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Building Relationships: Why It’s Important and How To Do It

By May 2, 2013July 8th, 201430 Comments

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You’ve probably heard the term “It takes a village to raise a child” it also takes a village to build a blog.

Building relationships with other bloggers is an important part of becoming a successful blogger. Commenting on other blog posts, connecting on social media and engaging with your readers is a crucial part of building that relationship.

How Bloggers Should Build Relationships

If you are wondering why your page views are low, or why you don’t seem to be attracting many unique views, consider what value you are adding to others. Are you expecting others to come to your party without ever attending theirs? You need to tell others that you want to connect with them – you can’t just assume that they already know. We all want to connect with other people – and if you make the effort, it will almost always be reciprocated!

If you aren’t sure how to make connections, here are some great tips that have worked for me!

Read the Full Post Here: Building Relationships & Why It Is Important

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  • Lalita Bisht says:

    True, Building relationship with reader is important. This is a kind of rule which is very helpful in online as well as offline business. Thanks for sharing.

  • Building relationships is important, and I love the bloggy friends I’ve met over the years! 🙂

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  • Sierra says:

    I will be reading a lot of this article! My blog readership has really declined and I would love to learn how to reconnect with my fellow readers!

  • Sierra says:

    This is really great! I’ve noticed my readers have declined 🙁

  • Emelie says:

    This is so true! I think I spend more time some days doing my networking than I do writing! It’s exhausting, but so worth it, and let’s face it: I’ve met some amazing people!

  • lesniks says:

    Great tips! <3

  • oumaima says:

    Great tips! <3

  • Tabitha Vos says:

    It really does take support! I think so many of us is afraid to ask for help, but sometimes we really do have to. It is so frustrating on those low days, but together the whole village can raise it. signed -the village idiot

  • Chris Carter says:

    i spend HOURS a day commenting on other amazing blogs… I am still low in numbers. It is discouraging to me. But I know that my intentions are always good and I love the connections I have made.

  • Lately I’ve hardly had time to post let alone comment on other blogs, but it’s definitely something I’m refocusing on! Part of why I love to blog is to be part of the community and READ blogs too!

    Thanks for coming to NYC last Sunday, by the way! Had a great time at the mini bootcamp!

  • John says:

    Hey thanks for these tips, I’m going to be starting a travel blog very soon… I’ll let you know how it goes. Will be following you as well. Thanks and keep up the great work.

  • Kristiina says:

    Can’t wait to check out the full post!

  • I’ve gained many IRL connections by working with other bloggers–even got invited to a press-only event by connections made through Twitter! It’s important to stay connected AND reach out of your niche. Whenever I find a lot of visits from a specific site, I make sure to visit their site and interact. Often they will have featured one of my articles without me even knowing about it!

  • patty says:

    I stopped by your blog and loved your tips for building relationships with other bloggers! I want to connect with other bloggers and this post gave me the inspiration to do it! Happy SITS day!

  • Kristen says:

    As another introvert, I have to say, these are great tips I’m always trying to build relationships through blogging. I really cherish the relationships I have made so far, and look forward to ones I hope I will make in the future.

  • K.H. says:

    Excellent advice. I am really expanding my blogging knowledge!

  • Whitney says:

    This is one of the things I’m working on my Facebook page is growing, most of my likes are friends and family and I don’t get much interaction from them. Good info as always.

  • Charlotte says:

    Great information to have; I’m always looking for ways to increase readership, but you’re absolutely right–without direct involvement in other communities, you can’t expect that readers will just come to you.

  • Corinna says:

    Great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  • I can’t say AMEN loud enough! I have met the most AWESOME people on the internet from building relationships. I have found for me that it’s really just like in person. I mean if I want a friend I need to be a friend..right 🙂

    Great post, great tips!
    Blessings!

  • This is so important when growing your blog! It takes a village to build a blog!

  • These are wonderful tips! Great incentive and motivation to look for those meaningful connections.

  • These are really wonderful tips!

  • Felicia says:

    Great tips! This is something that I’ve currently been really striving to do more successfully.

  • Honeybee says:

    Great tips. Building relationship is time consuming but it’s worth it!