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How To Connect With Other Bloggers

As a blogger, you can feel quite lonely when you don’t have anyone to talk to about blogging or social media, especially during instances when you need help and don’t know who or how to approach another blogger.

I don’t know other bloggers in real life unless they are blogging secretively like me and I know so many bloggers who feel shy or awkward to make the first move. In today’s post, I want to share with you 5 ways to connect with other bloggers or make blogging friends. As always, if you’re interested – keep on reading!

En tant que blogueur, vous pouvez vous sentir très seul lorsque vous n’avez personne à qui parler de blogs ou de médias sociaux, en particulier lorsque vous avez besoin d’aide et que vous ne savez pas qui ou comment contacter un autre blogueur.

Je ne connais pas d’autres blogueurs dans la vraie vie à moins qu’ils ne bloguent secrètement comme moi et je connais tellement de blogueurs qui se sentent timides ou maladroits pour faire le premier pas. Dans l’article d’aujourd’hui, je veux partager avec vous 5 façons de vous connecter avec d’autres blogueurs ou de vous faire des amis blogueurs. Comme toujours, si vous êtes intéressé, continuez à lire!

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INTERACT ON THEIR BLOG

So many bloggers think there is a special formula to make blogging friends when in actual reality, it’s just about interacting with one another! The most simple way to connect with another blogger is to interact on their blog. Like and comment on their blog posts. Let them know how you found their blog post, if it was helpful or informative.

Trust me when I say every blogger remembers the people who leave them a comment. In my case, I remember every single person’s profile picture and name because not everyone writes a comment and it’s a nice gesture in general. As a blogger, you are so thankful when someone takes their time to read your post, let alone write a comment so it’s definitely a great way to introduce yourself.

Tant de blogueurs pensent qu’il existe une formule spéciale pour se faire des amis blogueurs alors qu’en réalité, il s’agit simplement d’interagir les uns avec les autres! Le moyen le plus simple de se connecter avec un autre blogueur est d’interagir sur son blog. Aimez et commentez leur articles de blog. Faites-leur savoir comment vous avez trouvé leur article de blog, s’il a été utile ou informatif.

Faites-moi confiance quand je dis que chaque blogueur se souvient des personnes qui leur ont laissé un commentaire. Dans mon cas, je me souviens de la photo de profil et du nom de chaque personne, car tout le monde n’écrit pas de commentaire et c’est un beau geste en général. En tant que blogueur, vous êtes tellement reconnaissant quand quelqu’un prend son temps pour lire votre billet de blog, sans parler d’écrire un commentaire, c’est donc un excellent moyen de vous présenter.

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CONTACT THEM THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Once you’ve interacted on their blog (or not), you can choose to follow them on their social media platforms. Not every readers follows the blogger’s social media in question for various reasons, so the blogger will definitely remember you if you follow their social media. After you’ve followed them, you can send them a DM or private message. It will help you to open up a conversation between the two of you and break the ice in a way.

Une fois que vous avez interagi sur leur blog (ou non), vous pouvez choisir de les suivre sur leurs plateformes de médias sociaux. Tous les lecteurs ne suivent pas les médias sociaux du blogueur en question pour diverses raisons, donc le blogueur se souviendra certainement de vous si vous suivez leurs réseaux sociaux. Après les avoir suivis, vous pouvez leur envoyer un DM ou un message privé. Cela vous aidera à ouvrir une conversation entre vous deux et à briser la glace en quelque sorte.

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BE HONEST & GENUINE

I think what every blogger appreciates is honesty. If you have any hidden motives or intentions when interacting with someone, it will obviously show through your words. At the end of the day, if you are not genuine about what you are saying – don’t waste your time and another person’s time.

I know this definitely sounds like dating advice (which I have zero knowledge of) lol but if you really want to be friends with someone, it doesn’t matter if they are online or in real life, you have to be genuine. You wouldn’t necessarily approach someone if you didn’t like their personality and the same goes for blogging friends as well.

Je pense que ce que chaque blogueur apprécie, c’est l’honnêteté. Si vous avez des motifs ou des intentions cachés lorsque vous interagissez avec quelqu’un, cela se manifestera évidemment à travers vos mots. À la fin de la journée, si vous n’êtes pas sincère sur ce que vous dites – ne perdez pas votre temps et le temps d’une autre personne.

Je sais que cela ressemble vraiment à des conseils de rencontres (dont je n’ai aucune connaissance) lol mais si vous voulez vraiment être amis avec quelqu’un, peu importe s’ils sont en ligne ou dans la vraie vie, vous devez être authentique. Vous n’approchez pas nécessairement quelqu’un si vous n’aimez pas sa personnalité et il en va de même pour les amis blogueurs.

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SEND AN EMAIL

This might be old-school but sending emails is another great way to connect with another blogger. It’s pretty much the same as sending a DM on Instagram but it’s much more professional. Not to say that sending a private message on social media isn’t. When you are sending a message on a social media platform, it’s much more personal compared to an email.

Sadly, we live in a world where the majority of the messages you receive on social media aren’t the best to say the least. Most of them can be creepy, weird and just disgusting. Some even go as far as building an interaction to only promote their MLM or pyramid scheme (which I don’t have a problem with, it’s more about the ways people go about it) so it can be hard to differentiate between what’s genuine or not.

Envoyer des e-mails est un autre excellent moyen de se connecter avec un autre blogueur. C’est à peu près la même chose que d’envoyer un DM sur Instagram, mais c’est beaucoup plus professionnel. Cela ne veut pas dire que l’envoi d’un message privé sur les réseaux sociaux ne l’est pas. Lorsque vous envoyez un message sur une plate-forme de réseau social, c’est beaucoup plus personnel par rapport à un e-mail.

Malheureusement, nous vivons dans un monde où la majorité des messages que vous recevez sur les réseaux sociaux ne sont pas les meilleurs pour le moins. La plupart d’entre eux peuvent être effrayants, étranges et simplement dégoûtants. Certains vont même jusqu’à créer une interaction pour promouvoir uniquement leur MLM ou leur schéma pyramidal (ce qui ne me pose pas de problème, c’est plutôt la façon dont les gens s’y prennent), il peut donc être difficile de faire la différence entre ce qui est authentique ou non.

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SUPPORT THEM

Last but not least, support them in any way you can. Most bloggers are very kind and will gladly help you. They will answer any questions you have so you don’t have to feel awkward or shy about it. If you want to be friends with someone, it’s the same process as in real life. Talk to them and have conversations.

Sometimes, some people click instantly and become really good friends whereas for others, it might take time to build the trust and connection because you don’t really know who is behind the screen.

Enfin, soutenez-les de toutes les manières possibles. La plupart des blogueurs sont très gentils et se feront un plaisir de vous aider. Ils répondront à toutes vos questions donc vous n’ayez pas à vous sentir gêné ou timide. Si vous voulez être ami avec quelqu’un, c’est le même processus que dans la vraie vie. Parlez-leur et discutez.

Parfois, certaines personnes cliquent instantanément et deviennent de très bons amis tandis que pour d’autres, il peut prendre du temps pour établir la confiance et la connexion, car vous ne savez pas vraiment qui se cache derrière l’écran.

Related: 22 Ways To Support & Help A Blogger

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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84 Comments

  1. To sum it all up, interact. I think that’s the biggest mistake I did. I was just posting and that’s it. But when I started liking sharing and commenting my stats when up. Thanks for this.

  2. I definitely agree with the feeling of loneliness when it comes to blogging. Only recently I met a girl in real life and it turned out that she is also a blogger. It made me feel a bit better that I’m not alone but it’s still very difficult to get to knoe other bloggers.
    Really enjoyed reading your post 😊

  3. It’s so true! I love the blogging community because it feels a lot more tight-knit compared to say YouTube. It’s been really fun interacting with any comments that are left behind on either my blog or other people’s blogs! 🙂

  4. I’m definitely a new blogger and is looking forward to meet or interact with other bloggers. Thank you for this information 🙂 Keep on blogging. Please also, follow my site if you are interested. I write personal blogs and hoped to help other people succeed in life.

  5. These are all great tips and tricks, thanks for sharing! :)I have only been blogging for about a year and even though it’s just a hobby for me, I have to admit it gives me a greater drive to blog if people are leaving comments behind. It’s a confirmation that I’m actually doing a good job and that people find my blog interesting. Keep up the good work!

  6. I love the supportive conversations we can have on blogs. Sometimes I think I rush in and read posts without commenting just because of time constraints but it is lovely when we can have supportive engaging conversations and connect with each other it gives blogging a real sense of community.

  7. As a new blogger myself and recently unemployed and trying to hustle to earn cash at the same time it can be hard to reach out. You always berating yourself because you should write more and you read wonderful articles on others blogs like this one and you wish you could be better. But as you say new-lune take time to comment and interact with other bloggers. Not try to rush through day and just have everything as a blur. As always thank you for your content. Very informational and have even linked to a few of your article 😀👍

  8. Some great tips here and I think being genuine and being yourself is the most important. You can’t and should never be a fake version of yourself. Always be true as it shows and you’ll make more friends and be more successful too.

  9. This was actually a great read, happy to have come across it. Definitely had some great key points. #purposeful blogging

    1. Babe this is inspiring. It’s worth if you can find the right ones (bloggers) and connect with them. But you know, people have to be studied, sort of to.
      Keep it up!

  10. So true…there are many times that I feel shy to comment on someone’s blog unless there has been a previous interaction. I understand this inhabits the growth of my blog. Hopefully your post is going to make me more forthcoming! It was such a wonderful post by you.

  11. Thanks for the inspiring tips. You always give such good advice. So glad to have met you through my blogging. Just when I was thinking about throwing in the towel you gave the motivation to “Keep it Moving!”—Again thanks.

    1. I realised my comment could be interpreted in a bad way: what I meant is that it’s really cool for you to always reply to comments and it makes people feel welcomed to regularly comment on your posts 😊

  12. Hi New Lune,
    I love your blog and you give amazing advice. I wanted to ask you what to do if you don’t feel motivated to write your blog anymore. I feel like I can’t be bothered anymore and it feels like a chore.
    What should I do?
    Sandra x

    1. Thank you so much Sandra! I wrote a blog post about this subject: https://new-lune.com/2018/01/23/how-to-find-blogging-inspiration/ ❤️ but I would recommend to take a break and do things that make you feel inspired; whether it’s reading your favourite blogs, watching YouTube videos or reading your favourite books. When you follow accounts and bloggers that inspire you, you’ll feel motivated back again. It’s all about doing things that spark your creativity in a way xx

    2. Hi New Lune,
      Thank you for your advice. I’ll be taking a break from my blog. I mentioned you and your advice and posted a screenshot of your comment. I hope that’s okay. If not, just let me know.
      Thank you for all you help
      Sandra x

  13. I am a Chinese junior high student blogger and YouTuber. I have been following some useful blogs on WordPress and subscribing some useful YouTube channels. Then I usually write comments in their articles and videos to talk about my feelings. I have made some blogger and YouTuber friends as a result. Also, I usually send thanks letters to my favorite bloggers and YouTubers on Thanksgiving Day.
    This article is very helpful to me for making blogging friends. Thanks for sharing!

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