If you are a blogger then you must heard this many times that relationship building is one of the most important part of Blogging. I too have heard this so many times and I think this is 100% true.
Having healthy relationship with fellow bloggers and your blog readers can be very beneficial for you and your blog.
You must be wondering why it’s so beneficial for us?
Very Simple, If you have good relationship with your fellow bloggers and readers then they will keep coming to your blog regularly, subscribe your email list and whenever you post any article they would love to share it on their social profiles which can boost your traffic as well as brand awareness. Also some times they can refer advertisers to your site.
So now allow me to show you few tips to build a healthy relationship with fellow bloggers and readers.
Always ready to help
In this information age everyone wants to learn new things, ideas and so many things. And to achieve the same they take help from internet and others. Similarly newbie bloggers are also ready to learn new tips and ideas. So what I suggest you to share your ideas, blogging skills with newbies, fellows and help them to perform better.
When you help others then automatically there starts a new relationship which is good for you as well as your blogging business.
I have so many friends online who have helped me in blogging and also there are guys whom I have helped. Believe me the guys whom I helped respect me from core of their heart and I also respect who have helped me. Its natural when someone helps you in needy times then he/she makes a good place in your heart.
Therefore if you want to build good relationships online then you must be ready to help. Especially help those who are in need.
Commenting is the finest way to build relationship with fellow bloggers. You have two ways to do it.
When someone comments on your blog then don’t just approve the comment and forget. Read the comment and write an appropriate reply to them. In this way you can initiate a talk with the commenter and gradually you will feel that the commenter will take more interest and come back to your site again and again.
If you don’t reply to the comments then you will feel that genuine bloggers will not be commenting most often. Always thank and appreciate the commenter’s effort which he/she put in writing the comment for your blog post. If you do it with all of your commenters then you might be able to find few good friends very soon.
Now if you are commenting on other’s blog then don’t just comment to get links. Read the whole post, write a good comment and try to get everyone’s attention. Try to start a discussion with them which helps you know those people and also they do know you.
Believe me this way you can get good knowledge and so many new contacts as well. Keep in touch with those new contacts, appreciate their work, invite them to visit your blog and ask if they don’t like anything in your blog. If you ask 10 people then surely 4-5 guys come to you blog and share their suggestions.
Suggestions are just a way to get in touch and get involved with them. This is the best way to start building relationship with fellow bloggers.
Sometimes you can get negative comments too but that time don’t loose your control and write a polite reply which helps you to maintain your good reputation. This kind of good behaviour can help you get new friends and followers.
Social Media and Social networking
Social media and networking is one of the finest ways to build healthy relationship with like minded people, fellow bloggers and others. Social networking sites like Facebook, linkedIn and Google+ are the best places where you can connect with the like minded people and starting making a healthy relationship with them. They can be a blogger, internet marketer, businessman or your blog reader.
To build healthy relationship with them just keep in touch with them and start posting comments on their status updates, like their statuses if you like them. Similarly you can do on other networking sites too.
If some one helped you in achieving any task then you can mention his/her name in your status updates of FB or G+ or mention in your tweets to say thank you. If you keep mentioning them then they will come forward to help you always.
Building and maintain online relationship is so simple and very beneficial.
These are the basic and simplest ways which really helps you to build great relationship with fellow bloggers and readers. Share your views via comments.
Thanks For Reading
~ Atish Ranjan