I remember when I started blogging in the early part of this year, March 2010, it felt really great stepping into the blogosphere. I was kinda new to the whole blogging thing but I knew a couple of things about blogging, because I used to read blogs and educated myself about blogging before I started my own blog.
After I started blogging and seeing so many existing bloggers, plus new bloggers, coming to my blog to leave comments, giving me a few tips and helping me to build up my blog, I felt really welcomed to the blogosphere. Thinking back on the help that I got back then made me come up with this blog post idea, and I have decided to blog about how you can make a new blogger feel welcomed to the big blogging world.
So, how can you make a new blogger feel welcomed to the blogosphere?
Most of the times new bloggers would start off by making comments on other blogs to gain traffic to their blog and also to gain some exposure. The next time someone comments on your blog, visit this person’s blog, if it’s a new blog then you can reach out to this new blogger to make him/her feel welcomed.
How To Make A New Blogger Happy
Most of the times new bloggers don’t understand everything fully about blogging, so they need advice to help them become a better blogger. Why not offer some help, that’s if you are able to. I can guarantee you that any new blogger would like to get extra help or advice about blogging and how to become a better blogger.
For Example: Lots of people start a blog to make money online because they visited some blogs and see that this blog owner are making six-figures simply by blogging. If that’s the case you can help them to understand that making money online is no walk in the park. In order to make money online it takes hard word and effort, plus you must have the passion in order to effectively do this.
Give tips such as which plugins to install on their new blog, how to index their blog on Google or how to come up with blog post ideas, they will be happy for such information.
I know you might not want to donate a guest post to a new blog because, well…, the blog is new. But remember you are doing this to help this new blogger. Don’t find it to hard not writing for this new blog. If you guest post on this new blog, this new blogger will thank you and might even return the favor and guest post on your blog as well.
If you don’t like the idea of a guest post, you can help this new blogger to develop a blog post and this well help to build up his/her blog.
This a pretty simple tip. Just retweeting their blog post well make them happy. We all know that you can get lots of traffic using Twitter. So sharing this new blogger’s post will help to gain some traffic to the blog post that you have tweeted.
When I started blogging, in order to get some traffic and comments on my blog means that I had to make comments on other blogs. After leaving comments on other blogs, I started to see comments from the blog owners that I had visited to leave comments. This was like a comment exchange system. So I was happy as a new blogger I was happy to see comments coming in on my articles.
Making comments on new blogs will make the new blogger happy and also thankful for you leaving comments. Leaving comments will also help to build up your blog’s backlinks.
If you are kind enough, you can share their link on your blog. I know this is not something that every blogger would do. Because everybody is selling ads on their blogs these days. But you can give them a little of your traffic by doing a link exchange just for a week to help them feel good.
This is one of the most asked question by every new blogger, “How can I get lots of traffic to my new blog?” You can share with this new blogger on how your blog got its traffic and where it came from. Tell them what you did to get people to notice your blog and that they can do the same to get people to notice their new blog as well.
Here is what I did to get traffic to my blog:
-Using Social Media
-Optimize My Blog Search Engine Traffic
As the saying goes, “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving”. So helping out a new blogger not only makes them happy, but you well feel good on the inside that you helped someone to be a better blogger.