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  1. Suzanne- Happily Decluttered says

    Great post! When I started blogging at the end of October my focus was just to get some ideas out of my head. I never imagined I would have so much fun and that blogging would become a hobby. I like how you pointed out some of the essentials that bloggers should have on their page. I’m going to add those ideas on my list of things I need to work on.😁😁 Making connections and making friends was also something I did not expect but I have really enjoyed it!

  2. Lauren says

    I’ve definitely created some relationships with a few bloggers over my years of blogging. It has been helpful to know that I’m not the only one writing on the web. 😊

  3. Markus + Micah says

    Oh yes, cannot agree with you more. Blogfriends make blogging worthwhile and it is a beautiful community. I love discovering the constellations around a blog and making new connections. It is lovely.

  4. Hilary Tan says

    I’ve made pen pals through blogging and even met one blogger in person! You never know what kinds of friendships will blossom from blogging. I also find these relationships to be much more genuine compared to other social media platforms. Idk why that is – maybe because we have similar interests? 🙂

    • Shelly DS says

      You know, the more you tell me about yourself, the more extroverted you seem! You’re right about the friendships being more genuine here… it’s almost as though race, origin, citizenship, age, etc don’t even matter!

      • Hilary Tan says

        I would describe myself as an extroverted introvert. I’m not a very social person, but I am talkative both in person and through my writing! In an ideal world, race, age, social status, religious preferences etc. shouldn’t matter. As kids, we didn’t care about those things until it was instilled in us as we got older. The nice thing about blogging is that it allows us to express ourselves like the way nature intended ♥️

        Writing can be a very powerful tool when used for good intentions, like blogging for instance. There is so much power in our words and what we can convey to the world, which is why good writing is so powerful.

  5. Daria says

    So true. I can’t really say I have a blogger friends, but I can see one possible advantage more, which is motivation. Sometimes it is very hard to write a post, there might be a worse day, a blank page syndrom… Having a friend or two on the platform might make you want to see how they’re doing and start a snowball effect. Because why you are logged in already, why not write? If it is written, why not schedule? And as you mentioned, it is good to have someone to help you overcome any difficulties.

    As always, great post 🙂

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for reading hun! If not friends, then at least blogging mentors or buddies or whatever. It’s really, really important especially if you plan on growing. I chat to many bloggers because I enjoy it, but sometimes just having someone to sound some ideas or give guidance when things aren’t going well is priceless.

  6. nirajshah2003 says

    The person who I would consider my best blogging friend is actually someone I met up with in central London last October! I really enjoy interacting with other bloggers 🙂

  7. seankfletcher says

    Another great post, Shelly with some specific advice regarding what some of us still need to do and the importance of blogging friends. I think I can honestly say I have made a number of blogger friends and they are very respectful and insightful with it.

    • Shelly DS says

      I’ll be honest, mine is a free disclaimer from a quick Google search but that is not how you do it. You need to actually figure out what your country requires and make sure you put things like “these views are my own. I’m not a professional. These pictures are from stockpiles/ are my own”. You also want to make sure no one uses your stuff without your permission. And you also need to make sure you mention when you are sponsored or it’s an ad.

  8. Amethyst says

    Connecting with other bloggers and developing friendship with like-minded people is definitely a bonus of being part of the blogging community.

  9. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji says

    Blogging community is really supportive and helpful. I dont know where would I be if it had not been by my blogger friends. When I was going through a tough phase and I was not able to put anything up, some of my blogger friends managed to reach out to me anf it really meant a lot to me

  10. PoojaG says

    I’m lucky enough to have made some amazing friends through blogging! I’ve been blogging for like five years so I was able to meet a lot of people and even though some of them stopped blogging over the years we’ve still remained friends which is so nice. I am truly grateful for the WP community because it’s helped me meet so many amazing people I can relate with including yourself of course!

    • Shelly DS says

      That’s amazing! It’s crazy to think that you would never have met such awesome people if it weren’t for choosing to sit behind a computer screen in a quiet, empty room. 😅

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