Showing support to your favourite bloggers is so important. We really appreciate and love being shown love and support from our readers. The main thing that keeps me going and keeps me posting is the love I have for my readers. My blog would be nowhere without you. You really are so important to bloggers and keep our motivation up. It took me way too long when I first started my blogging journey to understand and realise the importance of blogging friends and community. But now I am more of an experienced blogger, I understand the need to have that support system.
I realise that there might be new bloggers or supporters out there who maybe don’t know how or what to do, to best support bloggers. So I thought it would be a nice idea to give some guidance on what to do and what not to do.
WHAT TO DO
REBLOG AND SHARE OUR CONTENT
As bloggers we really love to see you reblog and share our content. The more exposure we can get the better. Re-blogging or linking to our posts means so much to us. And it really helps our blogs to rank for SEO too. Sharing could also be via social media too. Sharing on Instagram or twitter is a plus for us, as it helps to increase traffic to our sites.
GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
One thing you should be doing regularly is linking to other bloggers websites. If you have used an idea from another blogger (and asked permission before hand), then linking back to their original post is really appreciated. We love it when we are asked for permission, even though alot of the time we don’t need it. It’s just nice to be asked.
Always be respectful of other peoples wishes. If another blogger doesn’t wish for you to write about a certain topic or link to their websites then don’t do it.
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COMMENTS ARE GREAT
One of the best ways to support bloggers is commenting. Leaving comments on posts really helps to encourage other people to feel comfortable to comment. It’s also such a great way for us to connect. I have had so many wonderful conversations with fellow bloggers in the comment section. It’s one of my favourite places to connect with my readers. So if you see a post with no comments, leave one!
WHAT NOT TO DO
Recently I have become the victim of copyright infringement. I had recently wrote a post about how imitation is not the highest form of flattery and then the day after I was a victim of this myself. Do not under any circumstances copy peoples content. I cannot stress this enough. You can take inspiration from other bloggers and let their posts inspire you to create your own ideas but do not copy them.
In my instance my work was copied word for word and continued to be copied even after I asked them to stop. There are serious consequences from copying someones work. Whether it’s a blog post or anything else online. I really hope that you don’t ever have to go through that as a blogger. It’s really upsetting and made me so angry.
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I didn’t realise this was a thing until a few months ago. I had an influx of people commenting on my blog simply just sharing their own blog or a product they were selling. They were promoting themselves in my comment section and wanting people to follow them. This is so rude and something you should never ever do to another blogger. If you want to support bloggers, go through the correct channels to advertise on their sites.
Many bloggers now have advertising packages you can choose from. Do not expect free promotion from anyone. And if you do this, expect to be blocked.
How do you support fellow bloggers? And how would you like to be supported as a blogger?
It’s such a shame that some people don’t know how to properly support bloggers. And this is exactly why I decided to share this post, so that you could become more educated on how to help and support some of your favourite bloggers.