.
Sharing on twitter is something I’ve been doing more and more. I feel like that might be the best thing I can do to support other bloggers. It shows that I’ve read the post and hopefully gets more traffic to their sites. I don’t share everything I read, but I try to pick a handful daily.
Clicking on affiliate links is a great way to support bloggers. I probably don’t do it enough. I would love to help bloggers make a bit of money to keep blogging. The costs can definitely add up with wordpress.
Sharing on facebook. I don’t do this often, but I think it’s helpful. I do share some of the best posts I read.
Visiting socials. I don’t use all social media, but I do try to visit sites when I can. I know it’s helpful for bloggers to get traffic for each site.
Those are probably my main ways to support blogs. What I want to know is what you do to support them. Is there something else I can be doing more of? Let me know your thoughts below.