Be nice to other bloggers & benefit yourself too!

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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?!

If you enjoyed this post I’d love it if you could pin it on Pinterest!

Be nice to other bloggers & benefit yourself too!

20 Responses

  1. 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. 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. 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!

  4. katykicker June 15, 2017 / 8:03 am

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

  5. katykicker June 15, 2017 / 8:05 am

    That is lovely! Well done xx Thank you.

  6. katykicker June 15, 2017 / 8:07 am

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

  7. katykicker June 15, 2017 / 8:07 am

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

  8. 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. 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. katykicker June 17, 2017 / 8:20 am

    Thank you very much for commenting.

  11. katykicker June 19, 2017 / 8:42 pm

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

  12. katykicker July 8, 2017 / 6:06 pm

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

  13. Frugal Spy October 17, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    Some great tips there. What with search engines prioritising more and more towards big business, shutting out the little people and reducing the web to just a handful big names, the more bloggers can work together, the better!

    Just one thing. Even suggesting that someone should click on a link to help earn a few pence could get you in trouble with a certain well known ad provider who pays per click 😉

    • katykicker October 18, 2018 / 9:21 am

      I don’t have ads on my website. You can’t ask for clicks yourself, but there is nothing to say that you can’t suggest someone clicks an ad that is relevant from time to time on someone else’s website.

      I’m only suggesting in my post people click the adverts IF they are relevant too.

  14. katykicker October 18, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Thanks so much! xx

  15. Nikki Pilkington June 4, 2020 / 5:24 am

    What a lovely post, but I’d expect nothing less, as I have followed you through various socmed accounts for a while (not a stalker lol).

    I always try to retweet things I like, and to be nice to other bloggers, but I have been remiss at leaving comments, so thank you for the gentle kick about that 🙂

    I see this is quite an old blog post so I’m late to the party, but will be retweeting this and posting on at least one of my Facebook Pages.

    Thanks Katy.

    • katykicker June 7, 2020 / 9:01 am

      Thanks so much Nikki!

  16. Joleisa June 4, 2020 / 7:28 am

    This one came up at the right time! You are one of the nicest bloggers I know. When we just started blogging and asked questions of total strangers, you were always one of the first ones to answer with useful advice, guidance, and encouragement.
    We have benefitted immensely from you and we just want to say thanks.
    We have adopted your ways and now help other newer bloggers where we can. This is a lovely feeling boost too.

    • katykicker June 7, 2020 / 9:01 am

      Thanks so much lovely, I appreciate the message! Hope you’re well x

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