How to Make Blogging Friends: 6 Tips

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  June 16, 2021 blogging tips 🕑 6 minutes read
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El Valle de Anton Panama

 

(Updated 6/16/2021)

 

Blogging buddies make your life easier.

 

Blogging buddies promote you, endorse you, buy your stuff and connect you with greater success.

 

Getting connected sounds sweet. Observe all the benefits enjoyed by highly connected bloggers. Bloggers with large, loyal blogger buddy networks seem to generate blog traffic and blogging profits on auto pilot.

 

But you may feel like it’s super tough to make blogging buddies. How do you get connected? Send someone an email, asking them to link to your blog? Nope. Terrible approach. Respected bloggers do not link to strangers. Respected bloggers link to trusted, skilled blogging buddies or trusted, skilled blogging pros, authorities in their niche.

 

Blogging friends multiply your blogging success exponentially.

 

Follow these tips to make blogging buddies.

 

1: Comment on a Facebook Live Broadcast

 

Bonds grow through talking to bloggers. Talk to them via their live videos. Befriend bloggers. Grow your network. Get connected.

 

Hidden Beach, Bali.

 

Get notifications when folks go live. Then…..chat!

 

Be super social. Some bloggers follow me around to watch each one of my broadcasts. I deeply appreciate their support and tend to connect with like-minded bloggers through the medium of live broadcasting. Chatting with bloggers who broadcast live adds a real-time element to your bonds.

 

Video content boosts engagement. Capitalize on this truth by being an engaging blogger via live broadcasts on Facebook. Chat up fellow bloggers who blog in your niche. Build strategic friendships to help bloggers and to amplify your success.

 

2: Comment Genuinely on Blogs

 

Donna Merrill commented genuinely on my blog for years.

 

She personalizes each message, adding value to each blog post.

 

Blog commenting opened more doors leading to blogging friendships for me than you’d ever believe. Yet genuine blog commenting is a vastly underutilized way to bond with bloggers and to grow your traffic and profits. Few beginner bloggers see the immense power in building authentic friendships through commenting because they either seem unaware of its effectiveness or simply want to comment solely to get backlinks. However, commenting the right way leads to a high number of blogging buddies making their way to your blog.

 

Use blogger names; we love hearing our names. Read the post. Add helpful insights. Call on your experiences. Publish a few paragraphs, or at least 3-4 sentences.

 

Make an impact. Make friends.

 

Smart blog commenting is intelligent, deliberate, mindful blog commenting.  Being mindful requires a bit of mental gymnastics. I strengthened my mind to be present enough to publish in-depth, detailed comments on top blogging tips blogs. My mind raced ahead to 101 other things I needed to do but mental training allowed me to reel in my thoughts and feelings to publish an impactful comment.

 

Tips for Effective Blog Commenting

 

  • remember why you comment on blogs; comment to build friendships which lead to sugary sweet benefits for all parties involved
  • comment primarily on well-read blogs from your niche to befriend blogging big dawgs and to expand your reach freely
  • comment persistently and consistently to make a positive impression on bloggers from your niche
  • personalize blog comments by addressing bloggers by name and by signing off with your name to stand out from the crowd

 

I recorded a video to offer you an effective blog commenting guide.

 

Watch it here:

 

How to Write Blog Comments Effectively

 

 

3: Comment on Facebook Group Updates

 

Colette Bell just told me she would check out some of my 126 eBooks.

 

Way cool.

 

She asked a question on a Facebook Group related to blogging about images, and noted she would dig more traffic. I shared some traffic driving suggestions and asked for her link. She shared. I commented on her post. We chatted, and a budding blogging friendship grows.

 

See how simply speaking to human beings leads to blogging bonds, guys?

 

Join Facebook Groups related to your blogging niche. Talk to people. Help people. Be genuine. Share advice. Personalize chats. Make blogging buddies.

 

Stick to commenting on Group updates aligned with your blogging niche to make blogging buddies with like-minded folks. I comment on Group updates related to the blogging tips niches to target my blogger outreach campaign.  Stick to your niche to make the most effective impression via Facebook Groups.

 

4: Chat Via Email

 

Justin at Words by Justin featured me and other bloggers via a round up a while back.

 

We chatted via email and had a few email chats in the past to build our bond.

 

Email bloggers. Ask if you can retweet a post, or comment on a post of theirs. Be generous. Make friends.

 

Email presents you with an intimate way to bond 1-to-1 with bloggers. Most bloggers treat email with great respect; how many times did you check your email today? Using email to serve bloggers ensures most see and read your generous offer. Take advantage of email dependency to build authentic bonds through the medium.

 

Email to give. Do not email to get. Most bloggers totally screw this up through their getting-focused blogger outreach emails. Put your focus on the other blogger and how you can help them. This is the secret to making blogging buddies seamlessly.

 

5: Comment on Facebook Updates

 

Alonzo Pichardo and I began to connect more deeply over old school rap, via a Facebook update from the main stream.

 

Simple chat led to a powerful blogging friendship.

 

Do not write off your main Facebook stream, my blogging sweetlings. I made a ton of blogging buddies by commenting on all types of updates.

 

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Forest, Ke Bang Area, Vietnam

 

Some folks connect more deeply with you via off topic, non-business updates. You never know how you’ll form a deeper connection with a blogger; could be about blogging tips, or Big Daddy Kane.

 

Whatever you do, chat, chat and chat some more on Facebook. Scroll through your main stream. Talk to people. Comment genuinely on Facebook updates published by your blogging buddies. Bond. Make blogging friends.

 

6: Buy Something and Offer an Endorsement

 

Mick Meaney bought the paperback version of my flagship eBook and created an endorsement via a YouTube video.

 

Floored me, and you better believe this deepened our blogging bond. Any time someone buys my stuff I feel an instant connection to these folks. In a world where great money fears stricken most bloggers, abundant conscious bloggers snare my interest in a major league way. From there, we establish the foundation of building a rock-solid, long-term friendship.

 

If you want to be incredibly memorable and befriend many bloggers just invest in a course or eBook and either endorse the sucker via blog post or video, or email them, telling them you enjoyed the offering. Support them freely. Allow blogging buddies to flow back to you, your generosity being the blogging catalyst for strong bonds forged.

 

Purchasing a course or eBook sends a loud, clear signal to a fellow blogger: you deeply believe in what they do. Expressing a deep belief in your fellow blogger fosters strong friendships because we deeply appreciate people who genuinely believe in us and what we do. Drop a few bucks. Invest in a proven resource. Invest in a budding blogging friendship. Generous bloggers who invest freely in my offerings worm their way into my consciousness. I always remember blogging clients and customers. Our bonds grow through their generosity and our continued support of one another.

 

Wrap Up

 

No need to do a billion things, guys, to become a connected blogger.

 

Just be generous and do the few specific things I mentioned above, persistently and patiently.

 

Be social. Talk! Type words, starting up a chat. Take a genuine interest in another human being.

 

Be patiently generous. Make blogging buddies all over the globe.

 

If you’re observant – and I know you are – you noticed all my blogging buddies got a sweet link on Blogging From Paradise today. See how that works? Bloggers give their blogging buddies increased exposure, greater traffic and bigger blogging profits too. All because we focus on helping people, being social and being generous.

  1. Vishwajeet Kumar says:
    at 9:12 am

    Hello Ryan,

    Beautifully crafted post. I started connecting with like-minded bloggers through blog commenting. Genuine and authentic blog comments help to build good bonding between bloggers. Thanks for the mention. 🙂

    Regards,
    Vishwajeet Kumar

  2. Donna Merrill says:
    at 8:29 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    What a timely post for me. I find that my blogging buddies here online….especially you and others that go way back….make me feel in a circle of positive energy.
    Commenting is one of my favs to do in order to get to know the blogger and their friends. How many times have we had readers from a comment we have left on someone’s blog? Many times.
    Over time, bloggers become very close and help one another all the time. We are in it for giving information to others. What a great thing to do!
    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:49 pm

      I cannot even imagine how many times readers found us from comment we published on another blog Donna. What an undervalued way to make friends, build bonds and connect with human beings.

  3. Shubha says:
    at 12:52 am

    What a great post and how awesome are you Ryan. These words are not for flattering or any selfish motives, you deserve respect and love from all of us. And this is you, from whom I have learnt how to connect with people and gain knowledge. I also knew the value of consistency through blogger friends like you. Keep writing and keep inspiring😊

  4. Lisa Sicard says:
    at 5:50 am

    Hi Ryan, I like Vishwajeet love connecting via blog comments. I also may promote some on various social media channels as well. I love the commenting part best as you can really get to know others and learn what they may need along the way.
    When I first started blogging I had no idea that I would make friends from around the world Ryan! That’s been a big bonus 🙂

  5. Steven Jepson says:
    at 9:18 am

    Developing friendships around the world has been the #1 unexpected bonus of starting my blog. Plus reading and commenting on other’s blogs has helped to guide and improve my own blogging. A win-win! Since I’m not a full-time blogger…yet, it’s hard to always find the time to keep up on everything. But I always try to carve out some time every week for blog commenting. And kudos to you a Ryan. I notice in your Twitter posts how consistently encouraging you are to everyone to help each other out 🙂

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:54 pm

      I find it amazing how such simple acts persistently applied work wonders in our blogging worlds. Thanks Steven 🙂

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