Got a Blog With a Community?

5 steps to engaging community Building a blog with a community is when you’re interested in developing relationships; talking with your audience.

I’ve read that there are three words about building a blog with a community:

– people, relationship, and content.

But why would people want to be a part of your blog community?

  • Well, to get some support – get their questions answered.
  • They might want and can learn more about specific topics and issues.
  • Maybe to build their brand reputation

Please allow me to ask..are you a successful online social butterfly?

Because a blog with a community is:

  • You knowing what your readers want from your blog community.
  • Encouraging participation.
  • Offering resources and benefits just for “members” of your community.
  • These include Tele-classes, Webcasts, Podcasts, giveaways, email updates and training, contents, what else can you think of?

Because in using these types of tools you’re giving the value of your message.

  • Writing posts that start conversations that continue in the comments is a good way to build your community of readers.
  • I’ve noticed and read that blogs that are updated less than three times a week seem to have more trouble keeping a steady audience of readers and building a community around their blog.

Your blog with a community will be revolving around reader-valuable content and messages.

blog-communityIt means you’re moving from a social butterfly into an engaged blog with a community.

If you’re going to commit to a blog with a community of readers and fans?

– Pay attention to what is being said and respond thoughtfully to the comments on your blog; and to the comments you make on other blogs.

  • Your successful blogging community will attract and retain the right audience for you.
  • When you offer rich, highly relevant content, your blog will continue to attract more of the right people because of their need for and interest in value.
  • Others notice what you’re saying – it’s just like networking offline, right? Pay attention to the one talking – in this case writing; and respond with intent.

As you pay attention, you’ll find that their interests can guide you to new ideas.

It will pay off.

Let’s visit a bit more about how to build an audience that builds your blog.

  • Your goal?

Build a blog with a Community:

Know your audience. Interact with your readers.

Because you want to successfully get a blog with a community happening for you, think about this:

  • Clarity and a deep understanding of your audience, as a blogger, are critical for real blogger successes.
    • Got Blog Personality? Your readers want to hear your style, your voice, and opinion. Give them what they want. 
  • Need Blogging Strategies To Get It Right? Define a goal for your blog, stick to it.
  • Just do it. And, do it consistently. 

Make it your goal to learn more about promoting and building your blog’s community with own raving fans.  Read more about Blog Promotion Strategies <<< click the words and learn.  

Can you help your friends find these blogging and Social Media tips? All it would take is a quick email or a share on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus, LinkedIn, or even Stumble Upon.  I’ve included the links you need right here, on this page, to make it quick and easy for you! Thank you!!
Now is it your time….to grow your blog even more… 

blog-150x150Are you ready to take your blog to a bigger audience, promoting with Social Media planning, and getting more traffic? You can do just that as you get more training for blogging, Social Media, implement this blogging tip from today’s post and learn more about how to promote your blog at the Blogging Mastermind Community <== Click on the words. And, ask me how you can use Social Media better for your Blogging

What are others saying?

“…Using a blog to grow my business made a huge impact as well.” Janelle – MomPreneur

 

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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49 thoughts on “Got a Blog With a Community?

  • February 20, 2015 at 8:17 am
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    I always interact with my readers whenever I can. I’ve been told that people like my writing style and that it’s very genuine so I think that’s pretty good! 🙂

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    • February 21, 2015 at 11:41 am
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      That is so great to hear, Mary – thank you so much

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  • February 20, 2015 at 9:45 am
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    I have been taking my first business class at college this year, and I have been amazed by the fact that every big business once started small, but then they grew through their good reputation, and excellent product. I have loved digging my teeth into this subject, and have found it really helping how I approach my blog! Thanks for the great tips Donna!
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    • February 21, 2015 at 11:53 am
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      So very nice to hear, Bethany – thank you so much for sharing!

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  • February 20, 2015 at 10:21 am
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    I have a group of regulars and I love the connections I have made through my blog. It’s a great group of people.

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    • February 21, 2015 at 6:21 am
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      I love hearing that, thank you Amanda – I hope to see you back here with an update 🙂

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    • February 21, 2015 at 11:55 am
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      Thank you so much, Amanda – I am so glad to hear that and am grateful for that also.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 11:49 am
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    Hi Donna,
    Another awesome and value-filled post with tons of tips and strategies that can be implemented right away 🙂 Community+Blogging=TONS OF ENGAGEMENT and SUCCESS!

    Community is so important when you are a blogger as it helps to have like-minded people around to bounce around ideas and get more tips to help succeed 🙂

    Thanks for always providing value my friend!

    Big Hugs,
    Joan
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    • February 21, 2015 at 11:58 am
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      Thank you so much, Sweetie – always so happy to see you here and love your notes. Hugs, 🙂

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  • February 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm
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    After reading this post, Donna – I’ve come to one conclusion. In order for me to do all this (podcasts, webinars, blog posts, social engagement, training content, member sites) and be “successful”, I’m going to have to hire someone to help me do it all!!! 😉
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    • February 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm
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      Hey Michel – isn’t that just right!? Thank you for that!

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  • February 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm
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    Its so important to build that relationship with your readers. That makes them want to continue coming back and commenting.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm
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    This was a very valuable post, thank you for your insight on the blogging community. I think its very important to be a part of a blogging community for support, ideas and more. I’m in a lot of different social media groups for bloggers.

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    • February 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm
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      Thank you, Lesley – I am so happy you enjoyed this! That’s so important to hear – 🙂

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  • February 20, 2015 at 5:56 pm
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    Okay, I think this is one area I am doing better in. I receive comments from vision-impaired people that they relate to me when I post in this community. I think I just have to make the calls to action and be consistent in posting in these communities to get them to come to my page and blog instead of me going to them. I’m guessing.
    Thanks!
    Amy
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  • February 20, 2015 at 6:01 pm
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    I’m part of a few blog communities (on Facebook mainly). They’re fantastic for meeting new friends or helping one another grow your blogs.
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  • February 20, 2015 at 8:24 pm
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    I agree that building a community is the way to go. Sometimes it is difficult because there are so many great blogs out there. You just have to find your voice and also be a good listener.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 9:58 pm
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    I always try to interact with my readers as much as possible. Thanks for the wonderful and inspirational post.

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    • February 21, 2015 at 6:21 am
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      Thank you for your comment – I am honored, Dawn

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  • February 21, 2015 at 3:34 pm
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    Great tips! Thanks for sharing! It must be such a fun/rewarding job!

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    • February 23, 2015 at 7:36 am
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      Thank you, Kendall – I’m so glad you enjoyed my tips – and yes I also enjoy my work!

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  • February 22, 2015 at 9:46 am
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    Creating a community around my blog is one of my long-term goals. Yes, having a lot of traffic is also nice but I also want longevity with readers.
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  • February 22, 2015 at 10:02 am
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    Very helpful tips! I always believe that what you put in you reap. And the blogging community is about reciprocal love. If you take the time to read and write thoughtful comments about others’ posts, you will get the same. It’s not always perfect, but 99% of the time it is. Thank you for sharing 🙂
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  • February 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm
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    I Love my regular readers!!! They are the ones that made my blog a success so I try to let them all know that as much as possible:)

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    • February 23, 2015 at 7:36 am
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      Thank you for your comment, Myrabev and glad you like this post 🙂

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