If you’re serious about making your blog a success then you will find integrating yourself within your blogging community a huge boost.
No matter what you write about it is likely there a similar blogs out there to yours so you can make yours stand out by being someone known well within the community.
Twitter Hashtag Events
Search out like-minded people on Twitter and getting tweeting. Strike up relationships with those in your niche and try not to think of them as competitors but as people who can help you improve your blog.
There may also be regular Twitter events; for example travel bloggers have weekly conversations specifically on Twitter and have several to choose from including #TTOT (Travel Talk on Twitter) every Tuesday and #TNI (Travellers Night In) on Thursday.
Bloggers from across the globe take part and you’ll be surprised at how many extra followers you gain after each conversation ends.
Speak to bloggers you already know to see if there is a Twitter conversation in your niche.
Conferences / Tweetups
Though it’s nice to speak to fellow bloggers via social media, it’s even better to meet them in person.
Tweetups can appear anywhere, keep an eye out on Twitter to see if there are any events near you. Get yourself along to one and get chatting as you’ll find people who love to talk about the industry you blog about so that’s always a conversation starter.
There are also conferences springing up for bloggers and can be a vital source of information for you to improve your blog and get yourself known even better.
Travel bloggers have two major conferences available to them. TBU (Travel Bloggers Unite) is currently based in Europe and has so far held conferences in Manchester, UK and Innsbruck in Austria with the Italian region of Umbria already announced for 2012.
TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) is a North American based conference whose last event took place in Vancouver.
At these events you’ll get to meet hundreds of bloggers who blog about the industry you do. Use them to introduce yourself, tell people what is different about your blog and don’t forget to pass out those business cards.
What industry do you blog about? Have you taken part in a Twitter talk?
Have you attended any conferences?
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