It has been 9 days since I last published a new blog post.

This is because I have been busy with work and I have injured my finger a bit which makes typing a little challenging for me.

Even though I haven’t published a new blog post over a week and two days now, did you think my blog was dead and boring?

No it wasn’t!

My blog still had traffic and I also got tons of comments from my readers on my existing blog posts.

Those comments that I got I struggled with my injured finger, which made typing a bit challenging, and replied to those comments. I didn’t want to leave my commentators comment’s lonely so I replied to each and every one of them.

I then realized that I had built a strong blogging community, because If I hadn’t posted an article over one week and still got traffic and blog comments, this means I have been doing something good to keep my blog readers coming back to my blog.

Blogging Community

I am going to give you some tips on what I did to build my blogging community and how you can do the same as well.

[box type=”spacer”]Write Blog Posts With Value[/box]

When you write your blog posts with value then you are practicing the first step to capturing your blog readers attention.

Have you ever heard the term, ‘value for your money”? Well principle goes for your blog as well, even though you aren’t selling your blog readers your articles.

In blogging we all know that quality content is a key to success, and if you want to become a blogger with a great blogging community then you must write quality content.

One thing that we should try to remember is that our blog readers come to our blog to read what we have written in order to satisfy their needs on gaining more knowledge.

Here are a few tips to write quality content.

Get Your facts Straight – In order to get your facts straight while blogging then some research may be needed. This is the best way to write a blog post that has quality content with valuable information. Giving value to your blog post is the best way to start your blogging community and this should be one of  the things that you practice while writing your blog posts.

 Write On What You Know – Writing quality content is very easy. All you have to do is write on things that you already have knowledge about and make your writing interesting. Don’t write about things that you don’t know because this will make you struggle when writing begins.

Give Readers What They Want – Some blog readers will call almost anything quality content because that article was tailored to their need. Once you give your blog readers the information then they will hold your article as something valuable. Do a poll and see what your blog readers want to read or have them email you and then you can plan your next blog post from that.

[box type=”spacer”]Reply To Your Blog Comments[/box]

Why do you think that you should reply to your blog comments left by your blog readers?

This is because you want to build a community around your blog.

When replying to comments, do you just simply thank your blog commentators for leaving a comment?

If you do then this is like spamming, because spammers only say “great post” or “thanks for the information”.

You don’t want to become a spammer on your own blog. What you want to do is engage your commentator in a discussion so that you can get this person to come back to your blog and continue the discussion so that you can lay the foundation for a blogging community.

While writing your articles, try to get your blog readers to leave a comment instead of having them read and then leave.

Invite them to comment. Ask them what they think about your blog post. Tell them that they are free to ask any further questions about your post.

Doing this would be like handing them an invitation to comment on your blog.

[box type=”spacer”]Be The Leader Of Your Blog[/box]

One of the main reasons why my blog was on the low side a few months ago is because I wasn’t the leader of my blog.

I had allowed some guest bloggers on my blog which resulted in the posting of low quality articles.

I am not saying that all my guest bloggers weren’t posting quality articles. But majority of them submitted some crappy articles and expected to get great results on their blog.

I wasn’t being the leader of my blog at that time. But now I have decided to stop accepting guest posts for awhile and take matters into my own hand.

Since I have been writing for my blog now, I have gotten tons of comments because I am the leader of my blog.

Each community needs a leader and when you are the leader of your own blog then more success will come your way.

At times, community members want to hear from their leader and writing often on your blog is the best way of doing so. You have to write for your blog because you are the owner and moreover your blog is your responsibility.

So if you see that things aren’t going right on your blog, then you need to put your feet down and take matters into your own hand.

[box type=”spacer”]Networking Builds A Blog Community[/box]

A blogging community is much stronger when networking takes place.

Why is this so?

Well if you network with other bloggers and also your blog commentators then you can create a buzz around your blog. Creating a buzz means that lots of people are talking about your blog and this is where the networking takes place, leading to a blogging community.

Having discussions on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other sites will help you to kick start your blogging community.

You can do this by connecting your blog to the most popular social media and social networking sites. Find people online who are interested in your niche and then you can invite them to like your page or group, or follow you to get more details.

When your blog is connected to these sites, adjust your settings so that each time you post a new article on your blog this article will be shared on your social media or social networking account. This will notify the persons who are connected to your blog via these sites will be notified that you have published a new post.

This will cause them to come to your blog and reader your article. If your article was good enough then then will be more liable to leave a comment.

So always remember to use social sites, they are great for driving traffic and also helps to build a strong blogging community.

[box type=”spacer”]Aim To Get Subscribers For Your Blog[/box]

Most of the time the people who subscribe to your blog are the ones that are really interested in your articles or your blog.

If these type of people willingly subscribe your blog then they can be used to build your blogging community with little or no effort.

Say for example you created a mailing list. You place the optin form on your blog and your visitors have subscribed. You can email them every now and then about the things that you have been doing on your blog.

Keep them updated so to speak and make sure that you are not spamming these persons.

Spamming will only cause them to unsubscribe from your list.

The same goes for RSS subscribers. Once you get them to subscribe then getting them back to your blog will be easy.

If a person visit your blog for the first time and enjoyed reading your  content you should try to get this person to subscribe to your blog. Doing this can keep you connected to the person so that you can inform him/her of new happenings on your blog.

Try it out. Build your blogging community by building a subscribers list.

[box]In Conclusion…[/box]

Some of the most successful bloggers have a blogging community which is really strong. This is what helped them to make money from their blog as well.

If you can do the same then this will help you to become successful like them.

What are your tips, tricks or secret for building a successful and strong blogging community?


  1. Tom Watson


    I could not agree more concerning the need to reply to those who took the time to leave a comment. To take their comment and not thank them by replying to it will make a certain percentage of those who took the time think twice before doing it again.

    • Reply

      Hey Tom,

      Replying to comments on my articles is a must. I am a friendly person and great relationships can be built through replying to comments and also this is what is needed for blogging success.

      Thanks for the comment.

  2. Nawaz


    Hello Kharim you are too much caring about your blog commentator that is sign of successful blogger and you have good community around you.

  3. Reply

    Great article once again Kharim! I really agree with you. Your blog’s community is dead if the blogger is not around to entertain the queries and comments of others. I think that the people should know that the blogger is always around, ready for a conversation any time. Thanks for posting articles about improving our blogs. Have a good day! Keep writing bro!

    • Reply

      Hey Shane,

      I agree with you that if the blog owner is not around then things will seem boring and dead.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  4. Pauline


    Nice Post Kharim. The fact you continue to get traffic on days when you don’t post clearly suggests your on the right track and people like coming to your blog. This is the reason why I am commenting too 🙂

    • Reply

      Hi Pauline,

      Yep this means that my blog is doing well even though I don’t post because of being busy. But I hope that changes soon so that I can do more posting.

      Thanks for the comment.

  5. katherin


    Wonderful post…
    write a blog post is a good one to build a blog community..through this you can get many readers to your replaying to the comments will help to maintain a good relationship with other bloggers..Thanks for shring this wonderful post..

    • Reply

      Hi Katherin,

      Yep, writing blog posts every now and then will help to keep your blogging community active. And building relationships is the best way to go when replying to comments.

      Thanks for your input on my article.

  6. Shaun


    I think you make a great point about replying to blog comments and it is something I try to make sure I do. I sometimes go a step further and follow the link back to their blog and leave a comment on one of their posts too.

    • Reply

      Hey Shaun,

      I do the same like you.

      I try my best to reply to comments and also leave a comment on the commentator blog as well, when I have time that is.

      Thanks for the comment.

  7. Sanjib


    Hi Kharim,

    I like this post. Building a blog community is really a task on head. It is not impossible though. You have to post content which is worth reading and has contemporary significance. Readers love reading such posts.


  8. Kenny Fabre



    writing blog posts with value is key, the reason people come to read a blog is to get great information,, so for all bloggers give all the value that you can in your blog

    • Reply

      You are right about that, Kenny.

      Our readers need information, so it is our duty as bloggers to feed them with the needed information so that we can keep them happy. This will also give them a reason to make your blog their homepage, of course that’s if they really love your blog.

  9. Andreas Fairnie


    A Post with quality information is good for ones blog to build strong blogging community its good to engage in a good discussion and become leader of your own blog. Your blogging tips are very helpful and i am looking forward to apply these tips on my blog

    • Reply

      Hello and thanks for reading.

      Posts with quality information is the best thing for our blog and also up-building discussions in comments.

      Thanks for the comment.

  10. Khaja moin


    I appreciate you Kharim you have done great job by replying to comments.
    I hope now you`re good.

    And excellent article hope to see such posts always.


    • Reply

      Thanks for the comment , Khaja. Well I have been busy a lot lately and trying my best to make blogging work as well. But I will never give up.

  11. Lisa


    Yes i believe the fact with your all points because running a blog is not place for publishing and generating, its an place where you can develop an sequence connection with our visitors. Mostly making website a effective website is not the best way need much more work. But responding your blog feedback its an best technique to develop powerful connection with your visitors…Thank you..

    • Reply

      Thanks for the input on my article, Lisa. Giving your feedback to your blog visitors is really important. This shows that you have value their readership and also their comment.

      Thanks for your comment.

  12. Steve


    Most people write recklessly just for SEO forgetting that there are readers which matter too. Rather reader matters the most and if readers like your post, you blog will automatically turn into a brand.

    • Reply

      Hey Steve,

      I agree with your comment bro. It is always best to write for your blog readers and not for search engine.

      Thanks for the comment.

  13. Reply

    You need to do all it takes to take your blog and make it a success. That would include from compiling carefully articulated posts and then promoting and replying back to comments. There is no good just writing and forgetting. You need to be proactive in your approach. Am I right Kharim?

    • Reply

      Yes you are so right. Having the right strategies in place which makes your blog popular is just what is needed for success.

      Thanks for the comment.

  14. Janmejaya


    Yes i agree with your all points because blogging is not area for posting and earning, its an area where you can build an string relationship with our readers. Mostly making site a successful site is not an easy method need much more work. But replying your blog comments its an best method to build strong relationship with your readers.

    • Reply


      Blogging should be about teaching and learning, also being friendly with others. Not only about making money.

      Thanks for the comment.

  15. Elena Anne


    I think that you have to not only bring value to your readers by giving them accurate information, but you should deliver it to them in a way that makes them want to return for more. You must be confident in your expertise, but humble enough to write in a way that doesn’t come across as obnoxious. Very sound advice! Also, best wishes for a speedy recovery with your finger! 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Elena,

      I like your point. We should try to deliver our post so that our readers will get the point that we are trying to bring across the them and also to make the point beneficial to whoever reads it.

      My finger is still feeling a bit sore, but much better.

      Thanks for your comment, it was well appreciated.

  16. anshul


    Hi kharim!
    i like your blog.and you defined well the tips about build a strong community around us specially reply to your blog comments.i like it.strong community is a way to get success in social media and marketing.

    • Reply

      Hey Anshul,

      I must thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Having a strong community makes it easy for making money via marketing or whatever the case may be. And this also goes the show how successful your blog is.

      Thanks for the comment.

  17. Mairaj Pirzada


    I understand.
    I know, and appreciate the rocking importance of networking. Without networking or being leader yourself it’s like a turtle without it’s shell. We can understand, how a turtle is without the shell, how it is hard for it to survive… Same rule, I think applies here! Networking works like a shell to your blog, without networking blog is dull. One should be careful, about factors that makes a blog “rock” in the blogosphere. And that’s most hard thing in the blogging journey of any problogger, to turn a blog into rock in this noisy place… That’s what is the lesson.
    Do more networking than blogging merely… Build a network around yourself, engage un-annoyingly, jokingly… Promote intelligently, that it couldn’t hurt your credibility in any possible way. So… What are you thoughts Bro?

    • Reply

      Hey Mairaj Pirzada,

      I like your point about the turtle. Networking is like a shell for true, now that you got me thinking about it.

      I also agree with the final point that you have made. Networking to the fullest and also promoting others will do the trick to make a brand.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  18. Raplus


    “Reply To Your Blog Comments” . I think this is a very important thing. But most pro bloggers like Darren Rowse, Daniel Scocco don’t do that. Sometime they may be very busy. But I think they also should find time to reply comments.

    • Reply

      Yep very important to reply to blog comments.

      Pro bloggers like that you have mentioned don’t really have to reply to each and every comment left on their blog post, because they have already established themselves as pro bloggers.

      Thanks for the comment.

    • Robert


      Although they are pro bloggers and successful internet marketers, you shouldn’t follow all their rules 🙂 Of course, they have their reasons for that. Instead of replying to comment, they can do more profitable things. But you and I are not pro bloggers, we need to build audience and make our blogs friendly place to gather people. So answering comments will be a good strategy 🙂

      • Reply

        Well Robert, I think its best to follow all their tips that they have posted if you really want true success.

        This is because I don’t think that they would post stuff on their blog that wouldn’t be beneficial to their readers.

        They don’t have to reply to each and every comment because they have much more important things to do. But unlike us upcoming bloggers, we have to make sure reply to comments so to keep our readers interest at heart.

        Thanks for the comment, Robert.

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