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  1. Olivia says

    Respect is the biggest one for me, and we have spoken about this before. I don’t think people realise how rude it is to self promote on your blog. You wouldn’t go into McDonald’s and promote Burger King would you? Its one of the most annoying thing about having a blog. I will help and support anyone, but there are ways a means to do it!

    Olivia | https://olivialucieblake.com

  2. Rachel Duerden says

    I love it when people comment on my posts. It is encouraging, especially when none of my family (apart from my partner) and friends never show any interest. 😀

  3. Suzanne- Happily Decluttered says

    I appreciate when readers leave meaningful comments. It has also been nice to see some bloggers share my posts. I highlighted some bloggers today and I hope it makes them feel as good as it made me feel!😀 Great post.👏👍

    • Shelly DS says

      I saw it and loved it! I know Michelle (because duh … we share a name!) but I’m keen to read the others you mentioned. You’re awesome for being so considerate and I’m sure your blog will grow as a result 💖

  4. Mamalava says

    I’m so thankful for your blog! I’m very much a newbie and I see you like an older sibling – I look at you, having moved past where I am with success and I see what is possible. My market is a bit niche, so I may be a boutique, rather than a superstore, but it is where my heart is and your advice encourages me the way I hope to encourage my readers. So thank you!

    • Shelly DS says

      Hey missy! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words 💖
      I’ve checked out your blog and see what you mean about your niche being very specific. What I’ve learned is that choosing a niche may make your blog grow slower, but once you do, you rule it. I love your content and will be following on your journey 😊

  5. Shandean says

    Definitely a relatable one Shelly! I love interacting with comments too, but don’t get a lot of them, so I appreciate the ones I do get and try my best to respond to each one.

    • Shelly DS says

      Hmm that’s so weird because your blog is bomb! I also don’t get as many comments as I’d like (in comparison to the number of people following my blog) and it can be disheartening. Just show love to those who graced your site 😉

  6. Dacia says

    I won’t like a post if I haven’t read it. I mean, how do I know if I actually like it if I don’t read it?
    The more I go along, the more I wish for more comments and feedback. Commenting often feels like genuine interaction, sometimes more than a simple like. Or is that just me?

    • Shelly DS says

      You’re definitely not the only one. I had a heated debate with another blogger (Reynard from Reynard’s World). He basically said not to follow back everyone that follows you because you won’t be able to keep up with all their posts. Plus if you don’t really like their content, you’re just being fake. I didn’t agree then, but I’ve since had to unfollow quite a few blogs because I wasn’t interested in their content and thought I was supporting by giving a follow. The whole point of this ramble was to say that many bloggers don’t actually engage but think that dropping a like or even following is doing their service… but it doesn’t really do much.

  7. Deb Evans says

    For me blogging is therapy after having a difficult year. This is my second blog. With the first one back in 2014-17, I didn’t reach out much to other bloggers, but this time it’s different. And I’m so thankful for the nice people I’ve met. This really is a great community. Take care. 🙂

    • Shelly DS says

      Thats amazing! It’s always really nice to see bloggers feeling welcomed and supported. Engagement is really important for that, cause think about it – someone else would love to receive your support, so why not give it first!

  8. Mary Elizabeth says

    Thank you for this wonderful idea to write a post on! I agree on all your points! I might do a post like this because a lot of younger bloggers have a wider spectrum on what they appreciate! Is that okay with you? (I will include a link to your post ofc!)

  9. imifarm says

    I’ve hit a wall recently with what to write about and was starting to think I should just give up but your post has reminded me of the joys of blogging 😍. Also, 4 posts a week is a lot!! Xx

    • Shelly DS says

      That’s so weird you said that because I wrote a post about writer’s block that’s coming out tomorrow. I’m glad this one did spark something in you 😊
      And yes, 4 times is a lot, but I’m committing to it in the short term to grow my blog and hopefully get sponsorships. It’s definitely not sustainable 😂

  10. Suzanne says

    I agree!

    The best part about blogging, for me, is the conversations. I love hearing what other people have to say, how they react to my posts, and what they write on their own blogs!

  11. Shahrin says

    I love your new ”blogging series”. You are right about real views and feedbacks.

    Here’s me relating with everything on point ”family & friends” don’t get the idea of blogging. I still love them but gosh thank God for WordPress readers☺️xx

  12. vaniheart says

    Yup, I love comments related to posts, it just gives me an idea that what I am doing is getting recognized out there otherwise, what’s the point then ☺☺☺

    • Shelly DS says

      Yes exactly! 😅 It’s so hard to serve a bunch that doesn’t react. That’s partly why I chose to blog instead of writing in my diary 😂

  13. Lady B says

    Great post, Shelly! I couldn’t agree more with ALL of this! I appreciate getting feedback, so I know what people want to hear. My views fluctuate from similar posts, so it’s hard to know exactly what my readers are more interested in. I see the views, but I’m getting little to no comments and feedback.

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks hun! I know exactly what you mean, and sometimes it is very demotivating… I wish there was a simple formula we could apply!

  14. Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle says

    I agree! The blogging community is quite supportive and I cannot recall ever getting a negative comment in all of 4 years on WordPress. I’m amazed that you’ve published this much though in a few months. Great job! For me on the other hand I’ve published only 159 posts in 4 years!

  15. PoojaG says

    Definitely relate to all of them especially support and feedback! It really helps to know what people enjoy and how they feel about your posts.


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