Over the past few months I have had some family members and friends ask how they can support my blog, even though they’re not bloggers themselves. Truth is, there are tons of ways a non-blogger can help show some love to their favorite bloggers!
Bloggers can put their whole hearts into everything they write, but they really thrive when others share their work and let them know that they’re believed in and make a difference. Blog friends, these tips are for you, too!
6 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGERS:
Comment On Their Posts //
Blogging is all about community and connecting, and creating a conversation through a comment on a post is a great way to start to connect with the blogger. When you take the time to comment on a post you love, that’s your way of saying that you’re a part of their community. As a blogger, I love when others take time to write out a meaningful comment. It fills me with joy and ends up being the fuel I need to keep writing. You don’t have to comment on every post, but if you really resonate with a post, let your voice be heard.
Follow Them On Social Media //
Social media is really where bloggers can project their voices even further than their blogs, and this is why it’s important to follow them across their social media platforms. As a reader, you’re our cheerleaders! We need you to cheer us on and to follow us wherever we go. When the community is brought outside of the walls someone’s blog, it’s important for that community to grow. The best way for a blogger’s community to grow in this day in age is through social media.
Share Their Posts //
Commenting and following are huge in growing community and connection, but let’s take it one step further – sharing the blog posts you love. When you read a great post, don’t you want to share it with everyone? As a blogger, I know that’s what I want to do when I read a post from a fellow blogger. The awesome thing is that we can share content. A like, retweet, or share is something that everyone can do and it just takes a second. Sharing is very helpful to us, especially on Facebook. As a blogger, I need my readers to share my content, because they have a better reach towards people that I may never personally get to reach on my own. If you read a post and think about someone who’d enjoy it or just simply needs to read it – send them the link. Bloggers work hard to create great content that reflects them and reaches their audience. We want as many people as possible to get to read our work because our whole hearts are put into this. We appreciate when our work is shared!How To Support Bloggers Even If You're Just A Reader Click To Tweet
Subscribe To Their Newsletter //
If one of your favorite bloggers has a newsletter sign-up, then sign-up! This is another way to say, “I’m here, too!” and express that you want in on their tribe. Many times a blogger’s newsletter is full of behind-the-scenes information and even exclusive information like promo codes to their favorite shops or something they may be giving away. A typical blogger views their email audience as their core audience – the ones who want to be involved no matter what. So, if that sounds like you (in for the long haul), sign-up.
Email Them //
Looking for more of a personal connection in the right manner? Send your favorite blogger an email. If a post really encouraged you, send them an email and share your story with them. Or if you just feel like you should send an email of encouragement – do it. If you feel like you should, chances are, you should. Being completely honest here, I struggle with doubt as a blogger weekly and even some weeks, daily. I know I am not the only blogger who deals with these struggles. You could imagine the joy and how uplifted we’d feel after reading an encouraging email from one of our dedicated readers. There’s nothing better.
Be Present //
Be there for your favorite blogger. If that means following them on Twitter or emailing them personally, be there. Fill out their surveys and participate in their challenges and giveaways. Engage with them and their audience. Show up for them. Your favorite bloggers spend hours brainstorming content, writing, taking photos, and so much more. All they need you to do is to show up and be present.