Find Your Blogging Tribe – Saturday Sharefest

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

Whether you’re a brand new blogger or a seasoned veteran, it feels good to belong. Isn’t that one of the biggest reasons we do this crazy thing called blogging? To find people we have things in common with, people we can learn from, celebrate with, commiserate with?

Have you found your blogging tribe? It’s more than a community. It’s that core group of special blogging peeps that visit and comment regularly and take action on what they read and learn at your blog.  They support you, they recommend you, they re-tweet you.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to give you a series of challenges to help you find your tribe. This week’s challenge is: Be Part Of Someone Else’s Tribe. Identify five bloggers this week that you really connect with. Then make an effort to give to them. Here’s what to do:

  1. Make a list of five blogs that you can truly stand behind. These are your favorites, the blogs you can’t get enough of. If you don’t feel passionate about five blogs, search for blogs that are similar to yours. Remember the keywords you chose for your blog last week? Search for those keywords at Google Blog Search, Technorati, or Delicious and see what new blogs you can find. You can also check out what your favorite bloggers are reading by doing a little research through their Twitter stream, their comments, and their sidebar (where many bloggers have lists of blogs they follow).
  2. Once you’ve chosen five blogs, read back through some of their archives and get to know them.
  3. Now it’s time to give. You can give an awesome comment, offer help when you have some insight or expertise, or tweet about one of their posts. Don’t think about what you can get from them, but what you can give to them.

I’ll back next Saturday with another step in finding your blogging tribe.

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.

Now, go leave some comments!

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Comments

  1. What an incredible idea and way to share! I know I get the hits but sometimes you feel like you are blogging to and echoing Cannon! I am on my way to comment on my best five blogs.
    Thank you again for creating not only great information but a community of bloggers!
    shaynna

  2. I too am new, but love all the different bloggers here, thank you!

    My last post: http://www.alittlebiteoflife.net/2010/02/beautiful-gifts-ken-evans.html

  3. I’m new to this site but loving it already. Will definately go find some blogs now!
    .-= hege´s last post: A gamer’s confession =-.

  4. realy cool site…looking forward to meeting others here
    .-= stephanie´s last post: That Box Thingy in My Kitchen =-.

  5. Guy
    You have got to see this. Obama playing on XBox. Funniest video ever. http://bit.ly/bllhx1

  6. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! I’m having a giveaway for a cool cookbook if anyone wants to stop by!
    .-= Jenny´s last post: It’s a Christmas Carol Giveaway… =-.

  7. Hi everyone!! I am new to SITS and am excited to find some great new blogs. I follow so many already but am always on the lookout for more talented writing!

    I am a former New York City Mama {just moved to a Long Island suburb and am loving it!} and you can find me at http://www.heyMamas.com musing about life, love, motherhood & marriage. And mostly just trying to keep it all together….usually just barely.

    Sadie at heyMamas
    .-= Sadie at heyMamas´s last post: Budding fashionistas =-.

  8. I love this idea! I’m working on my five best supporters, right now. But, it’s so hard to decide! :)
    .-= Darla @ Hissyfits & Halos´s last post: { Boom, Boom, Pow – Husband Style! } =-.

  9. Today is my lucky day :)
    Apple is giving review copies of iPad to 100 lucky person. Go to http://bit.ly/d9QOON and apply for it.

  10. Free international call says:

    http://www.thesitsgirls.com; You saved my day again.

  11. Hi! What interesting information! I have just started my blog and was wondering how to get people to know about it. I haven’t told any of my friends about the blog yet, I’m not sure why – I’m feeling that I want to keep it separate for now but then again, I’m sharing with perfect strangers! I’ll be trying your suggestions for getting my ‘blogging tribe” (love that name) and hope to see some growth. Thanks for the information!
    .-= Frog Hollow Farm Girl´s last post: Back Home =-.

  12. This looks like a lot of fun. I’ve been blogging for a couple of years (actually, this IS my blog anniversary!) I’m revamping my blog and blogging about it :oD

    Here’s my favorite post for the week: http://jan-tomatobaby.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-are-your-six-words.html

    Enjoy! ~j.

  13. Gotta love Saturdays – Have a good weekend everyone!!
    .-= Serenityville´s last post: Much Ado About Absolutely Nothing =-.

  14. happy saturday!
    .-= Laura´s last post: blog changes. =-.

  15. Happy Sharefest Saturday! I’m not leaving a “best of” link because I’m still new to the whole blogging thing, so just go check out my blog and let me know what you think! Thanks!!!
    .-= Heather´s last post: Falling Behind =-.

  16. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest…

    Drop on by….I have a contest/giveaway going on…

    http://highmaintenanceaspirations.blogspot.com/2010/02/name-my-family-contest.html
    .-= rebecca d´s last post: Five Favorites Friday….now with pictures…. =-.

  17. I just found this site, and I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Sitstahood!
    .-= Elli´s last post: 36/365 =-.

  18. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!! I’m a lucky one who gets to sleep in! Visit my digi-scrapping blog http://www.digivickie.com for word art FREEBIES & more :D
    .-= vickie´s last post: Love Word Art =-.

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