Over all of my years of blogging, one of the top things I can confidently say is that bloggers need other bloggers. I have said it before and I’ll say it again and again… Bloggers need other bloggers!
If I didn’t get connected with the blogging community when I decided to start blogging seriously, I don’t know if I’d be as far and successful as I am today. Today, I’m a full-time blogger who plans to continue to pursue my passion for years to come. The friends and connections I have made over the years have helped to get where I am today. The encouragement, support, and collaboration that I have received from fellow bloggers has been extreme motivation for me to hustle hard and work well.7 Ways To Collaborate With Other Bloggers Click To Tweet
This is why bloggers need other bloggers. Collaboration is one of the greatest ways bloggers can help build one another up. Today, I’m sharing 7 ways to collaborate with other bloggers!
7 WAYS TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHER BLOGGERS:
1. Guest Posting // Guest posting is one of the most common ways bloggers collaborate with one another. Guest posting is something that is beneficial for both bloggers. If you’re welcoming a blogger to guest post on your site, you’re opening the door for your readers to read about something fresh and exciting. If you’re guest posting on another blogger’s site, it can be a great way to grow your SEO ranking, as backlinks will help grow the value of your blog to search engines. It also opens you up to some new potential readers to your site. It’s a benefit for both bloggers involved!
I’m currently accepting guest bloggers on Coffee With Summer! If you’re a blogger who shares similar content and heart on your blog and you’re interested in guest posting on CWS, shoot me an email with you pitch. 🙂
2. Roundup Post Or Series // Roundup posts and series are a great way to bring extra community and to not only your blog, but other bloggers’ sites, as well. If you’re not familiar with roundup posts, they’re when a few different bloggers all contribute advice or expertise to one blog post, and then they all share it with their own audience.
I hosted a roundup post earlier this year on the topic of follow/unfollow with a few other bloggers. It was a hit! It’s one of the most read articles on my site and for good reason. With such a touchy and pressing topic, I knew that I needed more than just my voice to echo the importance of not follow/unfollowing others, and I was right. If I didn’t ask other bloggers to contribute, I’m not sure the article would have had as great of an impact as it has. You can read that post here: 5 Key Reasons To Stop Follow/UnfollowRoundup posts can be informative & powerful, which is why they make the perfect collaboration. Click To Tweet
Series posts are similar to roundup posts in the way that they are a great way to share many different opinions and expertise in a subject. Series posts are based off of an umbrella topic that have many topics underneath them. For example, the umbrella topic of “How To Rock Social Media For Your Blog”, has many subtopics to it. From Pinterest to Twitter, there are many bloggers out there who’ve really learned how to grow those platforms. If you host a series on your blog, invite others to cover some of the subtopics.
3. Mastermind Groups // Masterminds groups are small groups made up of like-minded bloggers with similar passions and goals who want to motivate each other to reach those goals. If you’re not already in a mastermind group, I want to encourage you to find one to join or start one yourself!
Masterminds groups allow for freedom to become more creative and open. Having fresh eyes on your project or vision is a great way to iron out all of the details to make it be the best it can be. While it’s important to have bloggers of similar focus in a mastermind together, it’s also important that each person brings different expertise to the mix. This way everyone can constantly be learning from one another.Accountability is a driving force for success. Click To Tweet
One of the greatest reasons to be in a mastermind group is the accountability it brings. Accountability is a driving force for success.
4. Webinars // Webinars are commonly known to consist of just one blogger hosting them, but over the past couple years, they’ve been branched out into an opportunity for two or more bloggers to host one. If you’re really close with a blogger and you both have a similar vision and focus for your blogs, reach out to them to see if they’d be interested in collaborating on a webinar project. They can be done a couple different ways: teaming up in one webinar or doing a series of webinars. Webinars can be a scary step for you, but if you team up with a friend, it may be a bit easier to get your feet wet.
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5. Photoshoots // If you know some local bloggers in the area, see if they want to team up and exchange photoshoots! My best friend lives under 2 hours from me and we get together a couple times a month and typically, we take photos for each other. It helps to give our husbands a break from the whole “blog husband” thing, haha. Plus, you can get more outfits shot than you could with your husband, because let’s be real, even though they support us, they don’t want to spend their day off shooting 5+ outfits for us, haha. Most bloggers can struggle with not having a photographer at their demand, so you’ll be surprised how many bloggers would be soooo down to shoot together.Bloggers are ALWAYS down for photoshoots! Ain't that the truth?! Click To Tweet
6. Giveaways // Collaborating with bloggers to put together a giveaway is another popular way to join forces with other bloggers. There are many different kinds of giveaways out there, but the most popular are through Instagram and by using Rafflecopter (easy task entry form). I recommend doing Rafflecopter giveaways, because you can include many different tasks to be completed for those who want to enter. I highly discourage participating in any kind of Instagram giveaway, because Instagram’s terrible algorithm mixed with their non-chronological feed limits those who’ll see your giveaway. You don’t want to put money into a giveaway when it could flop. Choose Rafflecopter or another entry form method that works for you and your blog friends.
Giveaways that readers and followers love…
- Seasonal Bundles
- Beauty Products
7. Commenting & Engaging With Other Blogger’s Content // One of the best ways bloggers can always be collaborating with one another is to be commenting and engaging with each other’s content. This should already be a no brainer! If you’re a blogger, you should desire to engage with other like-minded bloggers. You should be supporting one another by commenting, sharing, and promoting each other. In order to get the love and support you want, you need to share the love and support first.
Related Reading: How To Find Community In The Blogging World
What’s your favorite way to collaborate with fellow bloggers? Which one haven’t you done yet, but would love to try out? Let’s chat!