Be nice to other bloggers & benefit yourself too!

Now this is a blog post that is pretty much just aimed at bloggers. However, if you’re one of my lovely readers without a blog do read on. Perhaps you’ll learn a way that you can support your favourite bloggers, at no cost to yourself. Also, I’m not an expert on all things blogging, by any means, but this post is just my own opinion. I’m going to share some ways that you can be nice to other bloggers & possibly benefit yourself too.

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Be nice to other bloggers & benefit yourself too!

Some of what I am about to share with you is just my personal opinion. Other mentions are based on assumptions about algorithms for social media and such like. I’ve had good success with some of these methods. I’ve grown my own website traffic by 400% in a year. Also, my favourite social media channels grow nicely (Twitter and Instagram) each month.

Like Facebook posts

By liking the Facebook posts of a page you like you’ll see it more in your timeline. This will also help the blogger to have their posts seen more. You’ll benefit from seeing your favourite bloggers more often too – which is always nice.

Another side note to this one is as well as liking things as your personal account you can use your page name. You could leave a comment as your Facebook page. I’d advise liking as your personal account though because that will genuinely help be nice to other bloggers.

Comment on a blog post

As a blogger I love to receive nice comments. Some of my favourite comments are from readers who update me on their lives. I love knowing that I am helping people improve their own lives. Also, hearing that someone’s daughter has got married or a new child has been born is lovely too. I’m genuinely interested in my readers and engage with a number of them on my Twitter or Instagram.

When leaving a comment you will often be presented with a box to insert your own URL. This then creates a link back to you. This can help your DA score, can help attract new readers and more. Also, some websites use ‘Comment Luv’ which links back to your last blog post. I personally find lots of blog posts to read using these links.

Give a re-tweet on Twitter

Twitter can be a strange beast. Personally I feel I’m doing well, growing around 10% most months now. What I am doing is engaging regularly and sharing content from others. If I see a post on my timeline that I think my readers may find useful then I give it a share.

Sharing content helps me readers, and shows them I’ve something of value to offer. It also is rumoured to help your content be seen more in the ‘tweets you missed’ and similar sections. Doesn’t hurt to try does it! 

Click an advertisement from time to time

Seen something that you like on an advertisement? Why not give it a click. Personally I see 100s of adverts each week on other blogs for matched betting and Centerparcs. As I’m already a PA member I tend to ignore those adverts. However, I click the Centerparcs ones regularly. This allows me to check the current prices of something I’m interested in and also allows the blogger to make a few pence.

If I see an advert and want to buy something I always check if I can earn with TopCashBack or similar sites first. If I can’t earn cashback then I’ll click through and buy using the link I’ve seen.

Buying from Amazon? Use someone’s link.

I love Amazon. I often earn LOTS of vouchers from survey websites. When I’m going to be spending these vouchers I like to clue through from a blogger’s website. I tend to do this at random. Usually I keep a list of items I want to buy. Then when I’m procrastinating, and reading blog posts, and see an Amazon link I’ll give it a click. If you have someone who buys baby items, turtle food and face masks at the same time it is probably me!

Are you active on Pinterest? Stumbleupon?

I’m beginning to use Pinterest and Stumbleupon now. As with a lot of social media websites it is great to share content from others, as well as yourself. This can help you be seen more by your followers. I have been sharing other people’s content as well as my own. I have just started out so I am happy to give this a try.

Stuck for inspiration for a blog post?

Do you have an idea for a blog post? Not sure how to word it or particularly knowledgeable on a  subject? Why not crowdsource for your next blog post. You can ask others bloggers, via Facebook groups or Twitter, to share their tips with you. You then feature those tips and offer the bloggers a backlink from your blog. This helps everyone as you have new content and the bloggers who help you receive a backlink and hopefully some new traffic too.

Comment on Instagram photos

Seen another blogger advertising something on Instagram? Why not give them a nice comment. I’ve had at least 3 opportunities now where brands have contacted me after I’ve done this. I get to leave someone a nice comment. This helps with their engagement. I then have the chance to be seen by brands. PR companies often look at the posts that bloggers make, to see the traction that they gain. This could be a good opportunity to get your name out there – especially if your Instagram name is the same as your website name!

Reciprocate

This one doesn’t necessarily benefit you a lot while you be nice to other bloggers, however, it is nice to be nice! If someone takes the time to send you a message then reciprocate. Not many bloggers are too successful that they don’t have time to reply to tweets, blog comments on emails. I make a point each day of setting aside a few minutes to be grateful to people who bother to contact me. It doesn’t cost me anything more than time and it makes other people feel happy too. This applies whether the person is a blogger or not. If somebody makes time to contact you then make time to reciprocate!

Blogging can feel a little cutthroat at time. People don’t want to share their contacts for opportunities, and that is fair enough. However, there are lots of ways that you can be nice to other bloggers and benefit yourself too!

I hope that the above has given you some inspiration. It can be really easy to be nice to other bloggers and benefit yourself in the process. There are lots of ways that bloggers make money, improve their social media presence and increase their traffic. If you can help them, while helping your own blog in the process then why not?!

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25 Responses

  1. Victoria - Lylia Rose June 14, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I’ve recently started responding to the crowdsourcing posts, it’s a great way to get potentially featured with a link, but has also sparked so many interesting conversations and I love reading everyone’s comments and opinions.

    I’ve also just posted my first request and my first post will go live next Monday with the responses, so it’s nice to give links back to people too 🙂

    Interacting is definitely important, but I sadly don’t find as much time to interact now as I used to when my workload was much quieter. I try to interact as much as I can though and at least a few times a day!

    I wish I had a lot more hours in the day 🙂

    • katykicker June 14, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Yeah, time is a big factor isn’t it. I think if you’re short on time just focus on one area to give back, like you are with a crowdsourcing post.
      I love helping other bloggers and fortunately lots of them love to help me too. Win win!

  2. DJT @ Thinking Thrifty June 14, 2017 / 9:54 am

    You have been one of the most supportive people throughout my blogging journey, your help and advise has been amazing over this last 18 months. Love this post, it’s nice to be nice isn’t it! ?

    • katykicker June 14, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Thanks so much – I wrote it AGES ago and just got around to posting it today! Yeah I think it is nice to be nice too, thanks babe xxx

  3. Lee June 14, 2017 / 10:19 am

    This is a great post Katy, I couldn’t say it better myself! It always helps to be helpful in return, as all of us (whether blogging or in another business) all have had to start from scratch at some point, and were helped by someone else.

    • katykicker June 15, 2017 / 8:03 am

      That is so true Lee, I love to try and help others if I can.

  4. Deb June 14, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Rather than just responding I did my first crowd source request today – wanted to increase my DA first so people would want to participate – it feels good. Lovely post!

    • katykicker June 15, 2017 / 8:05 am

      That is lovely! Well done xx Thank you.

  5. Cat Culmer June 14, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    If only everyone was like this, the blogging community would be such a lovely place. One day!

  6. Emma t June 14, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    Shame you haven’t got a like button. Will have to leave a comment instead!. Totally agree. I love commentluv for clicking through to others blog posts, it’s the easiest thing and I share lot a on pinterest. I don’t DR much because I gave to mostly click to read the post and come back which is a fact. But if I’m in the post, sometimes I share from there.

    Great post

    • katykicker June 15, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Thanks so much, so glad that you enjoyed the post.

  7. Lynn James June 15, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Love this post Katy, you’ve nailed the collaborate dont compete message

    • katykicker June 15, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Thanks so much Lynn! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

  8. Morgan June 15, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Love this post! I’m trying to get the hang of Pinterest myself right now with tailwind (I found another bloggers affiliate link, but cant remember who). Scheduling other bloggers posts has boosted my views so much. My blog is still super young but I do try to do all of these things mentioned.

    • katykicker June 15, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      That is fantastic, well done to you! Pinterest is a fickle beast but if you can learn to run it well then you’ll get some fantastic exponential growth.

  9. The Mum Reviews June 15, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Fantabulous advice. More people need to be aware of the little ways you can support your friendly neighbourhood blogger. I’m always explaining it to my friends. They’re like, “I read your post on xyz the other day”. And I said, then like it on fb! Or drop a comment! Let me know you’re there lol!

    • katykicker June 15, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Yeah – so true!! I love liking things, also, Facebook just told me I’ve had 35,000 likes or something now. Crazy!!

  10. Sherry June 16, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Great hints and help here x

    • katykicker June 17, 2017 / 8:20 am

      Thank you very much for commenting.

  11. Nyomi June 19, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Love, love, love this post! It just shows what a lovely person you are. I do most of this but to be honest I shop from Amazon a lot and hadn’t thought to do it through blogger’s sites, I’m going to start doing that now.

    Keep up the great work babe, you are a gem!

    • katykicker June 19, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Oh thank you so much, that is lovely of you to say!
      Thanks for stopping by xx

    • katykicker July 8, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks so much – I’m glad you agree! Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Lazy Daisy Jones November 13, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    What a lovely friendly way to approach this old blogging malarky!
    Thanks a lot for highlighting these little tips, Im off to retweet a few others tweets!
    best
    Ashley x

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