OK, I Blog, Now what? How do you build a Blogging Community


How do you build your blogging community?

 

I’m going to make this short and sweet

This is not a blog about how to grow your blogging community, it’s actually a blog ASKING YOU to help me and others grow our blogging community. As a business and marketing coach, I strongly recommend that my clients start a blog. But I never took it to the level of creating community. If you have insight and wisdom in this area, PLEASE share in the comments below.

I really love to write my blogs and have been writing for about 10 years. I have several. I actually used to write a short one every day and people relied on them. Yes, I would get emails and texts when there wasn’t a blog in their inbox. Then things changed over the years and now to get better SEO, links need to be added and affiliate marketing and images inserted. I still love doing that, but since it takes time, I do it less frequently.

So, this is a request for help

Even though I have been blogging for years, I have not yet spent the time to build a blogging community.  What do you do to get your blogs circulated? How much time do you spend marketing your blog?

I am a firm believer that your blog is the foundation to ALL of your marketing. This is where you put all of your ‘stuff’; YouTube videos, programs, events and THEN you post your blog all over town! (the world actually) This part I know and do. And once you get that down pat, you will have a system that is ready to generate business. I post my blog on all my social media and send an email to my mailing list.

My audience is not growing 

If someone likes or reblogs my post, I am doing a happy dance. (FOR ONE REBLOG!). I know there are many of us missing out on the good stuff. The part where you have hundreds of views and people liking and commenting all day. What do YOU do to get that kind of traffic? How often do you promote the same blog? And for how long? Do you subscribe to blogging communities? Yes, I could pull up a video or a strangers blog to get this information, but hey, we want to build community, right?

We could sure use your insights so please comment below. Sorry, but due to a lot of spam, I will have to approve of the comments. If you know how to fix that, I would like to  know as well.

Thank you in advance for your support and happy blogging!

Fran

 

Fran Asaro is a Life and Business Coach and founder of Thrive Any Way. Helping people systematize and automate their business and create an online presence. Find out more about how she helps entrepreneurs with her Virtual Project Partner Program

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4 comments

  1. My best advice is to forget about growth. Write the best content you can possibly provide with the intent of helping others. I was writing blog ideas for months until I thought I was ready, once I knew that the quality was there and it read well, I started my blog. If a post is really good and you share it in the right places, it will naturally get pinned, reblogged and tweeted mainly because, it’s useful. I would focus on that first, then worry about sharing, engaging and promotion Seo and stuff.

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    • Ahhhh, so Leo, This must mean I haven’t interesting enough content? LOL Thank you so much for sharing. I will keep that in mind and keep plugging along until there is a shift. I don’t mind writing. I would just appreciate an audience. I’m glad you are here!

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      • 🙂 im sure you do. That was just my opinon on how to grow a community. If you have alot of content then absolutely engage with mother bloggers and share your blog like your a proud parent!

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