#Blogmas2018 Ritu’s Blog Tips #9

Day 9!

My muse, my tea my workstation!

Interaction is KEY!

You can’t go building a blog without other people. 

You want to be read, but you kinda have to return the favour.

I’m not talking about follow for follow, but actually reading other blogger’s posts and interacting with them.

Liking and commenting on their posts opens a doorway for a genuine following.

And not just ‘Great Post!’ or ‘Love this!’ but meaningful comments that can start a conversation.

I know you can’t do that for every post you read, but if you make a point of commenting on a specific amount of post read in a day/week (target is up  to you!) you are sure to see the return coming to your blog, and them doing the same. 

These interactions will build the kind of following that is actually genuine, and not just numbers of people who click follow, but never read your posts.

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 22:07:16

    What should i write today? 😉 Great tip, Sis! We had very British weather today. This really cant be climate change. Have a good week ahead. Michael

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  2. scr4pl80
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 18:44:49

    Interesting, too, that by reading not just the post but other people’s comments can be very enlightening. I’ve made blogging friends by commenting on someone’s comment or checking out the commenter’s blog.

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  3. syl65
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 17:44:20

    Got to have that interaction to help your blog grow. Really important tip!

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  4. H.R.R. Gorman
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 17:37:11

    I realized, at some point, that when you interact with other peoples’ blogs, you often are the reason they don’t quit. My best blog relationships are with people who were there right when I was about to give up, and I hope other people get to see me as a regular reader and a reason not to quit too!

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  5. fiftyshadesofconfused
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 17:12:47

    I started blogging today. Thanks for the tip. I need a welcome distraction to my menopause

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  6. Dan Antion
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 12:30:37

    I can honestly say that this advice is spot on, Ritu. And, the rewards are larger than having followers – there are some wonderful people out here ❤️

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  7. Darlene
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 12:28:30

    I so agree. If only one had more time though. I try to rotate which blog posts I comment on as I really would like to comment on all of them. I have made some wonderful friends in this blogging community.

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  8. Erika Kind
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 09:21:12

    To me this is one of the most important points. Again it is about appreciation and a giving and taking. Interaction gives blogging a deeper meaning, connects, and creates friendships.

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  9. pranabaxom
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 08:44:04

    Meaningful comments….. nothing funny then😢

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  10. shelleywilson72
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 08:10:31

    Great advice, Ritu. Engagement is so important as you get to ‘meet’ your audience as well as gauge that your posts are helping/entertaining people.

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  11. April Munday
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 07:54:39

    It’s not always easy to be meaningful, but the conversations can be great fun.

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  12. Tony Burgess
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 06:38:07

    Good tips for gaining audience and connections.

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  13. Carol Anne
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 05:34:54

    I agree! Meaningful, that’s it! Meaningful comments, that’s how you make connections in blogging!

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