Cultivate Community: Find Your Blogging Tribe Part 3

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Welcome to the weekly blogging tip and comment game! This week I’m talking about finding your blogging tribe.

As bloggers, we want people to read us, identify with us, and support us. We want to find a tribe — a network of people that share common interests and experiences and show genuine interest and care for one another. We’ve talked about being a part of someone else’s tribe and connecting with the readers who comment on your blog, so you should now have a group of bloggers and commenters that you would like in your tribe. The final challenge in finding your blogging tribe is to cultivate your tribe community.

To cultivate your community, you need to do more than blog and comment. Connect with your tribe on Twitter and exchange pleasantries, jokes, banter, and whathaveyou. Create a Twitter List for your tribe community. Connect with them on Facebook. Or start a Facebook Fan Page for your blog. Answer comments and email them when appropriate. Get to know your bloggy friends on a deeper, more personal level. Blogging is a powerful way to find support and friendship if you make the effort.

Remember to always give back, offer support and provide value to your tribe and you will surely see it grow.

Now, let’s play a game! Here are the rules for the SITS Saturday Sharefest:

  • Leave a comment here with a link to one of your best blog posts (or just your main URL if you prefer).
  • After you leave your comment, visit the link of the person who commented BEFORE you.
  • Comment on their post and be sure to say “Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest” in your comment.

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  1. Looking for my tribe!
    .-= Janelle´s last post: The Last Bath =-.

  2. Here’s my URL so y’all can enjoy the musings of me and my three grown daughter co-bloggers. http//raisingamazingdaughters.wordpress.com

    Happy Sharefest! Can’t wait to “virtually” meet more of you.
    .-= Debby Carroll´s last post: Save Yourself First! =-.

  3. Hi there,

    Here’s one of my recent posts about trying to stop using and buying bottled water.

    http://muddledupmumma.blogspot.com/2010/02/thinking-about-plastic-bottles.html

    Always up for ideas on how I can do my bit to make the world better.

    J.

  4. Brand new to the SITS site…. would love to meet new friends and learn about the blogging world. Thanks on advance for all the comments on our blog-
    here’s the latest: http://my2scrappychicks.blogspot.com/

  5. We are new to SITS- but already learning so much. Stopped by and left love – hope to meet new friends here. Thanks in advance for stopping by our blog…

    http://my2scrappychicks.blogspot.com/

  6. Very nice post, again! I’m new to all this so will try to catch up in building this tribe! Oh and I suppose I need to get myself a twitter ID as well…
    .-= hege´s last post: A gamer’s confession =-.

  7. This is a great idea! I need to catch up on # 2
    .-= JamericanSpice´s last post: Hamilton Beach Food Processor Giveaway – CSN Stores! =-.

  8. Another excellent tip, though probably the most demanding one. Thanks again for great bloggy lessons.
    .-= Gosia´s last post: Picture a Day: Layers =-.

  9. not working for me, this is the 3rd attempt!
    http://naughteebits.blogspot.com
    “Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest”

  10. didn’t work the first time, trying again….
    http://naughteebits.blogspot.com

    “Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest”

  11. aww, i’m a few days late! i’m new, didn’t know there was a saturday event :< but here goes!

    http://naughteebits.blogspot.com

    “Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest”
    .-= B´s last post: my FAV painter is participating in a show this weekend! =-.

  12. What a great point you make about cultivating community. In this electronic age, we are simultaneously isolated and connected by our glorious technologies. It can be all to easy to forget that there are faces behind the pixels. it only takes a second to shift your perspective and feel into the energy of the living breathing hearts that beat on the other side of your monitor. Goodwill naturally springs forth from that view.

    Molly Burke CPCC MSU
    Queen of Confidence
    http://www.lifepurposeworks.com
    “Everyone can use an extra wee dram of confidence every now and again.”
    .-= Molly Burke, Queen of Confidence´s last post: PEARLS OF WISDOM: Get some allies! 2 Part Series Part 1 =-.

  13. Great suggestions! I think a Blogging Tribe is essential to be successful. Happy Tuesday! I’m wayyyy late on this :)
    .-= Maddy´s last post: Be Inspired! =-.

  14. Very cool! This website has been awesome in my blogging experience! Go SITSgirls!

  15. Just visited More Than A Mom!
    So I’m a couple days late on this post, oops.
    Come visit me! I’m in the throws of updating.

  16. I’m here :) Going to visit Heather.
    .-= More Than A Mom´s last post: Sewing Poll & Giveaway =-.

  17. Thought I’d try again.

    Latest post was this…

    http://anonymous8.com/relationship-advice/the-biggest-mistake-wives-make/

    Thanks
    Sarah Baron
    Anonymous8
    Information soooo good it would be unfair not to share

  18. For some reason, I am having a hard time getting posted here. This is my third attempt. Anyways, this is a great concept. My latest post? It’s about the biggest mistake wives make.

    http://anonymous8.com/relationship-advice/the-biggest-mistake-wives-make/

    Thanks,
    Sarah Baron

  19. Giveaway time! What a great weekend this was, hope you all feel the same way!
    http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.com/2010/02/giveaway-craftlab-recycled-scarf.html

  20. I missed Saturday too..but happy Sunday everyone!

  21. Well, I missed Saturday, so Happy SITS Sunday Sharefest!
    .-= Jen´s last post: Fill-in-the-blank Friday =-.

  22. I know this was Saturday Share Fest…. but I’m a day late as it’s Sunday… but I still want to be in a tribe so I’m extending it to Sunday Sharefest as well! Yes… I have that power.. even if I’m the only one doing it….
    .-= Lauren Taylor´s last post: 2010 Shape Challenge – Week 6 Results =-.

  23. Happy SITS SUNDAY!
    .-= Tanya´s last post: Easter Egg Cupcake Cups =-.

  24. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Even though it’s Sunday. I was doing a good deed, yesterday, and couldn’t get on line. Had a special request for some hands-on lessons for creating some intensive container gardens. You can see it here: http://tinyurl.com/ykyand5
    Have a great day!
    .-= Sharlene Thomas´s last post: A Winter-Hearty Cabbage Soup with Braunsweiger Dumplings =-.

  25. Cristina says:

    I know I am a day late – but I am committed to making good on my promise to catch up! Off I go to visit Kristin @bonbonrose looks like she’s behind too!

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

    xx

    Cristina
    .-= Cristina´s last post: My Stella & Dot Trunk Show Launch =-.

  26. Hola sistas. I’ve missed ya. Boy does a vacay put you behind on blog reading. Will I ever catch up? EEEK!

  27. Cool post and great ideas. Come visit me sometime at http://www.organicmotherhoodwithcoolwhip.com

  28. It’s Sunday but I just joined your wondeful group. Happy Sharefest even on the day after. Here’s my website, laurieishere.blogspot.com

  29. This is so true, blogs have taken the place of the earlier “forum style” of building a community. Good tips!

  30. It’s still saturday in some places!
    .-= pixielation´s last post: The strangeness of kinders =-.

  31. Better late than never! I love these saturday posts thanks for the GREAT tips!
    .-= Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique´s last post: This that and the other =-.

  32. Ack! I totally missed the sharefest again. :P

    I posted a tutorial this week that got a decent amount of buzz.

    How to make Recycled Flower Gift Bows: http://skooksplayground.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-recycled-paper-flower-gift.html
    .-= Skooks´s last post: Getting Creative with Kids: Hand Drawn Coloring Pages =-.

  33. I’m a newbie. Found ya through Midday Escapes.
    http://ladyvdzine.com
    http://ladyvdzine.com/?p=1382
    .-= Virginia´s last post: Lindsey Phillips is Giving away a pair of SwitchFlops =-.

  34. I love saturday sharefest! Hope I get a visit.

  35. I’m chiming in… I like the idea of a blog collective. Today at #mom2summit one of the panelists suggested starting a Stumbleupon Collective. I rarely if ever use Stumbleupon. Anyone else use it? Should I use it? Pros and cons?
    .-= MusingsfromMe/Jill´s last post: #ToyFair =-.

  36. I am SO late posting tonight! lol.
    .-= Crystal´s last post: Have Autism…Will Travel =-.

  37. My tribe is anyone and everyone who likes CRAFTY things, especially sewing. Oh, and the SITS girls, I’ve seen lots of those out there this week. Oh and anyone who does the Friday Follow link party. And the PEAR crafty blogs group. I’m not too picky, come say hi and be my bloggy buddy!

    Anna
    .-= Anna´s last post: Love for Haiti Quilt Auction UPDATE =-.

  38. Hi ladies – happy Saturday!

    Stop by and read my latest post about things that go bump in the night:
    http://katiejustsayin.blogspot.com/

  39. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend! It has passed way too fast!
    .-= Jessica´s last post: High-Five! =-.

  40. Been awhile, just now catching up. Life tends to get in the way a lot. I neeeeeeeeeeed to get a grip on time management, darnit!

    http://linlori.blogspot.com

    I missed coming here and hanging out!
    .-= LinLori´s last post: What do you plan on racing on? Hopes and dreams? =-.

  41. Love this!

  42. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    I don’t really know what my best post is, but I will link to one of my recent non-giveaway posts.

    http://ninemoremonths.blogspot.com/2010/02/just-motivating-monday-marriage.html
    .-= Angela´s last post: Birthday Bash Day 13: Tie Buddies =-.

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