How to support other bloggers while you’re beginning your own blogging journey.
Are you afraid to start your blog because you don’t know where to start? Or are you worried that no one will read what you post? Do you think there’s too much competition in your niche to begin?
You are your own worst enemy. If you think that there’s too much competition, then you’re right AND wrong. Yes, you’re both right and wrong at the same time. You’re right because the internet is saturated with blogs. But you’re dead wrong because you are the only person with your own voice and your own unique experiences.
Your only competition is yourself. It is up to you to improve your own skills.
Yes, there might be someone else talking about the topics you want to write, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. You can write about the same topic from your unique point of view.
Your “competition” or someone who falls into your specific niche might have more opportunities or collaborations than you have today. You just need to work harder to achieve those goals if you’re just starting out. There’s no harm in being a beginner! We all have to start somewhere.
How to Support Other Bloggers
Consider this: you’re new to blogging. You want to connect and grow your own audience. You find another blogger who is doing exactly what you’re doing already. Stop right there…
They are not your competition. They are not you. Let’s learn how to support other bloggers whether they’re in your niche or not.
Here are some ways how to support other bloggers:
Read their Blog
If you are an avid reader of their blog, then make sure to engage with them! Let them know what you like about the topic they’re writing about.
Comment on their post or talk to them on their social media platforms.
And don’t forget to share their content! If something that they share resonates with you, then by all means, share it with your own audience. Tag them in the share. There’s nothing like good camaraderie.
Backlink to their Blog
Maybe you read an opinion piece they wrote or maybe they posted some of their favorite outfits for the upcoming holiday. Whatever it is, it sparked an idea for you to write. You write your post and you link back to their website or their specific post.
I wrote a roundup post of 7 Casual Valentine’s Day Outfits that features of cute fashion blogger’s outfits. I linked to their websites. It’s that easy.
This can help you gain their attention (if they pay attention to their traffic sources) and it can help your audience gain exposure to other blogs that they might not be aware of.
“Build a Longer Table, Not a Higher Fence”
I recently heard this quote for the first time. I’m not even sure where it originated. It really made me think about my own blog. I love to help and I try to write “how to” articles to help others with their own blog.
I have gone out of my way to write these, but I never asked anyone to pay for this information. I honestly believe that I can help others where they’re at in their own blogging journey. And these contain basic information that can assist!